Monthly Archives: February 2014

CA Gets First “Smart” -cough- Gun

It’s probably fine in ideal conditions (like before criminals learn to defeat the RFID and use it anyway, or even better, just kill yours so you are holding a paperweight), but you usually aren’t having to shoot at someone under ideal conditions. I’m sure some will buy one as a novelty, but at $1800 before tax, DROS, and whatever other costs, this is not a solution for the average person. No doubt, some city council will decide their LEOs need them, when that money would much better spent on ammunition and a good gunfighting course. Hardware solutions for software problems.

http://kitup.military.com/2014/02/smart-pistol-hits-shelves-california.html

When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green, according to the report. Otherwise, the firearm stays locked and the light on the back remains red, it stated.

I prefer my firearms like my cars, as “dumb” as possible, with the fewest number of ways they can be digitally tracked or rendered useless.

Mother Defends Home With Rifle

Good job, mom.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/mom-opens-fire-on-home-invaders-in-detroit-to-defend-children

The mother tells 7 Action News she “didn’t have time to get scared.” When she heard the door to her home on Woodrow Wilson being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.

Chief’s response: http://www.wxyz.com/news/chief-reacts-to-video-of-mom-firing-at-intruders

“She did the right thing” says Chief James Craig acknowledging the mother gave a verbal warning prior to firing the weapon.

Do this at your own risk.  The fact that they kicked in your door tell you all you need to know about these people.