The ORIGINAL gathering place for a merry band of Three Percenters. (As denounced by Bill Clinton on CNN!)
"Forget Iran and Afghanistan. Americans have unmanned drones flying over their own heads, and more are coming."
On a related note, Marlin Goose guns are still available.
Well anybody can perform aerial surveillance for a grand or less these days, Mike !OTOH, those Marlin goose guns still enjoy a certain amount of popularity among "meat shooters" in eastern PA, western NJ ! Until the advent of slugs, they were also popular with deer hunters in NJ ! FWIW "meat shoots" are target shoots where pellet counts/density determine the winner of various prizes, usually processed fowl and game meat. >MW
I used to have one of these. You could smoke clays far beyond the normal shotgun range. Looks likes "sporting clays" will be a new skill set to acquire...
When did the taxpayers give approval for this expenditure?
Call me unimaginative, but just HOW is a goose gun of any caliber going to be effective against a high flying drone?B WoodmanIII-per
Come on Mr. Woodman get with the plan, we have a step ladder to get closer or you can mount it on your Cessna !
Interesting,On a related note; ever see what foam packing peanuts can do to a turbine engine. Many aircraft service A&P's ban them in their shipments. Figure out a delivery system and you have a Anti-Aircraft material cheap!
Just remember to lead the target...
Any attack on a drone of the state will be considered an act of terrorism.And we all know what happens to suspected terrorists.............I miss my country.
Woodsman, it is for the Micro to RC plane sized drones that will be coming to a neighborhood near you.Think of it like shooting the message carrying pigeons from the trenches of the WW 1 Western front.
I bought one as I cannot afford a 20mm.(Too expensive for duck hunting.) With 3 inch magnum shells, the range is awesome. I once saw a training film, captured from the VC in Viet-nam, that was used to train the VC how to shoot down aircraft. It appeared to have been filmed in a base camp and consisted of a model airplane that would slide along a wire stretched between two trees. The entire concept was not much different than duck or goose hunting. The idea was to get out ahead of the target, fill the air with lead, and let the aircraft fly into it. Even after all these years, I've never forgotten that film and the VC's simplistic approach to solve a problem.
Mr Toaster802,Ahhh. . . .Thank you for the wake-up.I was thinking in terms of the uber-large Predator-class military drones that fly at tens of thousands of feet.B WoodmanIII-per
Would laser pens have any effect on their cameras? Would you need to down one when you could just blind it?
Someone ought to do a field test of one of these against some RC aircraft-which is basically what the Barney Fifes will be using against us. Muzzle velocity, range, ballistics tests at those ranges. Would be of help.
Mossberg also makes a similar gun, the 395/695 series. I own a 395 that I got off a guy for around $100. It has an adjustable choke, but tighten that bad boy down, feed it some 3" shells and it'll drop targets much further than my pump does...
Re: Goose guns and drones. I hear drones taste just like chicken!
Sounds like a Punt Gun cottage industry could be starting up!
I had read that Lane County, Oregon got one (not the sort of place you'd expect it). I sent an email asking about it. Here is the response:--------------Mr. X: The Lane County sheriff's office has recently acquired a remote controlled helicopter miniature aircraft. The product name is DragonFlyer X8 and is produced by Dragonfly Innovations Inc., out of Canada (http://www.draganfly.com/). This product is not from the military. The sheriff's office purchased the DragonFlyer directly from Dragonfly Innovations Inc. this year using federal grant funding (http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/bzpp/) and no county general fund expense was incurred. Unlike military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's), the DragonFlyer does not have the ability to be operated autonomously, that is, as self-directing. Nor is it capable of remote location operation, it is designed as a short range vehicle with line of sight remote control in short duration. The sheriff's office's intended uses for this equipment include: - Crime scene photography and observation- Highway crash scene photography- Search and Rescue- Tactical aid to in-progress emergency/criminal events- Critical infrastructure protection- Natural disaster response and evaluation Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me. Byron Trapp, LieutenantPolice Services DivisionLane County Sheriff's Office541-682-4458--------------------------In the list of "intended uses", I think maybe he forgot to include "surveillance". But I'm sure this is all very innocent.
The radio controlled tri and quad copter industry is growing. Controller boards are capable of receiving GPS units with way point capability.These lil guys can fly autonomously to and from a specific point or points, with cameras attached, out to 3 miles.
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