3D printing is here to stay, and not long after the very first 3D printed gun was created, we now have a 3D printed rifle. This is actually the 2nd prototype as the 1st one developed a crack after the 1st shot.
In the video below this .22LR caliber rifle is able to shoot 14 shots in succession before the gun develops a crack. It’s a single shot rifle, and after each shot, the barrel has to come apart and have the casing removed and another bullet inserted before it can be fired again. Not exactly the most efficient weapon on the planet, but considering it was made from a 3D printer, it’s pretty impressive.
This 3D printed rifle was actually made by a Canadian who beat us to the punch. The gun in the video has been named Grizzly 2.0.
3D printed guns caused a huge stir when they were first introduced to the world, and it didn’t take long for the government to shut down Texas based Defense Distributed’s website. Defense Distributed was even able to make a 3D printed AR-15 lower receiver.
Thanks to the philosophy of open sharing on the internet these plans are still available online, but the feds are doing their best to stomp out any known files online that reveal exactly how these 3D guns are made.