Smart Pistol? Opinions vary.

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Overkill0084, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/02/20/first-smart-pistol-shelves-in-california/

    $1399 for the pistol....plus another $399 for the watch. Seems like a helluva lot of money for a .22 and a plastic watch. Even in a SD caliber, that seems like a lot of trouble to go through to enable it to fire. With your pulse racing in the dark after that loud crash downstairs, I really don't see screwing with a PIN on a watch top be a great leap forward in SD.
    In my humble, not very tactical, opinion this a novelty item designed by people who have never had to reach for a handgun in the dark.

    http://youtu.be/-auX26P7Xbg

    Note to Mods: This could have been placed in any number of categories. I decided to put it here and address the "bump in the night" related issues. If it gets political, I apologize in advance.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    How far (or near) to the firearm does the watch have to be.
    I am right handed, and use my dominant hand to grasp a firearm.
    But I wear my watch on the left wrist (it is not self winding).
     

  3. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I could not find anything that mentioned the specific range of the RFID setup. I wouldn't count on much more that a few feet.

    http://www.armatix.us/Smart-System.778.0.html?&L=7
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Bad idea- for the same reason I do not keep a lock on the fire extinguisher.

    No, really- I am sure it will work just fine. Just like this computer of mine. The one that NEVER slows down, NEVER has a glitch, NEVER hangs up, NEVER crashddjdc s;dkjisdfisdfj vj ijsdfjjsd
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Prolly pretty easy to make a app for a android phone to scramble certain rfid frequencies. Maybe similar to this http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/16/tagzapper-rfid-washer-rfid-deactivators/

    Not to mention this idea was an incredibly expensive and massive flop in the 80's the last time it was tried by gun grabbers trying to end run the right to bear arms.

    If someone is rock stupid enough to buy this gimmick they deserve being ripped off.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just what I need a $2000 pos 22 that can be hacked. Or better yet someone cutting off my hand so they can steal my gun.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    where can i buy one? :p
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    There's a shop on the corner of stupid rd, and idiotic ave. I bet they sell them. :D :p
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    There is another smart gun technology for police/military applications that sends a radio signal to let someone know the officer/soldier had to use his gun and where he was located when he did use the gun. I can see some police departments testing this technology.