Adam Roth: Owner
Like many of my peers in southwestern Pennsylvania, I grew up hunting and shooting guns. I would enjoy tinkering and modifying anything I owned as a kid, whether it was making my own toys or modifying my own hockey equipment. The hands on, creative side was there from the beginning.
Several years ago I was working midnight shift in a coal mine (it was as fun as it sounds), and I was thinking about various forms of gear loadout and ammo carriage for various long guns of mine (anything to let my brain wander and help keep me awake in the wee hours of the morning). The AR15 loadout was simple enough to accomplish, however there was not a decent solution for carrying more ammunition for a shotgun- whether it be for military or law enforcement role, or simply as a civilian attending a defensive shotgun class. I had recently seen the Velcro/elastic options for shell carriers only a couple months before this, but didn’t love the idea. In the mine we dealt with industrial strength Velcro all the time (gloves, leg bands, vests, etc). I experienced first hand how quickly Velcro could fail, especially as it becomes dirty. I thought there needed to be a mechanical solution for a detachable shell carrier, and the concept for the Quick-Detach Carrier was born.
Through development of the Q-DC, I have taught myself to use three different 3D modeling programs to design the different parts of the assemblies. From there, I learned to use a CNC milling machine as well as hand writing the g-code to actually mill the parts. I have taught myself to use 2D vector based programs to design the latch used on the Q-DC, as well as learning to use a waterjet to cut the blanks from a sheet of metal. I have taught myself to weld, which has been helpful in building the various presses and jigs used for bending the latch as well as both the latch torsion springs and the carrier retention springs.
To this point I have been a one man show, but now I need support with the injection mold to fully get the Q-DC off the ground.