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jamboybarry
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I Putt Out
Member since Feb 2011
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re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds

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The gov't will ban this soon, or will they?

I don't doubt they will try at some point.


Ask and ye shall receive
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Since last summer, the Texas group Defense Distributed has been working to make the idea of home 3D printing of gun components and possibly even entire firearms into a reality. They’ve succeeded, at least, for one man: New York representative Steve Israel, who sees the possibility as real enough that it needs to be explicitly banned in law. After Defense Distributed’s YouTube tests of partially 3D printed semiautomatic weapons, Israel promised last month to specifically ban 3D printed gun components in his proposed renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, a law intended to ban the possession of any weapon that can’t be spotted by a metal detector or X-ray machine. And when Defense Distributed demonstrated a 3D printed high-capacity magazine–the exact ammunition feeding devices that would be banned for sale under a new federal gun control bill proposed by Congresswoman Diane Feinstein–Israel responded again, adding a specific ban on those 3D-printed ammo attachments to his proposed bill.
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joshnorris14
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Florida
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21530 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
This is the kind of thing that is impossible to police. It doesn't matter if they ban it.


JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2012
9672 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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This is the kind of thing that is impossible to police. It doesn't matter if they ban it.



This.


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RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Aurora, CO
Member since Nov 2009
27985 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
Yep. Once the specs are out there on the internet there will be no going back.



WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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Yep. Once the specs are out there on the internet there will be no going back.


my boy steve gutenberg proved this
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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
17534 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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The barrel shouldn't be too difficult, right?


The chamber pressure would turn a plastic barrel to shrapnel. Barrel and bolt have to be steel.


joshnorris14
Florida Fan
Florida
Member since Jan 2009
21530 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
It will happen, don't have too much doubt.


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Vlad The Inhaler
Colorado State Fan
Moose Jaw, SK
Member since Sep 2008
3160 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
How can you download the file?


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maine82
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
1374 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
This will officially make guns like pot. Completely uncontrollable.


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MrCarton
UNO Fan
Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
3827 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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Isn't the lower the most difficult part to actually develop? The barrel shouldn't be too difficult, right?



The lower is the only regulated part of the gun.
Creating the barrel is none too complicated.

I want plastic bullets, then I will shite my pants.
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WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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I want plastic bullets, then I will shite my pants.


you will probably see alternative bullet technologies arise with the growth of electronic weapons.

think a plastic cased, electromagnetic propulsion weapon that propels a small metal projectile at a high rate of speed.



MrCarton
UNO Fan
Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
3827 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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you will probably see alternative bullet technologies arise with the growth of electronic weapons.

think a plastic cased, electromagnetic propulsion weapon that propels a small metal projectile at a high rate of speed.



Honestly, I'm thinking caseless ammo. Cheap, light, fewer expendable material. They came close in the 80s but the narrow market shut down research.


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Springfield XD
Member since Feb 2013
1782 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
You better wipe:

Image: http://www.dansammo.com/images/inv/as30815.jpg


German .308 training ammo. Accurate and lethal out to 100 yards. $0.12/rnd. Plenty available.
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Patrick_Bateman
USA Fan
Member since Jan 2012
13790 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
I'm not familiar with any of this technology. Just to be clear - a person can download this file, then print a functional AR15 that fires real bullets? Is that right?

If so, amazing.


KosmoCramer
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
50598 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
Just the lower and magazines.


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MrCarton
UNO Fan
Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
3827 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
German .308 training ammo. Accurate and lethal out to 100 yards

Nice! Let's AutoCAD these bad boys!


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MrCarton
UNO Fan
Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
3827 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
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I'm not familiar with any of this technology. Just to be clear - a person can download this file, then print a functional AR15 that fires real bullets? Is that right?

If so, amazing.


Not to jump kos mos' post, but the lower is the regulated portion. That is what fascinates me.


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Geaux-2-L-O-Miss
LSU Fan
Between Your Ears
Member since Aug 2005
2010 posts

re: “Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds
Can't print the primer or powder. I use to reload plastic shotgun shells but I think they had some metal inside of the plastic for the primer and such. So, I would not look for full plastic ammo in the near future. As stated above, I would think that the barrel and chamber would have to be metal but i'm not a plastics expert.


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