Thursday, June 6, 2013
Having spent a lot of time recently with a Glock - I have been thinking about triggers (I dislike Glock triggers, but we're working it out). I was thinking, just like those nasty wax rings we still use when installing toilets - haven't we evolved away from triggers? Shooting accuracy all comes down to establishing a stable shooting platform (even if that platform is moving) and a good trigger press.
I was also watching videos regarding unmanned arial vehicles....drones. Isn't it funny how the technology is what's in question. As if launching manned planes into foreign countries without their permission and killing their citizens...and some of ours...would be acceptable. Just don't use a remote control to do it! I'm not talking about my position regarding the recent media reports - I'm just fascinated that the indignation seems to be that it 'seems like a video game.' Rand Paul has said he is 100% in favor of the use of drones by the US Military...he's just against the US Government killing US Citizens.
In watching the video above - you can see that the future is here. You don't need a trigger (that can be jerked) and you don't need the delivery system to be shaped like conventional rifle. The technology shown in the video, mounted to a rifle, suffers the same range limitations...as the rifle. That is only because the technology...is mounted to the rifle.
Among the implications is the fact that anybody can become a long range sniper...and fire a shot from their iPod...from an unmanned rifle.