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jbholsters wrote:

More Paperwork then.  Ugh  I have several SBR's and suppressors so what's another $200.00.  Govt extortion is what it is!!!

BCFDRay wrote:

Adding a stock to a pistol makes it a short barreled rifle. The KPOS measures 21.65" when fully extended, according to the FAB Defense website. The state of Maryland requires no less than an overall length of 29" if the barrel is less than 16" to make an SBR and you still have to pay the $200 NFA tax stamp. To meet me states requirements, I would need to have a 13.19" barrel on the Glock 17 to make an SBR since 4.5" of the barrel is covered by the KPOS. A company called IGB makes a 16" barrel for the glock so you can make it into a carbine, but the reviews aren't very favorable.

What confuses me is the ATF says if the barrel is under 16" it's an SBR, but the minimum length must be 26" overall. So the KPOS Gen 1 doesn't meet the federal requirements. I think the SBR laws changed in 2013. I did speak with an NFA specialist who did confirm the KPOS  when assembled would require a tax stamp

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BCFDRay,

Turned out pretty good ... get out the dremel!

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7289 wrote:

BCFDRay,

Turned out pretty good ... get out the dremel!

So I didn't take into consideration that my dining room table was just a bit off level and caused the grips to be thicker nearest the mounting screws  ajb007/tongue
I recast them a bit thinner and with a wedge to level it out. Should have a new result tomorrow afternoon.

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OK, let's see the new handles!

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This time around the grips have alot of small air bubbles, so I'll have to recast again, but they're getting there
https://s4.postimg.cc/drghwi9qx/20170502_105617.jpg

I may fill in the some of the positive spaces in the mold to make it a little more clean looking also

https://s10.postimg.cc/s9z0swv85/20170502_105553.jpg

Last edited by BCFDRay (2nd May 2017 23:06)

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I like the look.

Reminds me of the WW2 grips for the 1911 made from aircraft windshield. You are getting good results ... you could always try to emulate the original ASP and bead blast the grips except for the area that shows the rounds in the magazine.

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BCFDRay

Unfortunately the only way to get rid of the bubbles is to degas the resin.  If you are looking at doing a few resin casts then you can buy a degassing chamber.  For small one off stuff I used vaccuum food storage jars and a hand vac pump, you could put something together for about $50.

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I do have a sandblaster in my workshop, I may play around with the results.

Gadget: I have a food vacuum sealer that has a "liquid" setting, ydo you think that could work?

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Some of the flat bag sealers have an external vacuum hose which would work on a vaccum jar.  I use the FoodSaver brand of cannisters and most of their flat sealers have a hose connection.  I had a vacuum pump already so I use that.  They do a wide range of clear containers which give you the added bonus of being able see what's going on.  It really is trial and error, my pump will produce such a good vacuum that resin will just spontaneously 'boil'. If it does that then reduce the vacuum and just give it a couple of runs, you'll see the bubbles just float out of the resin, most satisfying.

http://www.foodsaver.co.uk/accessories/ … ml#start=1

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Good information ... this is getting interesting!

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I'm so pleased men like you still exist,  in a world of social media,  Netflix etc here we have vacuum bags to de gas resin for pistol grips..... All home made  ajb007/martini  gives me faith.  Well done gents  ajb007/cheers

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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New addition!
https://s28.postimg.cc/dvxj0hm7t/Screenshot_2017-05-10-16-47-30.png

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Anyone have one of these in there collection?
https://s27.postimg.cc/7a49h2jlr/Screenshot_2017-05-16-19-41-25.png

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Yep  ajb007/martini

https://s15.postimg.cc/nabv0vqef/DSC_0176.jpg

Webley & Scott 1918

Last edited by Alex1995 (28th Jan 2019 20:25)

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Alex1995 wrote:

Yep  ajb007/martini

https://s15.postimg.cc/nabv0vqef/DSC_0176.jpg

Webley & Scott 1918

Very cool! I'm so tempted but I don't know what a good price is on one.

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BCFDRay wrote:

Very cool! I'm so tempted but I don't know what a good price is on one.

It isn't that rare.  It depends of course of the condition but I would say 200-300$.

Enjoy the hunt! ajb007/cheers

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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What happens when the one and only Mantis comes to visit?
https://s18.postimg.cc/kk46u1dl1/2017-06-05_10.38.17.png

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We open the Q-Branch Armory!!!
https://s22.postimg.cc/6kzeez5zh/received_10211825730451325.jpg

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It was amazing fun!  Looking forward to editing the footage into the vlogs!

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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David is shown and is allowed to experience many of the handguns that Bond uses in Part 1 of this series. Expert Ray Kromphold and FreeState Gun Range in Maryland provide the weaponry, expertise and environment to immerse the viewer into the world of Bond through his tools of the trade....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXNeQdQDAbY&t=27s


https://s24.postimg.cc/5h8e078xt/gun_vlog_1.jpg


https://s7.postimg.cc/dtk7orig7/gun_vlog_2.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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BCFDRay wrote:

We open the Q-Branch Armory!!!
https://s22.postimg.cc/6kzeez5zh/received_10211825730451325.jpg


Hi

thanks to you and David for the video. Good job. Is a good chance to ask. I am very familiar with the P99. Couple of questions though

how bad is the DA pull on the PPK compared to the P99? aweful?

I also heard that the trigger on the vp9 is numb? your opinion?

and finally it would be nice to know your opinion on the trigger of the Cheetah.

Kudos on the range and the approach to a Bond experience.

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Wow, that all would've been nice to see in person!

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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HG1940 wrote:
BCFDRay wrote:

We open the Q-Branch Armory!!!
https://s22.postimg.cc/6kzeez5zh/received_10211825730451325.jpg


Hi

thanks to you and David for the video. Good job. Is a good chance to ask. I am very familiar with the P99. Couple of questions though

how bad is the DA pull on the PPK compared to the P99? aweful?

I also heard that the trigger on the vp9 is numb? your opinion?

and finally it would be nice to know your opinion on the trigger of the Cheetah.

Kudos on the range and the approach to a Bond experience.

The DA trigger pull on the PPK is long and heavy, roughly 16lbs, compared to the 4lb single. The P99 we used has an amazing trigger with a very very short reset. I don't know about David's opinion but the VP9 trigger, but I find it dull, but it's amazing how accurate it is. The Cheetah has a long trigger pull with a very crisp break

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Fun video. Looking forward to Part 2. --Ed

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BCFDRay wrote:
HG1940 wrote:
BCFDRay wrote:

We open the Q-Branch Armory!!!
https://s22.postimg.cc/6kzeez5zh/received_10211825730451325.jpg


Hi

thanks to you and David for the video. .....

....Kudos on the range and the approach to a Bond experience.

The DA trigger pull on the PPK is long and heavy, roughly 16lbs, compared to the 4lb single. The P99 we used has an amazing trigger with a very very short reset. I don't know about David's opinion but the VP9 trigger, but I find it dull, but it's amazing how accurate it is. The Cheetah has a long trigger pull with a very crisp break

Thanks for that. I had heard about the VP9 trigger, but is nice that is an accurate one.

those PPK are also great, but I would hate to get used to the DA trigger.

Love the P99 myself.

Thanks