Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

$25 Gun Created With Cheap 3D Printer Fires Nine Shots (Video)
forbes.com ^ | 20 May, 2013 | Andy Greenberg

Posted on 05/20/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT by marktwain

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-72 next last
Once a design escapes to the Internet, it cannot be recaptured.
1 posted on 05/20/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Guns should be made of metal (possibly partly ceramics). That’s why God invented gun oil.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 8:50:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper; null and void

ping.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 8:53:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Schumer has hysterics, breaks down weeping, shrieks inconsolably for hours.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 8:55:53 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Standing Wolf
And is later filmed at the range, shooting his.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/20/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Perhaps somebody can answer a question for me, as I’m not really a gun expert.

It seems to me that existing 3d printed models, would tend to be very dangerous to fire.

Everybody agrees they only last so many rounds, and I assume one would really not want to be holding it when it fails.

Or am I missing something?


6 posted on 05/20/2013 8:58:06 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2
Hoppes. It not only cleans, you can use it for after-shave.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/20/2013 8:58:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

That’s an amazing story. In all honesty, I’m not that big on guns and ammo, but this 3-D printer might just get me interested in guns as a hobby.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 9:00:04 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...
3-D Printer Ping!

Political power grows out of the nozzle of a 3-D Printer.

9 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
We've got to get past the idea that we need to make the entire gun out of extruded plastic. You simply can't make an acceptable barrel out of plastic.

Personally, I'm looking for someone to take a pair of these:

And make one of these:


10 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:26 PM PDT by jdege
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan
There is an engineering solution to that. Quantify the average lifetime. Get rid of the weapon when it is well within it's predicted lifetime and print another.

I don't intend to give up my heavy metal 1911 style carry piece, but these things are V1.0. I expect V12.8 will be much, much better. These are early days.

/johnny

11 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Looks like they let it cool between shots.
I figured it would blow up.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 9:02:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdege
You simply can't make an acceptable barrel out of plastic.

Experimentation says you can. For a few shots, anyway.

This isn't a precision hunting rifle or bird gun you take duck hunting. It's a tool of freedom that may only need to be fired once. Butter knife to get a steak knife kind of thing.

/johnny

13 posted on 05/20/2013 9:04:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan

When you’re defending your life, you only need it to fire once, for the most part. All the other cockroaches tend to scatter after that.


14 posted on 05/20/2013 9:04:50 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
I can envision a powered metal 3d printer where the parts are designed to be sintered in the oven after "manufacture".

Pick your alloy.

15 posted on 05/20/2013 9:05:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

It’s a bit silly when you can make a better one from a few bucks worth of junk in your garage or from the hardware store, or even for free if you are creative.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 9:06:27 PM PDT by ltc8k6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

They have kind of been doing that for a while, actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Px6RSL9Ac


17 posted on 05/20/2013 9:07:33 PM PDT by ltc8k6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Of course, there’s a certain thrill of pioneering a new gun design, too, Joe admits. “I may be the first person in the history of mankind to fire a bullet through a plastic rifled barrel. It’s an interesting feeling,” he says. “I feel like Samuel Colt.”

A bullet? Maybe.

But not a spud!

Details for the 1.5" SCH 40 Rifled PVC Pipe

After much development and testing, rifled PVC is now a reality.

Range testing indicates about a 50% increase in accuracy for potatoes, and pipe stands up to continuous 300 psi pretty well. This new barrel modification will send potatoes straighter and perhaps most important of all...safer. I say this as I have had experience with a stray potato every now and then, going where you might have not wanted it to go...(through my shop window).

18 posted on 05/20/2013 9:10:17 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper

I would probably be reluctant to fire one just for the heck of it. If somebody was knocking at the door and I knew it was all over I would fire away. Tyrants are scared of technology like this. When they have no idea which door they knock on somebody has one of these it gives them pause. 30 or 40 million of these would make a big difference .


19 posted on 05/20/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ltc8k6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator
20 posted on 05/20/2013 9:13:41 PM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-72 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson