‘‘"No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist, or killer, like cold blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim." ~W.Emerson Wright’’
- Name: SHARK
- Location: United States
Just another amateur 3-gunner trying to better himself.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Friday, November 08, 2013
my current job has me driving for hours on end. so I decided to post a small rant.
be fore warned this will have more questions than answers.
how thick can a suppressor wipe be? pistol or rifle? durometer of the material used?
I found a very cheap 512 gigabyte USB Drive. that's actually bigger than my current hard drive. and only half the size of my external drive. how long before magnetic disk drives are all phased out of existence?
I've been playing around with the concept of making an all in one shooting solution for the everyday precision rifle and tactical gunner. I would use an Arduino board or the like an add as many sensors as can be used. the only problem is the form factor. how does one make it as useful for a rifle to the point where people would not imagine themselves without one, and at the same time not be limited to using one particularly type of rifle accessorie or proprietary equipment?
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Producing the goods
Seems that theres been a lot of different products comming out lately, and the desire to produce something of my own has been building up. The products themselves are nothing new, in fact the term "game changer" has lost all meaning for me. Kind of like the word "hero" was being thrown around the last ten years. The products may not be that special but the manufacturing techniques employed are what I want to focus on today. Its sort of an idea I had on manufacturing. What if the product design I produced was not based on the necessity it covered, but the type of manufacturing that produced it? Lets take a look at some types of making stuff and the possibilities surrounding it.
1. 3D printing
Probably one of the fastest growing types of production. It has gained a following due to how easy it is to learn and set up your own machine. In fact I'm making my own!
The plans or mor specifically the outline of different types are available online. I wont go into it too much but if you google reprap and cnc router you'll pretty much get what the idea is.
now on with the ideas. we have probably all seen the plastic printed AR 15 lower. and we've almost all saw the one 3d printed gun The Liberator. but I think we're missing out on what the 3d printer really capable of. imagine if you will coming up with a design for a new type of AR 15 or AR 10 lower. now imagine printing it out , function testing it, and finally casting it! a lost wax investment casting of a 3d printed lower would not be that out of reach for the regular home smith. just google home foundry.
2. Lazer cutting, edm, water jet
I group these types of manufacturing together because it was very limited in the sense of what I could use it for in the gun industry. other than small parts most of these types of manufacturing wouldn't be able to produce on their own bigger parts such as receivers, handguards and the like. as for a good idea with these types of manufacturing services I had a couple. the first is the design and cutting a very small flat parts such as trigger groups and extractors. another idea would be making monocores for suppressors. and finally only the simplest design of tube receiver would be able to be worked out on this sort of deal. Also there have been lower designs that would cut up a lower into layer form and then either welded or screwed together.
Not much to say. The capabilities are well known
This has the best potential to encompass the three qualities of any gun part or gun itself. ease of high production manufacture in relation to power expended. tolerance of parts to each other. and finally strength of individual part stamped.
I think the understanding of manufacturing types increases the designs that could be imagined.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
When it comes to what I've been hearing lately, it really seems that the government really has come to the point of passing some of the worst laws ever....... to be completely ignored by the citizens at large!
I'll tell you the truth I was very worried when the media and government went up in arms and brought the argument of guns again. But as of now i'm excited at the current results if gun control becomes successful. Allow me to point out some conclusions.
1. Reduced public opinion on those in .gov positions.
If it wasnt painfully apparent to these polititians that supporting positions against public opinion was bad for their careers in the long run, then i guess hindsight will be 20/20 for them after theyre voted out of office.
2. Compliant companies going broke.
Its universal for companies to be neutral when it comes to political opinions but some companies have opened their big mouths in efforts to ride the fake wave of positive public opinion. Lets see how positive it is when it affects sales negatively.
There is a simple key performance indicator (kpi) formula that all companies should follow...
Gun control support = loss in sales!
3. Real LEO support
This one is a good one. While most unseasoned cops will blindly follow all orders to comply with performance reviews, the more seasoned vets who have more wisdom, seniority, and usually rank higher in the food chain, department wise, will either outright refuse to enforce stupidity or secretly do it while still keeping their civilian shooting buddies.
See you at the range.
4. Further seperation of idiots.
The amount of empathy for these gun control supporters has become zero. Any kindness or service that may have come to these people is gone now. Theyve made their choice.
5 "NO! I will not comply"
its not just a saying, its a movement. These laws WILL be ignored. How can i stress this enough to anyone that supports this stupidity. You cant make a law to force people to care. It doesnt work that way.
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Out of the loop
seems I've been out of it for a while. I need to get back into the whole typing thing. But with work and all, it's like I can't get anything good on to blog anymore.
since last year everybody came out with their own Chassis System for a bolt action.
nylon Goods have reached an all time high and everybody has gotten in on it.
what companies are investing in in-house machining capabilities and since that's the case research and development costs have gotten lower and people are coming out with weirder and weirder crap
I recently messed with the couple of vortex scopes. those things are awesome. I compared them side by side with eotech and an acog. the scope outshined the other 2 by having a really nice field of view, a nice sharp reticle, and some really nice glass.
Other than that it seems that I need to start producing....
Friday, March 02, 2012
Project: First Projo
Shot Show Chassis Hunt
Monday, November 28, 2011
Crap a year has gone by!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Project "a-crew": a short on jackets.
I found several useful types of clothing and learned that most
of us already know what works.
First off let me say that I don't see myself using really
expensive pieces of clothing. I can understand the benefits
and the necessety that these items provide sometimes so don't
give me crap about it. Let me just start on what I've messed
I've settled on the blackwater spec ops jacket. Out of all
the jackets I've been using it gave the most amount of utility
while still looking really good. It's becomming my go to jacket
when the weather turns bad.
Some background. I've tried the thick patrol jackets and the
patrol jackets with thinsulate pile on the liner. They are
pretty rugged and lite but get in the way when you reach for
anything, get wet if you stay in the rain to long, and just
feel wierd. Not something I want to wear too long.
Athletic type thin jackets. A step in the right direction
but still cuts it short...... Way short! Even when layering
it doesn't even cut it as a top layer. And if I was going to
use it for cold weather that I knew I was going to work in
I'd wear a long sleeve shirt and pop on a windbreaker after.
Or wear that blackhawk jacket!
It is pretty sweet. If your carrying it lays over your sidearm
nicely, so you don't print as much. Doesn't work much for
bigger fellas but then again what does. I have a lot of portly
friends so I get to say that!
One gripe I have with the spec-ops jacket is the lack of a
hood, and a dump pouch style pocket up front. Other than that
the zippers seal themselves after you close them, the top
material sheds water like a ducks ass, and the material on
the inside won't get me too hot when I start running around.
This is the beginning of my "A-crew" tactical clothing review.
My next one will be on footwear. I've tried a few here and
there. Timberlands, bates, and the usual milspec stuff along
with some newbalance, and Nike sneakers just to mix it up a
bit. I'm not quite there yet but when I figure it out
you'll be the first to know.
-- Shark Out
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Teaching the next generation
I'm so damn proud!
They used the 308. Well..... All except for the 8 year old,
she used the 223.
Ya know, I've built many a rifle in my day and ya know what?
I felt as though I've accomplished more in this one day then
I ever had learning this stuff in the first place.