Skip to comments.3D Printed Semi-auto Ruger Pistol is Assembled and Fired – ‘If you take my gun, I’ll print another!’
Posted on 07/10/2014 10:31:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When 3D printing is discussed, one of the most debated topics is that of 3D printed weaponry, specifically guns. Last year, Solid Concepts created a 3D Printed replica of a 1911 pistol. At the time, it brought up quite a bit of debate, as the 3D printing of guns could severely undermine national and world-wide security. If anyone with a 3D printer could print an operational gun, then what good are laws that prevent people from obtaining guns?
Todays consumer level 3D printers can, for the most part, only print in plastic or plastic-like materials. Many people argue that guns made of plastic couldnt possibly fire muliple shots, without putting the person behind the trigger in great danger. Back in May, we reported on a man in Japan that was arrested for owning five 3D printed guns. He was an official at a well known university, and had fired his 3D printed weapons on video, and then posted those videos on video repository, Rumble.
Over the past year, there have been many gun parts created using 3D printers. Today comes news of yet another.
This time, a person that goes by the moniker, Buck OFama, claims to have 3D printed the receiver for a semi-automatic Ruger Charger pistol. The Ruger Charger comes standard with 10-round flush magazines, and can accept high-capacity magazines that hold 30 rounds or more. While the entire gun was not 3D printed, the receiver was. The rest of the parts, can be, and were purchased on the internet without the need for legal paperwork. This means that anyone, whether they are a highly dangerous criminal, or your average Joe Schmo, could print out this guns receiver and then assemble the complete weapon, like the one picture below, quite easily.
Buck OFama claims that the receiver was printed on an inexpensive, small format 3D printer, in 2 sections, and then those sections were crazy-glued together. This gun doesnt exist in any government database, said OFama.
In the video, seen below, he is shown firing at least 30 rounds using this semi-automatic pistol. At the end of the video, OFama makes the following declaration:
You may not condone the activity, but the fact remains that we are now living in a time when deadly weapons can be printed with the push of a button. The notion that any item so easily created could be eradicated from the earth is pure fantasy. The capacity to defend my family is a fundamental human right. If you take my gun, I will simply print another one.
This certainly isnt the last we will see of 3D printed guns. Its an issue that we will increasingly be made aware of as governments around the world try and come up with a solution, to not only crack down on 3D printed guns, but other weapons as well. There are those individuals that feel it is their god given right to own and create their own guns, while others feel that it is putting us all in danger. One thing is for sure though, even though we will begin to see more and more 3D printable gun files become available on the internet in the coming months, and years, remember that because it works for one person, doesnt mean that it couldnt back-fire on you.
What do you think about this 3D printed gun? Is it a step in a deadly direction, or simply an aspect of modern technology that we will all learn to live with? Discuss in the 3D Printed Ruger Charger forum thread on 3DPB.com
Seen this already, but I must make a clarion call to his nullified voidness to make his mandatory contribution. A new picture please your voided one. thank you.
And she mentions a ‘Joe Schmoe’ and a ‘Buck Nekkid.’
I think she’s just making **** up.
Is there a reason they made it look like a toy? That’s a pretty bad idea don’t you think?
The article asks ... what do I think about it? Well, the first thing that came to mind was that it wouldn’t last very long or hold up very well.
She probably doesn’t know that metal 3D printing is already here.
It’s called CNC and you can get a really nice one for about $50K... $100K can make about anything...
Not if we take your printer, too.
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Liberals always fear freedom. In fact, they despise it.
In an AR-15, they had a printed lower receiver stand up more than 600 rounds before it failed. Not good from a long-term standpoint, but more than good enough to work your way up to a metal version in a pinch.
The receiver in the Ruger Charger doesn't come under the same extremes of pressure that the one in the AR does, either. I'd bet you could easily get two bricks of .22lr through one before you experienced any issues.
The weak point is the glued joint, not much surface area. An overlay would make it much stronger.
Used properly you only need a few shots out of one. Then you can take the metal guns from the blue helmets.
Why not use your concept for delivering rounds out of a paint gun and make em more reliable, lighter and not top heavy...
“If you take my gun, I’ll print another..”?!?!?!?!?
Bull$hit!! If you take my gun, I’ll be dead, the magazine will be empty and the barrel will be hot.
Just expanding on an idea of his.
He’s been very busy of late.
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