Well I guess not entirely useless I suppose… you be the judge:
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I’d like to know what rapid prototyping service anyone that makes this uses. From my experience getting parts printed, a rough estimate on this cost of this particular project I’d say would be no less than $300, probably closer to $400. I assume printing it yourself on a Makerbot (pictured in the background of the picture) is exponentially cheaper.
I can’t say that I am impressed with the design itself, and I really don’t think holding a gun shaped object up to your head to talk on the phone is the best way to keep a low profile and not attract unwanted attention.
Definitely an interesting idea. I’d like to see the results in some ballistic gelatin.
The absence of a copper jacket, and the fact the hole isn’t perfectly centered makes me think it wouldn’t retain its weight very well (if at all). I have no doubt it would expand like a banshee though.