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$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

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To: marktwain

What gets me is how the liberal fascists ignore sling shots which can F up a person just as much as a gun. Or bow and arrows, which can kill you just as easily as a gun. It tells me this is not about killing to the liberal fascists but more about dismantling the constitution.


51 posted on 05/21/2013 4:33:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Standing Wolf

So many good angles to this story!


52 posted on 05/21/2013 4:42:33 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Spktyr

“There’s a version of this type of printer that makes metal objects from powdered metal.”

Sintered aluminum makes a barrel that is, if anything, less capable of withstanding stress than extruded plastic.


53 posted on 05/21/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Sherman Logan

Two points:

1. I’ll take my chances with a dangerous gun in order to protect myself and loved ones from a dangerous criminal. I won’t take this gun to the range for sport shooting.

2. Printed guns will improve, just like all new technology. The Wright brothers’ first flight lasted 3 seconds. The first car wouldn’t qualify for the Indy 500.


54 posted on 05/21/2013 4:46:37 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: ltc8k6

It’s only silly because I can make one that’s better from old plumbing leftovers, and it will never blow up.

Free zip guns have been around for as long as there have been guns.

But, zip guns are clumsy, prone to accidental discharge, and slow to reload.

That's why I'm thinking that combining a 3D-printed action with some plumbing pipe might make for something that is actually functional.

55 posted on 05/21/2013 4:50:05 AM PDT by jdege
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To: jdege

Aluminum isn’t the only thing they can use for that. There’s a sintered steel and sintered titanium option out there now.


56 posted on 05/21/2013 4:55:31 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain
Everyone should read the article. There are a number things to note:


57 posted on 05/21/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Sherman Logan
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.

You're right, but as a former mechanical engineer, I wouldn't have expected a plastic gun barrel to survive a single test-firing.

So if plastic guns are already surviving 9 test-firings, it's not unreasonable to expect them to be safe and practical soon.

58 posted on 05/21/2013 5:00:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: marktwain

The environmentally friendly barrel plastic can be recycled making it acceptable to a large segment of the leftists that place environmental ideology over anti gun ideology


59 posted on 05/21/2013 5:09:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
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60 posted on 05/21/2013 5:11:02 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Paladin2

>>That’s why God invented gun oil...

...and Sand Casting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_casting


61 posted on 05/21/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Iron Munro

“Full auto battery shooting air gun 600 rounds per minute “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Gs2mKNjV0


62 posted on 05/21/2013 5:16:51 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: marktwain

BFRL. Interesting!


63 posted on 05/21/2013 5:18:42 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Secret Agent Man

IIRC:

3/4” pipe = 12 gauge
1/4” pipe = .22 cal


64 posted on 05/21/2013 5:22:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Iron Munro

>>It was a normal thing for kids to do in that era.

That’s because we had parents and grand-parents who’d fought and survived multiple World-Wars and who recognized the progressive wolves sharpening their teeth at the treeline.


65 posted on 05/21/2013 5:25:02 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I find it amusing that they chose the name “Liberator”, after the Liberator pistol dropped during the resistance in Europe.

The wannabe overlords know the tale as well as we do.
They may have the full auto MP5’s on their myrmidons, but those guys are subject to a well planned ambush with Liberators, and then the resistors have some nice MP5’s as well.


66 posted on 05/21/2013 5:25:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Standing Wolf

The developers of these guns should name them after gun grabbing politicians....”The Schumer”, “The Bloomberg” and new to the market “The Toomey Gun”.


67 posted on 05/21/2013 5:30:09 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Spktyr

Will any of them hold up to as much pressure as a piece of plumbing pipe?


68 posted on 05/21/2013 7:23:42 AM PDT by jdege
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To: RS_Rider; All
The developers of these guns should name them after gun grabbing politicians....”The Schumer”, “The Bloomberg” and new to the market “The Toomey Gun”.

The named their AR-15 magazine the "Cuomo" and the AK-47 version the "Feinstein".

69 posted on 05/21/2013 9:30:10 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Sherman Logan

There are a great many types of plastics. Some are brittle, while some are quite rubbery. It would be quite easy to print an outside layer of “rubbery” plastic around the hard interior plastic. That way, should the hard plastic fail, there would be no flying shards. This is essentially the same principle used in automobile safety glass (except that the stretchable plastic layer is sandwiched between two hard brittle layers of glass).


70 posted on 05/21/2013 12:40:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jdege

Yes. Some of them are being used to MAKE Schedule 40-rated pipe fittings.


71 posted on 05/21/2013 9:37:59 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I believe there are hybrid plastic/ceramic type materials out there.

Once a durable material is developed to be used in 3d printing....watch out.


72 posted on 05/27/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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