For those interested in the buisness of firearms this might be interesting

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Re: For those interested in the buisness of firearms this might be interesting

#2 Post by AJMD429 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:32 pm

I wonder what shareholders wanted to force Ruger to make 'smart guns'.....were they just naive and idealistic investors, or were they trying to destroy Ruger from within, or were they trying to get 'smart guns' off the ground by getting Ruger to pursue the technology...?

I don't EVER want a firearm dependent on electronics for its basic function. Sights & lights, maybe, but nothing else...!
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#3 Post by rossim92 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:30 am

If you own a firearm that shoots only after recognizing the owner via thumbprint, bioscan, or however, then you sell the gun to another person via ffl. who pays to get the gun to recognize the new owner? Or are the guns availabe now able to identify after setting up by the current owner
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#4 Post by AJMD429 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:29 am

I can see it now during a home invasion robbery, "...Oh stuff I grabbed my wife's gun by mistake..." :shock:
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#5 Post by wm » Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 am

rossim92 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:30 am
Or are the guns availabe now able to identify after setting up by the current owner
There is no 'smart guns'. The technology simply has not been made compatible with the constraints and conditions associated with firearms. There is not sufficient space in firearms to install the necessary hardware and the hardware is not sufficiently durable to withstand rough handling and penetrative oils.

When a large police force like LAPD or NYPD adopts a smart gun as a duty firearm and demonstrates over say 5 years its reliability then you might begin to see some interest amongst consumers.

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P.S. FBI statistics show that approximately 5% of LEO killed feloniously (as opposed to killed in a car accident or having a heart attack on duty) are killed with their own firearms. If there was any one group that would benefit from smart gun technology it could be argued it is LEO.

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#6 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm

I think this is a return to normalcy rather than an "unprecedented downturn". What we had was an unprecedented upturn during the prior presidency.

Ruger seems to be doing just fine. The people at the top have to have a decent level of business sense. Take for example, Colt. How does Colt struggle with 1911 sales and then Kimber (of rifle fame) comes along and wipes the floor with them in the 1911 department. The demand was there for quality and innovation. The demand was not there for mediocrity.
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