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How to Make Your Own Unregistered Hand Guns — Cheap!

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2012

This is not a trick headline.

Within a decade, anyone with a few hundred dollars will be able to do this. It can be done today, but the price of the equipment is high.

It’s called 3D printing. What it means is this: your home will become a mini-factory.

Think of this as a Betty Crocker factory. The “cake mix” will vary with the kind of “cake” you are “baking.”

This is decentralization on a scale never before contemplated.

You will not buy imported toy guns any more. You will make them.

Hey, China! Get ready!

If you want, you will be able to make real guns.

Hey, BATF! Get ready!

A brave new world is almost upon us.

Anyone in the world could soon have access to a 3D printable gun through the internet thanks to  a U.S. start-up which plans to distribute schematics for the weapons free of charge.

Defense Distributed, a company which wants to extend the U.S. Second Amendment rights to the entire world, hopes to test prototypes of the printable weapons by the end of the year.

‘This project could very well change the way we think about gun control and consumption,’the organisation says on their website.

‘How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the Internet? Let’s find out.’

Cody Wilson, a spokesman for the so-called ‘Wiki Weapon’ project, told guardian.co.uk that the organisation is only waiting on a license to allow them to legally manufacture firearms in the U.S.

They have already come up with two blueprints for plastic firearms, but now needs to test the designs to ensure they are safe to use when printed on less-expensive 3D printers.

‘These guns will be almost completely plastic, so melting and failing in your hand will be a concern,’ Defense Distributed says.

‘Only after testing a few dozen designs to failure will we discover the right limitations to be comfortable rating a WikiWep as safe for one use.’

It adds: ‘We want to minimize negative media about the safety concerns of untested firearms and the inevitable suggestions that governments should protect us from ourselves.’

The group so far claims to have developed two prototype plastic handguns. The first, called Wiki Weapon type A, is a training gun with no moving parts. It relies on an electrical solenoid to fire bullets but the rest of the weapon is 3D printable.

The more ambitious Wiki Weapon type B will have movable parts, but the organisation hopes to refine these to make it possible to print them on entry-level 3D printers that can be used at home.

They promise that blueprints usable in computer aided design programs will be available to download from their website ‘in the coming weeks’.

A third project allows users to print the regulated part of an AR-15 submachine gun, then build the rest from unregulated parts freely available in U.S. gun shops.

The organisation plans to distribute the schematics for 3D printable guns as files for computer aided design programs which are compatible with entry-level 3D printers.

The U.S. government is trying to regulate this. Fat chance.

There are 190 countries. The software can be put on a server in any of them. Or 10 of them.

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28 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Unregistered Hand Guns — Cheap!

  1. The government will find a way to stop this. Unfortunately for the government, the second amendment says we have the right to be armed. Politicians have tried every way possible to disarm us with "gun control" laws. They rightfully fear an armed populace as being detrimental to their theiving ways.

  2. I want a Springfield 1911 45 cel. I can't wait for them to invent an ammunition machine!

  3. DockyWocky says:

    Only kooks would see any advantage from 3D printing. It only works with relatively wimpy plastics, and I would love to see how it fabricates the insides of a gun barrel.

    Better to acquire a small lathe and milling machine. Then you could actually turn out a shooter, or shooters in a clandestine manner.

  4. I have seen this application in action and although the interior of the gun could be duplicated the material necessary to handle the significant internal pressures of a combustible ammo cartridge are not presently available in that format. The only possible successful alternatives would be to produce a drop-in barrel & lock or utilize compressed air/CO2 cartridges or something similar. To put the latter in perspective: Lewis and Clark's expedition utilized several compressed air rifles that were powerful enough to take down animals as large as white tailed deer and fire repeatedly, at that.

