posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 08:57 AM
Does that printer print out the ammunition as well? so what comes first, the ammo or the pistol?
The ammo. Once you have ammunition you simply need a tube to hold it and a means of hitting the back of it. You can very easily print usable plastic
shotgun cartridges with a low-end 3d printer. After that it's simply making or obtaining crude low-explosive powders. Black powder has been around for
1000 years and simply consists of 3 readily available ingredients. Modern self-loading pistols can fire and cycle on black powder and there are videos
demonstrating this (of a 1911 funnily enough).
Ammunition is simply a cylindrical container filled with explosive powder (a crude form would be matchheads) and an ignition source (again, a crude
form would be strike-anywhere match tips or toy caps) and lastly a projectile (a piece of lead or other heavy metal equal to the diameter of the
The most trivial means of setting off a round of ammunition would be a crude 'zip gun' known as a 'slam bang', 'Four Winds' or '$5 dollar pipe
shotgun'. It is simply two pieces of standard pipe, a screw on cap and a nail. There are plenty of kids making these on Youtube if you care to
edit on 9-11-2013 by TheDarkTurnip because: link