posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 03:26 PM
a reply to: TheBadCabbie
I had to cut my last post short due to an urgent mission to rescue a $15 recliner from the great and powerful offer up... In the last week with $20
spent we've acquired a nice recliner and the best damn waffle iron I've ever owned. Now onto part 2 of my last post.
I've been kicking around a much less ambitious version of a pistol project I worked on for quite awhile. Previously I was working on a multi caliber
clone of the gsh-18 Russian rotating barrel locked short recoil pistol. Now I'm working on a much simpler but larger bullpup combat pistol / carbine
design using the same locking system. If I build it it will use a mix of AR15 components, off the shelf magazines, custom designed magazine wells that
can be 3d printed machined or stamped, and other custom machined or modified commercial components.
My goal is to get a simple single caliber build and a couple magazines to come in between $200 & $300 in components and cutters and jigs.
I'm considering doing this mostly just to prove that good quality pistols that are durable, reliable, and functional don't have to be a rich man's
game. Secondary motivations include making an option available that doesn't require a huge investment or reduced expectations to get into the light
center fire cartridge world where the majority of ammunition deals exist at this point. Finally, I want something available to motivated but cash
strapped people who want a quality defensive arm and for gunsmith students and diy types that's cheap enough for them to build and go wild
Plus there's the whole i consider the rotating barrel locking mechanism to be the future of pistols and PDW platforms thing he he.
It's also the low portion of my traditional high low mix of projects I prefer to do since the other thing I'm working on is very useful and
potentially a big step up in firearms accessories, but just won't be cheap any time soon even if it works out better than expected.