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Cody Wilson head of Defense Distributed promised this would happen:

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All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys, with the exception of a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.

Full Story – Forbes

I had zero doubts in my mind, because I am familiar with different 3D printing technologies.  That said, I have to say I’m surprised they were able to do it with strictly ABS material, barrels and all considering the high chamber pressures (unless that was a reporting error by Forbes?).

Looks AR-15 inspired with the grip and the trigger guard.

Because I never have 100% positive things to say, I’ll let you in on my two constructive criticism beefs:

  1. I don’t like how they call this gun the Liberator (after the WWII FP-45 Liberator single shot handgun)… sure there are MANY similarities, but I would have liked to see a unique name that would stand alone for this gun.
  2. Why god?… Why does it have to be so ugly?  Answer: It doesn’t.  I’ve always believed very strongly that aesthetic design and engineering can co-exist if people are willing to put in the work.  I know I’m probably one of the few who cares about this, but it would have taken so little extra effort to turn this from a block of plastic into a beautiful looking firearm that would look right at home next to factory produced name brand guns on the shelf.

Keep up the good work guys! I’m looking forward to seeing the test firing videos, and following that of course the sound of a lot of pants being shit.  Music to my ears.

Thoughts?

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Also known as the Glock Tactical Suppressor (GTS):

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  • Made out of plastic
  • Quick disconnect (with the required specialty barrel)
  • Glock claims it is good for 15 rounds
  • Sells for $130 in South Africa according to the video

It would be pretty neat to own one of these just as a collectors item. I’m pretty sure we are not allowed to buy imported suppressors though… can anyone clarify that?

Huge surprise *sarcasm* there is no mention of this on Glock’s fantastic website that they update once every decade. hehe

If anyone has any more info or detailed pictures please email me!

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Retired Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the former head of the Rhode Island National Guard, gave 8-year-old David Morales a medal called a challenge coin during an appearance on WPRO-AM’s John DePetro show.

Centracchio said the second-grader should be thanked for recognizing veterans and soldiers.

“You did nothing wrong, and you did an outstanding job,” he said. “We can only hope that kids of your caliber will continue to defend this country.”

Centracchio also gave David a certificate that allows him to call himself a brigadier general.

Full Story – HERE

Nice!  Glad to see someone stepped up to the plate and thanked this kid.

Too bad David will probably be expelled from school now though because he now officially holds a high ranking position in the military according to the certificate he was given. I wonder if the O-7 pay comes with it?  That would buy a lot of toys. :P

Original post on the school’s ban of his hat – HERE

Hat Tip: PP

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Providence, RI – Christan Morales said her son David just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.

Full Story – HERE

Stories like this just give me a headache. I can’t believe the collective amount of time this incident seems to have already wasted for everyone involved.

Why do some people feel it is alright to make kids feel like crap over something so trivial. Poor guy.

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I don’t like how it doesn’t appear to be as customizable as the AR-15.  The entire lower is molded, so you can forget about changing out the grip or trigger guard.  The stock can be changed, but it appears complicated, which will no doubt add to the cost of any aftermarket versions that will come out.

Looks like with this gun you can forget the days of buying a stripped upper, lower, barrel, parts kit etc.. and assembling your own.

I still am not quite sold on the whole piston driven system either.

Check out TheFirearmBlog for the whole set.

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