Re: smart pistols

From: James Rogers (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 13:16:53 MDT

On Mon, 01 May 2000, Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> Not to mention that it can't be all that hard to run a wire from the
> trigger to the ignitor...and then it's about as dumb as they come. Also,
> using a cheap contact or proximity sensor, I can see how such an
> electrically fired gun could be made to fire full automatic - or select
> fire - at the cost of a little hacking and a few parts.

Now that you mention it, I've already seen this done on similar devices.
Creative individuals have hacked electronic firing systems so that you can
control both the trigger mode (semi, burst, auto) and the cyclic rate for
automatic modes (burst, auto). These hacks were done on electronically
controlled semi-only systems.

I guarantee that these mods would be on the street within days of the
introduction of these types of control systems. The cruel irony of
unintended consequences...heh.

-James Rogers

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