World's First 3D-printed Gun Fired for First Time on Video

Last week, Forbes brought us the story of Defense Distributed, a non-profit founded by 25-year University of Texas law student Cody Wilson. Last year, Defense Distributed set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun and last week we got to see photos of the finished product.

 

But you know what's better than photos? Video. Defense Distributed uploaded a video of its handgun, the Liberator, to YouTube very early this morning. The gun is shown being fired by Wilson and the video encourages users to 'Download Today' at defcad.org. Defense Distributed told Forbes last week that it planned to release the CAD files for the Liberator on Defcad.org and it has done just that. This means anyone with a 3D printer can technically print their own gun at home, regardless of whether or not they have a license to own one.

To see the Liberator in action, check out the video below:

Liberator - Dawn of the Wiki Weapons

*Image Credit: DefCAD.org

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  • Actually we can make a simple gun using few piecies like: a pipe ,a small bar, coil and etc.
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  • This doesn't work. I have Makerbot Replicator 2. Whether it is PLA or ABS the pressure of the bullet expanding will cause your fake gun to eventually and unexpectedly blow up in your face. It is plastic after all. All these fools will accomplish is to bring federal scrutiny of the 3D printing industry and these devices that are otherwise great tools for design and prototyping.
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  • This is awesome!
    "This means anyone with a 3D printer can technically print their own gun at home, regardless of whether or not they have a license to own one."
    Technically yes it's possible I wonder what the laws are surrounding this? If you print a gun yourself are you then a gun manufacturer? Is it legal to make your own gun regardless of process?
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  • This is a game changer, being able to construct a weapon with little control or regulation can be both good and horribly bad.
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  • Actually we can make a simple gun using few piecies like: a pipe ,a small bar, coil and etc.
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