About a year ago we published an article telling about a Belarusian PDW concept called Humble Bee. Victor Aster, the inventor and CAD designer of that weapon concept, has recently come up with a new project called Rocky Gun. The idea is to make sort of model kits that allow you to build cardboard replicas of firearms.
The first and only Rocky Gun project that is currently available is the G.17 Book. It represents a set of cardboard sheets with halfway pre-cut Glock pistol silhouettes. Once you cut these shapes all the way and remove them from the book, you’ll then need to glue them together in a proper sequence and orientation and voila – your Glock replica is ready! Sounds like a pretty interesting project for kids, doesn’t it? OK, we all know that most of their customers will be grown-up kids like me and you buying these kits for themselves.
The final cardboard replica will have dimensions identical to the real firearm it is made after. You can also paint these replicas or even camouflage them to have a custom one!?
The Rocky Gun G.17 Book is available on this project’s website at a price point of $50. Similar replica books will later be available for the Tokarev pistol, Chiappa Rhino revolver, Uzi SMG and Desert Eagle pistol.
I think if made of polymer or even sheet metal (!), this could be an even cooler project. This is a startup company and the material they chose is probably the easiest one to implement the project, however, maybe they should consider other materials in the future. What do you think about the G.17 Book and the Rocky Gun project in general? What guns do you think they should do next? What would you suggest them to improve or change in this project? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Images from www.rockygun.com