3D Printed Used Condom .22LR Handgun

My mind’s telling me no… MY BODY… MY BODY’s telling me yes:

The creator James Patrick sent this through to me… I read it over and you know I had to start up some R. Kelly to write this post to set the tone.


The details:

This is a gun made from printed plastic, some rubber, and a nail and the thing actually works! FP printed two barrels. The first is my design, completely plastic which lasted three rounds before a casing got stuck in the chamber. The second barrel was modified to accept a steel chamber insert. That second barrel lasted 15 rounds and then ruptured just forward of the chamber insert, with no injury to the operator (barrel was ejected to the left). But the important thing to take away from the test is that a printed barrel of just 22mm diameter can take the pressure of a .22LR cartridge as long as the barrel is held in compression. No more giant barrels to compensate for the low adhesion between printed layers! That’s a serious step forward in printed firearm technology.

All 3D printed except for a roofing nail for the firing pin, and some used condoms for springs.  Double barrel FTW!!!

Damn that’s too bad it only shoots the rarest ammo on earth atm :P

3d-printed-handgun-songbirdJames calls this design “The Songbird”… tons more pics over on his website, and his contact info if you want to badger him with questions.  He did this in conjunction with FOSSCAD, a cool open source CAD community you should check out if you’re not familiar.

I like where this 3d printing of guns thing is headed.  I bet 5 years from now we’re going to look back and be like wow look how far this has all come.

Thoughts?  Would prophylacticly operate with?




jeff May 20, 2015 at 04:24 am

cant wait to see what big bro has to say bout this? further proof that guns aren’t going no where !!!


jeff May 20, 2015 at 04:27 am

also i like the interchangeable barrel idea thats awesome. theres a guy on ebay that makes rifled barrels. this would be cool if you could just drop in a rectangle barrel of diff calibers . im certain that a steel rectangle barrel with a .22 diameter rifled bbl will handle the round no prob


Taylor TX May 20, 2015 at 08:20 am

The government butt hurt will keep this guy warm for at least a fortnight!

Couldnt help but yell FUCK YEA! when the Team America song came on, the condoms were a nice touch.


derpmaster May 20, 2015 at 08:40 am

I totally misread the title of this post and thought to myself “who the fuck would 3d print a condom” for a couple of seconds.


James P May 20, 2015 at 11:21 am

HAHAHAHA I never said they were used!


Tito May 20, 2015 at 05:14 pm

So why used? Are they like pre-stressed then to increase their strength? Would you need magnums for larger calibers?


JoelC May 20, 2015 at 01:20 pm

98% reliable?


IllTemperedCur May 20, 2015 at 05:37 pm

Dood, Markley’s Law….


Agitator May 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

“Where did you find a used condom?”

“I… made it.”


Johnathan K. hughes June 8, 2020 at 08:34 pm

.stl File Please?



Older post:

Newer post: