MagCount began with a discussion between two brothers, John Kindt and Edward Matthew Kindt. Pursuing an ammunition counter for their handguns they wanted a system that wouldn’t impair the function of the gun in any way. They rejected mechanical options such as stringing a band of paper to the follower and displaying in a clear window, or using coiled strip-springs to measure a distance from top to bottom. These approaches are simply too invasive and too prone to interfering with handgun operation. Instead, the brothers concentrated on the difference in tension that every shooter experiences when he or she loads a magazine. MagCount treats this tactile element of handgun loading as a physical event that can be measured and reported to the shooter.
After developing the technology in a home metal-working shop, a partner was needed for further refinement. 3SAE Technologies Inc., headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, is a company with focus and expertise in developing new fiber optic tools and technologies for optical fiber fusion splicing and related applications. 3SAE holds multiple patents and awards related to optical fiber preparation and fiber optic stripping. Their products are used at many of the world’s leading photonics, aerospace, military research facilities, universities, municipalities and large fiber optic network providers, and include custom built high-reliability fiber optic cable assemblies.
The newly formed MagCount, LLC has refined the now patent-pending ammunition counting technology for small arms. Every futuristic movie has handguns with ammo counts. MagCount technology brings this into reality!