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FateOfDestinee takes a look at a cool prototype Slide Fire had at SHOT media day:

The first look at it starts at 1:23.  It’s a “Spade” style grip setup for those that don’t get the name.

Fate-Of-Destinee-ENDOhaha oh wow, that’s gonna be trouble.  I can’t wait to see all the truck bed and ATV mount setups people on ARFCOM come up with.

Thoughts?  Add to your operational arsenal?

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Taking the fun and difficulty out of shooting.  WANT!:

I’d like to own that setup just for the pure novelty of it, even though I probably wouldn’t use it all that much.  I have so many questions about this… Does it work on moving targets?  Is wind somehow accounted for? How big is the entire system? Can it be programmed to say “HEAAAAAAD shot!” when the bullet impacts the target?

Not much info on this system out there yet, but here’s what we know:

  • 50x zoom digital tracking optic and smart trigger
  • Integrated with .300 Winchester Magnum XM2010
  • Using 220 gr. Mk248 Mod 1 Ammunition
  • Streaming video from heads up display

This video leaked, so it might disappear soon if they didn’t want the world to see it.  You can sign up for updates at the TrackingPoint website though and they will likely let you know when they come out with something they want you to see.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: TC

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Everyone is jumping on this bandwagon now because of the implication:

Check out Gunsmithing with a 3D printer Part1 and Part2 for the details.

I really hate the phrase “world’s first ______” which a lot of websites are using to describe this experiment.  3D printing is over a decade old, and downloading a firearm related 3D CAD file and feeding it into one of these printers has been done a million times.  The only reason this is making the rounds right now is because of the Aurora, CO massacre. 

“OMG you can PRINT A GUN!” is what people are saying.  So much for gun control if you can just print one, right? *facepalm*Sure the lower is considered the “firearm” as far as the ATF is concerned because it is the serialized part.  The AR-15 lower is such a simple receiver that people have even made them out of cutting boards.  I’ll be impressed when an entire functional firearm is printed, barrel, components, and all.  

Thoughts?

Hat tip: The 20+ of you that emailed me.

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A prototype for a 1200 round per minute BB/pellet gun, that is apparently going up for sale within the year.

Doesn’t sound like this guy is from the U.S., and i’m not sure what the legality of something like this would be here.

The 500 round magazine capacity would be deadly for pest control. :P

I’d really like to see better video and pictures of this gun… it looks both awkward and promising at the same time.

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Invented by NASA Engineer Lonnie Johnson in 1989, reaping in more than $200 million in sales to date.

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