Will your next firearm be a phaser?

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    Will your next firearm be a phaser?

    Or something like it? How about a Tesla Coil Generator shooting 100,000 volts of lightning at your foe?
    (That's right, one hundred thousand volts!) Puts Tasers to shame... A bit clunky for now... but... who knows...

    There's a video and it's a bit long, and some clickable links....

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    A Tesla coil might be a bit hard to aim, but if you are surrounded by zombies, no problem. While I do want something i can use to cut steel plates in the shop, the Klingon Disruptor is my weapon of choice. No pesky bodies laying around to be used in eveidence.

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    Going to be hard to find an IWB holster to fit it though.
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    great referance to steampunk.

    the 'new' sci-fi.
    actually is really, really going back to roots. but there is some good reading

    and this tool most certainly belongs on the Jupiter 2 protecting little Will
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    100,000 volts is really nothing. There are stun guns that pop over a million volts. What kills you is the amperage.
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    I'd consider springing for repulsor beam technology!
    Our current plan for Universal Iron Lung coverage, just sayin'.
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    8" to 18" range? I guess you could beat somebody over the head with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    100,000 volts is really nothing. There are stun guns that pop over a million volts. What kills you is the amperage.
    Or shot placement!

    [/end standard future 'amperage' debate]
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    100,000 volts is really nothing. There are stun guns that pop over a million volts. What kills you is the amperage.
    Exactly. Everyone is hung up on voltage. I can laugh off a 100,000v "stun gun", yet a 120v wall outlet can jack me up. All about the current.

    I dont know about this type of gun, but hopefully in the future I can get my hands on some sort of phazer or photon blaster. Much easier to find batteries than ammo, especially during an election year

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    I think I will hold out for the gauss rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noway2 View Post
    I think I will hold out for the gauss rifle.
    I know a guy who built one. The capacitor bank necessary was massive and the EMF pulse from firing it was dangerous to nearby electronics. But it could put a half inch ball-bearing through a foot or so of concrete.
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    That's really cool. I may be under thinking it, but it might not be all that difficult, being pretty much a solenoid. You could probably use a small magnet to hold the bearing, at the base of a chamber and release it just before discharging into the primary coil, which would sit before a rifled barrel.

    The magnetic strength, being proportional to the current, you could develop a bazillion Tesla, briefly - which is all you need, by dumping the DC capacitor into a low resistance, high reactance coil. The ball would then accelerate rapidly down the barrel. BANG! For sure! Heavy, but quiet, and effective and could be made without moving parts (sans the bullet).

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    Hey we now have handheld "communicators" like Enterprise crew used, phasers may not be that far in the future.
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    The gubermint will create a new permit system and fees for phasers unless there is a treaty related issue with the UN.

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    depends. does it have an external safety on it? :)

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