US20140065577A1 - Air-Gun Simulated Training Weapon - Google Patents

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US20140065577A1
US20140065577A1 US14/015,050 US201314015050A US2014065577A1 US 20140065577 A1 US20140065577 A1 US 20140065577A1 US 201314015050 A US201314015050 A US 201314015050A US 2014065577 A1 US2014065577 A1 US 2014065577A1
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A non-lethal, air-gun training weapon that is used to realistically simulate the behavior of a live firearm. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon provides an air-gun to simulate the weight and feel of a live firearm. A magazine that attaches to the air-gun houses a gas container, which feeds compressed gas into the air-gun. The release of compressed gas actuates a laser assembly and a bolt both housed within the air-gun. The laser assembly allows users to track dry-fired shots, while movement of the bolt simulates the recoil of a live firearm. An electromechanical system housed within the magazine features a transceiver that is capable of wirelessly transmitting and receiving information from an external computer system. The electromechanical assembly also includes a jamming mechanism that can be activated by a controller board in order to simulate an empty clip or jammed weapon. The jamming mechanism can be manually or remotely reset.

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  • The current application claims a priority to the U.S. Provisional Patent application Ser. No. 61/695,084 filed on Aug. 30, 2012.
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates generally to an apparatus used for virtual firearms training. More specifically, the present invention is an air gun that is able to realistically simulate targeted gunfire using a laser, weapon recoil, trigger activity, ammunition count, and weapon jamming.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Law enforcement and military training often place trainees into situations that require quick visual and mental assessment of the situation as well as an appropriate response with a weapon. Trainees are often subjected to adverse situations to test their abilities to effectively react. While physically they closely resemble their true firearm counterparts, air guns are usually not suitable for providing a realistic simulation of live firearm use. It is difficult to simulate the intricate mechanics of firearm use such as unexpected weapon jams in firefights and realistic weapon recoil. Thus, there are many problems with realistically presenting these kinds of situations to a trainee using air guns. It is often necessary to utilize The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) certified non-gun (de-militarized) firearms retrofitted with laser and recoil kits. However, there is an increased security risk with the distribution and usage of ATF certified non-gun alternatives as these are real firearms that have been demilitarized whereas air guns have always been toys, not created from real weapon molds, only modeled after real firearms. Although ATF certified non-guns reasonably simulate the recoil of a firearm loaded with live ammunition, they are still treated as real weapons, locked in secure storage containers when not in use. This requires a higher level of logistics and weapon tracking that would otherwise be unnecessary with air guns. Alternatively, an air gun is considered a toy by the ATF and therefore does not require enhanced security when not in use. The present invention seeks to address the problems faced when attempting to provide a realistic shooting experience with air guns while circumventing the security requirements brought about by other solutions such as ATF certified non-guns.
  • It is therefore the object of the present invention to provide a non-lethal, air-gun training weapon for realistically simulating the behavior of a live firearm. The present invention provides an air-gun to simulate the weight and feel of a live firearm. A laser assembly housed within the air-gun allows users to track their dry fired shots in lieu of using air gun ammunition such as pellets. Compressed air or gas stored in a gas container is provided to the air gun in a manner normal to an air gun. The gas container is positioned within a magazine to further simulate a live firearm. Upon firing the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon, the sudden release of compressed air or other gas into the air-gun actuates a bolt through a bolt chamber towards the stock at the rear of the air-gun. This allows the user to reasonably simulate the recoil generated from the momentum of a real firearm. An electromechanical system housed within the magazine features a transceiver that is capable of wirelessly transmitting and receiving information from an external computer system. This allows the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon to track the user's trigger pulls which in turn allows the system to track ammunition count as well. Another example would involve the computer receiving information about the tilt and cant of an air gun from sensors that are included in the electromechanical magazine. The external computer system is capable of sending a command to jam the air-gun training weapon to force the user to rectify the problem before continuing to fire. When the exhaustion of ammunition or weapon jamming has been rectified, the user may begin shooting again. These combined features of the present invention provide the air gun user with realistic situations that may arise during the use of a real firearm.
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  • FIG. 1 is a right side view of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a right side sectional view of the receiver, magazine, and electromechanical assembly.
  • FIG. 3 is a right side sectional view of the receiver showing the gas release pin engaging the gas release valve.
  • FIG. 4 is a right side sectional view of the receiver showing the jamming rod engaging the bolt.
  • FIG. 5 is a right side sectional view showing the laser assembly being positioned within the barrel of the air-gun.
