VoiceOfReasonPast wrote: ↑
Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 am
I'm sure some military will eventually waste billions of dollar on some "Gun 4.0" or something, but I don't really see that taking off. This just opens your guns to an entirely new vector of attack (one which you yourself can't exploit because those dirty terrorists will just keep using AK-47s), not to mention the potential problems with maintenance or even handling.
That is exactly
There you are, with your fancy new rifle that shoots 5.56 because you're a goytrooper. Finger print technology! Wow, finally the non-problem of the enemy taking your gun is solved! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Just like your phone.
Meanwhile, evil terrorist dude has an AK 47, spitting mean 7.62 reliably with a clearing tool integrated in the rifle that has never been used in the thirty years of hard war life the rifle has lived through, twice as long as the soldier that is firing it at you.
You hit him, he's wounded. He hits you, you're more than likely dead. I'm not saying we've hit the apex of rifles. I'm just saying that when you have something as primitive as the AK 47 be around for so damn long, in all biomes of the planet and been in service for so long and in active confrontations with well over twenty nations fabricating them you might be onto something.
There is room for improvement and there are logistical reasons for using AR platforms and different calibres instead. But "bullit go fast"
seems to be a timeless classic.
I'm very, very confident that we could shoot-kill every single motherfucker in the universe no problem.