Another piece caught my eye.
“What’s this?” I asked the salesman while picking up the rather long rifle.
“Oh you will love this piece. Ever used a magnetic firearm?”
“Yeah. They have their places. And? This one magnetic?”
“Well have you ever used a gun powered by gunpowder?”
“Once… This have any point?”
“This, sir, is the Hybrid Rifle. It starts off by launching the projectile with a specialized explosive power, patent pending, and when the slug is a third way through the gun the magnets start up and gives it even more speed and stability.”
“That sounds counter productive. If the projectile isn’t exactly at the right place when the magnetics kick in it will only slow it down.”
“Which is why the bullets are extremely well engineered and there’s even a computer on the rifle controlling the magnets and the hammer.”
“Okay, sounds like it should punch a hole through a tank.”
“Let’s go to the firing range then, so you can punch some holes through a tank.”
“Yes, let’s. I’m eager to be amazed or amused.”