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The Future of the Gun (Hardcover)

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by Frank Miniter

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The history of the American gun is intricately entwined with the history of America itself, and potential future developments in gun technology could change the world. However, the radical anti-gun lobby stands between innovation and the American people. Bestselling author Frank Miniter describes amazing breakthroughs waiting to happen in gun technology ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and how gun grabbers threaten to stop progress in its tracks.

In "The Future of the Gun," you will learn how:

  • Integrated electronic optics systems embedded in firearms are making them accurate beyond 10 football fields in a novice shooterÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs hands.
  • A new sniper rifle from Remington that puts five shots in .8 inches at 200 yards is the result of computer numerical control systems that are making guns cheaper and better than ever.
  • Controlled-expansion bullets are now being engineered to perform through bone, cinderblocks and a lot of other mediums.
  • Beginning with the AccuTrigger, a revolution has taken over gun trigger designs that are making rifles much more accurate.
  • 3-Gun competitions ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å civilian competitions where competitors use semiautomatic pistols, rifles and shotguns ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å are pushing AR-15 manufacturers to design rifles that even Hollywood hasnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt caught on to yet.
  • ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Smart GunÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ technology isnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt getting R&D dollars. This isnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt because gun manufacturers donÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt see benefits in having user-identified technology, but because threatened mandates have become a lawsuit liability from gun-control groups.
  • In the last two decades over-the-counter rifles have become as accurate as custom rifles. This is due to consumer demand and new machining capabilities.
  • Rifle optics has evolved from low-magnification to super-high magnification capabilities and clearer class ["glass"?] in the last two decades. These affordable scopes are the result of a competitive marketplace and new CNC machining capabilities. This has dramatically increased the range of the average marksman.
  • Simple, ultrareliable, cost-efficient designs from pistol makers like Glock and Beretta have made it possible to make smaller, lighter, more powerful handguns at prices (when adjusted for inflation) the world has never seen.
  • Taurus, a Brazilian gun maker, played with using 3-D printers to make guns over a decade ago. A Texas manufacturer has now made Model 1911 pistols out of steel with 3-D printers ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ the genie is out of the bottle.

Want to know about the future of the gun? There is no better place to start than here.

Editorial Reviews

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«If you want to know what role guns are likely to play in the United States in this century, youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇre certainly not going to get any kind of unbiased or accurate answer from general news sources. Frank Miniter, who has been writing about guns for his entire career, fills the void with his new book. Want to see whatÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs coming? Here is about as good a look at the future of firearms as you are likely to get.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å David E. Petzal, rifles field editor, Field & Stream

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Guns are demonized, idolized, politicized, and mostly misunderstood. With a clear voice, a reporterÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs curiosity, and a polemistÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs agenda, Frank Miniter explores the technology, politics, and influence of guns in America. His look ahead at the next generation of guns and how they will shape public policy is especially fascinating.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Andrew McKean, editor in chief, Outdoor Life

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The Future of the Gun is an insightful look into gun politics and policy, written with FrankÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs trademark wit. An important read for every American.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Chris W. Cox, chief lobbyist, National Rifle Association

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I first met Frank at the Supreme Court covering the Heller case. From his work there, I knew he was a top-notch reporter, and he shows his writing chops in The Future of the Gun. He offers an informed, yet highly readable look into our future. And heÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs done it all in under three hundred pages.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Jim Shepherd, editor and publisher, The Outdoor Wire Digital Network, including the Shooting Wire, and founding member of CNN

About the Author

Frank Miniter is the author of the New York Times bestseller ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The Ultimate ManÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Survival Guide: Recovering the Lost Art of Manhood.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ He has been senior editor at Outdoor Life magazine and executive editor of American Hunter magazine. He has also been a featured guest on many radio shows, including those hosted by Michael Reagan, G. Gordon Liddy, Lars Larson, Mancow, Doug Giles and Rusty Humphries.

A graduate of Norwich University, the oldest private military academy in the United States, Miniter has floated the Amazon, run with the bulls of Pamplona, hunted everything from bear in Russia to elk with the Apache to kudu in the Kalahari and has fly-fished everywhere from AlaskaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Kenai to ScotlandÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs River Spey to JapanÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs freestone streams. Along the way he has spelunked into PompeyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Cave, climbed the Gunks and been taught to box by Floyd Patterson.

MiniterÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs other books include ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Saving the Bill of RightsÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ and ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ which tells the truth about hunting and our real relationship to the environment.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (August 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621572404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621572404
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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