Bullet-Less Electromagnetic Field Pistol

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In the future, this type of defense weapon may be utilized by your local police department and/or military infantry units, however, the bullet-less electromagnetic field pistol will first be marketed to enthusiast and collectors. Modeled after the blaster pistol used by the fictional ‘Star Wars’ character, Han Solo, this type of personal protection device might just introduce us to the next generation handgun.

Since the production of Samuel Colt’s revolver back in 1835, the appearance of the handgun has evolved to increased their capable range and accuracy, but the original concept remains relatively the same. A primed cartridge ignites a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate in order to discharge a kinetic projectile or bullet from the barrel with a high flight speed. The bullet-less electromagnetic field pistol may share some visual similarities with a typical pistol, but its functionality is completely different. The bullet-less electromagnetic field pistol does not discharge kinetic projectiles made from lead or steel, instead it uses a specifically configured diamagnetic field cylinder to produce and discharge electrically charged kinetic projectiles.

When the trigger is pulled, the firing pin compresses the action spring to increase spring tension. At a specific point, the spring-loaded firing pin is released which forces it to collide with the lever. The lever then pivots and connects with the strike pin which is resting against the primary magnet. When the strike pin is struck, the primary magnet is forced to move from the paramagnetic base end of the diamagnetic field cylinder to the diamagnetic nozzle end. As the primary magnet transfers quickly from end-to-end, the primary magnet’s magnetic field is met with a high-level of electrical resistance and is forced to initiate an electrical reaction that forms small electrical sparks. A portion of the primary magnet’s magnetic field along with any electrical sparks generated passes through the diamagnetic nozzle and into the shaping muzzle. At this moment, the paramagnetic bass pulls the primary magnet back to its neutral position, but the portion of its electromagnetic field that exists outside the diamagnetic nozzle with the containment of electrical sparks is now too large to re-enter the diamagnetic field cylinder through the diamagnetic nozzle. As the primary magnet resets to its neutral position, it stretches and separates from the electrical spark containment magnetic field and sling shots the electrically charged kinetic projectile from the muzzle along a linear path. When the trigger is released, a series of internal springs quickly resets the pistol in order to reproduce and discharge a new projectile. When the primary magnet releases the electrically charged projectile, it keeps just enough energy to remain magnetized and discharges the remainder.

Imagine a lethal handgun that can transform quickly into an electrically charged stun-gun simply by turning a knob. By reducing the tension of the action spring to a weak state, the bullet-less electromagnetic field pistol can reduce the damage applied to the target. Not all threats to one’s life require a life ending solution if an alternative option is available.


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    Brian Goodman
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    All of my designs have been developed using either TurboCAD 19 or TurboCAD 2022.
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    Stories, Puzzles, and Diamagnetic Field Cylinder
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    As someone who also enjoys the development of fiction stories means that I pull inspiration from sci-fi movies, theatrical technologies of the past and the mysterious technologies of today’s unknown aerial phenomena. I am also inspired by the power of magnetic fields and magnetic forces and the technology magnets are incorporated into. I believe strongly that magnets possess an unrealized potential when used in a diamagnetic way. Unfortunately, the cost to discover this unknown potential of magnets is high because of the need to manufacture, assemble, and test magnets aligned in a diamagnetic configuration.
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