> On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 08:45:28AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > 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.
> Maybe I'm just being thick here, but what's wrong with piezoelectric
> power? We can build arbitrarily low-powered circuitry these days -- a
> watch-face sized solar panel should do for keeping the owner-ID stuff
> powered up and driving the FET that lets the ignition pulse through, and
> you can have the trigger action itself generate the power that sparks off
> the charge, just like it does in a cigarette lighter. Whichever, the
> goal should be for any electrical power necessary to be supplied by the
> gun's wielder -- either thermocouples in the grips, or piezoelectric
> crsytals squished by the trigger, or something similar.
Piezo crystals also activate independently given sufficient EM
induction. A EMP/ECM device (or taser) will cause all your ammo to
discharge at once....
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