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Gyroscopic stabilization.. hehe

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by powderific, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. powderific

    powderific New Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Omaha, NE
    Anyone here know of any occasions where someone used a gyroscope to stabalize a handgun for offhand shooting? I have always kindof wondered how it would work :D I know you can get gyroscope attachements to stick in the tripod mount of a camera, so why don't they make em to mount on those little flashlight/ accesory rails? It seems like something EVERYONE could use, how can you possibly be tactical without a gyroscopically stabilized pistol?

  2. 45R

    45R Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    No Place Like Home
    I believe the new model Terminator in T3 may have such hands.
  3. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Chino Valley, AZ., USA
    How appropriate for Canon to come up with a stabalized handgun.
    Big bore of course.

    Quite doable.
    Recoil might make it precess violently to some unwanted direction.
    Not a good idea for a weapon tho.
    A gyro out of whack is not a pretty sight.

  4. dd-b

    dd-b New Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Minneapolis MN
    Something like the Steadicam should work fine for shooting (but note that an actual Steadicam doesn't use gyroscopes or any other active technology; it's a wonder of balance and mechanical engineering instead).

    And you need video assist; the gun version of that would be a video camera mounted as a site, with display at a convenient place for the operator to watch it. (The geometry of the thing doesn't bring the viewfinder of the camera anywhere near your eye).

    Of course, the small-scale semi-pro steadicams for light cameras cost around $5k.

    I've applied things I learned in low-light photography to shooting, and vice versa. I've croggled some photographers (though not Oleg or Randy) by pointing this out on occasion. They both have the same problem -- holding something very still pointed in a precise direction.

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