Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, February 11, 2022

New Book Acquisition and The Future Arrives, Sort of

There was a mention of it on Ten Bear's blog. When I looked into the writeup about the book, it looked interesting. So I ordered it.


Gun Jesus looks at what may be the first portable Gauss rifle.

It's not terribly practical as of yet. For muzzle energy, it's probably around a Crosman .22 pellet gun. But you know that this thing will be refined and something like it will be usable.

And, as of yet, they aren't "guns". So if you had the technical ability, you could design and make one.


B said...

It's actually pretty easy. The hard part is the timing of the pulses as the projectile moves down the barrel. And it isn't hard to make a gauss rifle that is WAY more powerful than a pellet gun. The hard part is recharging it quickly, or making it good for more than one shot.

I've made one that had 1200FPS with a 110g steel projectile. It fired once, then it took over 4 min to recharge.

But yer right, they are the future.

Ten Bears said...

Or print one out with a carbon-printer.

Thanks for the link Cap'n ... !

Unknown said...

Thanks for the book recommend! I also Kindled Sinclair Lewis "It Can't Happen Here".

A drop a quick review here when I finish.

Tod Germanica said...

... That's a good gun. Just touch the trigger, the beam comes on and you put the red dot where you want the bullet to go. You can't miss. Anything else?

The Terminator: Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

Pawn Shop Clerk: [annoyed] Hey, just what you see, pal!

The Terminator: [looks around] The Uzi nine millimeter.

Pawn Shop Clerk: You know your weapons, buddy. Any one of these is ideal for home defense. So uh, which will it be?

Comrade Misfit said...

Thing is, any magnetic projectile that fits in the gun and is smaller in diameter than the barrel can be used. The magnetic fields center it in the bore, which it doesn't touch.

There will be little, if any forensics unless each gun, somehow, leaves a unique magnetic signature on the projectile.

Eck! said...


I've read Madeleine Albright's book; Fascism, A warning. The above
is an interview on VOX. Worth reading.

As to gauss guns its both easy and hard. To do it well not only
timing but contributed energy as the projectile is accelerated. If
managed well the total energy used is smaller and some can be retained
to aid recharge time. With modern fast switching devices (solid state)
and very fast micros to manage the switching there are design advantages.
However like electric cars its currently about the battery, charge
time is a power problem and current batteries for their size have
limited power. Still 40 grains powder still has more impulsive
energy (or a cup of gasoline) than 40 pounds of battery. That
is why autoloaders can take advantage of that, a compact energy
source. Electric (eclectic) rifles are pending based on power
sources. Enough power, small enough (portability) recharge time
is a then minor issue.


w3ski said...

The lead-acid battery is a 19th-century holdover. We have progressed a bit, but we have so much farther to go still. The last 10 years or less have been phenomenal for battery design but we are still way behind where we need to be. I firmly believe that in less than the next 10 years, we will have battery tech far beyond what we know now. Things like deGauss rifles should follow naturally. I can't wait.

0_0 said...

I can design and/ or make a real firearm now, as long as I add a BATFE compliant serial number and avoid illegal features like open bolt and such.

Comrade Misfit said...

0_0, almost anyone can, legally. But Gauss rifles are not firearms.

0_0 said...

Comrade, perhaps I misunderstood the last line of your post.
Have a good day!