Technology infiltrates every part of our lives today, and the technology of firearms is no exception. With fast-paced advances, it’s no surprise that a quick peek into what’s happening might shock the untrained mind.
If you’re interested in understanding the advancing tech of today’s firearms, a little research will uncover a whole lot. Take a moment to read through this brief look at some cool firearm technology on the market today, and get excited about what the future has in store.
SMART firearm technology
SMART firearm technology offers some life-saving implications for the world, but you won’t find it simple to purchase this type of high-tech weapon in the United States. You’ll have to find a special gun store to procure your own SMART firearm.
The general capability of a smart handgun is that it is biometrically or electronically linked to its owner. When the gun is not within the range of the RFID device, it won’t fire. Some SMART weapons require biometric authorization (or fingerprints) to activate.
Underwater firing technology
Typically, shooting a gun underwater is a no-go, but technology has an answer for nearly everything. The ADS is a Russian amphibious rifle that is specifically built to shoot underwater.
The ADS can toss out around 700 shots in just under a minute’s time, so you know the “bad guys” don’t have much of a chance. Even if you’re a great swimmer, you won’t find a way to escape this high-tech weapon.
CornerShot firing technology
In the midst of heavy fire, it’s a big risk to lean around a corner for the perfect shot. Technology has an answer to that situation too. CornerShot weapons are strategically designed to grant the operator the ability to see and make an accurate shot around a corner.
The most interesting kick to the design of a CornerShot gun is that it is versatile. The weapon can be used in a semi automatic setting, or the operator can choose to convert it to a grenade launcher.
Adjustable rifle technology
TrackingPoint rifles are made by a company in the U.S., and they produce rifles that are so technologically advanced you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to procure one of your own.
Think upwards of $40-50,000 if you’re trying to buy a rifle that can calculate range and optimize the setting of the gun for a perfect shot all on its own.
Canadian Military rifle technology
The Canadians are on a roll in the technology development of their military artillery. The government is currently working to develop a semiautomatic rifle that can be shifted into a shotgun or a grenade launcher at the leisure of the operator.