Student Creates World's First 3-D-Printed Handgun

Potentially, anyone will be able to print the gun, called "the Liberator," from home.

The world's first entirely 3-D-printed handgun has arrived. Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old student at the University of Texas, designed the 3-D-printable CAD files for a fabricate-at-home gun he calls "The Liberator." It fires real projectiles and can be built using a Dimension SST printer from Stratasys. Except for the firing pin, the gun is entirely fabricated inside a 3-D printer.

Wilson's non-profit, Defense Distributed, claims the gun can be printed by anyone. Already Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) has issued a press release calling for a ban on the blueprint, which will be released to the public for free early next week.

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  • Geezer21

    If they think 3d guns are bad, wait until we don't have to buy hard products from any company in existence and instead print our own at home. Stop worrying about guns that are already easy to make, start thinking up the next economy. Right now it's looking very Charles Stross meets Mad Maxx to me. At least we'll all have a lot of free time on our hands. 

  • Robbie Jones

    yeah, that will be as effective as a ban on music file sharing. airport security is about to get a lot more interesting.