May 6th, 2013 11:46 PM
Hard to detect plastic handgun ...
The gun design is supposedly available on the web. The fox article gives a few pictures and a video to watch. The guy only shoots one round - holds together.
The other site has more information, a forum, discussion.
Will have to look at the legality of this. Given it is made of plastic - I would have to think size - reduced - would be the goal.
Shots fired from world's first 3D-printed gun | Fox News
or go to
Anyone have insight into this ...
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May 7th, 2013 12:08 AM
More than likely there will be a quick jump to ban such weapons.... While the 3D gun is undetectable the ammunition isn't so while a criminal can get on an airplane with one they most likely would not get any ammunition on........
From the article:
New York congressman Steve Israel has already called for national legislation to ban 3D-printed guns.
In a statement last week he said: "Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser.
"Now that this technology is proven, we need to act now to extend the ban on plastic firearms."
Here is there website:
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May 7th, 2013 05:47 AM
Wonder if Hi Point will pick up the rights to the design...
"undetectable plastic gun" sounds like the Glock story all over again.
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May 7th, 2013 06:28 AM
My printers always seem to jam. I'd imagine that any gun I printed would also jam. Anybody know if they make a 3D-printable revolver?
May 7th, 2013 06:58 AM
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May 7th, 2013 07:06 AM
they will probably be banned real fast. cool, but id rather have something more dependable than plastic.
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May 7th, 2013 09:06 AM
With the airport body scanners that detect a small piece of cigarette pack cellophane in your pocket and abnormal clothing tags this gun won't make it through security if those imbeciles at the TSA did their jobs right.
An all plastic gun just seems like a dumb idea to me tho since I enjoy living life with functional hands.
May 7th, 2013 09:14 AM
This whole thing is a non-event. Anybody can make a plastic gun without a 3-D printer. Just looking across my desk, I see sufficient materials to do so.
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May 7th, 2013 09:17 AM
The article I read stated that the inventor included one metal piece to make sure it was legal. Also, the new TSA scanners look for shapes, they do not detect metal.
Last edited by phreddy; May 7th, 2013 at 12:26 PM.
May 7th, 2013 09:32 AM
IMO this is ample evidence that no matter what the gun grabbers want to do folks who want guns will find a way , making a zip gun is easier and much less costly (and likely more safe as well)- just as no gun legislation would have had any impact on the Boston bombings, Tim McVeigh etc. etc. sooner or later they need to "wake up" and realize you can't legislate "away" those intent on becoming famous by taking out a bunch of folks in "gun free zones" by any means they think of
May 7th, 2013 09:37 AM
The only plastic that is needed around a gun is a credit card.
A 9mm might expand but a .45acp never shrinks.
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May 7th, 2013 12:14 PM
If I remember reading correctly, the gun IS detectable by a metal detector. While the frame, grip and barrel are made of plastic, there is a metal barrel insert for the bullet to travel and the firing pin is metal as well. If I'm not mistaken the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 would make an "all plastic" gun illegal to manufacture.
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May 7th, 2013 12:22 PM
How do you ban one of these?
Do you ban 3-D Printers?
Do you ban the information (Files) that prints the gun?
They are not scared that these guns would find their way on airplanes, if they do, so what many pilots are armed! Plus there hasn't been a single forced cockpit breach since 9.11. I really don't think that you will see a passenger plane get hijacked anytime in the near future. Passengers will not let that happen since 9.11. Plane crashing exploding maybe, not hijacked.
What these stupid banners really are worried about is loosing control to their control system of registration in New York!
I think we should just ban New York!
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May 7th, 2013 12:24 PM
The gun grabbers are mostly concerned they can't abuse the Commerce Clause to restrict these IMO
May 7th, 2013 12:27 PM
Not to mention that the 3-d printer costs $10,000; it would be much easier and cheaper to just buy a gun.
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