There’s an app for that: How mobile tech is shaping the gun industry

Gun SocietyPress

During the last two decades the capabilities of portable devices and the quality of the apps therein have dramatically increased. This uptick in new mobile tech is forcing the gun industry, notoriously slow to change, to reevaluate the way it trains and even the way it socializes.

Mobile apps started small, relegated to calculators, calendars and simplistic Java-based games on brick-sized phones in the early 1990s. However as cellphones became more sophisticated, so did the apps that powered them, eventually leading consumers down the path of having the virtual world at their fingertips.

Now as smartphone ownership in the U.S. tops the 80 percent threshold it’s no surprise that gun industry innovators are finally taking notice and offering firearm owners more handheld resources.