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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Sun May 04, 2008 7:19 am

All I can say is wow, this is soo cool, especially the valve. I remember looking at the prototype and thinking, this thing is so complicated but now I understand. Btw, did you send off the drawings and get parts machined somewhere else.
(Also, maybe hints at tv shows and movies??)
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun May 04, 2008 9:28 am

very nice job solar, i must admit that i am working on a gun similar to this design, i had thought i was the first one building something like it until i saw this so you stole my thunder :(:( but thats okay because its such a nice gun.

plus it was revolutionary to me at least. lol

nice gun
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Unread postAuthor: Antonio » Sun May 04, 2008 1:53 pm

I love this stuff!!! You get all respect from me:) I wish I had a laith or something. How much are you selling them for?
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Unread postAuthor: Solar » Sun May 04, 2008 3:30 pm

These first ones that are configured as semi auto are selling for $1300 USD. That might sound expensive, but it would cost someone about four times as much to have a machine shop mill a one off. It also is comparable to other products with like capabilities. I am outsourcing future production to lower the costs associated with the non-military version and also selling it in the breech loader configuration that can be upgraded to semi auto. Eventually it would be nice to sell parts for other projects too.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Sun May 04, 2008 4:14 pm

idk if I like the stock... I think a G36 stock would be a nice addition to this gun.

I think it would be really nice if you sold some of the parts such as the flash hider, trigger assembly and much more... could be used in a lot of people's projects.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sun May 04, 2008 4:53 pm

AHHH
I'M SO JEALOUS!

I wish i could machine parts, or atleast use metal parts
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Unread postAuthor: xboxteen01 » Sun May 04, 2008 5:44 pm

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b12/s ... aderAD.jpg

in that picture it says there are/will be net rounds for ammunition, if its not a big secret, how do you make those? awesome gun anyway though
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Unread postAuthor: Solar » Sun May 04, 2008 6:54 pm

The net rounds will use a three or four piece nose cone that splits at launch. The accuracy of that ad is a little off. Shows the old ratchet gun. we are also making a number of specialized rounds for animal control and less lethal/lethal apps. I do have extra barrels and muzzle brakes. Offering to owners first.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun May 04, 2008 6:56 pm

But for the price (not to say it's too much for the product, I'd say it's worth that - it's just too much for my wallet, particularly given that on only Friday I spent the UK's equivalent of about $700. On what I spent my cash, you lot will need to wait a day or three to find out...), I wouldn't mind having one of those.

I wouldn't have much to do with it, but I don't have much practical use of many other things I have either.
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Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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Unread postAuthor: drex » Sun May 04, 2008 7:43 pm

:!: wow, that is one sexy beast! it is very profeshonal looking. it makes me wish i had 1300$ lieing around, wish you luck in selling them.
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Unread postAuthor: tansit234 » Sun May 04, 2008 8:20 pm

Very, very, well done. I'm sure you put a lot of hours into CAD or plain sketching. I don't know that I would even feel comfortable about putting that much money into something especially to a machine shop to do it for you but the end result is simply beautiful. Very well thought out, very well executed. Keep up the good work. $1300 seems pretty reasonable for the first run.
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Unread postAuthor: Solar » Mon May 05, 2008 1:38 am

I made and tested individual sub assemblies usually out of brass and pvc to start, started sketching by hand, then cad. Took quite a few years due to distractions and of course money. This first run will most likely not pay for itself, but will get them out there and give me the opportunity to make larger orders than can be profitable and hopefully less expensive to get into.

This should be about the time it gets interesting. Hoping to have some vids posted this week. Stay tuned.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Tue May 06, 2008 12:39 am

But whats the movies and shows mate? Im dieing to know.
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Unread postAuthor: SNDM » Tue May 06, 2008 2:19 pm

That thing is one smexy biatch!

Words cannot express my adoration and wonder at this fine piece of enginereing.

So I will shut up now.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue May 06, 2008 3:28 pm

Solar wrote:I am outsourcing future production to lower the costs associated with the non-military version.


Anything interesting about the one for military markets other than the military budget cost? :)


I don't think I ever did get round to asking in previous threads but I've been wondering how the ammo cylinders actually seal between the valve exhaust and the barrel...
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