Wow....nice work! I remember Kane talking about how he had plans to make a blaster that is primed and fired with one hand, but was unaware that you had something in the works. Looks sweet, but how much strain does it put on the user's wrist? Also, clever idea with the shoulder stock, before I got that far into the reading I was imagining it slipping off of the shoulder while priming and sending the power of a [k26] into the user's face...ouch.
It doesn't really put any strain on the user's wrist. See the below response. Also, the stock doesn't really try to slip off your shoulder, even without the strap. The strap is only there to hold the blaster in place while returning the handle to the forward position.
Holy crap...Im going against this for the contest? I give up.
Anyway, what is behind the handle slots? That seems like just deadspace to me.
The "deadspace" that you're referring to is in place in order to keep you from having to pull your hand almost to the point of touching your shoulder in order to prime the blaster. It could be eliminated entirely, but it would be less comfortable to prime. The slots, though, actually, are too long. As you can see from the primed picture, they could be 1 1/2"- 2" shorter. Other than that though, the "deadspace" was intentional.