A pair weeks in the past I visited a maker in Texas and spied this pallet of 4, 14,000-round drums of Winchester M193. Apparently there’s an entire lot extra what place this got here from, too, saved above their take a look at firing vary.
They aren’t an enormous maker because the firearm business goes, however in the midst of take a look at firing their weapons they undergo about 1,000,000 rounds of ammo a 12 months.
It’s one among our hottest posts on the @Guntruth Instgram feed, so I figured I’d share it to TTAG Actual right here, too.
Seen on the similar maker was the primary of two DMLS (direct metallic laser sintering) machines for “3D printing” their new suppressors. Layer by layer of titanium mud — virtually 2,600 in complete — the laser sinters (melts) every subsequent layer to the last few layers and builds a suppressor about three-and-a-half thousandths of an inch (0.0035″) at a time.
The finish result’s a monolithic silencer with a grain construction that’s much more uniform than machining from a billet of fabric, and with inner options corresponding to hidden gasoline passages that will be bodily unattainable to make by way of conventional means.
Any guesses which maker I used to be visiting?