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strakele
01-16-2013, 17:39
Hey guys,

I just started my final undergrad semester of mechanical engineering and have to do a capstone project in which I design and build a novel product.

Given how universal rails are, I'm interested in designing a new rail attachment that would fulfill a need and be marketable.

So I come to you all to solicit suggestions. What doesn't currently exist that you'd like to see exist?

It needs to be something useful, something people would buy, and something that could be designed, built, and tested in one semester (around 13 weeks). I have to decide on the idea fairly quickly.

So, what's something new you'd like to attach to your rails?

Thanks!

GLJones
01-16-2013, 22:19
GoPro Camera Mount (or similar action camera)

savage16
01-16-2013, 22:31
GoPro Camera Mount (or similar action camera)

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SouthpawG26
01-17-2013, 06:11
Actually there is a Go Pro Picatinny mount:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/cervelop2k/cc2d985a04d601d374a72018c4c39441_zps063941a0.jpg

What i would like to see, and ill gladly purchase and field test a prototype for you, is a male-to-male (rails facing/opposing each other) picatinny clamp.

The first reason is to quick-mount/release the new generation of flashlights, no doubt shortly followed by lasers and IR emitters, with a picatinny rail section on the flashlight body. Like the new Nitecore P25 below.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/cervelop2k/7bcdc118024423a73f041f820e6d523f_zps240e09f0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/cervelop2k/4d75a1a4539d1261b424a0b3e182375b_zps79cf3e2e.jpg

Such a clamp would remove the need for clamping the light in a ring mount every time you want to put your EDC flashlight on your long gun. With such a clamp a flashlight can go from your pants pocket to the gun and back in seconds with no ring mount hassle.

Second reason is that such a clamp allows the new generation of handheld 2000+lumen handheld searchlights to be temporarily mounted to a long gun (Surefire had a pic on their website of their Beast flashlight mounted to a Barrett .50).

Example:with such a clamp, this 2450lumen light,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/cervelop2k/a1a067e467f2f7440dcf360d57c6b0e6_zpsecfbac8d.jpg
,could now be fitted to a long gun with this 50mm cuff clamp from Hogue:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/cervelop2k/f589c0ea6134b0c36f4f4b1bbf88516f_zpsc71cf7d7.jpg

Whether and why you would want to do such a thing is entirely up to you of course, rest assured that I do have a practical usage in mind for such a far fangled monstrosity...

rgregoryb
01-17-2013, 07:21
curb feelers, bbq grill, umbrella ?

mace85
01-17-2013, 07:58
A small camera with integrated flash storage made flat enough to fit in a holster that is activated by a switch. A laser would be an added bonus. If a camera isn't feasible an audio recording device.

The idea being when your gun comes out of the holster the recording activates acting like a black box. You can then replay as evidence in a SD shooting. I would happily field test.

DoubleWide
01-17-2013, 17:43
Cleaning kit or parts kit. Sort of the grab the rifle and go idea. Possibly integrated vfg or afg with it.

I'M Glockamolie
01-17-2013, 18:01
What's left out there that hasn't been done? Chronograph? Pepper spray? GPS? I'm out!

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:39
Espresso Machine

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:39
Condom vending machine.

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:40
Cell phone

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:40
Cigarette lighter

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:41
Review mirror(s)

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:42
Micro-wave oven

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:47
Cigar holder

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:48
For Sale sign

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:48
Rotating blue light

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:49
2-way radio

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:49
Handgun holster

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:50
Non-spill drink holder

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:50
Fishing reel

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:51
Cowbell

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:52
Key ring

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:53
Handcuff case

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:53
Spare tire

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 18:54
Kitchen sink

savage16
01-17-2013, 18:54
Cowbell

I gotta have more cowbell.


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bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:11
Trailer hitch

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:12
Water Faucet

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:12
Golf Bag

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:13
Training wheels

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:14
Trash can

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:14
Electrical outlet

GLJones
01-17-2013, 19:28
What about a quick release wall bracket? Mount the gun behind a door or an a wall. Pull a quick release lever and it is free to carry off.

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 19:52
A stamp machine (for those long shots)

bustedknee
01-17-2013, 20:04
Antlers

JerryVO
01-17-2013, 20:16
Ok for some serious ideas:

I like the wall mount quick disconnect

I also like a quick disconnect that can go on a strap and the strap can attach to whatever (something universal like those plastic connectors that every nylon strap uses)

Also maybe a compact emergency armorers tool or a small storage box to hold survival pen knife

Maybe something with a spike to use as an impact weapon / glass breaker

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TeeJay37
01-17-2013, 20:17
What about a AA or 123 battery tube? Seems like I looked for one and couldn't find it. Mounts at the 1 o'clock position parallel to the hand-guard.


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USMCsilver
01-17-2013, 20:59
What about a quick release wall bracket? Mount the gun behind a door or an a wall. Pull a quick release lever and it is free to carry off.

I like this idea. :supergrin:

98LS-WON
01-17-2013, 23:36
Is this for a pistol or rifle?

98LS-WON
01-17-2013, 23:47
How about an aerosol attachment that uses the muzzle blast to ignite a flamethrower, trigger pull starts/stops the gas flow.

SouthpawG26
01-18-2013, 04:13
In addition to my earlier post (nr 4), I would add a stepless adjustable picatinny riser.

For compatibility and co witnessing of various electronic sights, back up iron sights, stepped RAS style AR hand guards, different gas blocks and magnifiers,
there is a bunch of risers available, 1/2", 5/8",3/4",1" and more.

You will also come across various shims and spacers for the most popular mounts, for example, you can order an ARMS 22m68 Aimpoint mount with at least three different spacer heights for fine tuning.

Now, some sort of stepless adjustable riser in 3/5/8 slot lengths would be awesome and do away with most if not all of the above.

EDITED to add: The real trick of course will be to make this mount maintain its setting/zero.

usmc4641
01-18-2013, 16:15
Something like an optics mount for an auto pistol which would allow one to mount a semi pistol as a forward grip.
Might make a rifle a bit front heavy, but that seems to be the trend nowadays. It would be useful however to have an instant go to where rifle runs out of ammo, or over penetration is a concern.

Keoking
01-18-2013, 18:28
How about a rail mount for a razor blade that comes up in front of the barrel, so your bullets are cut in two. That's twice the carnage.

GLJones
01-19-2013, 01:05
Is this for a pistol or rifle?

I would love both. One to hang an AR-15 from it's rail and another that mounts on the Glock forward rail to hold it on the wall. Flip the release and the gun comes free.

jamstutz
01-19-2013, 02:34
What about a quick release wall bracket? Mount the gun behind a door or an a wall. Pull a quick release lever and it is free to carry off.

Along the same line--a quick release vehicle mount for mounting under the dash or behind the bench seat.

wmspdi
01-19-2013, 04:36
low profile rail weights to reduce muzzle rise.

strakele
01-20-2013, 12:29
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I'll be sitting down with my group in the next day or two to evaluate them and narrow it down. I'm just one of 6 people in the group so we may not end up doing any of them if the others aren't interested, but I wanted to have a good list from fellow enthusiasts to discuss with them.

Again, thanks for the ideas and (mostly) taking it seriously. :)

bustedknee
01-20-2013, 19:13
I gotta have more cowbell.


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You can't have too much cowbell.

Mount it on the bottom quad, hanging down.

Seriously, call it a "tactical cowbell and you will sell a ton of them.