Wow this is one of the best animations I’ve ever seen:

The animation was done by Matt Rittman. He talks about the process and what programs he used on his blog. The YouTube descriptions says it took him 500+ hours.  I don’t doubt that.



Damn I like it when companies do this type of video:

All those CNC machines 🤤🤤🤤.

1:03 – Packed lunch goals.  I should rip the foam out of one of my cases, and carry a sandwich and a banana around and see if anyone even looks twice – second amendment audit style.  “UM, AM I BEING DETAINED OFFICERS?  I’m sorry, I didn’t realize it was illegal to carry sustenance around in a plastic case.  This is an EGREGIOUS violation of the 4th amendment, and I will not tolerate it.  Please clearly recite your full names and badge numbers into my GoPro.  *scoff* Oh man YouTube is gonna LOVE this.”

1:31 – We’ve seen those firing machines before.  Cool every time though.

I know it’s not a “nice” topic, but I wonder how long it will be until all humans on assembly lines can be replace with machines?  There are sure a lot of repetitive tasks, which no doubt require a lot of manual dexterity… but I’m sure it will happen eventually.  People are getting replaced everywhere… I got some chicken nugs for my hangry Girlfriend at a McDonalds in Paris, and I shit you not there were only two actual employees.  The ordering was done exclusively on screens.  Yea sure they have the screens in the US and Canada too (not that I frequently go to McDonalds, but I do walk by a lot of them), but I have yet to see any where there is just a big bank of screens like the ones I saw in Paris, and that’s it.  The two employees “cooked” (I obviously use that term loosely), and one handed the bags off to customers.  “Merci” I said, as I grabbed the brown bag of regret.



I knew this would happen with 3D printing eventually:

From the description:

The final iteration of the 3D printed Banana Standard pistol is now fully functional. All major controls work perfectly, and all minor tolerances have been corrected. The only issue seems to be that the slide, in conjunction with the recoil spring, are too heavy to cycle properly with a suppressor attached. The frame was printed in PLA at 0.1mm layer heights.

Incredible.  According to the comments on the video, he even 3d printed the frame rails in 17-4 stainless steel.  As you know, the frame is the part with the serial number on it, so he’s making what the internet likes to call a “GHOST GUN”👻👻👻.  Although he could have used a Glock slide, he chose to use some aftermarket one in the videos.  The guy hasn’t made any comments on the long term durability of the PLA.

This is an older version posted last week, where he had some fun with the frame shape:

The guy also 3d printed a VZ61 Skorpion, from measurements he took off a de-milled parts kit and some old blueprints.

Oh man the aftermarket is going to have a field day once this becomes easier and easier to do at home, and the files become open source.  Naturally the lawmakers will be scrambling even more than they are now.



LiFeStYLe CoMmErCiaL incoming:

If you would have told me 10 years ago that gun companies would be putting out advertisement videos where dudes were pushing their kids on a swing, moms taking the squad to soccer practice etc. I would have LOL’d so hard.

You can read more info on the G48 and G43X if you’re interested.  Available January 21st.

Is the silver slide something people want?  The custom Glock guys are going to be steaming mad they aren’t unique anymore, considering were already beat down once when Glock introduced the front slide serrations.  Oh what a time to be alive.  I really hope there’s some actual innovation for SHOT Show 2019 🤞.



HeLL Ya BrUtHer:

haha good stuff.  SharkCoastTactical is the place that did this, if you’re looking to upgrade your own wand.



LOL I find the fact this exists with free world wide shipping very hard to believe 😬:

$100 at Silencer-Sale and it’s 80%, and they ship “practically all over the world” with free delivery 😬😬😬.  This is the exact text from that page on the website:

  • Gen 1-4 model 17-41
    Requires rework is not a prohibited product since, it is in an inoperative condition 80% drop It is not illegal for individuals to own these parts in current form.
  • The customer and I are not required to inform.
  • Requires basic tooling to finish. Just replacing the backplate. This is a much more cost efficient way to own a full auto Glock.
  • The kit comes with instructions.,
    When sending out we specify as spare parts for a motorcycle, we deliver practically all over the world, the delivery is free of charge

Is this a Pooh tier / god tier honey pot?  Oh man I cringed so hard at the “we specify as spare parts for a motorcycle”.  So on their own company website, they are openly basically being like “Yea rather than put GUN PART on the customs form we’re going to lie and put motorcycle part just so it hopefully sneaks through… sound good potential customer?”  Ooooooof my soul.  The website is actually registered to someone in Russia if you hit up the WHOIS.  Turning a Glock from semi to auto there might be perfectly legal to do on any given Tuesday I don’t really know.  In the US there are SEVERAL more hoops to jump through to say the least if you want to keep your freedom and butthole safe.

These have popped up in the past on Amazon and various other fly-by-night websites, but they seem to disappear (thankfully) soon afterwards.

Oh and I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that there are MANY other products on the Silencer-Sale website.  You know, the usual basic stuff like AR-15 lightning links, baffles to retrofit airsoft silencers to various real calibers (7.62, .300, .308), baffles to change oil filters into suppressors, and even the classic Maglite suppressor retrofit.  YIKES fellas… yikes….

RIP to some people’s dogs in advance.  Thoughts?

Gat tip: kstep93