FN's Black Box for Guns

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This nifty gadget, made by FN Herstal, can be installed anywhere on a gun where it can be squeezed in, such as the pistol grip in the above photo. It can record shot count, firing sequences and more.

Read more about it at SayUncle.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Paul Arbouw Paul Arbouw on Nov 30, 2009

    Technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of firearms and/or their support systems. as the miniaturization of electronics continues you'll see more and more interactive and smart devices become part of the firearm industry.

    The Blackbox (and similar systems) is interesting, especially when combines with other peripherals like the Moving Red Dot.


  • Guest Guest on Sep 19, 2014

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