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What do you think are some important advances in firearms development?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jordanvraptor, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Over the last 30 years or so since I've been actively studying firearms I've seen a lot of changes in firearms. Just wondering what everyone here thinks are some of the most important changes in firearms are? 30 years ago lasers were the size of Maglites and rails were for trains...:)
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you're asking what the important developments have been in the last 30 years, the only major development that pops into my mind would be the advance in polymer use in handguns. I suppose there has been some okay ammo developments, but mainly in bullet design. Most the calibers I play with were developed early to mid 20th century.

    I think most of the significant developments in firearms took place before 1975 or so.
  3. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I think it lies in the priming ammunition, but that's just my uneducated guess.