“While a Digital Hybrid Trigger system that drops in to an existing firearm is a world’s first, a firearm with a digital trigger is not. Pistols and rifles with a digital trigger have been around for over a decade. They are just cost prohibitive. A targeting pistol can cost between $2000 to $5000, and moreover does not function without a battery.” Enter the Digital Trigger Technologies. Their trigger isn’t for sale yet, but their web site indicates that prices for their product start at $499. Is this a gotta-have AR add-on or a what could possibly go wrong waiting to happen?
Trying a new approach to save lives . . . Can Hypothermia Save Gunshot Victims – “When this patient loses his pulse, the attending surgeon will, as usual, crack his chest open and clamp the descending aorta. But then, instead of trying to coax the heart back into activity, the surgeon will start pumping the body full of ice-cold saline at a rate of at least a gallon a minute. Within twenty minutes (depending on the size of the patient, the number of wounds, and the amount of blood lost), the patient’s brain temperature, measured using a probe in the ear or nose, will sink to somewhere in the low fifties Fahrenheit.”
Anyone recognize the shooter Julie Golob is timing in that promo photo? Whoever that mystery man is, you can do what he’s doing…improve your shooting while you learn from some of the best pros in the business. The NSSF just opened registration for their 2017 Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp. Last year’s Las Vegas event was so popular that they’re featuring two sessions in 2017. Click here to register.
NYPD vets upset that rookies get better guns – “The NYPD’s young guns are hitting the streets with new pistols that are more accurate and feature better grips — but veteran cops are angry that, unlike rookies, they’ll have to pony up $525 if they want to upgrade to the better firepower. ‘If the Glock 17 can help us shoot better, that increases our safety,’ one seasoned Brooklyn cop said. ‘I personally believe the department should help out in paying for the new gun, or, at least, provide an even swap.'” Oh, and the NYPD, in its infinite wisdom, is limiting 17-round G17s to using only the 15-round mags that come with the G19.
Anti-drone gun takes down targets from 1.2 miles away – “There are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively close to the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircraft is packing explosives. DroneShield thinks it can help. It’s introducing the DroneGun, a jammer that disables drone signals (including GPS and GLONASS positioning) from as far as 1.2 miles away.” We guess the Oregon Medical Association — which has voted to make healthcare facilities drone-free zones — will be very interesting in these.
Kahr Firearms Group Introduces Seven New Models for 2017 – “In 2015, when Magnum Research first introduced the new lightweight Desert Eagle L5 in .357 Magnum, it quickly gained widespread appeal, especially among loyal Desert Eagle fans. Now, new for 2017, the Mark XIX L5 is now also offered in .44 Magnum.”
Cue the world’s smallest violin for the butthurt boys at ‘Mother Jones’ . . . The Future’s Looking Bright for the Gun Lobby Under Trump – “Of all the issues that Donald Trump ran on, the one he was arguably the most consistent and clear about was his support for Second Amendment rights. In return, the National Rifle Association committed to Trump wholeheartedly. ‘The NRA stood by Trump from the get-go. They backed him early on with a major spending campaign,’ notes Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California-Los Angeles and the author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America. ‘They are tight with Trump Administration. They have their people in place and they know exactly what they’re going for.’