It is now possible to build a plastic AR-15 pistol. A man has done it. He did it by using an off-the-shelf 3-D printing machine.
These machines keep getting cheaper. In a few years, every do-it-yourself hobbyist will own one.
Download a program, turn on your machine, and in an hour or two, you will have the parts for whatever you like, including an AR-15.
This is legal, as long as you don’t sell it. You can make a do-it-yourself arsenal. You don’t register anything.
Amidst protests from an AR-15 discussion board that the part would fail and seriously injure him, he successfully fired 200 rounds using the 3D printed lower receiver without any trouble. To test it further, a metal AR-15 upper receiver was attached and a few shots fired with a higher-caliber .223. So far, the part seems to be holding up well and hasn’t shown any major signs of wear.
This certainly isn’t the first 3D printed gun part in existence, but it could be the first that’s been made into a fully working firearm. What’s important to note is that under U.S. law the lower receiver of an AR-15 (or any similar gun for that matter) is the component that is legally considered the “firearm.” It’s the main part that allows the gun to function, and even has the serial number printed on it for identification. Luckily for HaveBlue, making guns yourself isn’t illegal so long as you don’t sell or distribute them.
How does this work? Watch this.
Ain’t technology grand?
The gun control crowd is going to go ballistic!
If you’re going to go something, ballistic is the way to go, I always say.