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To: Jonty30

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.

It’s neat as far as 3D printing goes, and I’d love to play with that sort of stuff.

But the gun is just a novelty, and will remain so for quite a while, imo.


27 posted on 05/20/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

The thing is, that takes more time and effort than just hitting ‘print’ and walking away. Not to mention that you can make dozens of copies fast.

It’s at least as useful as the old FP-45. More importantly it is very disposable and has no tool marks with which to trace it, something you can’t say about the old plumbing rigs.


34 posted on 05/20/2013 9:44:06 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ltc8k6
The non-silly part is the fits that it's giving the PTB. They hate it. Sure, it's a piece of crap. What isn't V1.0? It's in alpha test, it's not ready for beta test. It's one step up from vapor-ware.

But it's caused some brown drawers in DC.

Not bad for a piece of technical piece of crap.

This is about power politics. Not mechanical precision.

Mao taught the liberals that power came from the barrel of a gun. Literally.

And now anyone can download the plans and have power.

The politicians are idiots, because you can download the plans for a grease-gun that fires full auto on an open bolt, built with different equipment, but they don't think that deeply.

This is 100% political. And it's dead accurate in that respect.

/johnny

35 posted on 05/20/2013 9:45:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I think a printed semi-automatic will be a game changer. Even if you can shoot through just one mag and dispose it.

The first printed barrel can already take 9 shots so I say we'll see one within a year if the fascists don't cripple 3D printing.

40 posted on 05/20/2013 10:02:42 PM PDT by varyouga
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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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