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What is the next major advancement for pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Flechette, Jan 26, 2019.

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  1. Texas10mm

    Texas10mm Member

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    Is the weight difference between 20 rounds of 9mm brass case and 20 rounds of polycase ammo that big of deal for the average person?

    In the military the biggest difference is transportation. A cargo plane can only carry so much weight. Ammo is heavy. A reduction there saves dollars.
     
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  2. brutus51

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    I want to see the guy who invented Roy Rodgers never runs out of bullets, Always disables but never kills sixgun into a semi. :D
    Hope it don't look like a Block. :uhoh:
     
  3. its that guy

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    Obviously it is folded-up, single-shot .22s that look like a cell phone.
     
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  4. Corpral_Agarn

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    I know you aren't bad mouthing ole Roy.

    I just know it.

    'Cause... those be fighting words.
     
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  5. kozak6

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    The media storm about the Sig P365 was a little ridiculous. If I were a firearm designer, I'd figure out a way to shoehorn a double-stack double-feed magazine into an otherwise similar subcompact. Should be good for at least a couple more rounds.
     
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  6. Ohen Cepel

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    Standard sized pistol with a controllable 2 round burst option for the military. Unless other big things change that is a great way to make what is out there now more effective.
     
  7. usp9

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    Any weight difference without a loss of reliability is a good thing. But perhaps what you are not considering is the cost of shipping we would realize at the retail level. It costs $14 to $16 shipping per case of most handgun calibers now. I for one would welcome reduced costs to shoot, even if only $50 or $60 a year.
     
  8. Texas10mm

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    I would rather have brass to reload.
     
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  9. Robbins290

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    modern pistols in 9x18 makarov and 7.62x25. with rails, double stack mags, striker fired.

    I would ditch my current carry gun for that 7.62x25 round
     
  10. Tallball

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    I wouldn't be surprised. That would be extremely useful.

    Electronic ignition with a trigger pull of pretty near zero would be also be helpful.

    With both of those things I would be able to shoot like the heroes in action movies.
     
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  11. bumbazine

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    In the future I think, or at least hope, we will see more modularity, like we see in the AR-15 and the Sig 320.
    I would love to just buy a fire control group and then snap in an ambi thumb safety, single sided safety, or leave the safety out altogether, and then drop it into a separately purchased frame of the particular size and color and grip size that I want, and then be able to change all that just by buying a different safety piece, grip, etc.
    Some manufacturers are moving that direction, or have made steps in that direction, but we're not there yet.
     
  12. Mn Fats

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    I'm not sure what the future of a firearm will be. I'm sure I won't buy it though. 1911 is 100 years old and it's still my preference.

    My thoughts? il_570xN.548039242_jqnp.jpg
     
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  13. lysanderxiii

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    Aren't you describing a Glock (and all the other current Glock-copies)?
     
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    Well, the slide is still steel.....for now, lol.
     
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    Nothing "major" will change until the smokeless, metallic cartridge is replaced. I'm guessing the next big revolution will be in directed energy weapons. Once the power consumption and storage issues are resolved, it is feasible that laser, sound or encapsulated plasma weapons could become handheld and mobile.
     
  16. Plan2Live

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    Wow, 65 replies and no one has mentioned so called "Smart Guns". To clarify, guns that only fire when held by a specific user. I think public and political pressure will eventually make these a requirement. I don't like the idea, I'm not promoting the idea, but I think it is inevitable.
     
  17. JeffG

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    Government controls will be the next big thing. The ability for the government to make large numbers of firearms un useable with the push of a button.
     
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    Full power 10mm Auto ammo from mainstream manufactures with projectiles designed for 10mm velocities.
     
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  19. SharpDog

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    Sig p365 ... Oh, wait!
     
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  20. Texas10mm

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    Good luck with that. Are they going to force us to give up our dumb guns?
     
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    The future is swarms of small drones... scouts, armor, and attack all in one. Also good for keeping away mosquitoes.
     
  22. GEM

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    I like that. A personal drone that flies above your head mounting a 10mm handgun. It is targeted by a heads up display in your eyeglasses or eventually a chip in your retina. AI tech also scans for threats in back of you and projects it to your head up. You will the gun to fire.
     
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    3d printers that don't suck. And 3d metal mills to go with them.

    Right click, print. Gun comes out. Finger grooves, no grooves, gas pedal, properly shaped safeties, all custom and as easy to adjust as checking a box in a window.
     
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  24. lsudave

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    As lots of people state, most firearms innovations are driven by the military, and that doesn't focus on handguns.

    Police, on the other hand, use the pistol as the primary weapon. And generally (politically) speaking, you'd think non-lethal is better for civilian police. If there was any way to create a truly reliable "stun" weapon with range and accuracy, that does provide STOPPING power, that would take off. I'm not talking rubber bullets, but maybe some type of tranquilizer or paralysis-inducing toxin, that literally does drop someone in their tracks. Longer ranged and accurate for the police, short range and basically a spray for civilian home defense.
     
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  25. Vern Humphrey

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    Maybe another try at the Dardick pistol. For those who don't know, the Dardick was a 3-chambered revolver. The chambers were triangular and open on one side. the other sides being slightly curved. A .38 special cartridge was inserted in a triangular aluminum or plastic housing and inserted into the chamber from the side.

    The Dardick fed from two parallel magazines -- so you could change an empty magazine while continuing to fire.

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