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Yes, There is a Market for Smart Guns (Or at Least There Will Be)
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http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/03/13/yes...Newsletter Yes, There is a Market for Smart Guns (Or at Least There Will Be)

Posted 5 days ago in Shooting by Jon Stokes with No Comments
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The Armatix SmartSystem Pistol

If you’ve not yet heard about Global Digital Solutions Inc’s (GSDI) bid to buy Remington and turn the company into a “smart gun” maker, then here’s the quick recap: a small, Florida-based investment company wants to buy one of America’s oldest gunmakers from the Freedom Group and begin churning out “smart guns” by the truckload. Remington has disparaged the bid as a “agenda-driven” and a “publicity stunt” for the seemingly obvious reason that there is no market for “smart guns,” so why would rational investors throw money at the concept?

I don’t know for sure whether GSDI is serious or not, but I do know that they’re not the only evidence that some investor money is flowing into the smart gun concept. There’s Silicon Valley “Super Angel” Ron Conway’s prize-based initiative to jumpstart smart gun innovation, and then there’s German-based Armatix, which actually has a gun on sale now. Yardarm is a CA-based company that’s touting the ability that you can remotely disable their guns. I’m sure some Googling would turn up even more. The list of such efforts is growing despite the bemused outrage from gun owners and gun advocacy groups.

Here’s a heads-up to the gun people who think that the money flowing into “smart guns” is just dumb money that investors will never see a return on: you aren’t paying close enough attention the market or to how investors operate in the real world. Just because gun buyers aren’t particularly interested in buying such gadgetry doesn’t mean that they won’t end up with it anyway. After all, there’s a thriving market for auto and building inspections, neither of which anyone would spend money on if it weren’t forced on them by the government.
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das;138411 Wrote:http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/03/13/yes...Newsletter Yes, There is a Market for Smart Guns (Or at Least There Will Be)

Posted 5 days ago in Shooting by Jon Stokes with No Comments
The Armatix SmartSystem Pistol

The Armatix SmartSystem Pistol

If you’ve not yet heard about Global Digital Solutions Inc’s (GSDI) bid to buy Remington and turn the company into a “smart gun” maker, then here’s the quick recap: a small, Florida-based investment company wants to buy one of America’s oldest gunmakers from the Freedom Group and begin churning out “smart guns” by the truckload. Remington has disparaged the bid as a “agenda-driven” and a “publicity stunt” for the seemingly obvious reason that there is no market for “smart guns,” so why would rational investors throw money at the concept?

I don’t know for sure whether GSDI is serious or not, but I do know that they’re not the only evidence that some investor money is flowing into the smart gun concept. There’s Silicon Valley “Super Angel” Ron Conway’s prize-based initiative to jumpstart smart gun innovation, and then there’s German-based Armatix, which actually has a gun on sale now. Yardarm is a CA-based company that’s touting the ability that you can remotely disable their guns. I’m sure some Googling would turn up even more. The list of such efforts is growing despite the bemused outrage from gun owners and gun advocacy groups.

Here’s a heads-up to the gun people who think that the money flowing into “smart guns” is just dumb money that investors will never see a return on: you aren’t paying close enough attention the market or to how investors operate in the real world. Just because gun buyers aren’t particularly interested in buying such gadgetry doesn’t mean that they won’t end up with it anyway. After all, there’s a thriving market for auto and building inspections, neither of which anyone would spend money on if it weren’t forced on them by the government.

Well that's the key statement isn't it? However, government meddling isn't the same as businesses reacting to market trends or manufacturers creating markets for innovative new products. It's just more picking of winners and losers based on how successful your lobbying effort is and how much you drop on a reelection fund.
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I see a push for this and once available and reliable laws to follow suit. However, I see those laws being fought hard.. It is a smart investment. Probably one of the better investments of our time. This issue is the ground floor is going to suck, the second or third to market will be the winner.
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ExcelToExcel;138441 Wrote:I see a push for this and once available and reliable laws to follow suit. However, I see those laws being fought hard.. It is a smart investment. Probably one of the better investments of our time. This issue is the ground floor is going to suck, the second or third to market will be the winner.

I have to disagree. This is the electric car all over again. There is absolutely no market demand for this product. The government can try to mandate a percentage of the gun market be "Smartgunz ™" but they can't make folks buy them. (I'm willfully ignoring the ACA bullshit) Any manufacturer who invests heavily in this is gonna lose big.

Preorder now for the new Remington 9 Volt!
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Rik Bitter;138453 Wrote:
ExcelToExcel;138441 Wrote:I see a push for this and once available and reliable laws to follow suit. However, I see those laws being fought hard.. It is a smart investment. Probably one of the better investments of our time. This issue is the ground floor is going to suck, the second or third to market will be the winner.

I have to disagree. This is the electric car all over again. There is absolutely no market demand for this product. The government can try to mandate a percentage of the gun market be "Smartgunz ™" but they can't make folks buy them. (I'm willfully ignoring the ACA bullshit) Any manufacturer who invests heavily in this is gonna lose big.

Preorder now for the new Remington 9 Volt!
I really hope youre right Rik, but this gov is going to jam this down our throats the best they can.Angry
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I think the Police Departments should be required to use Smart Guns 100%. Then when the technology has proven its worth with and gained some "street cred", the market will rush to adopt it.
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I say let them make their bad investment an loose all their money.
Remington isn't at all what it used to be as a company & quality wise...look what they did to Marlin too. I can see these kinds of guns suffering from quality and reliability issues from low bidder parts, substandard labor & poor management. If this happens it'll probably spell the end of Remington as a whole.
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P89;138643 Wrote:I say let them make their bad investment an loose all their money.
Remington isn't at all what it used to be as a company & quality wise...look what they did to Marlin too. I can see these kinds of guns suffering from quality and reliability issues from low bidder parts, substandard labor & poor management. If this happens it'll probably spell the end of Remington as a whole.

The only Remington products I'd hate to see go would be the 700 and 870. Aside from that I can live without their ammo and other products. Granted, I consider the Mossberg line of shotguns to be pretty on par with the 870.
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