First fully 3-D gun printed, fired

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It was only a few months ago that Glenn interviewed Cody Wilson about his efforts to 3-D print a fully functional gun. During that interview, the Wiki Weapons founder told Glenn it is now impossible to eradicate the gun from the Earth. Today, he is one step closer to making this prediction a reality with the first 3-D printed gun, named “The Liberator”.

“Took 24 hours to print all of the pieces.  The largest component taking 10 hours,” Glenn said.

While many might argue that the cost of a 3-D printer would still make it difficult for the average person to print a gun from home, Stu argued that the market would eventually bring the price down.

“This is going to come down in price and this is what capitalism does.  It’s going to solve some of these problems,” Stu said.

Glenn, however, thought this could just lead to the government regulating 3-D printers.

TheBlaze reports:

The Wiki-Weapons project by Defense Distributed, which has for months been striving toward its goal of creating a fully functional 3D-printed gun, has succeeded in the first tests of a firearm created using only a 3D printer.

Although much of the project up until now has been showing off plastic printed components for rifles and magazines, the gun tested last week was a .380 handgun, which Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson told TheBlaze in a phone interview Monday was always the goal to develop.

Read TheBlaze’s full interview with Cody Wilson HERE.

 

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    It is going to stop Obama from taking guns out of this country. Let’s just hope enough of these printers get out before the government takes them by force.

  • Draxx

    Making Guns is going to be considered by This Administration Akin To Making Methamphetamins and/or Crack Cocaine…

    They will Grant Themselves The Right To Kick In Your Door UnWarrated and Incarcerate or Kill You For Manufacturing Of A Controlled Substance/Item (from a list of their choosing of course)!  Those that think I am Full Of It, I don’t care… I believe this to be a Truth…

  • mdkrause

    3D printers are perty cool. Just a matter of time before someone tried. 

  • Anonymous

    How long until we can 3d a president you know a real one !

  • Anonymous

    As usual, the clueless media is only giving us 1/10 of the story.  What about the casting equipment to make the parts and the tools needed to machine the cast parts to the tolerances needed and how do you connect computer, printer, casting machine, and machine tool all together in perfect harmony?  Not for the computer challenged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hardman.79 John Hardman

    A 3-D printer to make a real shootable pistol or long gun is a glimpse into a really bad dream scenario. The complexities of forming killing hardware in the private sector by way of this new printing technology leads to paranoia. Howze about complex and deadly Home-made Bombs that would eclipse the best of the Boston bombers. “What hath printerdom wrot”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-A-Frank/100001390130794 Bruce A. Frank

    Realize that with some knowledge, computer and machining, one can build a capable  3D gun printer with a few hundred dollars of parts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528575866 Craig Nolin

    They will regulate ammunition, not printers.

  • Anonymous

    OK, now they need to develop a metallic capability — something that maybe after printing could be sintered — that could reproduce a really capable product.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Elmore/100000007309980 Jesse Elmore

    I just want to print ammo.

  • Anonymous

    Bet the NRA is OK with this. You know plastic guns that can’t be detected in a metal detector. “We need to have our guns when we fly in case of a terrorist being on the same flight” Of the food is bad

  • Anonymous

    Have ever heard of William Darth?  I doubt anyone has.  He experimented with the first working handgun and blew himself out of the history books.  3D printer weapons should produce many exploding weapons from experimenters who we won’t have to worry about, They’ll go the way of William Darth.

  • Anonymous

    Nor the novice metallurgist and machinist.