Re: smart pistols

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 07:53:10 MDT

Chuck Kuecker wrote:

> At 06:44 PM 5/1/00 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >You'll like it right up until some smart alec gun hater gets a little
> >EMP/ECM device that fries the circuits on people's self defense guns
> >(not to mention when this becomes a common criminal and cop accessory)
> >At that point all law abiding people will be at the total mercy of both
> >cops and crooks (same same). This technology WILL be developed, because
> >it is just too damn useful for law enforcement to be able to disable the
> >guns of people their are trying to arrest or simply kill, especially in
> >SWAT situtions, Waco type situations, etc.
> You definitely a point here. My business partner and I have been building
> just such HERF weapons - and they are death to unshielded processors. The
> original intent was to disable outboard motors, but no one seems to be
> interested.
> As an example - 750 kW peak at X-band (aircraft magnetron) pulse rate ~50
> Hz, will disable, but not destroy the ECU in Dodge vans at 50 feet range.
> The same device aimed UP into the engine compartment of my wife's 1991 VW
> Vanagon didn't even make the engine stumble. The same device will fry an
> Intel PC (smoke and all) at a range of 10 feet. It's all in the execution
> of the circuit.

This sounds kinda like the device I built some 11 years ago, tho I used several
microwave oven type magnetrons ('boosted' of course) and some good sized charge
capacitors . Word to you: don't try to patent it if you are in the US. The
military looks on such ECM weapons as national security stuff, and will
confiscate your patent application and any devices you have (been there, done
that). I recommend you simply sew as much stuff up in epoxy embedded boxes,
chips, etc..along with use licenses in any sales.

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