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3D Printed Semi-auto Ruger Pistol is Assembled and Fired If you take my gun, Ill print another!
3D Print.com blog ^ | July 7, 2014 | Whitney Hipolite

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?

Today’s 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 couldn’t 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 O’Fama’, 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 gun’s receiver and then assemble the complete weapon, like the one picture below, quite easily.

Buck O’Fama 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 doesn’t exist in any government database,” said O’Fama.

In the video, seen below, he is shown firing at least 30 rounds using this semi-automatic pistol. At the end of the video, O’Fama 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. “

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

This certainly isn’t the last we will see of 3D printed guns. It’s 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, doesn’t mean that it couldn’t 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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Government
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; banglist; firearms
Whitney Hipolite? Seriously?
1 posted on 07/10/2014 10:31:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 10:36:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And she mentions a ‘Joe Schmoe’ and a ‘Buck Nekkid.’
I think she’s just making **** up.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 10:41:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a reason they made it look like a toy? That’s a pretty bad idea don’t you think?


4 posted on 07/10/2014 10:45:51 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 11:08:27 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

She probably doesn’t know that metal 3D printing is already here.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 11:09:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s called CNC and you can get a really nice one for about $50K... $100K can make about anything...


7 posted on 07/10/2014 11:31:20 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘If you take my gun, I’ll print another!’

Not if we take your printer, too.

8 posted on 07/10/2014 11:38:25 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: El Laton Caliente

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun Successfully Fires 600+ Rounds
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3091568/posts

New 3D Printer by MarkForged Can Print With Carbon Fiber
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116497/posts

Titanium powder used to print automotive parts in 3D news
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3107347/posts

17-Year-Old Creates Affordable 3D Metal Printer – Hopes to Launch Kickstarter Campaign
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3166605/posts


9 posted on 07/10/2014 11:40:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Bullish
Depends on what you want:

http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/StoreFront

10 posted on 07/11/2014 2:26:02 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals always fear freedom. In fact, they despise it.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 5:20:42 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Star Traveler
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.

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.

12 posted on 07/11/2014 6:56:52 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Star Traveler

The weak point is the glued joint, not much surface area. An overlay would make it much stronger.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 8:08:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Used properly you only need a few shots out of one. Then you can take the metal guns from the blue helmets.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:01:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Fungi; null and void

Why not use your concept for delivering rounds out of a paint gun and make em more reliable, lighter and not top heavy...


15 posted on 07/12/2014 10:39:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 10:45:51 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Vendome; null and void
Dear most honorable Vendome and your nullness: I have no idea what you are saying. Once again, the deafening nullness of the void has been voided into nullness.
17 posted on 07/13/2014 11:02:03 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi; null and void

Just expanding on an idea of his.

He’s been very busy of late.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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