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    Delivery is for sure staggering - but always wonder with anything electronic - there is still room for failure, plus the reload routine.

    I still reserve judgement altho they appear to have made some great strides in last year or two.

    Saw the Discovery program - and see one best use being that of something like the Phalanx on a ship but better. In the field? Not so sure yet.
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    What about electronic jamming?
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    I don't know about you guys but I think a 69 Charger with a Hemi is alot easier to work on and than 06 Charger with a Hemi. Just my 2cents. In a handgun platform or rifle I don't see it.
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    Nah...not this day and age. However, they might have it perfected in a thousand years.

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    Lightbulb I think weapons "Along these line" are closer to today than many may think...

    I think it's closer than we think... I know for certain that "Vulcan, and similar "Rotary" weapons have used electronic ignition "Very Reliably" for "Many Years..!" (This particular design portrayed, does not seem quite viable though; much too "Delicate"; i.e. - Not suitable for "Any" field/ combat type abuses... (IMHO...)
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    I am a Discovery Channel,History,TLC,Animal Planet FREAK. And somehow I must have missed this very interesting peice. I was amazed at the video. I truly believe this technology is right around the corner and am very excited to see the progress that comes from it.

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    It seems to be that this is more of a showcase weapon to give the DoD an idea of where weapons MIGHT be heading. The poor weapon looks like it would dump all of its ammunition if one were to accidentally tip it downwards. P95 is prolly right about its application, though. But I doubt it will even replace that. The 20mm Hughes will prolly hold its position rather tightly. Last I heard, it was shooting Tungsten or something similar that would spall on target.
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    I wonder where you would keep 16,000 9mm rounds to fire out in one second... in that 4 barreled handgun graphic they use to display the firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erh
    I think it's closer than we think... I know for certain that "Vulcan, and similar "Rotary" weapons have used electronic ignition "Very Reliably" for "Many Years..!" (This particular design portrayed, does not seem quite viable though; much too "Delicate"; i.e. - Not suitable for "Any" field/ combat type abuses... (IMHO...)
    It's been my experience working on the M61A1 (the Vulcan) thaat if there's a problem, either the gun wasn't timed right and jammed, or there was an electrical problem and it didn't fire.
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    I really do like the idea, but the concerns that come to mind (as already noted by a few posters above) what about electronic interference (EM pulses), where would a person store all of that ammo, how durable/reliable would this system be in the harshest of conditions?

    With that said, I think they are on to something. Even if the entire weapon itself doesnt catch on, parts of it might. Very interesting find, PatrioticRick.
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    Those might fill a good niche as stationary defense weapons, or as vehicle mounted weapons..but I doubt we will ever see any effective handheld version, at least not till the next generation of tech.
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