3d printing

😯😯😯😆 the fellas really did it:

Looks like it works perfectly.  CTRL PEW and the boys are a treat to watch.

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GiFfOrDs complains about “ghost guns”:

“If you can build IKEA furniture, you can build a ghost gun. That’s a huge threat to public safety.” they say.

Imagine thinking that you could actually stop criminals from doing crime, by making even more laws.  Bizarre… lets see how it works out for them.  Spoiler alert: Not well.

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haha innnnnnnteresting:

I love how he designed the whole thing in Fusion360, and 3d printed everything.  It actually ended up being quite a bit more complex than I initially thought it was going to be 😂, and also way less portable – like a NERF BFG.

All in all this video was very anti-climatic, but I was already writing the post as I was watching it so I figured I might as well hit publish.

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Brandon, on something very relevant to my interests:

I don’t have a 3D printer yet, but will probably get one someday.  Right now I just can’t see myself having the time between ENDO and some other projects I’m working on… I hate buying stuff that will just sit on a shelf for a long time, and then when I go to use it I’d probably realize that there are units out that are 10x better.  That said, I didn’t realize they were only a couple hundred dollars now.

I’m looking forward to future vids from Brandon on the topic.  I realize there are dozens of YouTubers that have awesome 3d printing videos, but I like the gun angle that Brandon will bring.

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I knew this would happen with 3D printing eventually:

From the description:

The final iteration of the 3D printed Banana Standard pistol is now fully functional. All major controls work perfectly, and all minor tolerances have been corrected. The only issue seems to be that the slide, in conjunction with the recoil spring, are too heavy to cycle properly with a suppressor attached. The frame was printed in PLA at 0.1mm layer heights.

Incredible.  According to the comments on the video, he even 3d printed the frame rails in 17-4 stainless steel.  As you know, the frame is the part with the serial number on it, so he’s making what the internet likes to call a “GHOST GUN”👻👻👻.  Although he could have used a Glock slide, he chose to use some aftermarket one in the videos.  The guy hasn’t made any comments on the long term durability of the PLA.

This is an older version posted last week, where he had some fun with the frame shape:

The guy also 3d printed a VZ61 Skorpion, from measurements he took off a de-milled parts kit and some old blueprints.

Oh man the aftermarket is going to have a field day once this becomes easier and easier to do at home, and the files become open source.  Naturally the lawmakers will be scrambling even more than they are now.

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This video is put out by Gabby Giffords:

Basically regulations regarding “what ifs”, and he uses the term “ghost guns” (building your own).  haha he talks about the people who troll him on twitter.

I think you guys know my stance on this.  Any law that may potentially be made to combat this isn’t going to affect what criminals are going to do, because they simply don’t care about breaking the law.  Regular people who want to print guns for their own personal enjoyment, or other purposes such as self defense (assuming we get there eventually – where you can print semi autos) are not the problem.

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