David - Machinist in wood
Not sure magnets would support a 1911. Mine is a Bersa Thumder .380. Don't care for the idea of a laser, in some circles that is called a target. I don't leave the house without mine. My vests, and jackets, now either have inside pockets large enough to swallow it, or I made pocket holsters. If my jacket or vest flops open, it will not be seen.Thanks, Theo. It's a Ruger LCP .380 with Crimson laser, small enough to carry anywhere. A friend was going to bring his 1911 over for photos but we ran out of time for that.
Well yeah, those should work for a 1911 well enough. But not for me. A little back my older son have me a shotgun barrel his boss had given him. Not just a shotgun barrel, it is close to 4 ft long, weighs probably around 30 pds. It is a turkey shoot barrel, and he got rid of it because he is getting another one. If you have never priced one, it is likely to run around $500, at least, and is custom made. So I wind up with the barrel. My plans are to find a breech load action I like, and make a breech loading cannon out of it, gun carriage, wheels, and all. So gonna need plans for a slightly larger frame, so I can conceal it, and stronger magnets.These magnets are rated for 60 lbs. each, Theo, so unless you have a couple of cases of 1911's then I believe anything you can fit inside that frame these magnets would hold.
I've upped my plans. Saw on youtube where a guy made a working scale model of a tank, large enough for one man, possibly two. He had a working shotgun in it. Gonna need a bunch of magnets.I still don't know why you'd need stronger magnets, Theo. These two have a combined holding strength of 120 lbs., so unless your cannon isn't scaled with the barrel and comes in north of 100 lbs. then two magnets would do it. You could add a third to make you feel better, though. :grin: