Skip to comments.This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)
Posted on 05/03/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by null and void
The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator."
Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the worlds first entirely 3D-printable handgun.
Now he has.
Early next week [the] founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls the Liberator,
All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic, [except] a single nail thats used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.
Technically, Defense Distributeds gun has one other non-printed component: the group added a six ounce chunk of steel into the body to make it detectable by metal detectors in order to comply with the Undetectable Firearms Act. In March, the group also obtained a federal firearms license, making it a legal gun manufacturer.
Since it was founded last August, Wilsons group has sought to make as many components of a gun as possible into printable blueprints and to host those controversial files online, thwarting gun laws and blurring the lines between the regulation of firearms and information censorship.
Stay tuned for more. In the mean time, heres another photo of Defense Distributeds prototype.
Congressman Steve Israel issued a press release Friday responding to this story: Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser, his statement reads. When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now to extend the ban [on] plastic firearms.
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I don't think we will see that happen but there are propellants that can be manufactured from household chemicals. You won't get the velocity of powder but you will get enough to be deadly at close range. If the propellant is stored as part of the weapon, it could be metered on an as-needed basis. I think we are going to see a lot of innovation in the production of printed weapons, including the ammo.
The gun may be "undetectable," but the bullets won't be, numbnuts.
Good thing they don't make plastic cartridges.
The Sterling however, was built like a tank and served for over 60 years.
That will happen if this catches on, without-one-single-solitary doubt. How do you like this story yesterday in the NY Post...Store owner fined $60,000 that’s sixty THOUSAND dollars for selling a 3 inch lighter that looks like a gun.
Even though it’s the despotic state of New York city, it shows besides banning, liberals will also try to wipe people out financially if they do not agree with something. This is a war!
They better hurry. I just saw on Fox Business that Staples is going to start selling 3DSystem’s printer.
Great, the Congressmen gets it, and surely will propose we do away with these regulations that have been made obsolete by advances in technology! Right?
When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now to extend the ban [on] plastic firearms.
Call now and get a free TSA agent with your 3-D printer! Just pay additional postage and handling. (And we do mean “handling.”)
The purpose of the liberator was to sneak behind the enemy, shoot them, and get a BETTER gun.
That is correct.
It was basically a throw away.
It was not expected to survive much more than 6 shots.
Brass had to be cleared with a wooden dowel.
Staples selling 3D Systems’ Cube printer online, select retail availability starting in June
Not everyone should be allowed nude in public.
Those are M-3 “Grease Gun” submachine guns. Fired a .45ACP cartridge. They had barrels that would allow them to fire 9x19 rounds in some cases.
They were produced to bring down the cost of sub-guns, because the Thompson “tommy gun” was (and still is) a very expensive, exquisitely machined piece of work. Those are mostly sheet metal stampings.
I don’t go out in public nude for two reasons. First I don’t want to and more importantly the public certainly doesn’t want me to.