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How Long Before The Next Trendy Round Surfaces?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Plan2Live, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Demi-human

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    Like a ten, but bigger?:thumbup:
    Or like a fourty, just fatter?:thumbdown:

    Better yet, 11.4x 23mm. Then it would be perfect for a Nineteen Eleven.:cool:

    I prefer to call them 45 Auto, though.:D
     
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    .46 Auto
     
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  3. Steve S.

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    Expect more marketing of the “got to have” this pig with different lipstick; just the word “new” causes the saliva to flow. The physical spectrum of handguns as we know them is covered ad nauseam. The next jump will probably be an electronic projectile of energy with some kind of computer generation or guidance. Pressure generated projectiles will slowly fade as passé.
     
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    That’s a fine idea, until someone doesn’t. Technique is a horrible means to rely on in regards to safety
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure of a simple way to do that other than doing something like making totally new round like .36 caliber.
     
  6. BlueHeelerFl

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    I would go for a shortened revolver in 9×19. However there are many people that wouldn't sue to not liking moon clips (if so.eone like Ruger or Smith made it) or not living aemiauto rounds in revolvers
     
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    I won't be holding my breath.
     
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  8. ATLDave

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    I think long before we get to handheld energy-discharge weapons or guided projectiles we'll go to/through handheld railguns.
     
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  9. 460Shooter

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    I think long before we get to handheld energy-discharge weapons, guided projectiles, or handheld railguns, the human race will have wiped itself out with its own stupidity.
     
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    I don't think "Big Brutha" is gonna let US have any of these things you all are speaking of. They don't have to worry about confiscating something they never let us have.
     
  11. Jessesky

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    I would like to see Ruger neck down the 375 Ruger to 338. They did this with the 338 RCM, but also shortened the case to fit in small actions.

    If they didn’t shorten the case to 2.84” and kept it at 3.34” they would be beating 340 weatherby velocity in a standard long action. It could even be a more affordable 338 Lapua for the tactical crowd and wouldn’t be too shy of Lapua velocity

    It exists as a wildcat, though Ruger should have standardized this from the get-go.
     
  12. ATLDave

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    Handheld rail guns are really quite close to feasible right now. It just takes some electro magnets, a power source, some simple circuitry to sequence them, and a frame to hold it together.

    People already make homemade rail guns. They're currently a little too heavy for anything but bench use, but batteries and powerful magnets are both things that currently get lots of R&D from the tech sector generally.
     
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  13. ATLDave

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    "Big brother" already allows railguns and other electromagnetic throwers of projectiles. They're not firearms, so they're not even subject to the NFA or GCA.

    See, e.g.,
     
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  14. Jessesky

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    The reason the navy dropped the railgun project was because even though ‘feasible’ it was drastically impractical. The amount of energy needed was immense and cumbersome to produce. As well the rails degraded rapidly with each shot. I believe something like 40 shots before the rails were toast
     
  15. ATLDave

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    Scale matters.

    The Navy's railgun was intended to accelerate a comparatively-huge projectile to hypersonic velocities to punch through armor.

    Flinging steel flechettes at velocities sufficient to get through human flesh? Orders of magnitude less in terms of energy needed and wear on the mechanisms. Comparing the two is pretty silly.

    This is like saying that, because launching a rocket into orbit is so difficult, bottle rockets cannot exist.
     
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    Right, so you think that if this technology became commercialized and mainstream, there wouldn't be massive restrictions put in place fast enough to make your head spin? Granted no one is spending time trying to legislate restrictions on garage tinker projects, but let someone introduce a usable and practically sized fully auto rail gun to the consumer market...
     
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  17. ATLDave

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    It would depend on the politics of the moment.

    But there's not much that happens in politics these days "fast enough to make your head spin."
     
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    Bumpstock ban happened pretty quickly. Not much that benefits the people happens quickly, however when .gov feels threatened, its pretty swift.
     
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  19. ATLDave

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    The bumpstock ban did not "happen quickly." The "bumpstock ban" was an interpretation of a grey area of existing law. That issue was brewing for years and years. There is no equivalent argument re: electromagnetic-propulsion devices.
     
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    Freaking cool. Thanks for posting that.
     
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    With all the anti gun frenzy going on right now, I'm pretty sure both sides would join together and ban civilian ownership of practical rail guns in record time. I doubt the typical spineless GOP politician wouldn't be able to handled the amount of media heat hitting them.
     
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    I am in the camp that the next trendy thing will be something amenable to females. Something like an American version of the Russian .30 cal Torkarev round. Maybe a .32cal. As long as its not bottlenecked I would take a look.

    Think about an AR pistol with a straight walled .30 or .32cal that posses a little case room and oomph.
     
  23. Jim Watson

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    Differing from .30 carbine in what way?
     
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  24. Demi-human

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    Nomenclature. ;)
     
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    How about a .32 auto mag or a .30 carbine short loaded to 9x19NATO pressures. That could be fun in a compact automatic handgun or a handy little carbine.
     
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