Ok i admit i was bored this morning and over looking over a hk fanboy board when i ran across this thread Possible RFID or other chip location HK45C..... - HKPRO Forums
Summery of it is that it seems HK is now putting rifid chips on SOME polymer handguns , specifically LE and mil sales . However as always some over runs are hitting the civilian market . Pics posted are from a USPc 9mm reportedly owned by a fella over on arfcom .
Now i can see the utility of a rifid chip for anyone who maintains a firearm inventory be they a public agency or private manufacturer/wholesaler/dealer. However I am not fond of the idea of a rifid in/on my firearms . For the record i am somewhat familiar with rifid chips ( implantable ) in ag use and the readers i am familiar with will read at a max of about 6 ft sometimes lol . Best use of the readers tho is within 18 inches of the chip . However putting on my tinfoil hat for a moment , it is an emerging , developing technology that gets " better " every year or so . How long until anyone with a reader ( be they .gov or possibly even OTHER criminals LOL ) can drive by your house and read/identify/locate chips contained inside ?
Homeland Security dept has pushed the Ag dept ( no i am not kidding ) to mandate that all livestock be rifid chipped or unmarketable . Google NAIS or National Animal Identification System for more info on that , and note that this was done " Administrativly " with no vote from representatives. The " logic " behind this is to track back to source such public health threats as mad cow disease tho there has never been a problem tracking back any infectious disease to the originating ranch .
When you take what is happening in the ag industry into account rifid chips in firearms becomes frankly scary at least to me . Food for thought for the forum .