Print Yourself a Gun
There has been no shortage of blogs about 3D printers. You can print yourself all kinds of cool stuff and now…guns.
This seeming harmless process of being able to create just about anything using 3D printers and some material will now have some controversy attached to it.
Got a beef with someone? You could just go home and throw some raw materials in your printer select your “gun” setting and then go watch Honey Boo Boo. By the time your marathon is over you’ll have your very own working gun.
BANG, beef over. Scary right? Not the Honey Boo Boo part, the part where you print a gun at home.
Read more at smartplanet.com:
Uh-oh! 3D printer produces a real gun
Photos of the world’s first 3D printed gun were discovered on the AR-15.com, a forum for firearms enthusiasts and supporters of gun rights. The creator, who goes by the username HaveBlue, assembled the weapon by combining the body of a normal .22 caliber pistol with that of a printed plastic version of the lower receiver used in AR-15 assault rifles (similar to the military’s M16). HaveBlue then tested out the creation by successfully firing 200 rounds without any signs of malfunction or complications, according to a post on the web site.
HaveBlue documents his gunsmithing process in such a detailed way, it might be a bit unnerving for some folks. With little more than a Stratasys 3D printer, a $30 batch of plastic resin and printing specifications available on the internet, the user was able to produce several of the necessary working parts. A step-by-step blueprint for making your own AR-15 lower receiver can also be found on Thingiverse.