Hello everyone, It's been awhile since I've been on the forums but have been busy as a student pursuing my B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. As part of this degree, during our senior year, we are required to complete a senior project known as our Capstone Project. This project is designed to introduce us to the real world and act as a way for us to apply the knowledge we've gained over the past few years. For the project, we must identify a problem, then create, design, build, and test a solution. My group is interested in firearms, more specifically in the military/defense industry, and are currently trying to come up with some problems that are being faced. One idea we have is building something along the lines of a blast forwarding device (muzzle blast control device, etc.) to divert pressure away from the shooter. There seems to be a number of these devices on the market already however. So, I thought I would throw a post up to possibly see what some problems are that exist in the firearms world that you may currently be facing or know of. Some questions may be: What technologies are missing in the firearms industry? What could be improved on (insert firearm) to make it better, lighter, stronger, more effective, (insert any issue), etc.? What are current issues that you have with firearms in general or (insert specific firearm) which could be improved? Any thoughts or ideas of current problems which you think need a solution would be greatly appreciated! I think this could make for some interesting discussion and look forward to hearing what you all have to say. Thanks!