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LASTRESORT20
12-05-2012, 11:23
`Printed gun fails after 6 shots: 'Ma Deuce' wasn't built (or printed) in a day*`

`Mike Vanderboegh, perennial thorn in the sides of liberty-haters, observes that 3-D printing has yet to become anything approaching the most practical, effective means of arming oneself against the government's wishes. That is indisputably true, for the moment. 3-D printers' capabilities, though, will inevitably grow, while costs will inevitably fall. Meanwhile, creative innovators like those involved in the Wiki Weapon project will continue to find better ways to harness the technology that is available now`

Got monopoly (on force)? Not for long . . . `

http://www.examiner.com/article/printed-gun-fails-after-6-shots-ma-deuce-wasn-t-built-or-printed-a-day

Mushinto
12-05-2012, 11:51
I saw this the other day. The technology is marvelous.

Some day, I will be able to call Glock, give them my CC#, and they will email me a Glock 7.

TK-421
12-05-2012, 11:59
I think it's pretty impressive that it lasted one shot, let alone six. It will be interesting to see how long it takes before they can print a functioning upper.

Bren
12-05-2012, 12:03
Kurt Hofmann seems to be trying to bridge the gap in writing style between Glock Talk rant and unibomber manifesto.

Santa CruZin
12-05-2012, 12:31
I use 3D printed parts for prototyping various things. I don't see the material as resilient enough to withstand the forces imparted on a firearm. The technology is evolving, however.

janice6
12-05-2012, 12:36
I don't see this as any different from "Zip" guns made from crap and just as reliable.

How do you regulate those? Some were based on the Zippo lighters.

At some point, you are stuck with what you cannot control.

FullClip
12-05-2012, 12:44
To heck with "printing" out Glocks. I wanna be able to crank out an unlimited supply of Raquel Welsh's...circa 1972 models....:supergrin:

TBO
12-05-2012, 13:25
Was it a 1911?

Jason D
12-05-2012, 18:05
Was it a 1911?

Had it been it would have chugged along for a 100 years.