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He’s a smart guy… basically playing with the interviewer:

It’s nice the interviewer let him talk… unlike how Piers Morgan would have handled him.

If you don’t already know who Cody Wilson and his group Defense Distributed are, make sure to watch the VICE interview.

Conservatively, I wonder to how many girls Cody has been like “Yea, no big deal but WIRED magazine listed me as one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world“.  Shit, I would ride that until the wheels fell off… without the rhetorical questions he always poses of course.  Cody should be going FULL-KENNY-POWERS with that for maximum effectiveness.

*cough* Liberator pistol builders club *cough*

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The Auxetik by Sintercore:

You can read more about the product over on the website.  A lot of big words and fancy buzz words and sentences you can laugh at.

According to the website, Auxetik is pronounced “Awg-ZETIK” which really doesn’t bring me any closer to knowing how it’s actually pronounced considering that’s not how you properly represent a word phonetically.

I burst out laughing when I saw the price is $300 if you pre-order…. $400 if you wait.  TROLLOLOLOL sure… so I give you $300 and you pay Shapeways (or similar) <$50 to print and ship it on demand, and pocket a cool $250? Riiiiiight.

AR15-Halix-Chin-StockI think the idea is solid (if it works), but the price is insane.   I thought it was funny that the same guy behind this was the one behind that “No Stock Needed chin only stock for the AR-15” (pictured left).  He has tried to sweep that whole debacle under the rug and distance himself from it as much as possible, even changing the name of his company from “Halix” to what it is now.  It’s also funny that he’s offering (oh excuse me “they” are offering haha riiiiiight) 3D printing consultation.   So you’re a 3D printing expert off one product that you haven’t even released yet?  Cool story bro.

I picture this going one of three ways:

  1. He gets embarrassed and sweeps this company under the rug like the first one
  2. He realizes no one wants to buy a $400 brake from a company / person who they have never heard of, so he lowers the price to something reasonable and tries to build a name for himself.
  3. Someone designs a similar brake and puts it up on Shapeways

Auxetik-3D-Printed-Muzzle-BrakeI really hope #2 is what ends up happening, because I think this might have potential.  We’ll see though…

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Nothing ground breaking, but at 8 minutes it’s worth watching:

Defense-Distributed-Libarator-3D-Printed-GunHe used the Cubify Cube 3D printer which starts at $1300.  This whole “printing on a cheap printing a gun” thing still seems to me like a recipe to lose function of your hands.  I know the results might not be quite as devastating as the Australian troll video pointed out, but when I hear guys like the one in the video talking about modifying the liberator on top of it all… it just makes sense firing it from a clamp and not actually taking the chance with your hands.

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Everyone is jumping on this bandwagon now because of the implication:

Check out Gunsmithing with a 3D printer Part1 and Part2 for the details.

I really hate the phrase “world’s first ______” which a lot of websites are using to describe this experiment.  3D printing is over a decade old, and downloading a firearm related 3D CAD file and feeding it into one of these printers has been done a million times.  The only reason this is making the rounds right now is because of the Aurora, CO massacre. 

“OMG you can PRINT A GUN!” is what people are saying.  So much for gun control if you can just print one, right? *facepalm*Sure the lower is considered the “firearm” as far as the ATF is concerned because it is the serialized part.  The AR-15 lower is such a simple receiver that people have even made them out of cutting boards.  I’ll be impressed when an entire functional firearm is printed, barrel, components, and all.  

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