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View Poll Results: Which Duckbox style do you prefer?
The Short Slide is better! 65 38.69%
The Long Slide is better! 82 48.81%
I simply cannot decide! My vote is ultimately a complete and utter waste. 21 12.50%
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The most interesting poll in the world... Retro 7 Duckbox style

I'm interested to figure out how many people are into the two main schools of style for the Retro 7 Duckbox kit... I came up with a very sexy shortened slide design and it seems pretty love/hate, and I want to consider the possibility of two different styles being available. that being said, they would need to share parts to make it cost effective for production. Regardless of whether I do one style or two of them, I'd like to have a poll to get numbers for both the options, I like to have data to support doing things like offering options which require the production of even more parts.

NOTE: both options are designed to be machined for pistol sight dovetails, and these will be added to the final production design.

First option, is the Short Slide Duckbox concept, which is a new development and very awesome indeed:

Second option, is the Long Slide Duckbox, based off the original design but modified to share the lower slide with the short Duckbox. It also requires it's own feed tube since neither the stock feed nor the short slide feed will fit:

From a later post:

Newer, thicker return-spring guide rod:

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Does the thicker back section of the short feed line up with the valve?

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nope it's offset to the front since it looks better that way. when it lines up it looks weird.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Love that Long slide look!! I even like the shortend pump handle on it too.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Dam....cant decide. Any chances of getting shots at different angles if it isnt too much trouble?
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the short version but heinous came up with a very good long version in the other thread.

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I like Heinous's full slide with ejector port the best so far, next to the original. Everything else.....pass. Looks incomplete, like someone hacked a chunk off for no reason.
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LOVE the short one
Like the long one
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Long slide. So it can be racked overhand like a 1911. It would be nice to have the option of reaching foward with the off hand to pump it like a paintball gun or to reach up and overhand to rack it like a regular handgun.

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