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MGG Turkey Mantis PFS

Discussion in 'The PFS' started by Metropolicity, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    Some you guys may have seen my previous Turkey project, the SHUCKAPOW! The colours and shape reminded me of a 50's bowling alley.

    I used the same wood combo for this Mantis, hence the Turkey Mantis name. I tweaked the design a little, shortened the palm swell area and made the band attachment a Topslot instead is a wrap and tuck. That SHOULD take care of the hand slap.

    Purpleheart, Maple, Paduak, Walnut all spaced with Maple veneer.

    I want to thank @ZorroSlinger for this great design that I hope to make more of.

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    There is always a way, hack on!
     
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  2. Scott Kilpatrick

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    Very cool I want one lol
     
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  3. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Well-Known Member

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    Love the colors!
     
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  4. Clever Moniker

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    LOVE it. Excellent work Eric.
     
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  5. GrayWolf

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    Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it in action.
     
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  6. Samurai Samoht

    Samurai Samoht Well-Known Member

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    Dang Eric! That looks awesome! Can't wait to hear or see how it shoots.
    Tom
     
  7. Bamboo

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    Excellent.
     
  8. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    I had TB Blue on it, no hand slaps and was a sniper.

    I then put on some TB Gold on request and still no hand slaps, but shot high so I had to adjust my aim. I also tried to induce handslap by using 1/4 SB instead of 3/8 and clean shooting.

    I really like it! @ZorroSlinger we are on to something!
     
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  9. PorkChopSling

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    That's freaking awesome!
     
  10. Mister Magpie

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    @Metropolicity I like what you have done with this. And the collaboration to see this get off the ground has been commendable. Personally, I was negative towards the design when I first saw it - not as a shooter but as a fast draw shooter. I think the design and execution are excellent and have no doubts to its effectiveness as a shooter. And I would not be upset if someone proved me wrong and demonstrated this as a fast draw model. :)
     
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  11. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    Yah, I stopped trying to make it a fast draw. IN THEORY it's one, but really she's just a fantastic static target shooter.
     
  12. Samurai Samoht

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    I am very interested in the fact that you aren't getting any handslap. Are you shooting gangsta, upright, active?
     
  13. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    Upright, target style (as in hold for a second and release).

    I haven't shot it sideways yet but I haven't had a good track record of PFS sideways.

    I've had similar experiences with the other more traditional PFS designs with a topslot, hand slaps greatly reduced.

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  14. ZorroSlinger

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    Collaboration is excellent summation of this! Although, this was accidental and not planned! In my view others were involved and get credit : @Canh8r posted recent topic about Fast Draw and he mentioned briefly about self centering grip, then as conversation went on, @GrayWolf commented about a possible custom PFS with a front catch/hook, and both those things triggered idea and I did that preliminary quick concept drawing. Then Eric with his expertise made it a reality and it has evolved, maybe not necessarily for fast draw, but perhaps Sniper-esque PFS target shooter... however ... I think, with some practice & how you holster it, Mantiss has possibilties for Fast/Quick Draw also (using tubes)! :cool:
     
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  15. Mister Magpie

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    @Metropolicity Here is a question for you regarding construction. Did you somehow scan the prototype so that the computer program could calculate the size and shape of the various layers?
     
  16. Metropolicity

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    Nope, just my powers of judgement. I knew that the waist area is no more than 3/4" so the middle spine area is the full frame. The 'wings' area is the full width, and I wanted each fork to be 1" so 4 layers of material.

    The palm swell/butt end, never exceeds 1.25 so again, it was a matter of putting only one layer above the spine frame layers.

    It saves me a little time and I can more efficiently use a sheet of material. The plywood one I had no idea where I needed to cut out so I just made a big block and cut it off with a band saw and shaped it afterwards.

    make sense?
     
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  17. Mister Magpie

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    Got it! Thanks for taking the time to reply.
     
  18. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    If I didn't have time to reply, I wouldn't of taken the time to take pics while I made it :)


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  19. AZ Stinger

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    Wowzers....another collectors piece..
     
  20. CanOpener

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    I am loving watching this evolve!! I feel like I was here for the birth of something special! :)
     
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