SHOT Show: Oh Boy, Here Comes Another Smart Gun

Another year another “smart gun.” This version from Free State Firearms requires the prospective 1911 user to be wearing an RFID ring (very stylish, no doubt), which does a little digital handshake with the pistol, unlocking it such that it is then supposed to be capable of firing.

Without the correct ring held in the correct area on the gun for however long it takes for the authorization process to complete (assuming all relevant batteries are functioning and such) we can assume the pistol is effectively a paperweight.

On the plus side, it’s expensive and the slide looks like a billboard advertising the gun you’ve already purchased. On the downside, only you can shoot it and only probably.


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