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The 9mm Machine Pistol (Home Workshop Guns for Defense and Resistance)

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ISBN-13: 978-0873648691
ISBN-10: 0873648692
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About the Author

Bill Holmes is one of the last remaining links to a bygone era. He first learned about gunsmithing more than 50 years ago from a guy who took his "fix-it" wagon all around doing odd jobs. Since then, Bill has designed and constructed innumerable firearms, written seven books and been featured in two videos for Paladin and become one of the country's best-known and most highly respected authorities on home-workshop weapons and firearms laws.
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Product Details

  • Series: Home Workshop Guns for Defense and Resistance (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873648692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873648691
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very good book defanatly worth the read. However it is still typical Bill Holmes type of book he dosent go into real detail on the design of the gun just this is what you need and this is how you put it togeather better than his last book though he dose go over makeing the magazine from scratch but you still have to buy a manufactured barrel and you must have a lathe to machine some of the parts however the end product is very finished and if care is taken at least as good of quality as anything that you can buy comercaly if your looking for something eaiser to build with just very common hand tools i would recomend "Expedient Homemade Firearms" by P.A. Luty.
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The book is low on filler, high on drawings and descriptions. If you're at all handy with a mill and lathe, you should be able to follow the instructions if the mood (and lack of fear of the BATFE) strikes you.

Bill doesn't pad this book with flowery verbiage or pages and pages of background; he gets right to the point. It's short - but it's rather informative reading! It'll give you a good idea of just what a semi-automatic action looks like!
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Descriptions are easy to understand. I recommend this book if your interested in the subject. I wish there were more photographs of the details.
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bill homes always comes up with many plans for many different weapons and I find them interesting so much that I have all his books,
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As all of Bill Holme's books, this is an iteresting read. I would recommend it for any student of gunmaking. As far as actually making a gun from this book, I'm sure you could. But why? It would be illegal, and while it might be possible to legally register one, it would be expensive, and hard. Plus, from my limited experience with full-auto shoulder fired weapons, only the fist sot would be lkely to hit the target - the rest would be over he targt. It takes a lot of pratice and a LOT of ammo to get even halfway accurate with such a weapon. However, a semi-automatic gun of this type could possibly be OK for plinking at tin cans, but it would be expensive to shoot, I'd recommend a .22 instead. If you just have to have one, I would recommend you go thru the legal channels and pay the money. It will take time, and it will cost, but probably cost less and be less frustrating than trying to register one you made; plus you won't worry about going to jail for having it. There are even legal seim-auto versons available for a few hundred dollars, if all you want one for is the look. I really enjoyed the book, and it gives a great understanding of how these guns work. Buy a copy, read it, enjoy it, don't make one.
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