  • FIG. 6 is a right side sectional view of the electromechanical assembly housed within the magazine.
  • FIG. 7 is a right side sectional view of the magazine having a gas refill valve in fluid communication with the gas container.
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the laser assembly.
  • FIG. 9 is a right side sectional view of the laser assembly.
  • FIG. 10 is a right side sectional view of the laser assembly having a laser battery.
  • FIG. 11 is a diagram depicting the transceiver, jamming device, and bolt sensor being electronically connected to the controller board.
  • FIG. 12 is a diagram depicting the electrical connections of the electromechanical assembly and the laser assembly in a one battery system.
  • FIG. 13 is a diagram depicting the electrical connections of the electromechanical assembly in a two battery system.
  • FIG. 14 is a diagram depicting the electrical connections of the laser assembly in a two battery system.
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  • All illustrations of the drawings are for the purpose of describing selected versions of the present invention and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention.
  • The present invention is a non-lethal, air-gun training weapon that is capable of realistically simulating targeted gunfire, weapon recoil, trigger 161 activity, ammunition count, and weapon jamming. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon is created as a toy, therefore, the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon can never be used as a real firearm. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon comprises an air-gun 1, a magazine 2, a laser assembly 3 and an electromechanical assembly 4. The air-gun 1 serves as the main body of the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon and acts to provide the same weight and feel of a real firearm. The laser assembly 3 is positioned within the air-gun 1, while the electromechanical assembly 4 is housed within the magazine 2. The magazine 2 is removably attached to the air-gun 1 such that the magazine 2 may be detached in order to simulate the reloading of a weapon.
  • In reference to FIG. 1-2, the air-gun 1 comprises a receiver 11, a barrel 12, a bolt 13, a bolt chamber 14, a gas channel 15, and a firing mechanism 16. The receiver 11 is the central body of the air-gun 1 and the component to which the magazine 2 is attached via a port along the bottom of the receiver 11. The gas channel 15 traverses into the receiver 11 through this port and into the bolt chamber 14. The firing mechanism 16 is positioned within the receiver 11 adjacent to the port. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the firing mechanism 16 is similar to that of a traditional firearm and comprises a trigger 161, a hammer 162, and a gas release pin 163. The trigger 161 traverses out of the receiver 11, such that the trigger 161 may be engaged by a user. Through the hammer 162, the trigger 161 is operatively coupled to the gas release pin 163. The hammer 162 is spring loaded and is held in a compressed state through a mechanical coupling to the trigger 161. When the trigger 161 is pulled back, the hammer 162 is released from the compressed state and pivots within the receiver 11 to engage the gas release pin 163. The gas release pin 163 is slidably positioned within the receiver 11 such that when the gas release pin 163 is engaged by the hammer 162, the gas release pin 163 is pushed forward towards the port in the receiver 11 designed to retain the magazine 2.
  • The barrel 12 is adjacently connected to the front of the receiver 11 and provides a channel in which the laser assembly 3 is positioned. The barrel 12 is positioned such that it is concentric with the bolt chamber 14, as shown in FIG. 5. The bolt chamber 14 is a cylindrical channel that traverses into the receiver 11. The bolt 13 is spring loaded and is slidably positioned within the bolt chamber 14. When the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon is fired, the bolt 13 is forced towards the back of the receiver 11 in order to simulate the recoil of a real firearm. As the bolt 13 moves towards the back of the receiver 11, a bolt 13 spring is compressed, which then decompresses to return the bolt 13 back to an unfired position. As the bolt 13 traverses along the bolt chamber 14 towards the back of the receiver 11, the bolt 13 also acts to reset the hammer 162.
  • In reference to FIG. 6, the magazine 2 comprises a magazine casing 21, a gas container 22, a gas release valve 23, and a gas release vent. The gas container 22 is a closed cylindrical tube positioned within the magazine casing 21. The gas container 22 may be permanently connected within the magazine casing 21 or removably attached within the container, such that the gas container 22 can be replaced, refilled externally, etc. The gas release valve 23 is positioned into the magazine casing 21, such that the gas release valve 23 can be actuated through the side of the magazine casing 21. The gas release valve 23 is coupled to the gas container 22 and is used to regulate the release of compressed gas from the gas container 22. When the magazine casing 21 is attached to the receiver 11 via the port at the bottom of the receiver 11, the gas container 22 is in fluid communication with the gas channel 15 through the gas release valve 23. In this way, the gas container 22 is pneumatically coupled to both the laser assembly 3 and the bolt 13 through the gas channel 15 and the bolt chamber 14.
