Friday, September 27, 2013

3D Printed Semiautomatic Pistol Design

From Proteus/Defcad

The design seems very similar to one that I did some thought experiments with.  I considered using a printed 10-22 receiver and a simple open bolt design to take advantage of the ubiquitous 10-22 magazines.   I was considering a fusion design that would have used a steel liner for the barrel.

It's not yet ready for prime-time (it has yet to be tested), but 3D printing tinkerers have developed a design for a semiautomatic pistol. In fact, the developer says a full-automatic version would be easier to make with available materials. What a long way we've come, in just a few short months, toward the ultimate goal of rendering gun control laws a complete joke. Well...they were already a joke (though a dangerous one). It's more accurate to say we've come a long way toward rendering such laws moot, and easily bypassed by even those with limited technical skills.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

A plastic barrel?
no thanks.
"The barrel uses an insert around the case, but then the rest of it has a plastic bore, which means it is pre-rifled and therefore complies with the ATF."