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#1 SlingNerd

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:11 PM


Been percolating on something kind of unorthodox for a while and last evening I finally put it to paper. The grid on this paper is made of 1/4 inch squares, for reference.

What are your thoughts?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

Crazy. That's all I have to say. Make it!

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

Reminds me of the "vulcan", when was that a thing?

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:21 AM

If you're able to thumb brace it behind the posts could work. That your thinking?


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:24 AM

Exciting project :)

The challenge with these type of solutions are: they work well with a specific knowledge and skill for a particular person but in hands of an other shooter their benefits may easily fade. However it's a concept that rises time after time. I can only suggest to build one and experiment with it. Practice is a great teacher. You will see for yourself, maybe it will inspire you to explore even more directions. Iterations are key.

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

I have tried a similar experiment. Both of those will want to roll in your hand. The top one will work better than the bottom one. also they will want to torque back horizontally to your wrist. BB bands were the only thing I could get to work any close to good.

Maybe you will have better luck 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

All, I've made small adjustments to the design, namely a "beaver tail" behind the forks so that - in conjuction with the large forward finger groove - the frame locks more firmly into the hand. I'll post pics tonight. My inspiration was a Taurus 1911 pistol grip.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

Congratulations for at least tryingI hope you keep us informed and let us know how it turns out

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

Here's that update I promised. As you can see it's FAR more pistol-based, the template traced directly from a handgun.

I want to try and make it more sleek, though. Kinda lumpy looking now.f59d1ac9be90259a642a4d11664953bd.jpg

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

Here's that update I promised. As you can see it's FAR more pistol-based, the template traced directly from a handgun.

I want to try and make it more sleek, though. Kinda lumpy looking now.f59d1ac9be90259a642a4d11664953bd.jpg

How are you planning on holding when you shoot? Are you planning on holding like a pistol? Gangster style? I had imagined you holding it with the forks perpendicular to you based on the first drawing.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

I likr the the first one more actually. Could you not drop the posts vertically so torque center plane to grip? Then allow for thumb braced behind posts...

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:12 AM

Here's that update I promised. As you can see it's FAR more pistol-based, the template traced directly from a handgun.

I want to try and make it more sleek, though. Kinda lumpy looking now.f59d1ac9be90259a642a4d11664953bd.jpg

How are you planning on holding when you shoot? Are you planning on holding like a pistol? Gangster style? I had imagined you holding it with the forks perpendicular to you based on the first drawing.

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The idea was to hold it "gangster" style while the end of the fork tips protruded upwards from the ends, so that it looks like the "back" view from my previous post when you view it while shooting.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:14 AM

I likr the the first one more actually. Could you not drop the posts vertically so torque center plane to grip? Then allow for thumb braced behind posts...


I appreciate your input. My only worry about thumb bracing and putting the forks forward instead of above is that a misfire would likely take your thumb off.

Instead, I opted to make the frame as grippy and lockable into the hand as possible to assist in mitigating torque from the slightly raised forks. Am I making sense?

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:35 AM

Whats life without a little risk... No worries - just thinking out loud.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:55 AM

Here's that update I promised. As you can see it's FAR more pistol-based, the template traced directly from a handgun.

I want to try and make it more sleek, though. Kinda lumpy looking now.f59d1ac9be90259a642a4d11664953bd.jpg

How are you planning on holding when you shoot? Are you planning on holding like a pistol? Gangster style? I had imagined you holding it with the forks perpendicular to you based on the first drawing.

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The idea was to hold it "gangster" style while the end of the fork tips protruded upwards from the ends, so that it looks like the "back" view from my previous post when you view it while shooting.
Oh! That makes sense

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:23 PM

So when are you gonna make it

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#17 SlingNerd

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

Next day off that I get, most likely!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

Next day off that I get, most likely!

Sweet can't wait

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hey slingnerd, where you at on this

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

Do you have a bandsaw, jig saw or ?

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