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Building, "Glock the Plates"

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Bull.40, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Bull.40

    Bull.40 23 19 17

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    jlewis was kind enough to send me some pics of a plate rack he uses. If anyone else has pics or advise for building the plates setup please help me out.

    Glock says the plates should be 1 foot apart, is that from center of plates or a 1 foot gap between the plates? How high off the ground should the plates be? Thanks for any help
     
  2. G7

    G7 Mostly Metric

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    BOILERMAKER BY THE GRACE OF GOD
    The plates are 12" Edge-to-Edge = 18" Center-to-Center. 8" Diameter. About 48" up to the center of the plates from the ground (this last number is an estimate).

    I made my plate-rack frame from 2x4's (I'm the only shooter who uses it) but protected the cross piece with C-channel on the face of that 2x4. At first, I had a reset mechanism in use, but I didn't build in an easy way to tune the knock-over-force variable (torque, really). So, I ended up flipping the whole cross-bar over, and reattaching it to the ends. Now, the plates just hang from their hinges - and ring-n-swing when hit. Works for .22 to .44 MAG.

    My plates are 3/8" thick and about 55-60 Rockwell 'C'.

    The only drawbacks to the swinging setup are remembering which plate I missed when I get to the end of the string . . . "Was it #2 or #3 . . ." and the lack of accurately duplicating a REAL Bainchi Plate Rack. But mine cost me $75. to build, not $750 to 1200 to buy. ;f