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Stun bullets

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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 01:51 AM
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Electric bullets

NewScientist.com

Ammunition that delivers a big electric shock without the need for connecting wires is being developed by the international security company, The Harrington Group.

Details are sketchy but parent company the MDM Group in Santa Clara recently filed international patents for a “piezoelectric incapacitation projectile” which are more telling.

Many existing stun guns shoot a tethered dart at the human or animal target and then pump high voltage shocks down the wires. But MDM’s system, called Shockrounds, is wire-free. Instead, the rubber bullet has copper electrodes on the surface, connected to a filling of ceramic piezoelectric material.

When the bullet hits the target, the piezo filling is violently compressed and releases a shock pulse of at least 25,000 volts through the electrodes. This penetrates clothing and instantly stuns the target. The effect is enhanced by also filling the bullet with conductive gel that splatters and spreads on impact.

The lack of wires may help increase the range of such weapons and the company believes adding a shock to conventional “less-lethal” ammunition will increase its ability to incapacitate targets without permanently harming them. The patent also suggests the ammunition could be used to fry computer or electronic equipment.



Thats a pretty cool invention.




posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 02:01 AM
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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 02:16 PM
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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 03:29 PM
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The end of the lethal handguns???



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by longbow
The end of the lethal handguns???


WOW A one line answer thread only eh?

Na, im messing, these rounds could be amazing!! All the criminals that cops shoot normally (drug lords, drug runners, stuff like that) can now live, and because they probably have loads of money, get back out and do it again. Pathetic.



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 07:46 PM
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Interesting. I'm wondering what the amperage on this would be. Because 25kvolts is just like a huge static shock.
I can't access the patent at the moment, so I'm also wondering whether it would be a retro fit for current guns. If not it might stop people from changing to this.

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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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Im curious how the regulating mechanisms will be put into play...
If the unit operates on a piezoelectric crystal, compressed to create a massive discharge, then a greater compression would release a greater charge. What if someone was shot square in the sternum? What if it dumped 50KV straight into their heart? Gotta love the overabundance of so called 'non-lethal' weapons coming onto the field.

I say you don't shoot anything at anyone unless your intentions are to kill them.



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 12:02 AM
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A beam energy weapon is also being developed for the US Marines. It uses a laser to create a path for a charge to follow. Search for it online for more specifics.




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