I actually have quite a few issues with this gun, but one thing first..
When gun technologies are tied to legislation, that is a major (!!) red flag that it is being used as a means to an end. It is only a step on a
larger agenda. Thats just how it works. Allowing technologies to be accessible to society is fine under almost any circumstance, except for when it
. Thats a problem.
When it comes to a firearm, I also do not like any technology that affects the direct operation of the gun. It wouldnt even require hacking it to do
anything, just an EMP. I would never buy a firearm that could be rendered useless in such a way, and with this one, it can happen two
Your watch could get fried, or the gun could get fried, or both. While it happens extremely rarely, even a flare from the sun could potentially
disable this firearm. I dont like that at all.
The caliber choice just seems strange to me. I dont get it for a variety of reasons. One being the current availability of the ammo. The second
being that it just isnt a "standard" choice in terms of home/self defense. One advantage might be magazine capacity, but its just a 10 round
If they left off the stupid piece that goes from the trigger guard to the front of the barrel, it might not look as bad.
An interesting specification on the watch is that they say:
power supply for 5,000 rounds
I get that when its transmitting, it would likely use more juice.. but it just seems strange to list it this way. Almost like its programmed to have
a specific cut off on rounds fired. Beyond all that, it doesnt even sound like they would have the features I would want like: Rounds fired, rounds
fired per day, ability to input score data to track trends, etc.
Their website seems to lack a lot of pertinent information. Here is what they have on their "TRS" (Target Response System):
The gun only functions if you are recognized and on target.
If you are aiming away from the target area, the pistol is immediately deactivated.
No misuse against people or objects around you.
Armatix target shooting with no compromise on safety!
The heck does that mean?