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The Colt 45 Pill Dispenser

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Many people face the daily routine of taking medication and for this there is substantial variety of pill container boxes, that usually take the form of a series of little compartments arranged in a line. These are great for travel, but not that interesting or inventive.

For this reason I proposed the developement of The Colt 45 Pill Dispenser.

This is a pill dispenser that resembles a Colt 45 Pistol, only each time the trigger is pulled, a pill or set of pills is dispensed out the end of the barrel.

Here's how it works:
The pills are all preloaded into a cartridge containing a range of compartments, each of which will empty as the trigger is pulled. This cartridge is inserted into the Colt 45 just as it would be were it to contain real ammunition. A simple soda stream style compressed air cartridge propels the pills up the barrel with the minimal force needed to get them down the back of your throat.

All the pill-popper needs to do each morning (or when required) is to open their mouth and "fire" in the required dose of daily medication.

Submachine gun version available for those who take a lot of tablets and need a bigger magazine.

Not advisable to be used in a public place or in front of unwary home visitors.

xenzag, Jul 08 2020

Looks like one of these.... https://www.colt.com/category/pistols
[xenzag, Jul 08 2020]

PEZ “guns” http://www.pezcandy...enser.com/guns.html
Scroll to middle of page for “1970’s Shooter” ... [kdf, Jul 08 2020]

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       We'll take six gross to start with; where do we send the money ?   

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       // A simple low powered air cartridge propels the pills up the barrel with the minimal force needed to get them down the back of your throat. //   

       Don't worry, our design team is on that already - soon be fixed.   

       // Submachine gun version available for those who take a lot of tablets and need a bigger magazine. //   

       Six gross of those, too. Will there be a belt-fed version ?   

       // Not advisable to be used in a public place or in front of unwary home visitors. //   

       Eh ? That is EXACTLY the place to deploy such a device.   

       For those that routinely carry an M1911A1 as a personal weapon, some sort of system to avoid confusing the medication device with the firearm might be needed.   

       <Considers further/>   

       Or then again, perhaps not.
8th of 7, Jul 08 2020
  

       [marked-for-expiry]   

       Sp. "Colt .45"   

       Specifically, "Colt M1911 .45 ACP"
8th of 7, Jul 08 2020
  

       PEZ tried it for candy. Just needs to scale up and make it look more realistic.
kdf, Jul 08 2020
  

       Some gumballs (gobstoppers etc.) - spherical sugar candy - can be shot from modified* paintball guns with amusing** consequences, or loaded into a plaswad (plastic cup wad) and fired from unchoked 12- and 20-gauge shotguns with ... interesting*** ... effects.   

       * Gas pressure increased to compensate for higher mass of projectile.   

       ** for the shooter   

       *** Low****-lethality   

       **** Low, not zero.
8th of 7, Jul 08 2020
  

       Usually, it's a different kind of candy that gets your brains blown out.
wjt, Jul 08 2020
  

       You would have to lock it up with your real Colt 45, or the kiddos might think it looked like fun, find your gun, (pill-shooter), and overdose on your Viagra. I don't mean YOUR Viagra, necessarily, xennie, just in general.
blissmiss, Jul 08 2020
  

       To make it friendlier, perhaps if the pill dispenser was cat shaped, meowed when it was pill time, and delivered the pill in the manner of a cat "gifting" a dead rat...
sninctown, Jul 08 2020
  

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Voice, Jul 09 2020
  

       Well, gun maker rivals of Colt, Smith and Wesson have been in contact about a collaborative venture with GlaxoSmithKline (UK pharmaceutical giant) to produce a GlazoSmith&Wesson, so you never know..... it could be baked soon enough.
xenzag, Jul 09 2020
  

       //and overdose on your Viagra// Curious to know what the consequences might be?
xenzag, Jul 09 2020
  

       + without question   

       Why stop at a Colt .45? Why not have a selection such as a fine duelling pistol, a sawn-off shotgun, an assault rifle or a sniper's rifle. Might be tricky to get these in your mouth so hours of amusement would ensue as you use your toes to pull the trigger.
DenholmRicshaw, Jul 09 2020
  

       The Colt .45 was chosen because it has a cartridge type magazine that could easily be adapted to house 7 individual compartments. Long barrelled weapons would also be unwieldy, which is why an Uzi would be ok for a large supply of tablets, given its bigger magazine.
xenzag, Jul 09 2020
  

       "... a cartridge type magazine that could easily be adapted to house 7 individual compartments."   

       I can see the convenience there, but .45 ACP rounds are larger than most pills. You might want to look at the Colt 1911-22 Pistol (made by Walther under licence) Same size/shape but fires a .22LR ... and the capacity is 12+1.
kdf, Jul 09 2020
  

       I think you've got the wrong Colt here. You're using the magazine in the grip for your deliverables storage, and the moving parts of the action makes difficult getting any appreciable volume for propellant. If, however, you were to switch to a Colt Single Action Army, a.k.a. M1873 or Peacemaker for the design, you could put the pills in the cylinder and a CO2 cartridge in the grip. Making it a 7-shooter instead of 6 would be a very minor change.   

       The. 45 Long Colt would actually have a little more capacity than the ACP. I'm a multi-piller, and would prefer not to need multiple shots.
lurch, Jul 10 2020
  

       “... using the magazine in the grip ... moving parts of the action makes difficult getting any appreciable volume for propellant.”
  

       Not necessarily. Most people don’t need pills shot at handgun velocity, so the firing mechanism could a simple spring. No other propellent needed.   

       But if you really DO want them fired at hundreds of feet per second, there are Colt 1911 replica pellet guns.
kdf, Jul 10 2020
  

       Don't need high velocity delivery, true. But the "sproing" of a pill- slinging spring damages the image being presented; needs a decent "bang" even though the majority of the noise is just wasted propellant.
lurch, Jul 11 2020
  

       Use a CO2 cartridge - only a little bit of the pressure to eject the pill, direct the rest through some channel to make a convincingly loud pop and blow back the slide.
kdf, Jul 11 2020
  

       That's a great suggestion ......//A simple soda stream style compressed air cartridge propels the pills up the barrel//
xenzag, Jul 11 2020
  

       Xenzag, yes of course - gas pressure is in your original write-up. I was only addressing Lurch’s comment that a spring action wouldn’t make the right kind of noise.
kdf, Jul 12 2020
  
      
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