Re: smart pistols

From: Doug Jones (random@qnet.com)
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 09:16:57 MDT


"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
>
> 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.

Heh. I saw a cartoon the other day- a crabby little old lady looking at
the EPA label on a new car, saying "I'll buy an electric car the day I
remember to charge my cellphone before the battery dies."

Reminds me of Locklear aiming a dead gun at the Kzin Ship-Commander...
don't count on the capacitor still being charged.

--
Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace
http://www.xcor-aerospace.com



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