Skip to comments.U.S. GOVERNMENT LIFTS BAN ON CODY WILSONíS 3D PRINTED GUNS
Posted on 07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT by 1_Inch_Group
In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilsons open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns.
In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment imposing censorship on a gun makers rights to expression. It was also decided on the basis that certain types of guns are not inherently military and, seemingly, present less of a threat to the population.
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3d printed guns ping.
Are these just models or actual guns you can shoot?
Out of curiosity where did the gun makers stand on this one?
It’s been banned a long, long time, like 10-12 years?
I recall the discussion about Cody having effectively quashed calls for gun control because guns could be printed at home or in a garage. Then the discussion turned to ammo.
Cody demonstrated their accuracy, effectiveness, durability. The engineering was impressive.
News media were telling gun control advocates that Cody’s innovation was essentially ‘game over’ for them.
The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.
Liberator was a working finished product. Kinda janky, but it worked.
The name and purpose of the firearm I think it what freaked anti-gunners out. Only good for one shot, to get yourself a better gun.
I would like to see:
1) Plans to print a casting positive mold for 0% and 80% blanks that could then be put into the ghost gunner II
2) Plans for a .45 and Glock frame that is split in half, milled out of the blanks above, then push together with pin and hole alignment and then spot welded in the pin holes to hold the frame together. Should eliminate a significant amount of undercutting and make production faster for when you need to arm a platoon / company during TEOTWAWKI
3) lost wax printing of positive molds for AR and DPMS-308 lowers to allow casting lowers in different metals.
4) casting for most parts of the trigger assembly that can be cast
5) 3D print for most of the lower shoulder stock and upper barrel guard / assembly
6) P90 stock on an AR?
7) 3D print for magazines for 1911, M1A, FNFAL, Glock
A few other more esoteric things
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Great news !!!
Check this one out...they were getting to the more fun things.
I’ve heard of that...
...and I am ecstatic about how this case turned out. Gun control is DEAD!
I first read it 45 +/- years ago.
Worth the read today, I’d expect.
“3D print for magazines for 1911, M1A, FNFAL, Glock”
A good book, though not great. I’d love to see someone come up with a script for a mini-series based in the near future, featuring DD technology and an underground, pro-freedom, resistance.
I’d link the Vice video on youtube about this, but I have a sneaky suspicion Vice might not be welcome here.
So these things, that we are talking about....were a decade ago?
Since then, people have improved on the designs and materials.
3d printer and some liquid hyperceramicmetal in a bag is my next major purchase.
I have seen plastic flat Z springs that work in AR magazines. However they wear out and take a “set” much faster than metal ones. I see them as a temporary solution at best.
Perhaps a positive image for a cast? Melt down some brass and pour into a mold? Wish I had the time to play with this.
I am sure that round springs would be much more difficult.
I think that anyone in a state with existing or easily-foreseeable gun control should be loading up on the actual springs that make their factory mags work. Again, they’re cheap and not against any law to buy or own (not yet, anyway). The boxes and the followers can easily be made out of plastic or crappy, sintered, metal by a 3-D printer. Of course, I’m in Texas and we don’t ban fun stuff or 2A stuff down here...and I have plenty of mags, as does everyone that I know who owns any semi-auto of any type.
Still, 10 years on (and maybe less), the then-new 3-D printers will spew out wonderous things like cookies at the press of a button...and I cannot wait.
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