3d printing

3D printing guns in Europe.  I’m a simple guy… I see a documentary on 3d printed guns, I cut up an apple, make some tea, and I hit play.

Popular Front did a nice job on this.  I first became familiar with them through their instagram page, because they share a lot of shocking footage and interesting pictures from war zones.

I’m always surprised when guys agree to be on camera for something that illegal as long as their voice is distorted.  In Engineering we did all sorts of exercises with images, video, and audio.  Writing code in Matlab to reverse image filters, interpolate pixels on raster images when resized, filter audio.  That was during my undergrad years.  I can only image what types of tools law enforcement and whatever the NSA equivalent in Europe probably have, to use in conjunction with voiceprint data they almost definitely have.  The guy mentioned earlier in the video that he didn’t have anything to lose though… and hopefully since he’s just doing this currently as a hobby there are bigger fish to fry and they leave him alone.

18:50 – Hold up… this man has a suppressor too? haha sweet.  I’m no suppressor aficionado, but it looks like a factory made one doesn’t it?  They don’t mention it at all in the video.  I have heard that those are less of a big deal in other countries, so maybe that’s part of it.

19:45 – Ahhhh come on bruH.  That’s a party foul.  You don’t brass someone like that. Not cool haha.

21:25 – He’s asked about what he thinks about law enforcement trying to find him when the documentary comes out.

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Yooooo this is insane!

AWCY = Are We Cool Yet?, is the 3d printing dev group that made this.  1000 rounds fired so far during their AUTO torture test, and it held up great!
From the description:

Every CZ Scorpion EVO you see firing in this video has had the bulk of parts 3D printed, with the barrel, bolt and a few other bits retaining the original CZ parts. Testing was done by multiple users with multiple filaments including NylonX, PLA and more. It includes a printable pistol brace, handguard, and more.

The full auto footage you see in this video was provided by an 007/SOT who was gracious enough to test fire the frame on full auto, putting a total of 1,376 rounds down range without failure during just one range day! This is exceptional especially considering the cost of ammo during these times.

For non-007/SOTs there has been testing with binary fire triggers which work just great as well. This 3D printed CZ Scorpion EVO is probably one of the sexiest 3D printable guns around right now, and I’m sure these will be one of the most popular 3D printed builds just for that factor alone.

You can grab it over at their LBRY.tv page if you’re interested.  It seems to be getting close to the point where yea sure you’ll probably still be able to go out and buy a gun for a while… but sooner or later it’s going to be more and more convenient and cost effective to print one, it will kind of be like the “Should I order in, or cook tonight?” type decision.  Companies already exist solely to make the internal parts you’ll need to expedite the builds.

haha I just noticed they have a few Larry Vuitton Glock-type frames in the lbry as well.  I know “Are We Cool Yet?” is supposed to be a rhetorical question.  But the answer is  🗣 “yes”

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Gat tip: Veet & Tony

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😯😯😯😆 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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