I'm sure most of you know what Rail Guns are; guns that fire projectiles through electromagnetic force instead of use of gunpowder. most of you have probably already seen this video. A naval test shot below:
I was looking at this and i started wondering if its possible to shrink these down to size and make them into regular guns, replacing gunpowder all together. I started searching google and came across this, called the Coil Gun which uses the same concept but in a smaller, handheld form. This guy literally builds it himself!:
What do you guys think? do you think that in the future we could replace gunpowder all together? We are always talking about how electricity is the future so that's why i found this interesting. The main problem is the reload time on these things and the fact that its hard to have enough electricity for long-term uses packed on a small handgun. But this could be solved in the future with advances in nano and battery technology. Also it would be incredibly bad ass to be able to simply plug your gun up to an outlet and recharge it!
I'm sure alot of you probably arent too interested in gun technology and im not extremely hot about it either. But still its cool to imagine what kind of weaponry we'll have after we move past the traditional gunpowder / bullet technology we've utilized for so long. It's one step closer to having laser guns & laser cannons. PEW-PEW!
Edited by Squillimy, 21 February 2013 - 03:34 AM.