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Posted: 12/15/2003 4:13:06 PM EDT
NO SHIT???

I just saw this on Fox news. This gun is bent at a 90 degree angle. The barrel has a camera attached to it and the friggin gun shoots around the corner, AWESOME!!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:23:36 PM EDT
i seen this, it is based on a glock pistol
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:31:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By avengeusa: i seen this, it is based on a glock pistol
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Awww that explains it, they finally found a way to safely fire a glock! Put it around a corner so when it blows up nobody will get hurt! CH
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:32:16 PM EDT
Is there a pic of this thing anywhere?
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:35:05 PM EDT
In WW2 the germans has an attachment for a rifle with an aproximatly 45 degree bend in the barrel extension and a prism to bend the site path. One account said the barrels wore out fast. The US had a 90 deg barrel extension for the M3 grease gun subgun for firing down the hatches of tanks and whatnot. So it's not a new idea.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:39:18 PM EDT
I just want to know how you switch corners from right hand corners and left hand corners??? Does the thing break in the middle and flip 180 degrees to fire around an opposite corner?
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:49:12 PM EDT
actually it has a hinge.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 5:00:32 PM EDT
.......Drivebys from around the corner.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 5:26:30 PM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=20586[/img]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:06:51 PM EDT
Well, if it just a camera on a pistol, why make it so friggin huge? I mean, you could just mount a camera like a Streamlight M6, "sight" the camera in (so that it can hit what its looking at) and have a small screen attached to the user's helmet. This way, if the camera were to get busted, or the battery dies, the gun would still work. Plus, it can shoot straight up, back, under, and all around you. Ghost
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:15:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter: Well, if it just a camera on a pistol, why make it so friggin huge? I mean, you could just mount a camera like a Streamlight M6, "sight" the camera in (so that it can hit what its looking at) and have a small screen attached to the user's helmet. This way, if the camera were to get busted, or the battery dies, the gun would still work. Plus, it can shoot straight up, back, under, and all around you. Ghost
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Already done. It's called the Land Warrior System. [url]http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep1998/n09111998_9809117.html[/url]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:19:27 PM EDT
Aww hell. My first. IBTL!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:27:26 AM EDT
hey schlomo, welcome to 1943. the Nazi's had a curved barrel attachment with a mirror on it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:29:52 AM EDT
The Russians did it too. There is a picture of a bent barrel AK on Kalashnikov.ru. I think that's the right address.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:34:40 AM EDT
Here's another view; [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031028/capt.jrl80410282057.mideast_israel_us_laser_weapon_jrl804.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:43:08 AM EDT
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105808,00.html[/url]
Firm Unveils Gun That Fires Around Corners Monday, December 15, 2003 SHOHAM FIRING RANGE, Israel — Veterans of Israeli anti-terror units on Monday demonstrated a new gun that can fire at a target from around the corner, making it particularly effective in urban combat. Israel plans to start using the weapon next week, U.S. forces have already begun training with it and U.S. SWAT (search) and police teams have expressed interest in purchasing it, Amos Golan, the device's developer, said at a demonstration Monday at a firing range near Tel Aviv. "The Americans are very interested in this," Golan said. "I believe from what I have seen and heard that it can be a big success in Iraq because the Americans are dealing with an urban area there." The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv had no immediate comment. Golan thought of the idea for the weapon after years of pondering a failed Israeli army operation in the West Bank during the first Palestinian uprising in the late 1980s. Several Israeli soldiers were wounded when they stormed a house through the door and were hit by automatic fire shot from inside, Golan said. An Israeli-American company, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Corner Shot Holdings (search), showed how it can be fired through an exploded doorway around the corner into a house, or from a hall into a room. A soldier sees the target on a small TV screen mounted on the barrel of the gun. Armies from 15 countries are testing the system, said Golan, a former deputy commander of Israel's anti-terror unit. The system is the only weapon that allows the user to stay safe around a corner and away from a target, Golan said. The device swivels at the middle, 63 degrees to the left or right, with the stock, trigger and the small screen at the hand-held end. The entire firing mechanism, fitted with a pistol that sits over a mini-camera with a zoom lens, is located at the front end. A lever positioned under the stock allows the user to quickly move the firing end to another position to better focus on the target. The development of the idea took three years, and sales began three months ago. The weapon system costs between $3,000 and $5,000, depending on the components. [red]The device can be fitted with different kinds of pistols, including the Baretta 92 (search), which is used by the American army, the Glock (search) and the Colt (search). It can also be adapted to fit an M-16 rifle or tear gas launcher.[/red] The camera can view between 200 and 400 yards, depending on the model. Accessories include an infrared laser illuminator, rubber bullet launcher, various lenses and a silencer. A video-out socket allows the shooter to film action in a room around the corner and transmit the images to commanders far away. The mechanism has been patented in the United States and will be sold only to official government agencies, Golan said.
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[img]http://www.foxnews.com/images/110610/2_21_corner_rifle.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/corner_shot/[/url] [img]http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/corner_shot/Corner-Shot-1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/corner_shot/Corner-Shot-4.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/corner_shot/Corner-Shot-5.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:58:36 AM EDT
I dont like this idea. Someone rushes you while your weapon is bent at an angle. You gotta hold the gun awefully funky to be able to hit them at close range. Also, I do not like the "flip screen" on the side of the reciever(?). This takes the operators focus off of everything around him. NOT good. Now the Streamlight M6-like camera idea I like quite alot. Have a monocular that can flip down over the operator's non-dominant eye. He can still see whats going on and doesnt have a bent gun, incase someone rushes him.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:01:50 AM EDT
THAT'S it? A Glock/Beretta with a SAW stock and a camera? I don't know.....Tivoli brings up some good points...
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