  • When the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon is fired, the gas release pin 163 engages the gas release valve 23 as shown in FIG. 3, which in turn opens the gas container 22, allowing compressed gas to travel through the gas channel 15 and into the bolt chamber 14. The force of the compressed gas then actuates the laser assembly 3 and sets the bolt 13 in motion within the bolt chamber 14. The gas release valve 23 is spring loaded, such that when the hammer 162 is reset by the bolt 13, the gas release valve 23 closes the gas container 22 and forces the gas release pin 163 back into the unfired position. As the bolt 13 traverses along the bolt chamber 14, the compressed gas is vented through openings in the bolt chamber 14, when the bolt cycles far enough to release the gas and reset the trigger, and openings in the receiver 11 in order to depressurize the bolt chamber 14.
  • In reference to FIG. 7, if the gas container 22 is designed to be permanently positioned within the magazine casing 21, then the magazine 2 further comprises a gas refill valve 24. Similar to the gas release valve 23, the gas refill valve 24 is positioned into the magazine casing 21, such that the gas refill valve 24 can be accessed through the top, bottom, or one of the sides of the magazine casing 21. The gas refill valve 24 is in fluid communication with the gas container 22. The gas refill valve 24 is a one way valve that when open allows the gas container 22 to be filled with compressed gas.
  • In reference to FIG. 6, the electromechanical assembly 4 is contained by the magazine 2 of the air-gun 1 and comprises a transceiver 41, a controller board 42, a jamming device 43, a bolt sensor 44, and a battery 45. The transceiver 41, the controller board 42, and the battery 45 are positioned within the magazine casing 21, while the bolt sensor 44 is positioned into the top of the magazine casing 21 that engages the receiver 11 of the air-gun 1. The battery 45 supplies current to power the other components of the electromechanical assembly 4 and, as such, the transceiver 41, the controller board 42, the jamming device 43, and the bolt sensor 44 are electrically connected to the battery 45, as depicted in FIG. 12-13. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the battery 45 is rechargeable and can be charged through a pair of leads positioned on the bottom of the magazine casing 21. If the battery 45 is not rechargeable, then an access panel may be built into the magazine casing 21 in order to remove and replace the battery 45.
  • The controller board 42 is a programmable chip or similar device that is electronically connected to the transceiver 41, the jamming device 43, and the bolt sensor 44, as depicted in FIG. 11. The transceiver 41 is capable of wirelessly transmitting and receiving data to and from an external computer system. Signals received by the controller board 42 from the transceiver 41 and/or bolt sensor 44 are analyzed and used to initiate activation of the jamming device 43. When the user pulls the trigger 161 of the air-gun 1, the bolt sensor 44 detects the movement of the bolt 13 within the bolt chamber 14 in order to determine the simulation of a shot being fired. If the trigger 161 is pulled and the bolt sensor 44 is able to detect the bolt 13 within the cycle time of the bolt 13, then the controller board 42 is able to determine that a shot has been fired. The bolt sensor 44 can be any type of sensor, such as a magnetic or optical sensor. If a magnetic sensor is utilized, then a magnet is also connected to the bolt 13.
  • In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, data is constantly transferred bi-directionally between the controller board 42 and the external computer system via the transceiver 41. The signal from the bolt sensor 44 is sent to the controller board 42 and then transmitted to the external computer system via the transceiver 41. The external computer system can then record the number of simulated laser rounds fired by the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon. When the number of simulated laser rounds fired reaches a predetermined limit, the external computer system transmits a signal to the controller board 42 via the transceiver 41, commanding the controller board 42 to activate the jamming device 43. This is done in order to simulate un-jamming/clearing of the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon. Once activated, the jamming device 43 prevents the user from firing any further simulated laser rounds until a predetermined procedure has been carried out. Upon performing the predetermined procedure, the jamming device 43 is deactivated and the user is able to once again fire the laser assembly 3, resuming simulated fire. The external computer system may also randomly send a signal to activate the jamming device 43 in order to simulate the random jamming of a real firearm. In all embodiments of the present invention, the controller board 42 is capable of recording the number of simulated laser rounds fired and/or determining when to activate the jamming device 43.
