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New Smart Gun Company Hopes To Begin Production This Summer

JumpSuit Boy Re:I won't be buying one... (632 comments)

Pistols and most other firearms are made to function for tens of thousands rounds with out parts wearing out. Here is an example of a pistol being fired 50,000 times with cleanings at every 7,000 rounds and a few springs at each 10,000 proactively. Nothing was broken during that time. This an extreme case but he has done this with a number of other models and has gotten similar (but not quite as good) results.
http://pistol-training.com/archives/4027

Firearms that have been used for generations and that are still functioning fine are the norm and not the exception.

As to ammunition contamination we are a 100 years since getting your powder wet was an issue. Modern brass cased cartridges are pretty well sealed up solid with crimping of both the primers and actual bullet. In the case of defensive and military ammunition they add extra sealant sometimes for an extra measure. For an example of how little effect even things like penetrating oil has read the following.
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot39.htm

about a year ago
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New Smart Gun Company Hopes To Begin Production This Summer

JumpSuit Boy Have the police and military use it first. (632 comments)

Given that most firearms technology starts with the military and then spreads out to the civilan market Congress should require this technology for the military. Also since the police are becoming most militarized they should also use. When it is good enough for the Special Forces and the Secret Service protective details I might consider it.

about a year ago
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New Smart Gun Company Hopes To Begin Production This Summer

JumpSuit Boy Re:Gloves? (632 comments)

It's cold where I live for most of the year. I wear gloves a lot.

about a year ago
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Viruses the New Condiment

JumpSuit Boy Bacteriaphages are everywhere (363 comments)

I work at a school that has some people that have been doing phage research for a long time, not a long as the people in Georgia (as in Republic of) but a long time. One comment she made is that the quantity of different phages in a bucket of seawater would keep her busy counting them for the rest of her life. So do not worry, Unless you are boiling all your food and drink for 10 minutes and breathing though an deionizing airfilter you are sucking these thinks down left and right. The only issue and this is what the FDA was worried about is that when the phages rip the bacterial apart is there anything nasty in the waste product. There is not in this case.

It should be noted also that there is growning use of phages to treat antibiotic resistant staph infections that are otherwise incurable deadly. I get to see all sorts of nasty wounds on the posters I print for conferences. In the case case of the staph effecting phages there is some nastier waste products so it is generally just used externally.

more than 8 years ago

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