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Posted on 06/12/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT by MatthewQuigley
N. Idaho company invents world's first rifle adapter for smartphone
By James Cramer
CREATED Jun. 11, 2013
An Idaho company is mixing weaponry with a taste of Apple.
Inteliscope LLC announced the launch of the worlds first tactical rifle adapter for smartphones.
The company was founded in Sandpoint by Jason Giddings, who is waiting from Apple to review the application software used for the rifle.
Were ready to get started with what we came to Idaho to do: hire good employees and help the economy of North Idaho, Giddings said.
The Inteliscope mounts on a rifle using a tactical rail mount. An app on the iPhone allows for real time ballistics and environmental insights for the rifle operator on the phone screen. The launch includes an adapter that will fit an iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5, and iPod Touch version 5.
The company is working with Indiegogo, which is a crowd-funding website to fund the app and hardware to work on Android platforms. The company hopes to have an Android compatible device in August of this year.
For more information on the Inteliscope visit, http://inteliscopes.com/ or vist their Youtube page at, https://www.youtube.com/user/InteliScope?feature=watch
Will apple allow it to be sold?
I guess I must have missed this, I was in the UPS store yesterday to make a financial transaction and read their placard that said they will not ship firearms, ammo, scopes, sights, gun cases, or basically anything gun related. I will never use them again and any online sale I want will be lost if my choice is to use UPS.
This will make some pretty interesting Youtube videos.........
UPS does ship guns. I wonder if it is “UPS Store” who has the problem.
I just got this off the web. UPS will/does ship firearms within the USA.
Special Procedures for Shipping Firearms
Use These UPS Services for Your Firearm Shipment
UPS accepts packages containing firearms (as defined by Title 18, Chapter 44, and Title 26, Chapter 53 of the United States Code) for transportation only (a) between licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, and licensed collectors (as defined in Title 18, Chapter 44 of the United States Code), and government agencies and (b) where not otherwise prohibited by federal, state or local law (i) from an individual to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector; and (ii) from a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to an individual. The shipper must comply with and must ensure that each shipment complies with all federal, state and local laws applicable to the shipper, recipient, and package.
Handguns, as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921, will be accepted for transportation only via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®. (Note: UPS Express CriticalSM Service is not available for firearms).
UPS accepts firearm parts for shipment, provided the part is not a “firearm” as defined under federal law; the contents of the package cannot be assembled to form a firearm; and the package otherwise complies with federal, state, and local law. (Note: Receivers or frames of a firearm, firearm mufflers and silencers are considered “firearms” and are accepted for transportation only if shipped in accordance with UPS’s requirements for shipping firearms.)
UPS does not accept automatic weapons, including machine guns, for shipment.
Firearms (including handguns) and firearm parts are not accepted for shipment internationally.
UPS ReturnsSM Services are not available for packages containing firearms.
I think a cool app would use the motion sensors of the phone to detect movement of the gun as the trigger is pulled - show you what happens just before the bang. After the bang, it could give you a green/yellow/red for your trigger pull action. Help you determine if you are moving the gun before firing, which direction it is being pulled, or maybe you are holding it very steady and the sights are off. Seems like it would be useful.
Then I may have t re-visit the store and point out corporate policy. The sign clearly stated “None”.
I have often wondered if electronic firing would have advantages over the mechanical methods we have been using forever. In other words, two aaa batteries and electric arc instead of the ole firing pin.
Counting down the minutes until the freedom-loving, 2nd Amendment-supporting [sarcasm intentional] Cupertino Collective bans the app...
Also recently used UPS to ship a couple of cases of ammo with no problem.
Remington, I believe, had that setup for some of their rifles several years ago.