[ExI] Metalstorm firearms

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 06:42:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:26 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/21/09, Dagon Gmail wrote:
>> I am very impressed with how much better metalstorm weapons are when
>> compared to cyclic mechanism weapons. These guns should be lighter, far
>> more lethal and far more reliable than the current generation of weapons -
>> possibly cheaper too.
> <snip>
>> How would a society where people buy metalstorm rifles and handguns be
>> different from the one you are in today. How lethal would these things evolve?
>> (I think *very* lethal) -
>> how can metalstorm rifles be "hacked" for rate of fire, ammo lethality. Can
>> these be installed on homebred robotics easily?
> If this develops into a 'gun enthusiast' thread it will be terminated.  :)
> But in reply to your query, you have to include the cost of ammunition.
> Current rounds cost roughly 1USD per shot.
> Shooting can quickly become an expensive hobby.
> (Especially if you like machine guns).

### 1 $ per shot? Where do you buy your ammo? I pay $12 for 50 rounds
of 40s&w caliber ammo at Walmart.

Maybe if you are into 50 cal sniper rifles.... that's another story.


> In theory, shooting 1 million rounds in a minute sounds impressive,
> but only the military would spend money like that. And even they would
> only use it for very specific requirements. To me. it sounds like
> overkill for a burglar situation.  ;)
> BillK
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