Monday, August 16, 2021

The Gauss Rifle

 Would you like a hand-held rail gun?  It's now available for pre-order.  Instapundit linked to it this morning, and I had to jump down the rabbit hole. The linked article is here.

The GR-1 Anvil Gauss rifle is made by Arcflash Labs, LLC, the co-founder of which, David Wirth and Jason Murray, are "Aerospace Engineers, former US Air Force officers, and experts in pulsed power supply development with 20 years of combined experience," according to its website. The company says the weapon is “capable of accelerating any ferromagnetic projectile (under 1/2″ in diameter) to 200+ fps [feet per second]” and can produce up to 100 Joules of force, or 75 foot-pounds, similar to the muzzle energy of some .22 rifles, making it the “most powerful coilgun ever sold to the public, and also (very likely) the most powerful handheld coilgun ever built.”

I don't think I'm in the market, but some might be.  This is the way progress is made, one little step at a time.

1 comment:

pjk said...

Did any of their videos show them shooting the gauss rifle? Seems to me that they would have shown more shooting if it was already a reliable shooter.