Where We’ve Been
Since we first began, our goal has been to develop a fully self-contained system that allows for personalization of a firearm. SGTi, using a Remington 870 pump shotgun (a shotgun commonly used by both law enforcement and the U.S. military) has created a prototype of a firearm with our proprietary technology. SGTi has demonstrated functionality of the technology and is now poised to translate it into a practical mechanism for use by firearms manufacturers, as well as retro-fitting by licensed gunsmiths.
In the late ‘90s, Ken Collins, a Phenix City Alabama resident and avid gun owner, set out to develop a way to personalize firearms and make them safer. Motivated to follow through on his gun safety ideas by the Columbine shooting and other school shootings from that time period, Ken filed his patent application on April 22, 1999. Ken was assisted in this process by a former professor of engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Proof of Concept