I think it's a great idea, judging a gun on it's mechanism is something totally different than all contests held before.
Point is, only a few members here have guns that shoot bricks, even less that shoot them semi-auto, like mine... so this contest would be less appealing to those with single shot RB's an stuff.
Maybe you should refine the scoring criteria. But I'd certainly enter if such a contest would be put up! :) Permalink
i agree with thomas - you would only get a few actual entries, and then it would probably be me or him or another brickshooter maker winning. good idea though! id be keen to enter, but id just have a problem choosing which gun... Permalink
I built one :P And it works quite well, just a very slight press of the trigger is enough to shoot, just like a real gun :) However the range is still a little dissapointing, 8/9 feet or so and it also misfires sometimes. But I'm working on that :) Expect to see something this weekend.
PS: Arion, you mentioned that guns that shoot bricks should get a better score, consider scrapping that rule because it could discourage some people to join the contest (as Jack Streat said) Permalink
Then how about a separate brick comp and RBG comp. Allows different people to show off skills in either gun discipline.
On a side note, I made a properly semi-automatic brick gun, yay! It uses a rubber band as the form of propulsion. Magazine fed as well! Pretty much the bullet is pressed against a plate, when the trigger is pulled two prongs with a RB between them move forward, the bullet is pressed against a block and cannot move, tension builds until at the completetion of the triggers movement, the block is pulled upwards and bullet flies out. The prongs are pulled back , moving the next bullet awaywhich is then ejected like a cartridge. The cycle starts again. It shoots better than yours, Thomas, rubber bands seem to be stronger than springs.