https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/darpas-steerable-bullet.196292/http://gizmodo.com/what-it-feels-like-to-shoot-the-military-s-experimental-1700448634 "You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built." um, I've done that, and you have too most likely um, I've loaded plenty of mags ... Then see the other thread on the self guided bullets. https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/darpas-steerable-bullet.196292/ Back to the original story - emphasis added "There’s nothing about holding an assault rifle that doesn’t feel dangerous or deadly. Mind you, I’m just nerdy blogger with no military experience. So when I tucked my cheek down onto the cold steel, my hands were sweaty. When I flipped the safety switch off, my finger was shaking a little bit. I can’t imagine what an 18-year-old in Afghanistan must feel like at that moment." "When I looked into the high res display on the Computational Weapon Optic, the first thing I thought of was Call of Duty. This is pretty silly, since I’ve never played Call of Duty" "Firing an M4 carbine kind of hurts. It’s an extremely loud and powerful weapon. Frightened as I secretly was, " -- um, dude if it hurts you are doing it wrong. Did they forget to give you some hearing protection? Powerful? Almost as many forum arguments on that as there are cat videos. Yes, Gizmodo is owned and run by the liberal media - Gawker Media - what made you ask that?