Tuesday, May 21, 2013

$25 Gun Created With Cheap 3D Printer Fires Nine Shots (Video)

When high tech gunsmith group Defense Distributed test-fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed firearm earlier this month, some critics dismissed the demonstration as expensive and impractical, arguing it could only be done with a high-end industrial 3D printer and that the plastic weapon wouldn’t last more than a single shot. Now a couple of hobbyists have proven them wrong on both counts.

One evening late last week, a Wisconsin engineer who calls himself “Joe” test-fired a new version of that handgun printed on a $1,725 Lulzbot A0-101 consumer-grade 3D printer, far cheaper than the one used by Defense Distributed. Joe, who asked that I not reveal his full name, loaded the weapon with .380 caliber rounds and fired it nine times, using a string to pull its trigger for safety.

More Here at Forbes

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Notice that the trigger changes from white to black?
So more than one pistol was used to shoot those 9-rounds!

And notice how fast the skies became dark?
Did it really take that long to change the 9-pistols?