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Knob Creek's running their annual gun festival Oct 12-14. .50-cal for rent, flamethrower for rent, bring yer own for the range - only rule is that if you can get it across the bridge, you can shoot it.

There are assault rifle and tactical pistol courses, shotgun matches, and a "jungle walk" complete with pop-up targets to be hit with submachine guns.

Sounds like a good time to me.

Date: 2011-01-20 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-weaponx.livejournal.com
x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
only rule is that if you can get it across the bridge, you can shoot it.

Oh, now that almost sounds like a challenge. As crude and primitive as firearms tend to be, there is something to be said for experimenting with innovation. I had a design half-finished for an ambient hygroscopic condensation accelerator system that'd probably impress a few of the local yahoos.

x_wolverine wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
.. a firehose?

Heh. Whatever floats your boat, kid.

Bridge was designed to support tanks. Wouldn't be surprised if the National Guard shows up with field artillery. They've done it before.

x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Basically, except without having to hook up to a hydrant. Uses a Peltier reaction to condense humidity into a chamber, then magnetically accelerates it to a high kinetic potential and releases it along a rail-directed trajectory. Very easy to do with low-mass amounts as projectiles, easily made non-lethal, the only drawback so far is the amount of EM interference it puts out and, well, the recoil is something akin to a firehose.

If I could figure out how to duplicate Scott's power technologically, though, I could overcome that particular obstacle. Hmm...

x_cyclops wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
That 'hmm' makes me decidedly nervous. If you're going to try duplicating powers, maybe try one that's not so destructive?

x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Well, the specific curiosity being how you can blast a hole through a wall without knocking yourself back due to the laws of action and reaction. How do you handle recoil, anyway?

x_cyclops wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
... I've never really noticed any. In fact it kind of feels good to cut loose with a full-power blast - I wish I could justify doing it more. I notice I usually have a headache-free few days afterwards.

x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Odd yet applicable question - have you ever been punched in the face?

x_cyclops wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Okay, now you are making me nervous. Don't think I've forgotten about you throwing a basketball at my head.

And yes. Yes, I have. Jean's done it a few times, even.

x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Interesting. So either your blasts generate their own counter-force when you release them - unlikely since you don't generate a backblast; or for some reason the recoil is redirected in some manner.

Very curious, since if the effect is mechanically replicable, then the principle could theoretically be used to provide anything from assisted acceleration for bullet trains to shock protection for car accidents. However, raw manipulation of kinetic energy has never been reproduced through technology. Yet. As some point I really ought to see about getting Remy in a lab, come to think of it...

x_wolverine wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
You might want to talk about medical experimentation on mutants in someone else's journal, kid.

End of discussion.

x_forge wrote:
Sep. 19th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Touchy, touchy. Besides, I'm not allowed to do experiments on people. Well, not unsupervised, anyway.

It's only saved lives so far, after all...

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