Dewalt semiauto

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  1. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    I can't get the picture to post. I'm not even sure if this is real. (Probably not.) Can someone use the text below to find it and tell us?

    Dewalts answer to home protection that doesn't require a registration or license. This nailgun can shoot a 16-D nail through a 2x4 at 200 yards and incase of a home invasion well you can NAIL THEIR ASS to the wall. Im not saying it wont kill the perp but they wont get away. You can also help build a friends fence 2 blocks away while sitting in your front lawn. This is truly how you adapt and overcome so Thanks Dewalt.
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    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  3. troidus

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    Back in '74-'75 there was a new apartment complex going up next door. One afternoon a bunch of us were out with our BB guns shooting at a giant wooden shipping crate in an open lot. Up the hill behind us was a guy putting up a fence with a pneumatic nailer. At one point he spun around and hip-shot a few nails into the shipping crate. We were impressed.

    It probably wouldn't take much to convert an electric nailer to full auto, and not being a firearm, shouldn't be illegal. Probably want to develop hollow nails so there's a path for blood to leak out. Range would suck, but in a house that's a good thing.
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  6. troidus

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    That requires some kind of firearm to use, though. Nailguns aren't regulated, AFAIK.
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  7. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    cordless pneumatic nailer
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    I'm sure an enterprising homeowner could devise a way of defeating the safety on the bump tip...
    Point and shoot!
    Disclaimer: Given that this is a butane/electric powered gun, it might not be very effective at high altitude.
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  8. troidus

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    I'm thinking that an enterprising machinist could change the form factor so that it's lighter, less unwieldy, easier to aim, and easier to reload. Create headless nails with a polymer coating and rifling could be incorporated for improved accuracy, but that's probably not necessary for the sub-20' engagement distance in the typical home.
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  9. a1fa

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    In the eyes of the law it would still be considered a "weapon" or improvised gun.

    Why just not get a TDI? All joking a side, you can get a cheap modern pistol for $150.... it will be more reliable and dead on, no pun intended.
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  10. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    yabbut can you legally own an actual pistol that shoots bullets in places like NYC without a permit?
    just an example off the top of my head, don't taze me bro

    In the Carpenter's Olympics I can shoot my Porter Cable framing nailer pretty accurately out to about 100'... and a 3.5" framing nail will hurt.
    And: the magazine holds about 60 rounds:evil
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    I've shot 16 penny nails out of air nailers and they sure don't fly straight after much distance. By the time they get a couple hundred yards they're tumbling like crazy. Though, they would probably stay stable and deadly within a shorter distance.
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  13. Dave

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    I own both the Paslode framing and finish nailers. The nail guard is easy to defeat. All you have to do is slide it back. But, what that also does is inject gas into the chamber and engages the cooling fan.

    I'd think the best you could do would be to turn it into a two stage semi auto. One to pull the guard back, and another to pull the trigger.

    Now a pneumatic framing gun is a different story. Pull the guard back, and it's all semi auto. But, you'd have to crank up the pressure to the gun a lot to get any sort of results. At regular operating pressures, you'd be hard pressed to cause serious damage.

    I hung siding on my garage this summer, and would take the occasional pot shot at a squirrel trying to raid the bird feeder. The nail travels pretty slowly, and has a lot of drop. If you fired at a person, you'd be more likely to piss them off.
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  14. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    clearly you've put WAY too much thought into this:clap:lol3
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  15. troidus

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    From that link it can't be considered a Title II weapon without a burning propellant. So either rig it to run on compressed atmosphere or make it spring loaded with a motorized cocking device.
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    Under NYS law, anything you use as a weapon, i.e., automobile, tool, piece of wood, etc. becomes a weapon under the law when you use it as such.

    So you might just as well use the real thing. :deal
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  18. Wasser

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    I prefer a Hilti instead of DeWalt.

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  19. troidus

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    Unless you're prohibited from owning the real thing by either state or federal law.
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  20. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    shhhh, they will try and ban high capacity coil nails, gonna be a PITA to roof having to reload every 10 nails!!!:cry
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