Re: smart pistols

From: Michael S. Lorrey (retroman@turbont.net)
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 06:45:28 MDT


Joe Dees wrote:
>
> >To: extropians@extropy.com
> >From: "scerir@libero.it"<scerir@libero.it>
> >Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 19:16:48 +0200
> >Subject: smart pistols
> >Reply-To: extropians@extropy.com
> >
> >About smart pistols. Improvements are now on the way. A small
> >firm (italian) is building a new and safer pistol. This pistol is built
> >in such a manner that the trigger recognizes owners hand, as
> >usually. But this pistol can not fire even if you attempt to fire the
> >bullet by force (i.e. by-passing the trigger). Actually the chain trigger
> >> trigger bar > sear > hammer > firing pn > bullet is replaced by
> >the chain trigger (electronic sensor)> battery > condenser > spark
> >acting directly on the bullet.
> >scerir@libero.it
>
> Great; now if we can just engineer smart pistoleros!

Ruger has had a trigger bar construction on its pistol actions since the
early 70's. Electronic ignition is merely an easy way to get yourself
killed due to a dead or low battery.



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