  • In reference to FIG. 2 and FIG. 4, the jamming device 43 comprises a jamming rod 431 and an actuating mechanism 432. The actuating mechanism 432 is positioned within the magazine casing 21, while the jamming rod 431 is bistably positioned through the magazine casing 21. When the jamming device 43 is deactivated the jamming rod 431 is positioned within the magazine casing 21. The jamming rod 431 is operatively coupled to the actuating mechanism 432, such that when the jamming device 43 is activated the jamming rod 431 traverses out of the magazine casing 21 and prevents the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon from being fired. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the actuating mechanism 432 comprises a solenoid, a solenoid arm, and a mount block. The solenoid arm is connected to the mount block and slidably attached to the solenoid. The jamming rod 431 has a notched end that is positioned in the mount block. A spring pin traverses through the mount block into the notched end of the jamming rod 431 and holds the jamming rod 431 in the deactivated position. When the external computer system transmits a command to jam the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon via the transceiver 41, the controller board 42 sends an electric current through the solenoid, which in turn causes the solenoid arm and mount block to move. Movement of the mount block disengages the notched end of the jamming rod 431 form the spring pin. A spring connected to the jamming rod 431 then forces the jamming rod 431 to traverse out of the magazine casing 21 into the receiver 11 and into bolt chamber 14. While positioned in the bolt chamber 14, the jamming rod 431 engages the bolt 13, preventing the bolt 13 from returning to the unfired position. In this state, the bolt 13 prevents the hammer 162 from engaging the gas release pin 163, thus locking the firing mechanism 16 and preventing the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon from being fired. In order to deactivate the jamming device 43, the jamming rod 431 must be manually reset. The jamming rod 431 is reset by removing the magazine 2 from the air-gun 1 and pressing the jamming rod 431 back into the magazine casing 21. When the jamming rod 431 is pushed back into the magazine casing 21, a spring under the mount block raises the mount block such that notched end of the jamming rod 431 once again engages the spring pin.
  • In an alternative embodiment of the present invention, the actuating mechanism 432 is again a solenoid. The jamming rod 431 is directly attached to the solenoid such that linear motion of the jamming rod 431 is directly controlled by the solenoid. When the external computer system transmits a command to jam the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon via the transceiver 41, the controller board 42 sends an electric current through the solenoid, which in turn causes the jamming rod 431 to traverse out through the magazine casing 21. When the external computer system transmits a command to un-jam the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon, the controller board 42 removes the current to the solenoid, which in turn allows the jamming rod 431 to slide back into the magazine casing 21, thus allowing the user to fire the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon again.
  • In another alternative embodiment of the present invention, the actuating mechanism 432 is a motor. The jamming rod 431 is operatively coupled to the motor in order to control the position of the jamming rod 431. When the external computer system transmits a command to jam the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon via the transceiver 41, the controller board 42 sends an electric current through the motor, which in turn causes the jamming rod 431 to traverse out through the magazine casing 21. When the external computer system transmits a command to un-jam the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon, the controller board 42 reverses the current flow through the motor, which in turn pulls the jamming rod 431 back into the magazine casing 21, thus allowing the user to fire the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon again.
  • In yet another alternative embodiment of the present invention, the jamming rod 431 engages the gas release pin 163 instead of the bolt 13. When activated, the jamming rod 431 traverses out of the magazine casing 21 into the receiver 11. The jamming rod 431 then engages the gas release pin 163, such that the gas release pin 163 is unable to engage the gas release valve 23. This in turn prevents compressed gas from being released from the gas container 22 and thus the non-lethal, air-gun training weapon from being fired. It is also possible in other embodiments for the jamming rod 431 to engage the gas release valve 23, such that compressed gas cannot be released from the gas container 22.
  • In reference to FIG. 5, the laser assembly 3 is positioned within the air-gun 1 and comprises a laser housing 31, a diode aperture 33, and a laser diode 32. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the laser assembly 3 is positioned into the barrel 12 of the air-gun 1 adjacent to the bolt chamber 14. The laser assembly 3 may be fully positioned within the barrel 12 or partially positioned within both the barrel 12 and the bolt chamber 14. It is also possible for the laser assembly 3 to be fully positioned within the bolt chamber 14 adjacent to the barrel 12. The laser housing 31 is a thin walled cylindrical structure that is appropriately sized to be positioned within the air-gun 1. The laser housing 31 may be permanently connected to the air-gun 1 or removably attached to the air-gun 1, such that the laser assembly 3 may be replaced or maintained. The laser aperture is a small hole that traverses into the end of the laser housing 31 that is directed away from the bolt chamber 14. The laser diode 32 is positioned within the laser housing 31 adjacent to the diode aperture 33, such that light emitted from the laser diode 32 is directed out of the laser housing 31 through the diode aperture 33 and out of the air-gun 1 through the barrel 12. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the laser diode 32 is a light emitting diode, however, any other type of light source may be used. The light emitted from the laser diode 32 may or may not be visible to the human eye under normal conditions. For example, the type of light that may be emitted includes, but is not limited to, light waves in the visible, infrared, or near-infrared spectrum.
