Dr. Fronkensteen's SIGnificant Findings

by
posted on October 19, 2009
sinews.jpg (25)

In regard to my previous blog post revealing my plans to transform a SIG Sauer P556 pistol into a semi-auto, short-barreled rifle version of a SIG552 Commando Carbine. It pains me to report the first phase of the experiment proceeded without the slightest hint of maniacal mishap, eerie error or scientific snafu.

That's not to say my occularly challenged lacky Igor didn't give it the old Trans Sci-Tech try, first by subjecting the heart-rate monitor to an impromptu acid test. Sadly the batty, bug-eyed buffoon's aim is as bad as his posture, adding yet another corrosive crevice to my lab table and glass shards to my feet.

Yet, despite Igor's incessant contributions, the cadaver clung, like that Germanic germ Van Helsing to pressure-treated pieces of Lithuanian lumber.

To my surprise, I was able to successfully swap the P556's factory fore-end/fore-end retaining clip and A2-style flash hider with those from Michael Frost of MFI prior to sending the specimen's newly assembled upper torso skyward for its electrical resuscitation. (Frost also supplied me with the necessary measurements in order to submit the Form 1 to ATF. Stay tuned regarding work on the cadaver's lower torso pending approval.)

As my creation descended from the parapet, I plodded toward the absinthe fountain—not for a celebratory libation, but disinfect my lacerated foot. Igor, with libation in hand, attempted to avail me of newest costume ideas for the approaching All Hallows Eve.

But my attention was on the svelte profile of my latest experiment now coming into view—its visage as stunning as my previous experiment's folicly challenged bride.

"Yes, Igor, I have no doubt Marty Feldman would approve, but photos first."

For those brave enough to delve deeper into the mind of Bob Boyd, visit Boyd's Blog fan page on Facebook, or subscribe to its Twitter feed.

Latest

Cabot Moonshot
Cabot Moonshot

A Half-Dozen High-End Handguns

If you got it, flaunt it.

First Look: Rival Arms X1 Micro Reflex Sight

A 3 MOA dot with multiple mounting options.

First Look: X-Vision Optics Thermal Reflex Sight

X-Vision Optics is releasing a new thermal reflex sight offering an excellent price to performance ratio and also designed with versatility in mind.

First Look: Hornady RAPiD Security Safe Keypad Vault

Keep your defensive firearm is secure and away from prying hands.

First Look: High Speed Gear Vigil EDC Belt

A durable and low-profile belt that helps you carry your gear without standing out from the crowd.

First Look: Mesa Tactical Sureshell Carrier with RMR Mount

Mount a red dot to your shotgun and keep your spare shotgun ammo close at hand.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.