Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pump Gun Slingshot: First test firing!

Guys, this is gonna work.

I completed the raw weapon, minus the racking slide. Banded it up with dual TB gold. The "barrel" is a bit longer than I planned, 95 cm from lock to fork.

I "mimicked" the racking slide with my hands and fingers, it works very fine! Of course I have to clamp the weapon into the vise to do that, but a ball was cleanly loaded behind the lock and the trigger held without any issues.

I fired six rounds, and not one problem arose.

Will make the slide next. Of course, if everything works, then I have tons of cosmetics to do before this will be a looker, too - right now, functionality comes first.

I will probably have to make a steel version in case this baby is reliable.



22 comments:

  1. Cool! Can't wait to see the youtube video :)

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  2. btw, i was thinking if you could cut a small opening beside where the ammo is stored so you could know how many rounds are left in the feeder.

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  3. superb, really looking forward to the video of this one in action.

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  4. Outstanding! Trust you to do a great job! This will be the signature weapon for your new 'bad-man' introduction to your YT channel. I can just picture several pumped rounds going out at a target in record time. Like all others, I will wait anxiously for the video and then dream of it for a week afterwards. :)

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  5. Another great achievement. The convenience of quick reloading without fumbling around is a very attractive idea. Like the previous posters, I'm really looking forward to seeing this in a video. I can't wait to see how fast you can cycle it. Well done and thank you for always pushing the boundaries.

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  6. Yes... always a next step ahead of me. Belt fed, 3000 rpm minigun slingshot? Who knows... :)

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  7. Geil. Es wird sicher super sein. Wir warte auf den Video.

    Gruss.
    www.zombieway.blogspot.com

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  8. that thing is big, ugly and scary lol. sweet

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  9. I'm still not 100% sure how the pouch and the loading and the slide will work together, but I'm sure you've got it all under control. How easy is this going to be to "pump?" Are we talking 15kg of pull when you pump it? Will you put a pistol grip on the slide to help with this?

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  10. That is incredible! please do a tutorial even if its the first of its kind! Its a huge step for slingshots!

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  11. Man, this thing has to be darn accurate. Really looking forward to some slowmo's of the action as it's shooting. Also wonder if the balls will roll or spin as it exits.

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  12. really absolutly incredible.....Great..

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  13. Yes, will add a "pistol grip" to the slide. And yes, we are talking normal slingshot bands, so expect 15 to 18 kg of a draw.

    Of course this could be made in a smaller size for smaller ammo, then the draw weight can be reduced. But 20 mm steel balls need serious draw weights to function.

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  14. Holy crap, I feel sorry of the zombies!

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  15. Very exciting, can't wait to see it in action. The possibilities are so exciting. Totally tacticool, picatinny rails, adjustable sights, laser sight, bayonet, folding G3 stock, flashlight, double barrel, high capacity removable magazines, custom camo, paint balls? Magnets, springs, Teflon, aluminum AAhh! I think my heads gonna explode.

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  16. I was always thinking of a shotgun slingshot because that would make an awesome, fast reload weapon in case of house break-in. Must be fun to shoot that thing! =)

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  17. I just know your going to tweek this in a little bit and make it even better

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  18. That is ingenious! Really love the mechanism inside. All it needs is a little tweaking here and there; the cocking slide seemed like it was getting stuck a little, it shouldn't take much to make it glide nice an easy.

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  19. Once again, another great idea dies and is never heard from again.

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