The ACR project was using caseless ammo and electronic ignition. It was like a .177 needle inside some fast solid rocket propellant.
Too many new things at once...failed
They have. Daisy VL. Is .22 caliber. Guess it was a flop but some continue to experiment with producing caseless ammunition, and the Daisy VL ammunition is still available on-line.I've often wondered why someone hasn't come up with caseless ammo. Imagine the dollars and the weight that would be saved. But now I don't ever see it happening because the laser will be the next big thing to hit the firearms industry IMO.
Yep.. Remington already did it....Remington tried it with the etronix line of rifles and ammo. Anyone remembers them? Exactly... they are a footnote in firearms history. Unreliable, sucked in cold weather, batteries die between use and so on...
My ideal would be no break, zero travel.That could be infinitely adjustable for trigger travel, breaking weight, overtravel, etc.
Would you trust electronics with your life, that it will work when it should, that nothing is jamming the electronic signal, the battery is full enough to garanty a fully working system?I've often wondered why no one has come up with a service handgun with an electric trigger.
No moving parts in the trigger mechanism. Just add pressure and when you hit a certain point, the piezoelectric effect fires the weapon. No "break" point, just continuously increasing pressure and then BANG!
Possibly even with electrically primed ammo to eleminate the hammer, firing pin etc and totally eliminate any moving parts from the fire control mechanism.