The U.S. Army has ordered a prototype of a weapon designed in a garage in Colorado Springs.

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  1. johnski

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  2. RedDawnTheMusical

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    The problem here (at least one of them) is the ammo. Effectively, you can only load four rounds at a time. In addition, it would appear the weight of the four round ammo cartridges would be significant as would be the difficultly in reloading those cartridges (if possible). 250 shots per second would be impressive, if it was limited to four rounds between reloads.
     

  3. Wegahe

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    If you watch the video it has a horizontal mag attached to the left side where multiple chambers will slide into. The cartridge chambers look to be 5 rounds instead of 4. Once all rounds in a chamber are fired the chamber is ejected and another slides into firing position.
     
  4. Nemo

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  5. johnski

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    Seems like someone watched the movie Aliens one too many times and said "hold my beer"

    Pulse rifles and MGs woot!

     
  6. moe mensale

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    The military, nor anyone of sound mind, should be fielding a firearm dependent on a firing system using electromagnetics and batteries to function. What could possibly go wrong?
     
  7. Darklock

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    doesn't the Dillion Mini Gun use them? It seems pretty effective.
     
  8. UtiPossidetis

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    First, the DoD looks at LOTS of weapons developments and ordering a prototype merely lets ordnance get its hands on an example to play with. Second, there are other innovations or innovative solutions in the weapons description that could be employed in more traditional weapons using chemical powder instead of electromagnetic firing mechanisms. And third, the Army will f' it up and the Corps will finally make it a functional weapon.
     
  9. moe mensale

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    Yes, but it's not a man-portable weapon regardless of what Hollywood does. The Dillon Aero M134 has been around since 1960 when GE first developed it. It's a 50-100 lb system not including its hardened external power supply. Grier's space gun weighs 6.5 lb, part of which is the power system. How robust can it be? By the time a "mil-spec" version becomes viable, it'll be a pig with lipstick. I could be wrong but do you remember the Objective Individual Combat Weapon? It was a monster.