Armatix, a German gun manufacturer, just released their plans to bring a 9mm, Armatix iP9 Smart Handgun to the U.S. We can expect it to hit the markets in 2017.
This will be the second Armatix gun to be released into the U.S. The NRA does make an effort to thwart the company’s mandate to put their technology into the firearms.
In 2014, Armatix made headlines when it released the , a .22-caliber “smart” handgun that requires the firearm to be within a certain proximity of an accompanying wristwatch in order to operate.
The makers are working hard on final adjustments in order to have it ready to hit the markets as soon as possible. According to Computerworld, “Several large U.S. retail stores have already met with Armatix,” along with police departments as well.
The iP9 is expected to retail for $1,365, and will require a fingerprint to operate.