Appendix D
Time and Cost Estimate for the Development of a New Conventional Handgun

Assumptions

  1. Development is aggressive. Normal methods will double time and cost.

  2. Design is a clean sheet of paper.

  3. Design is a single caliber.

  4. No significant capital equipment (machinery ) needs.

  5. Does not include production, labor, materials, and expense.

Methods

  1. Design: Solid modeling methods (3D design). Will depict desired fits and clearances prior to modeling, resulting in a somewhat longer design period but a much shorter time for modeling, testing, etc.

  2. Dimensional Analyses: Using solid modeling (graphical) instead of computational methods will speed results.

Time and Cost

$3,000,000 to $3,700,00 over a period of 27 months to 3 years, which could lead to production in 33 months to 42 months.



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Technological Options for User-Authorised Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment Appendix D Time and Cost Estimate for the Development of a New Conventional Handgun Assumptions Development is aggressive. Normal methods will double time and cost. Design is a clean sheet of paper. Design is a single caliber. No significant capital equipment (machinery ) needs. Does not include production, labor, materials, and expense. Methods Design: Solid modeling methods (3D design). Will depict desired fits and clearances prior to modeling, resulting in a somewhat longer design period but a much shorter time for modeling, testing, etc. Dimensional Analyses: Using solid modeling (graphical) instead of computational methods will speed results. Time and Cost $3,000,000 to $3,700,00 over a period of 27 months to 3 years, which could lead to production in 33 months to 42 months.

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