Two To Three Seconds Of Dead Time When You Pick Up Your Gun

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 1 week ago

The Media Line:

Seasoned gun advocates often concede that the most difficult part of any debate over gun safety comes when the conversation turns to the frequency with which children are killed or maimed by loaded weapons belonging to a parent or guardian. Once discovered, it’s an even bet that the gun will quickly morph from an instrument of protection to the lethal toy that kills about one kid per week while leaving countless other lives in shambles.

A gun safe offers a reasonable degree of protection – if the safe is nearby when the weapon is needed, or the gun owner actually returns it to the safe.

A handgun outfitted with a biometric grip is an effective safety device – unless the gun owner’s hands are wet or greasy at that critical moment of life or death.

A new mechanism developed in Israel by a pair of army Special Forces veterans is proving to be an undeniable alternative to chain locks, safes, biometrics and even careful handling. The ZORE X core rapid dial gun lock – named from the Hebrew word for ‘flintstone’, the stone used to fire muskets of yore –has a cartridge shaped lock that fits into the gun’s chamber like a round of ammunition. When the need arises to activate the pistol, the mechanical locking mechanism that had been chambered is unlocked by a battery-operated element that unlocks the gun, ejecting the lock assembly while replacing it with a round of ammunition, all in one action. The manufacturers insist the entire procedure for disabling the locking mechanism to firing the weapon is about 2 to 3 seconds.

Ohad Levi, a 31-year old lawyer and gun owner who was introduced to the ZORE X by his wife who heard about it and thought it sounded like a reasonable way to protect children …

How many of you are willing to give up that 2 to 3 seconds?

Hey, I wonder if they’ve taken my challenge on “smart guns” yet?  I’m sure somebody would want to see me “pour ketchup on my hard hat, eat it, and post video for everyone to see.”

But here’s the deal I made with you smart gun folks.  If you lose you have to buy me the gun of my choice.  To date, no one has taken me up the challenge.  What gives?


Comments

  1. On January 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm, Ned said:

    “Once discovered, it’s an even bet that the gun will quickly morph from an instrument of protection to the lethal toy that kills about one kid per week while leaving countless other lives in shambles.”

    Sounds like a parenting issue.

    BTW, Herschel, the above post reads a lot like trolling. I mean, ZORE X? Sounds like a herpes medicine…

  2. On January 18, 2018 at 7:54 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    Many things could be said here, of course.

    They don’t explain what the battery operated mechanism actually does, etc. What prevents this mechanism from being triggered by a kid? No idea.

    So if a kid can easily trigger it (and if they can’t then how is it so quickly activated and able to put the pistol into service?) then it’s really no better than keeping a snap cap or dead cartridge in the chamber requiring a slide racking before firing. So if I wanted that, I’d opt for that cheap alternative. But I don’t, because of several reasons I won’t get into because you all know what they are.

    Nice try guys, and maybe it has some limited utility, but of course that won’t be enough for the controllers. They’ll insist on it’s use if they have their way, regardless of the drawbacks. And for the real controlling crowd this doesn’t come anywhere close to their desired end state (which, of course, is a total ban).

  3. On January 18, 2018 at 8:35 am, Heywood said:

    Sounds more like a RG-X….Rube Goldberg!

  4. On January 18, 2018 at 9:57 am, Fred said:

    You can take your smart gun and shove it up your dumb ass.

    “A handgun outfitted with a biometric grip is an effective safety device..”

    This has not been proven therefor this statement is false but actually, it’s propaganda. See how that works; biometrics are normal, safe, easy, a very usual thing but there may be something better…

    And somebodies wife thought it sounded reasonable. This is why God put the man in charge of security.

  5. On January 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm, moe mensale said:

    From the article:

    “According to Zimmerman, with interest from law enforcement and security-related fields, the ZORE X is on the fast track from lock to loaded.”

    Law enforcement? Really? Someone’s blowing smoke up someone’s ass.

    It’s battery operated.

  6. On January 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm, MamaLiberty said:

    Sorry, Fred. You are all wet. There are millions of single, divorced, widowed women in this world, and each one is responsible for her own security, as well as any children she has. Many of us don’t have any men in our lives at all, and I would not impose on a man if there were. Teamwork and mutual defense, of course.

    No, I have no use for biometric guns or cute barriers. I carry my gun on my body at all times, except when sleeping or in the shower. Even then, my gun is within reach – in point and shoot condition. I don’t have any children here, and not often any who visit, but my gun is secure on my belt and they are safe from any accidental encounter with it. If they ask, and if their parents agree, I do spend a little time explaining the rules, and showing them a gun they can safely look at and even handle with permission. After they demonstrate understanding of the rules, of course. And then, often as not, we go to the range. :)

  7. On January 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm, Pat Hines said:

    Off topic, somewhat.

    I may have to acquire one of these Walther PPQ 45 pistols. I’ve yet to find a negative review of it. I’ve never been an enthusiast of plastic frame pistols, I may make an exception with this one.

    I have a Walther P22, .22LR rimfire, it’s very well made.

  8. On January 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Pat,

    I’ve heard that the Walther P22 is finicky after enough rounds with bad wear on soft parts. Over at reddit/r/guns there was actually a 40+ page ad hoc manual published in a PDF by several gunsmiths that made suggestions for part changes to make the P22 NOT susceptible to those failures.

    I’ve shot one before. Nice enough that I’d suggest it for my wife, but if parts wear, that’s a negative.

  9. On January 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm, Tony said:

    My wife tried a Walther.P22. She found it very persnickety on ammo, with FTE’s even when new. She was glad to trade it for a Beretta Neos. It’s like Mikey – eats anything and no feed problems.

  10. On January 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm, Pat Hines said:

    @ Hershel and Tony,

    I haven’t fired many rounds through my P22, less than 50 I’d guess. So far, no failures of any kind. It’s a P22Q, with the short threaded barrel. Walther has discontinued this particular model and begun another .22 with a threaded barrel. Haven’t checked it out yet.

  11. On January 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm, Pat Hines said:

    Here’s the link to the P22 Bible. I’ve converted it to a free standing .pdf file. Thanks for the tip, Herschel.

    https://www.gunfactory.ch/download/Walther_P22_bible.pdf

  12. On January 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm, Johnathan Stein said:

    Nothing could be as bad as the Sig Sauer 22 Mosquito.

    Got it for a range plinker; let wife pick what felt best in her hand. It came with 2 springs (for different brands of ammo) and a flyer which recommended only CCI ammo be used. Immediately had a bad feeling…

    Could not get a full clip through it without a jam or stovepipe.

    Thought I was making out, when I used just Cabela’s points to pay for it! They should be ashamed to even carry that piece of crap.

    Got lucky, though — local gun shop took it in on trade; only lost 1/3 the value.

    Done with Sig.

  13. On January 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    Hmm.

    Well, “when the need arises to activate” MY pistol, I pull the trigger.

  14. On January 19, 2018 at 8:45 am, Ned said:

    Well stated, Joshua. Yes.

  15. On January 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm, Lt Greyman, NVA said:

    Oh come now goyium, why are you being so reluctant to purchase this nice shiny toy that I am waving in front of your face? Look I am insulting you to show how macho I am. The Rabbi (((Seth Beth Israel))) said that was the way to sell new stuff to the stupid Goy. Why are you not falling for it?

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