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Old September 26, 2018, 09:21 PM   #26
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Thanks for the input everybody. I've weighed the opinions, the different viewpoints, the costs and viability etc.

I've decided to go ahead with a crowd funding pre order of the project. I'm attempting to raise $750 through pre order sales, equivalent to 75 individual unit sales, to fund the design and 100 copies.

The biggest question is market viability, so that's what I'm attempting to prove. Successful fundraising will indicate there is a willing market, failure to meet goals will tell me there's not enough interest to support the project.

I will be happy to post the link when it goes live this week (if allowed on the forum). And we will see in a month or so what the open market thinks of the idea!
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Old September 27, 2018, 09:12 PM   #27
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The link is live today.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...&ref=discovery

The platform gives me 30 days to raise the $750 I set as my goal. Today I have raised about 12% of that - so it looks like the concept might be valid if I can keep up interest!
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Old September 30, 2018, 08:02 AM   #28
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good luck with your adventure.

I think that adding the rules of safely handling a gun was incorporated into book, it would lessen the concerns about curious kids and might educate them in another way.

As you asked for opinions, I think if you are successful, you might rank up there with 3d gun printing. If/when the media catches wind of this, you will become a house hold name and not particularly in the way you would hope.
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Old September 30, 2018, 10:25 PM   #29
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L2R, I think that is a particularly genius idea. I will definitely have to figure out a way to incorporate that, and maybe a short primer on general firearms knowledge. Thanks for your input!
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Old October 21, 2018, 07:16 PM   #30
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As of today, we have 5 days left to meet our goal and we have raised $692 out of $750.

So I feel good about saying that this project is probably going to be happening!

I will happily share it with the forum when it is available
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Old October 21, 2018, 08:24 PM   #31
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For all the non hunting rock throwers can you have pictures of little johnny getting a bead on a nice buck -kidding-. Great idea actually I bet a lot of sportsman clubs and hunting safety people would buy it also

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Old October 21, 2018, 08:37 PM   #32
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Just minutes after I posted the update, we received a pledge that pushed us over our goal to fund the project.

It looks as though it may have been someone who followed the link from this thread, so thank you whoever you are!
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Old October 24, 2018, 02:14 PM   #33
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Old October 24, 2018, 05:09 PM   #34
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If we're just talking about the Senate, that may be doable. I might need some outside funding to secure enough copies for the house though
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Old October 24, 2018, 08:36 PM   #35
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Just minutes after I posted the update, we received a pledge that pushed us over our goal to fund the project.

It looks as though it may have been someone who followed the link from this thread, so thank you whoever you are!
I was gone hunting and had missed the announcement about the Kickstarter, until I got back - which coincided with the day of the update.
Based on my pledge amount, the timing of it, and how close to the goal the project was at the time, I suspect it may have been me.

Whether or not it was me, there are 37 other backers that made it happen.
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Old October 26, 2018, 02:29 AM   #36
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FrankenMauser, thank you (and all of the other backers mentioned) for your support of this project. I believe you selected the pledge that allows you to choose a firearm design to be included, so if we have not already talked about that, please feel free to PM me here. I'll be sending out an official survey when the project ends (very shortly)
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