The Shockwave ZMAGs are all sold out. We are on track to have more ready by the last week in August. Thank you to everyone for your patience. If you would like to get “on the list” for the next batch, you can drop an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just send your name and the quantity of ZMAGs you are interested in purchasing. We will notify you when they become available again. No deposit or commitment is required. If you change your mind by the time we notify you, no problem. We’ll simply move on down the list.
In early 2013, we were contacted by an armorer for the Hand Prop Room in Los Angeles. He mentioned they were building some custom props for a Planet of the Apes sequel and wanted to know if we had a Raptor Grip for the Remington 870. I told him that we didn’t have any production units for sale at the time, but could send him a couple of R&D samples taken off of the RTV mold. I didn’t get too excited, as we occasionally supply items to various movie outfits—and never hear anything more about it.
This past weekend, my wife and I caught Dawn of the Planet of the Apes—and there was the Raptor Grip R870 bigger than life. 🙂 Almost famous. LOL
So we’re putting our 3D printer up for auction. Own a piece of firearms history. 😉 It’s an old Makerbot Cupcake. (What a name. Anyway…) It’s not much to write home about. But “back in the day,” I thought it was pretty cool. Hey, I built it myself. [Beats on chest.]
It was working until a couple of days ago. Then I had the bright idea to rebuild the “printhead.” In the process, I messed up the Nichrome wire that heats up the nozzle. It’s a half-hour fix. (You’ll need a new 6″ piece of Nichrome wire.) But I’m just not up for it. (Too many other things going on.) Once you replace that, you’ll be up and running again. We’re throwing in with the Makerbot a newer PC power supply, one almost-complete spool of 3mm ABS filament, a small spool of white ABS filament, all the extra little bits I have left over from when I built the “Grey Ghost,” and whatever else I can think of to throw in the deal.
Believe it or not, we used this Makerbot when we were prototyping the Raptor Grip for the Mossberg 500 and the Remington 870—and also the ZMAG follower. Gun parts! (I’m sure that still gives little Bre Pettis nightmares. LOL) Anyway, this little Makerbot was a trusty friend and business partner. But we need move on to bigger things.