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    just an idea..

    Not really sure if this would be the appropriate place for it but here goes.

    Does one exist or has anyone ever thought about offering AO/AGD gun mats?

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    that would be sweet!

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    with a big 'ol Mustache....haha...oh hells yeah!!!

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    ill buy one or two
    My sydarm weighs less than yours!!!

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    Thats a pretty sweet idea, a nice 18x18 would fit perfect on my little work area.

    How big are they usually made by the way?

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    The ones I have handy are roughly 12.5"x16", 12"x19.5" and 16"x24".

    I would buy an AGD one.

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    I'd buy a couple myself... now we just need someone to figure out how to produce some.

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    I actually contacted http://www.tekmat.com/ in early Feb about this. They do do custom mat and my guess was that there would be probably enough interest to sell about 40. It would run $30 bucks to brake even, wasn't looking to make a profit I just want a mat too.

    I liked the idea of having an exploded x-valve diagram, an o-ring call out that was to scale, some AO "circle hex" / AGD branding. Maybe some level 10 diagrams.

    I started playing around with a template but I need some one that knows more about the graphic file type required by the company. I was basically grabbing tech images from the AGD page and inserting them in power point as a proof of concept.

    The info i received back from tekmat was
    They have two standard sizes 12" x 36" (long gun), 11" x 17" (hand gun)
    Design file type should be "Vector Al" or "EPS" this means nothing to me at this point and I did not research it further.

    Obviously we would need permission from AGD before doing anything final but if anyone has some graphic skills and wanted to work with me I wouldn't mind pursuing this further.

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    I am sending out a few emails to hopeful sources for getting these made. But we need to have a for sure size nailed down.

    Did we decide 12x18" range is good enough or do we want something bigger? 18x24" for instance.

    18x24" is preferable to me simply because you can move parts out of the way and still have plenty of work area on the mat. But I know others were saying that's too big.

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    I'd rather have an 12"x18", myself. Plenty of room to tear down one paintball gun and still small enough to store easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBeans View Post
    I'd rather have an 12"x18", myself. Plenty of room to tear down one paintball gun and still small enough to store easily.
    We decided on 16x30 before we started this up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedy500 View Post
    We decided on 16x30 before we started this up again.
    Yeah, it's got to be big enough to put a couple markers on and have space leftover to hold parts when you're breaking them down. 12x18 is about the size of my laptop. Much too small to use as a work area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedy500 View Post
    We decided on 16x30 before we started this up again.
    Ah, I must have missed this, sorry. 16"x30" sounds great to me!

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    Ok. Found a source that makes custom molded rubber counter/bar mats with no minimum order requirements. There is a setup fee to make them and we need a final design/layout in order to get that setup fee figured. They offer these mats in 17x22" (put four sheets of standard loose leaf paper together to see the size) and maybe larger (but setup will go up).. I'll have to confirm if they can go larger if we want 16x30. Depending on final setup costs, this could easily be distributed over and add only minimal cost per unit if we do a run of say... 50.

    Not sure how many people actually want one of these though. Obviously the more units made, the lower the setup will cost overall.

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    What's a ballpark price point? People always got to know what they're getting into before they will say "I'm interested".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RehKal View Post
    Ok. Found a source that makes custom molded rubber counter/bar mats

    Do you happen to know how robust those mats are/will be?

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    The mats are in the range of $20-$25 a piece not including the distributed setup fee, which is how it'll be cheaper the more we order. Very rough estimate on setup is $400 (with no image it is -very- hard to get setup costs) which breaks down to $8 over a 50 piece run of mats. So in total, maybe $30-$40 a mat depending on setup costs.

    The mats are solid molded rubber. Visit a local bar/restaurant with bar and see if they have rubber mats on their bar to see what you think, it's the same thing I'm talking about. We could get them without all the nibs for holding spilled drink to preserve the parts diagram. The guy I spoke with also suggested going with a thinner rubber (1/4") instead of standard thickness to help cut down costs. We could probably have some depressions put along top/bottom to hold small parts like screws an stuff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RehKal View Post
    The mats are in the range of $20-$25 a piece not including the distributed setup fee, which is how it'll be cheaper the more we order. Very rough estimate on setup is $400 (with no image it is -very- hard to get setup costs) which breaks down to $8 over a 50 piece run of mats. So in total, maybe $30-$40 a mat depending on setup costs.

    The mats are solid molded rubber. Visit a local bar/restaurant with bar and see if they have rubber mats on their bar to see what you think, it's the same thing I'm talking about. We could get them without all the nibs for holding spilled drink to preserve the parts diagram. The guy I spoke with also suggested going with a thinner rubber (1/4") instead of standard thickness to help cut down costs. We could probably have some depressions put along top/bottom to hold small parts like screws an stuff too.
    I'd do $30-$40 no problem. Depressions would be fine but you could also just use a bowl, etc, so they aren't really necessary. Keep us posted.

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    I would be down for two at that price range.

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    sign me up for one

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