posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by jibeho
As jibeho and a few others who actually paid attention to the details in the linked article have rightfully pointed out, this person did not fabricate
the entire weapon out using the 3D printer. The upper receiver, bolt, barrel, gas tube and block, etc. are from a different weapon and were machined
in the traditional way. This is how the weapon can be fired - plastic just can't take the pressures involved. If you were to try, you'd be pulling
the trigger on a .22 grenade that would go off in your hands.
That said however, to those who are saying that it's misleading to headline the article "Man Makes Guns with a 3D Printer," please keep in mind
that DOJ and ATF only regulate the LOWER receiver - that piece alone is actually considered to be the firearm. You can purchase uppers, barrels,
stocks, gas tubes, bolts, etc. all day long with no background checks. The lower receiver is the only part considered to be a regulated firearm. With
that, he did technically print that firearm. Good for him, but me thinks he should be careful as he is skating into manufacturing - something that is
regulated as well.
EIther way, this is cool stuff. Too bad I already have all the lowers I need for now, it's the uppers I need more of so I can have different calibers
available for different zombies.