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3D printed guns #7241466
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Have any of you actually seen a “printed” handgun? I suppose they can be fired. Can they be fired more than once without you donating a finger or two?

A company I used to work for was on the cutting edge of 3D printing some years ago, and they could do amazing things. But, the things made were of something like a hard synthetic, and I can’t imagine a pistol made of it. At least a pistol that could be fired safely.

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Reminds me of a scene from “In the Army now”

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Sounds kinda dumb to me.……..

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You know a military style assault weapon shoots 3 times faster than the wimpy 9mm rendering it impotent against a 556. You'd be better off using a butter knife.

Also Ar15 will rape your wives, eat your child and and incorrectly file your taxes.

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IDK, but i want one, especially that weird little pistol they keep showing on the news

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just something else for the liby's to whine about, just like the bump stocks


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Re: 3D printed guns [Re: 603Country] #7241639
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Meh....

I am interested in computers, 3D printing, firearms and most things related.

It is an interesting proof of concept and I guess it could have a use.


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I think too many people watch CSI or whatever crime show. Bunch of to do about nothing. One of my daughters was watching the news with me last night asked me what I thought. I said there are umpteen million quality guns in the US. A bad guy doesn't need to go through the hassle of buying a 3d printer, downloading the program, and trying to make his own that might only go bang a couple times.


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We have three 3D printers in our Lab at work, one uses liquid media and is the most precise.

The 3D printer is great for rapid prototyping, but once the design is finalized, the items get manufactured from higher quality materials/methods.

I wouldn't want to fire a magazine of ammo thru any gun that came out of one of our printers.

I'd sooner repeat some of Richard Davis' marketing tactics for Second Chance:


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Want to make a liberals head explode? Tell them that you are using melted down plastic straws to make a 3d printed gun!


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Originally Posted By: 9x19
We have three 3D printers in our Lab at work, one uses liquid media and is the most precise.

The 3D printer is great for rapid prototyping, but once the design is finalized, the items get manufactured from higher quality materials/methods.

I wouldn't want to fire a magazine of ammo thru any gun that came out of one of our printers.


Only illegal reasons come to mind as to why a consumer would want to own and carry a 3D firearm.


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Want to make a liberals head explode? Tell them that you are using melted down plastic straws to make a 3d printed gun!
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: 9x19
We have three 3D printers in our Lab at work, one uses liquid media and is the most precise.

The 3D printer is great for rapid prototyping, but once the design is finalized, the items get manufactured from higher quality materials/methods.

I wouldn't want to fire a magazine of ammo thru any gun that came out of one of our printers.


Only illegal reasons come to mind as to why a consumer would want to own and carry a 3D firearm.


What about being a hobbyist? How do you feel about 80% firearms?

My brother and I both experimented with 3d printed AR lowers when they first came about probably 5 years ago. We never had a solid design due to poor quality materials, but the industry has come a long way since then. I'd love to print a couple lowers for .22 ARs or another fun project, but apparently only a criminal would have a reason to do so...

I'd definitely print one of the liberator pistols for [censored] and giggles.

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Only illegal reasons come to mind as to why a consumer would want to own and carry a 3D firearm.


Or maybe Constitutional ones....

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Got a few sitting on my desk now, but ours aren't meant for firing. For this one, it would require more parts that are metal to be functional.


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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
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We have three 3D printers in our Lab at work, one uses liquid media and is the most precise.

The 3D printer is great for rapid prototyping, but once the design is finalized, the items get manufactured from higher quality materials/methods.

I wouldn't want to fire a magazine of ammo thru any gun that came out of one of our printers.


Only illegal reasons come to mind as to why a consumer would want to own and carry a 3D firearm.


Baloney!

Federal law has never proscribed an individual's freedom to build their own firearms, nor is there a requirement that such firearms be marked in any manner. They can not be made for sale, without first getting a manufacturer's license and adhering to all the pertinent regulations put forth by the BATFE, but for personal use, you can make as many as you want... always could.

The current fervor is just a bunch of folks trying to prove they are each more ignorant than the last.

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Originally Posted By: 9x19
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We have three 3D printers in our Lab at work, one uses liquid media and is the most precise.

The 3D printer is great for rapid prototyping, but once the design is finalized, the items get manufactured from higher quality materials/methods.

I wouldn't want to fire a magazine of ammo thru any gun that came out of one of our printers.


Only illegal reasons come to mind as to why a consumer would want to own and carry a 3D firearm.


Baloney!

Federal law has never proscribed an individual's freedom to build their own firearms, nor is there a requirement that such firearms be marked in any manner. They can not be made for sale, without first getting a manufacturer's license and adhering to all the pertinent regulations put forth by the BATFE, but for personal use, you can make as many as you want... always could.

The current fervor is just a bunch of folks trying to prove they are each more ignorant than the last.


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Funny, I read today that our fine US rep from Austin is filing a bill to make 3D printed guns be required to have serial numbers....hopefully no one points out that other home made firearms aren’t required to do thIs.

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It seems the issue isn't so much satisfying a need for a 3D firearm but not missing an opportunity to make an "in your face" statement by having one.

I can think of many things I could build myself but it seems like a total waste of time when I can buy a much better one so easily.

The cost of a 3D printer capable of producing a 3D firearm hasn't been mentioned. Why spend thousands on a printer when you could take the same money and buy a small arsenal.


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For the 1911 folks. roflmao



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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
It seems the issue isn't so much satisfying a need for a 3D firearm but not missing an opportunity to make an "in your face" statement by having one.

I can think of many things I could build myself but it seems like a total waste of time when I can buy a much better one so easily.

The cost of a 3D printer capable of producing a 3D firearm hasn't been mentioned. Why spend thousands on a printer when you could take the same money and buy a small arsenal.


Why buy a mill or lathe, build a forge or buy a belt grinder?

Some folks like building their own, some don't. 3D printing is just another means to an end, and one that produces a rather fragile product (right now).

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Originally Posted By: 9x19
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
It seems the issue isn't so much satisfying a need for a 3D firearm but not missing an opportunity to make an "in your face" statement by having one.

I can think of many things I could build myself but it seems like a total waste of time when I can buy a much better one so easily.

The cost of a 3D printer capable of producing a 3D firearm hasn't been mentioned. Why spend thousands on a printer when you could take the same money and buy a small arsenal.


Why buy a mill or lathe, build a forge or buy a belt grinder?

Some folks like building their own, some don't. 3D printing is just another means to an end, and one that produces a rather fragile product (right now).


Exactly.

I have a mill, lathe, forge, belt grinder, three welders, plasma, oxy-fuel, bandsaw, and the list goes on. They are just tools. What I choose to build with them is my business. Be it furniture, farm and ranch items, or something firearm related. It is not difficult to understand a person buying a 3D printer as a business investment, to make an infinite amount of parts, for an infinite amount of industries. If one happens to be firearm related, that is their business.



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I know only what I've read about 3D printers. My understanding is that this whole outcry is due to someone posting (I guess selling) plans on how to build a gun with a 3D printer. I'm guessing that the plans are really just a computer file of data that drives a 3D printer. I assume there is a standard "language" or instruction set of code for these printers just like programming a CNC machine. Like most computer files, once one is out, it gets electronically propagated & multiplied across the Internet. So what is done is done already with existing "gun" files.

I put this is in the same bucket as bump-stocks & binary-triggers. As a gun enthusiast, who cares! But as a believer in the constitution & the 1st & 2nd amendment, outlawing this stuff erodes & weakens our rights.


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