About 10 years ago I designed an Electronic chamber indiator that could be retrofitted to an existing 1911 slide. I never made a working prototype but I made lots of drawings. I have an electrical background, as well as law enforcement. My intent was to have a small LED light up on the back of the slide to indicate a bullet in the chamber. I discussed all this with my friend the LATE TOM FERGUSON who was one of the top wun writers in america. I had some lenghy negotiations with the Colt company, and I am sure they taped all my coversations, which included my concept and drawings for an electronically operated handgun. This was the year Colt filed for bankrupcy. My intent was to offer this electronic chamber indicator to anyone that owned a 1911 pistol. Colt told me their lawyers would not go for it because a battery was involved leaving them open for law suits. At that point I did not know what to believe. The switch I needed would have to be made in japan or maybe korea. Every one talks about safety but in reality no one really cares. This was a good idea but I did not have the funds to persue it. I even contacted certain media people that were screaming about gun safety and they all turned me down. NOTHING EVER IS AT IT APPEARS TO BE. I then decided to design a safety that would kill a weapon from 30 feet away. For instance if a police officer lost his weapon and he was about to be shot with his own gun, I had figured a way where the policeman could push a button on a small remote control which was pinned on to his shirt and it would in effect kill the weapon, so he could never be shot with his own gun. I showed all my drawings to Tom Ferguson and had him initial each sheet and date it. At that point in time I contacted Gaston Glock in Austria, he had some one call me to tell me they were not interested. No one really cares about safety, sure they all talk about it on the news but no one has ever gotten serious with my ideas on safety. I was going to charge 125 dollars to retrofit a 1911 slide for my chamber indicator. I thought I would relay this story to you as I have not talked about it in years.