So I started assembling a fully ratcheting ARP prototype today, got carried away, and the most lovely design in the world slowly clicked into being in my head. All stainless steel, very compact, dual triggers, about 2 lbs, should last a lifetime.
It'll look remarkably similar to a flare pistol with a two inch OD barrel, and a horizontally mounted ratcheting spool where the rear sight's normally located. Cuts one of the cords, or both at your discretion, depending on whether you cock both hammers n pull both triggers at once, given em both barrels. The sliding cutting anvils will be eerily similar to the bolt action of an automatic rifle or pistol.
1000 feet of kevlar cords equivalent to bouta 1000 rounds for thirty bucks, cheaper than China!
Who's gonna pay 4 bills for the first finished n tested ARP.
How about Daniel?
He still flies buckets!
I'd post pics of my prototype I'm takin to my bro to get the basic functions down, but you guys'd just laugh n say huh?
Firing just one anvil costs only three inches of cord, whereas firing both'll cost about sixteen inches, depending on branch thickness, and how many wraps you take on it? If you take wraps? It's important to cock and fire both anvils simultaneously.