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The Future

  • 26-11-2022 12:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭

    Where do you see the future of shooting sports in Rep of Ireland in 10,20 or 50 years time?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,420 ✭✭✭garrettod

    It's death, by a thousand cuts, the way things are currently being allowed to go.... with the sport being completely gone in well under 50 years.

    The various groups within the shooting sports must all shoulder responsibility, with the never ending bickering and small mindedness.



  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭kunekunesika

    Future land use, and it's ownership will have a major effect. If large areas are replanted or zoned for re wilding, we will have no part in that landscape. Lands given over to solar farms will also exclude us☹️. Coilltes lease model could come under pressure, near urban centres....etc...we could could ever increasing areas of land where you just don't know who to ask for permission.

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭delboythedub

    I got my first Firearms Licence in 1967 and even then there was talk of calling in all guns. It amazes me today looking at ''how all the Rifle Ranges, Pistol Ranges and Clay pidgeon Clubs and National associations are triving''. Enjoy your shooting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭itisnotgrand

    They called in handguns in the 70s. Until 2008 there was NO handguns. Got to be careful sugar coating it like such. At the time the IRA were the reason. Now woke society and anti gunners are the reason. Of course not having an organised gun culture here is our own issue.

    in 50 years I see there being a ban on most calibres. Slugs, and most CF rounds. Deer Hunters being allowed once it’s their full time job. And being allowed licences once passing a huge array of annual exams and their bolt action rifles being of a short travelling distance effective up to 400yards due to urbanisation. No SA of any sort including shotgun, rimfire and handgun.

    I also see some rebel rich off of bitcoin fighting in court to have his application for a railgun being legal and granted. this opening the door for new firearm technology to be licensed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,949 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45

    i see it slightly differently...

    It won't be a problem to get a gun at all if you want one.

    As we are at the Event Horizon this year 2022 with rail guns and Gauss rifles,where our ancestors were in 1399 or earlier with the most primitive firearm.The Tannenberg Hand Gonne. Arc flash in the US makes Gauss rifle for about 2000 USD. It has all the power of a rather anaemic air rifle and isn't the most accurate thing past 30 yards. But it is like the Tannenberg hand cannon, the genisis of new technology.ArcFlash also made the prints of the gun, free to all and encourages people to experiment with this "weapons system" ...I it doesn't use an atom of gun powder so it isn't a firearm.

    So how will you control something made up out of electric components that can be salvaged from an electronic junkyard and computer store and a 3D printer that shoots chopped-up Re bar or Hex nuts?

    Once we sort the problem of portable high amperage batteries that don't weigh more than 20lbs and supercapacitors that can recharge as fast as you can operate a bolt action and electronics that can handle the massive amperage and current spike without instantly frying. We are in the realms of "The phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range" So within the next 50/60 years?

    In the meantime, 3d printed firearms are coming on by leaps and bounds on an almost daily basis. Cody Wilson who started the 3D printed lower AR craze is now selling mini 3D lathes and milling machines the Ghost gunner . That turns a billet of steel or aluminium into an AR15/10/Colt 1911 lower.You can buy or now PRINT out the AR upper and with metallic sinter printers becoming ever cheaper.The pressure-bearing parts will become a DIY job. Already there are fully functioning Full auto 9mm designs out there made whole from 3D printed parts and hardware store tubing. "Tony Stark "[RIP] created one and distributed the file online.Called FGC9mm [F$5K Gun Control 9mm].It is already showing up in some 3rd world bush wars and in Malyasia. Even Phillip Lutys DIY all metal SMG has been refined with 3D printing and has been seen globally in 3D printed versions.

    We probably won't be shooting deer and pheasants anymore.But we will be shooting at semi-autonomous drones and EU Federal troops and Irish EUROPOL police trying to root us out of guerrilla hideouts of West Cork and the Galtees We wont be the only ones,it will be a EU superstate wide problem of "terrorism" and "rebels" against the rule of Brussels.

    Thats if the lights are still on and Putin or his more loonier successor[s] don't do something daft like hitting Western Europe with a high altitude electromagnetic pulse bomb launched from their still VERY potent nuke sub fleet,and literally send us back to the Dark ages.

    "If you want to keep someone away from your house, Just fire the shotgun through the door."

    Vice President [and former lawyer] Joe Biden Field& Stream Magazine interview Feb 2013 "

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