  5. Gents, it's ok if it's only a single shot, one time use.
    just print 20 of them for locations around the house.
    They will refine the plastics to become multi-use,
    or use metal barrels and the rest to be made with plastic…

  6. this is right up there with the scare tactics of the “plastic” guns. Naturally it can look like a gun. I want to watch, from a safe distance, when someone tries to fire one. Barrels and breach assemblies have to be made of high grade steel.

  7. General Issue says:

    I saw one of these machines at National Instruments convention (NI WEEK) in August in Austin, TX. It was pretty cool but it has a LONG way to go before it could make a viable weapon. YES it can make a plastic toy gun that looks like a weapon though…


  9. Ahhhh….. It isn't even April 1st, is it?
    An Australian inventor many years ago invented an electric gun. Fantastic thing and ideal for a little country like Oz. Couldn't even give it away to Oz Govt. Wonder what happened to it.
    Poster here mentions "electronic mechanism"….

  10. Texas Chris says:

    When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

  11. Texas Chris says:

    High grade printers use an epoxy that sets harder than steel. They're very expensive right now, but in a few years…?

    Ammo will be the issue, though. Anyone know how to make gunpowder?

  12. Texas Chris says:

    The IDF has a composite pistol with a ceramic barrel and bolt. It's expensive, sure, but it works. Well.

  13. Texas Chris says:

    Did you see the 3DP that used the JB-Weld epoxy to make a hammer? The guy then used the hammer to break concrete…

  14. Texas Chris says:

    I'd say you shouted great.

  15. As a kid I used one-third saltpeter, one-third charcoal and and one-third sulphur. Luckily I still have all my fingers!

  16. Ron Vietnam Marine says:

    Perhaps many “forgot” about the “old Zip” gun made from the end of a car antenna? That can be covered with a high grade plastic!


  18. Or an overcompensating police state…

  19. Actually, an 'overcompensating police state' is proof the government does not yet actually FEAR the people.

  20. Get rid of the house negro, the liberals, the Demoncraps, the feminist, the cowardly Republicans, and the immigrants and replace them with their polar opposites and *PRESTO*

    PROBLEM SOLVED and peace and plenty forever more!!!

  21. I Like The Way You Think !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. just ramblin says:

    HIGH TREASON,they commit it every time they try to curtail any of our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
    The YELLOWBELLY beohner should be tried for TREASON right next the ILLEGAL and both HUNG PUBLICLY.
    just rambling

  23. Who writes this stuff. AR-15. Sub-machine gun. Really? Why no corrections to this obvious error? Oooh…rat-a-tat-tat. I'll 'print' me a submachine gun and be a baaaaad guy. Come on.

    An armed society is a polite society. I wish I had the comfort of knowing that ALL the citizens around me who were not convicted felons were packing, too, without all the red tape and hassle (perceived or implied). At least it eliminates the QUESTION of who will be shooting back when some idiot pulls a gun in the attempted commision of a nefarious act.

  24. back in the 50s & 60s car antennas were perfect for a 22cal barrel…. no longer

  25. Can these 3-D Printers print gunpowder? Regulating Ammo is the next big move.

  26. First off dipstick the Ar 15 is not and NEVER was a sub machine gun. It is a SEMI automatic rifle. You show your IGNORANCE of weapons in general. Which brings into question your competence in reporting on the topic of guns OR anything else for that matter.

  27. Gummints will simply outlaw the 3-D printers, or restrict them or the "ink" material. As I keep saying, we still have the guns right now, and we still have the right to have them, so why wait, Let's put them to the use the second amendment authors intended they be use for. Not hunting, not target practice, but for overthrowing tyrannical gummint. We've had that for decades, but the sheeple are too chicken-livered to do anything about it.

  28. Single shot 3-D printed copies, machined weapons, bows and arrows, hunting rifles. These will all allow us to get more firearms–off the bodies of the gummint storm troopers we kill. Same for ammo. Guerrillas have armed themselves this way for millennia. Don't forget, most of the military will uphold their oath to protect the constitution, even if our spineless politweasels don't.