innovation in the gun industry:
shiny objects and the fundamentals
Fundamentals are final and the mission always drives the gear train, but the role of creativity still plays a huge role in the future of our industry and tactics. Imagine how much the game changed when night vision came out, or police officers got computers in their cars. It’s easy to get distracted by the solutions out there that lack a problem to fix, but it’s important to approach new ideas with an open mind because they might be one step closer to game changing technology.
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