Technology is a disruptor in many industries – and the firearm industry is no different. With new technological advancements every day, technology is shaping the future of firearms. Moving forward guns can now be more secure, and safer to use.
There are now smart sensors that is definitely an interesting development for gun owners. They allow you to monitor your gun, no matter how you store it. The smart sensor can let the owner know if the storage space where the gun is kept has been accessed. It uses motion sensors and cellular based light to detect this – so you will know straight away if it is in anyone else’s reach.
There is now the possibility of guns being printed in 3D. The technology for 3D printing has grown rapidly in the last few years, and there is now a company called Solid Concepts based in Texas that have tried to create a firearm using a 3D printer. They did in fact manage to create this and put it together – and found that in fact, it’s more durable in 3D.
If something can be personalised, it automatically is more attractive to the consumer – and that’s the case with guns too. Examples can be with the likes of SCAR (The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle). This can serve the function as a Close Quarters Battle rifle, but if you make a few adjustments such as swapping the barrel and adding a few attachments – it can have the functionality of a Designated Marksman Rifle. There are even adjustments that can be made to pistols such as adding lasers, flashlights and interchangeable optics to create an individual firearm.
Although gun holsters themselves aren’t new – the designs are getting more and more sophisticated as time goes on. You can now get gun holsters that will accommodate guns and lasers from the more modular designs, and you will find that they can now conceal guns better than ever. Check here for some.
Modern technology is allowing for more sophisticated composite tests to be completed. This means that we can look at how to make a firearm lighter, handle all kinds of temperatures – and to be more durable in general. There have been such advancements – that scientists can now look into ways to disperse the shock reaction when firing a firearm through the weapon as opposed to the user. We are now closer than ever to finding a way to produce a weapon that is completely made of plastic. Polymers that are able to handle pressure and heat will be available in the market soon.
Technology is important in all industries including firearms. The great news is not only are we able to produce guns that are more sophisticated – but more safe and secure for the user. The last thing you want is for a firearm to be in the wrong hands.