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New firearms technology- good or bad?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hkmp5g17, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. hkmp5g17

    hkmp5g17 Well-Known Member

    So fellow shooters-

    would you prefer to see more "advanced" firearms designs or would you rather see old favorires resurrected.

    I'd like a little of both.

    Modern stuff I'd like to see- more caseless/alternative ammo, revolvers with ejector rod at he top of the barrel, pump shotguns with the mag tube over the barrel(like the russians have) a bullpup semi auto shotgun like the old Hi Standard- except with rails and upgrades and Maybe a Savage or Remingon Precision Rifle with a straight pull bolt.

    Classic stuff- Colt Mustangs, detective Specials- heck a lot of Colts actually, HK P7 and P9, Various Iver Johnson pistols/Rifles, the BAR, and the list goes on...

    In general I'm interesed in the newer hi-tech stuff.

    How about you?
  2. Azrael256

    Azrael256 Well-Known Member

    I think caseless ammo is a really neat idea, and I would like to see more of it. Of course, somebody would immediately want to ban it because it wouldn't leave an empty casing at a crime scene (not like a revolver does anyway, but y'know). I find the idea of using very small amounts of high explosives to propel a bullet a little bit frightening, but it sounds really cool and could produce some very interesting weapons.

    I would also like to see somebody developing a liquid propellant. I read that the dream for the next generation of artillery systems would include liquid propellants that can be easily metered out by a computer. I don't know just how feasable or effective it would be, but I think it would be really cool to be able to go from a light target load to a magnum load by turning a dial.

    I would also like to see somebody (anybody want to go in on this?) start a company dedicated to making high-quality reproductions of old guns. I don't mean Ruger making a SAA-pattern .357, but a company that specialises in old guns. I could see doing variations on a theme, like a SAA/Walker hybrid so you can shoot .44Mag from a Walker frame. All of this would be the primary focus of the company as opposed to a sort of novelty section next to the new guns. I can imagine that licensing issues could eat you alive, but with all the classic names in American guns being chopped up and thrown to the market, you could probably work out something.
  3. Thefabulousfink

    Thefabulousfink Well-Known Member

    I'd also like to see new technology in old designs, how about a breaktop d/a revolver that could handle .44 mag?:)
  4. Gun Wielding Maniac

    Gun Wielding Maniac Well-Known Member

    I'd like a service cartridge in a standard rifle caliber that can penetrate the SAPI plates presently being used by everyone including our enemies :fire: Screw the flashlights and caseless ammo.
  5. Maxwell

    Maxwell Well-Known Member

    Caseless ammo was a tantelizing new technology, Id like to see more of that.
    No more brass cluttering the table when I reload a revolver, or hot metal flying down the back of my shirt :eek: .
    It would also be popular with hunters, less crap to carry and worry about leaving behind.

    Most of those people currently think the brass casing travels with the bullet anyway. If you move fast, it could be in production before they figure out theres a difference. :rolleyes:
  6. LaEscopeta

    LaEscopeta Well-Known Member

  7. I am a tried and true revolver fan so I prefer the older more "cowboyish" styles. I do see a place for both though. The CX-4's from Beretta are pretty sweet and the fact they had them on "Battlestar Galactica" is a good selling point. :)
  8. Fletchette

    Fletchette Well-Known Member

    +1! I have an old Webley .455 that I love. With new materials a .44 mag (or even bigger!) should be workable.
  9. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Uhhh... hey Azrael--there's Uberti, and they're already doing that. :eek:

    And here's a gun I wish to God Almighty they'd make--

    No skeletonized hammer or trigger. No extended beavertail grip safety. No high-profile sights. No checkering.

    A plain-old, true-to-form M1911. Not M1911A1, but M1911. You want custom, go with Les Baer or someone else; but if you want the original, the real pistol as JMB intended it to be, go for this one. The originals are impossible to find and afford, respectively.

    LOST SOUL Well-Known Member

    New is always good. I'd like to see some new ago stuff. you know something totally off the wall space gun.
  11. You bastage!!! Why did you have to show me that link? Now I have to have that Cattleman's Birdhead and the 1875 Frontier. Anyone know how thiese revolvers are quality wise?
  12. Fletchette

    Fletchette Well-Known Member

    Another gun I'd love to see: a modern version of the BP HiPower.

    Polymer frame, larger ejection port with simplified barrel/slide locking (a single block lug like on a Glock), larger paddle-type safety. Same single action without any fancy internal safeties. Perhaps a little shorter barrel/slide like a "compact model"

    Don't change the shape!
  13. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see my 10-shot .45LC wheelgun become a reality.
  14. Azrael256

    Azrael256 Well-Known Member

    I hear tell they're pretty darn good. I've been drooling over the Walker kit for a couple of months now.
  15. Chrontius

    Chrontius Well-Known Member

    what about a LeMat in modern chamberings?

    I want that high-standard thing made into a conversion kit. That, a Neostead, and a Jackhammer would make for a nicely-rounded next-gen shotgun collection. (Not sure where the Serbu shorty fits in there; it's a last-gen design, but modified into something wholly different...)

    Flechette: That Webley can be converted to fire .45acp, if you like.
  16. cracked butt

    cracked butt Well-Known Member

    I would have really liked to see the Reminton Electronix rifles become more widespread- precision bolt action rifle that is electrically primed. Seemed like a good idea, but the rifles were very expensive and the ammunition for them nonexistent.
  17. HanksterV

    HanksterV Member

    Uberti does top quality stuff. Have both a 1858 Remington and a 1873 SAA colt copy and both are well fitted, finish is great.....and that SAA in .357 is the gun I hit best with!! Accurate little bugger! I carry a CZ75.....but do better with the six shooter! !
  18. MinScout

    MinScout Well-Known Member

    I wonder if we'll ever see "Firestorm" technology for the average shooter; Electrical impulses launching the bullet rather than powder and primer. That would be interesting.
  19. Taurus 66

    Taurus 66 Well-Known Member

    Better yet, the micro electronics (and whatever else gizmos) inside the gun would be capable of superheating a small chunk of metal and sending a thin molten stream (.25 solid to .05 stream) down range at 3,000+ FPS. The barrel would not be made of steel, but rather, an invisible magnetic field. The power required would be enormous, but then that's what the future's for - to figure things out.
  20. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    Phasers. I want phasers. Not the stupid Norelco looking things from Next Generation, I mean the Phase Pistols from Enterprise - at least they still look roughly like guns.

    Other than that, some type of hand-held rail gun would be nice. Hypervelocity cartridges = very flat trajectory, magnetic propulsion = no recoil. Cool.

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