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Touchpad trigger

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It is easy to mess up aim by jerking the trigger. One must practice to avoid this, squeeeezing the trigger but it still happens Triggers are mechanical at root and seem very 16th century.

BUNGCO (the Serious division) introduces the Touchpad trigger. For obvious reasons a flipdown guard covers the TT. When it is time to shoot, flip the guard up, aim carefully and touch the pad which is where the trigger would normally be. The gun will fire. No jerking around.

bungston, Aug 26 2015

Corner Shot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CornerShot
Shoots around corners. Apparently also has a remote mode. [MechE, Aug 28 2015]


       Not that I'm taking this seriously, but is this sigificantly different than a hair trigger? The reason they aren't generally designed that way is safety.   

       Of course you could always pop up a happy little helper icon to confirm the shot. "It looks like you are trying to shoot someone. Tap twice to confirm".   

       "Are you sure you want to shoot someone, that's a fairly major step, have you tried talking it out? Tap twice to confirm."   

       "It looks like your head has been bashed in by a chunk of rebar, would you still like to shoot? Tap twice to confirm."   

       "Hello new user, thanks for exchanging that bloody piece of rebar for your previously unfired BUNGCO Special. Please remember to send in your registration card."
MechE, Aug 26 2015

       For some reason, I was thinking of a camera's shutter rather than a weapon's trigger... I quite liked that, but the idea for a weapon scares the bejesus out of me.
Dub, Aug 26 2015

       Shirley the simpler solution is to have the trigger connected to the gun by a flexible coupling - a bit like the remote shutter release on a camera?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 26 2015

       Or perhaps the self-timer?
mitxela, Aug 26 2015

       This is the very epitome of a halfbaked idea by the most excellent bungston. A big giant croissant is the least I can give, and did so about an hour ago.
xenzag, Aug 26 2015

       Interesting, but I'll wait for the military to sort it out first.
cudgel, Aug 26 2015

       //Or perhaps the self-timer?//   

       If someone hasn't invented the handgun selfie-stick yet, they should.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 27 2015

       //If someone hasn't invented the handgun selfie-stick yet, they should//   

       heh, actually, a Bluetooth camera-gun could work. Take the Stick mounted Bluetooth camera-gun, point it round a hostile corner, identify something that needs a good shooting on your linked phone screen... tap, boom, dead.
bs0u0155, Aug 27 2015

       A remote aimed remote fired gun would be good, esp if one could set it up quick.   

       A pulldown tripod from the gun would get it out of your warm, jiggly wiggliness although a gun with recoil might go flying on being fired. Plug in phone with touchpad directions for barrel up, down left, right would allow aiming without jiggling. A phone telescopic sight would also be intuitive and useful.   

       A row of these atop the trench would be much better than a periscope.
bungston, Aug 27 2015

       "It's no good Captain. We've tried everything, but the enemy is all Android and our men are firing with iOS."
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 27 2015

       Maybe you fire by using a touch gesture of some kind. Involving the pointed middle finger somehow seems natural.
RayfordSteele, Aug 28 2015


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