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joshnorris14
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)

Defense Distributed just opened up shop. Selling Cuomo mags for $50.

Also, Cody Wilson will be giving a speech on March 11th, at SXSW

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AK Printable Magazine


What is this speech gonna be about on the 11th?
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"I’ll be giving a speech at SXSW Interactive on March 11. It’s going to be one to remember."




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joshnorris14
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
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They now have their Federal Firearms License. They can being production on the fully printed gun now.


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LINK They now have their Federal Firearms License. They can being production on the fully printed gun now.


Surprised someone in Washington didn't make sure their application was accidentally lost in the mail


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joshnorris14
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
He did an interview with Angel Clark today. Talked about the fully printed gun prototypes they are making now.

LINK


MrCarton
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
Watched his Glenn Beck interview. I thought he did well. He is obviously bright and very calculating in his responses.


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I Love Bama
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
People don't realize how this changes everything.


WikiTiger
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People don't realize how this changes everything.


we are truly living in revolutionary times


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MrCarton
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People don't realize how this changes everything.



It really could. I remember this kid saying " its over, I did it" in the beck interview. It was delightfully creepy. He knows what they did can't be taken back. I chuckled and then had the urge to punch beck in the neck.


joshnorris14
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
You should watch his video over at defcad.com

He has a way of inspiring this devious confidence.


MrCarton
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
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You should watch his video over at defcad.com


I think I saw the new one a few days ago. I like the guy, and think he has the perfect mix of idealism, philosophy and IDGAF.

Plus I like guns. A lot.


joshnorris14
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
Vice is doing a documentary on Cody Wilson/Defense Distributed

Here is the trailer: LINK


Springfield XD
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Vice is doing a documentary on Cody Wilson/Defense Distributed

Here is the trailer: LINK


Bookmarked, thanks.


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Roaad
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
best quote i your last article:

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Empowering technologies can be frightening to incumbents


aaronb023
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
Cody Wilson did an AMA on reddit. Here are some of the highlights some of you worry worts need to see:

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For sure. In fact, we've done about as much as is possible on the AR platform in fused deposition ABS. .223/5.56 is a high pressure round, and doing an upper and barrel is not realistic.


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The AR is simply too powerful a rifle to be printed in ABS. I don't see this happening, but it may be possible for them to print handguns soon.


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Actually, printable springs are doable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbszBmZX4KA But in these weak and brittle thermosets/plastics we've got issues making barrels and bolts.


[img]I really wonder... It seems to me the materials will need to be much more complex and improved to drive adoption. But then adoption doesn't seem to be slowing down. We need intrepid people to push the tech if it's going to go anywhere.[/img]

[img]Barrel work is going very well. Actually we've exploded and broken a few! But I'm a survivor.[/img]

[img]I don't think there's a direct personal advantage in printing a gun versus making or purchasing a traditional one. Printed guns aren't even proven technology, and are extremely impractical devices from my experience.[/img]

As you can see, the chances of every slap dick emo kid printing his own arsenal and going on a shooting spree are not very realistic


aaronb023
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed did an AMA on reddit. Here are some of the highlights some of you worry worts need to see:

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For sure. In fact, we've done about as much as is possible on the AR platform in fused deposition ABS. .223/5.56 is a high pressure round, and doing an upper and barrel is not realistic.


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The AR is simply too powerful a rifle to be printed in ABS. I don't see this happening, but it may be possible for them to print handguns soon.


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Actually, printable springs are doable: LINK But in these weak and brittle thermosets/plastics we've got issues making barrels and bolts.


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I really wonder... It seems to me the materials will need to be much more complex and improved to drive adoption. But then adoption doesn't seem to be slowing down. We need intrepid people to push the tech if it's going to go anywhere.


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Barrel work is going very well. Actually we've exploded and broken a few! But I'm a survivor.


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I don't think there's a direct personal advantage in printing a gun versus making or purchasing a traditional one. Printed guns aren't even proven technology, and are extremely impractical devices from my experience.


As you can see, the chances of every slap dick emo kid printing his own arsenal and going on a shooting spree are not very realistic
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Springfield XD
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
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As you can see, the chances of every slap dick emo kid printing his own arsenal and going on a shooting spree are not very realistic



Not yet. But what about designing a rifle from the ground up to be plastic? The AR with it's mainspring in back is a bad platform. There are rifles, like the F2000 and Tavor that are close already. Take one of those designs and tweak them.


aaronb023
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
I think the limiting factor is creating a barrel that can handle the pressures needed. I left out a quote where he even said the .22LR was too high of a pressure


MrCarton
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
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I think the limiting factor is creating a barrel that can handle the pressures needed. I left out a quote where he even said the .22LR was too high of a pressure


The barrel is probably the least concerning part IMO and all plastic design is not a requirement for me. I think the ability to create a huge percentage of the weapon with little expertise, and without having to be present and expending man hours is critical. 3d printing will accomplish at least this, if not more.


aaronb023
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re: Defense Distributed's quest for the printable gun (Updates in OP)
Well if you can't successfully fire more than a round or fire a round without maiming yourself, then what is the point?


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