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