  • In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the laser diode 32 is electrically connected to the battery 45, as depicted in FIG. 12. Electrical wire connects the battery 45 to a pair of leads on the outside of the magazine 2. Similarly, electrical wire connects the laser assembly 3 to a pair of leads in the receiver 11. When the magazine 2 is attached to the air-gun 1, the pair of leads on the magazine 2 engages the pair of leads in the receiver 11. This acts to form a circuit between the battery 45 and the laser assembly 3. When the bolt sensor 44 detects that a simulated laser round has been fired (i.e. detects that the bolt 13 has cycled), the controller board 42 allows current to flow through the circuit, thus illuminating the laser diode 32. In this way, the laser assembly 3 is able to simulate any type of weapon firing mode (i.e. semi-automatic, burst, fully automatic). Because the path of the light emitted from the laser diode 32 is unimpeded, the laser assembly 3 is able to emit light in a straight line and thus simulate the path that a live round would follow if fired from a real firearm. The light emitted from the laser diode 32 can be tracked using photo-sensors, electro-optical sensors or any other light detection methods. Sensors can be positioned on specific targets or assembled as an entire screen or dome structure. Activation of sensors is recorded by an external computer system and used to determine if the user has successfully hit his or her targets.
  • In reference to FIG. 10, in an alternative embodiment of the present invention, the laser assembly 3 further comprises a pressure switch 34 and a laser battery 35. The laser battery 35 is positioned within the laser housing 31 in between the laser diode 32 and the pressure switch 34. Instead of being electrically connected to the battery 45, the laser diode 32 and the pressure switch 34 are electrically connected to the laser battery 35, as depicted in FIG. 14. The electrical connection of the laser diode 32, pressure switch 34, and laser battery 35 forms a normally open circuit. Activation of the pressure switch 34 by the compressed gas closes the normally open circuit and thus allows current to flow through the laser diode 32.
  • In reference to FIG. 8-9, the pressure switch 34 is adjacently connected to the laser housing 31 opposite the diode aperture 33. The pressure switch 34 is actuated by the sudden pressure change in the bolt chamber 14, which is generated by the discharge of compressed gas from the gas container 22 upon the trigger 161 being pulled. While in some embodiments the pressure switch 34 of the laser assembly 3 is pneumatically operated, it is also possible for the pressure switch 34 to be mechanically operated. The pressure switch 34 traverses into the laser housing 31 and is electrically coupled to the laser diode 32, such that the laser diode 32 is turned on and off in order to simulate gunfire when the pressure switch 34 is activated or deactivated, respectively. The pressure switch 34 allows the laser assembly 3 to be activated to simulate any type of weapon firing mode (i.e. semi-automatic, burst, fully automatic). When the pressure switch 34 is activated, light is emitted from the laser diode 32 out of the barrel 12 of the air-gun 1.
  • Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

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1. A non-lethal, air-gun training weapon comprises:
an air-gun;
a magazine;
a laser assembly;
an electromechanical assembly;
the air-gun comprises a receiver, a barrel, a bolt, a bolt chamber, a gas channel, and a firing mechanism;
the magazine comprises a magazine casing, a gas container, a gas release valve, and a gas release vent;
the laser assembly comprises a laser housing, a laser diode, and a diode aperture;
the electromechanical assembly comprises a transceiver, a controller board, a jamming device, a bolt sensor, and a battery;
the firing mechanism being positioned within the receiver;
the barrel being adjacently connected to the receiver;
the barrel being concentric with the bolt chamber;
the bolt chamber traversing into the receiver;
the bolt being slidably positioned within the bolt chamber;
the magazine casing being attached to the receiver;
the gas channel traversing into the receiver and into the bolt chamber; and
the gas container being pneumatically coupled to both the laser assembly and the bolt through the gas channel and the bolt chamber.
2. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the laser assembly being positioned into the barrel adjacent to the bolt chamber;
the diode aperture traversing into the laser housing; and
the laser diode being positioned within the laser housing adjacent to the diode aperture.
3. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the gas container being positioned within the magazine casing;
the gas release valve being positioned into the magazine casing; and
the gas container being in fluid communication with the gas channel through the gas release valve.
4. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the magazine further comprises a gas refill valve;
the gas refill valve being positioned into the magazine casing; and
the gas refill valve being in fluid communication with the gas container.
5. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the transceiver, the controller board, and the battery being positioned within the magazine casing;
the bolt sensor being positioned into the magazine casing;
the transceiver, the controller board, the jamming device, and the bolt sensor being electrically connected to the battery; and
the transceiver, the jamming device, and the bolt sensor being electronically connected to the controller board.
6. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the laser diode being electrically connected to the battery.
7. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the laser assembly further comprises a pressure switch and a laser battery;
the laser battery being positioned within the laser housing;
the pressure switch being adjacently connected to the battery housing opposite the diode aperture;
the pressure switch traversing into the laser housing; and
the laser diode and the pressure switch being electrically connected to the laser battery.
8. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the jamming device comprises a jamming rod and an actuating mechanism;
the actuating mechanism being positioned within the magazine casing;
the jamming rod being bistably positioned through the magazine casing; and
the jamming rod being operatively coupled to the actuating mechanism.
9. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 8 comprises:
the jamming rod traversing out of the magazine casing into the receiver and the bolt chamber; and
the jamming rod engaging the bolt.
10. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 1 comprises:
the firing mechanism comprises a trigger, a hammer, and a gas release pin;
the gas release pin being slidably positioned within the receiver;
the hammer being mechanically coupled to the trigger; and
the trigger being operatively coupled to the gas release pin through the hammer.
11. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 10 comprises:
the gas release pin engaging the gas release valve.
12. A non-lethal, air-gun training weapon comprises:
an air-gun;
a magazine;
a laser assembly;
an electromechanical assembly;
the air-gun comprises a receiver, a barrel, a bolt, a bolt chamber, a gas channel, and a firing mechanism;
the magazine comprises a magazine casing, a gas container, a gas release valve, and a gas release vent;
the laser assembly comprises a laser housing, a laser diode, and a diode aperture;
the electromechanical assembly comprises a transceiver, a controller board, a jamming device, a bolt sensor and a battery;
the firing mechanism comprises a trigger, a hammer, and a gas release pin;
the jamming device comprises a jamming rod and an actuating mechanism;
the firing mechanism being positioned within the receiver;
the barrel being adjacently connected to the receiver;
the barrel being concentric with the bolt chamber;
the laser assembly being positioned into the barrel adjacent to the bolt chamber;
the bolt chamber traversing into the receiver;
the bolt being slidably positioned within the bolt chamber;
the magazine casing being attached to the receiver;
the gas channel traversing into the receiver and into the bolt chamber;
the gas container being pneumatically coupled to both the laser assembly and the bolt through the gas channel and the bolt chamber;
the transceiver, the controller board, the jamming device, and the bolt sensor being electrically connected to the battery;
the transceiver, the jamming device, and the bolt sensor being electronically connected to the controller board;
the diode aperture traversing into the laser housing;
the laser diode being positioned within the laser housing adjacent to the diode aperture;
the actuating mechanism being positioned within the magazine casing;
the jamming rod being bistably positioned through the magazine casing;
the jamming rod being operatively coupled to the actuating mechanism;
the gas release pin being slidably positioned within the receiver;
the hammer being mechanically coupled to the trigger;
the trigger being operatively coupled to the gas release pin through the hammer;
the gas container being positioned within the magazine casing;
the gas release valve being positioned into the magazine casing; and
the gas container being in fluid communication with the gas channel through the gas release valve.
13. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 12 comprises:
the magazine further comprises a gas refill valve;
the gas refill valve being positioned into the magazine casing; and
the gas refill valve being in fluid communication with the gas container.
14. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 12 comprises:
the laser diode being electrically connected to the battery.
15. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 12 comprises:
the laser assembly further comprises a pressure switch and a laser battery;
the laser battery being positioned within the laser housing;
the pressure switch being adjacently connected to the battery housing opposite the diode aperture;
the pressure switch traversing into the laser housing; and
the laser diode and the pressure switch being electrically connected to the laser battery.
16. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 12 comprises:
the jamming rod traversing out of the magazine casing into the receiver and the bolt chamber; and
the jamming rod engaging the bolt.
17. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon as claimed in claim 12 comprises:
the gas release pin engaging the gas release valve.
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