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  • Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

    Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

    Prepare yourself for an onslaught media panic because the Ghost Gunner, essentially a kit that lets you print your own AR-15 lower receiver, is ready to ship and getting press attention again. The Ghost Gunner comes to us from Defense Distributed, the creator of the first 3D-printed gun. Here’s the truth: the Ghost Gunner is not a gun. It is not even part of a gun. It is essentially a… Read More

  • The Constitution And The 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

    The Constitution And The 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

    By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal? Read More

  • Defense Distributed Claims To Have Produced The First Fully 3D-Printable Pistol

    Defense Distributed Claims To Have Produced The First Fully 3D-Printable Pistol

    While Defense Distributed, the Thingiverse for gun parts, has been working on a 3D-printed lower receiver for the AR-15 for some time now, they’ve finally announced that they’ve completed a real 3D-printed handgun called the Liberator. Made entirely out of 3D-printed ABS with the exclusion of a single nail used as the firing pin, it looks to be the fruition of DefDist’s… Read More

  • Defense Distributed Prints An AR-15 Receiver That Has Fired More Than 600 Rounds

    Defense Distributed Prints An AR-15 Receiver That Has Fired More Than 600 Rounds

    Defense Distributed, a group run primarily by gunsmith Cody Wilson, has released a video of an AR-15 with a 3D-printed lower receiver firing off over 600 rounds, a unique feat in the realm of 3D-printed parts. The part, called the AR Lower V5, worked nearly perfectly while firing 600 rounds and, as Wilson notes, “the test ended when we ran out of ammunition, but this lower could… Read More