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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:44 am 
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BBBBill wrote:
Ned, I have a sneaking suspicion that Barry in IN and Desert Moon are all over that like stink on.... Well, you know. :lol:


BBBBbill is on the money.

Ned, I have one of the new guns ( an 8.5 ) on order. The machine work on these is incredible.

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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Thanks Ned. Desertmoon sent me a pm about it recently. That's the first I heard about it.

That's a huge endeavor. I hope it flies for Desertmoon's sake.
A source of new parts might be nice but I'm pretty happy with the thought of being able to get a shirt or a hat myself!


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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Barry in IN wrote:
Thanks Ned. Desertmoon sent me a pm about it recently. That's the first I heard about it.

That's a huge endeavor. I hope it flies for Desertmoon's sake.
A source of new parts might be nice but I'm pretty happy with the thought of being able to get a shirt or a hat myself!


I actually got wind of this via a "JOKE" thread we had on AR15.com about making AutoMag brass from .308 cases. One of the guys mentioned that AutoMag had been revived "again" and at first I thought he was referring to that Kodiak nonsense....which, with the fun help of Lee Jurras ( RIP, Lee...you were a blast! ) was pretty much gently outed as an elaborate hoax.

Anyhow, after re-reading the post, I realized that the poster had brought up something new. Lo and behold, I ended up speaking with the owner and then one of the lead engineers on the project.

This crew has done amazing things in less than two years including vetting a bunch of different theoretical design changes and implements some necessary ones. They left no stone unturned.

One of the ORIGINAL managers of the Auto Mag project in the 1970s is also on board and he really knows these guns.

I am very stoked at the level of quality they are putting into these guns....and the people who post here, of all people, will understand that the AutoMag will not be cheap....but it will be fascinating.

As Barry knows, if you know what you are doing with these guns, they are VERY capable firearms.

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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:16 pm 
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I may very well have to get off my wallet for one of these.


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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:42 pm 
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BBBBill wrote:
I may very well have to get off my wallet for one of these.


Full production should start late this year or early next year. I have ordered an early production setup gun that they are running to vette their process, essentially.

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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Very cool.

Let me throw this atcha and see if it rings a bell: MagMatic.


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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Ned Christiansen wrote:
Very cool.

Let me throw this atcha and see if it rings a bell: MagMatic.


Looks sort of like a Hi Standard-ish/Colt Woodsman-ish .22 on steroids.


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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am 
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Yes. Jon Powers who was making them used to come up to the Second Chance shoot. I never really examined one closely but it always seemed like a gun that ought to have been in production.


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 Post subject: Re: Automags
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Didn't the MagMatic design get bought to keep it off the market? That's the rumor I always heard. Specifically, a certain Israeli concern who was about to hatch some Eagles in the Desert?


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