Plastic bullet or real ones?
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yes I would but I hope the company reinforced the buffer tube location since that is the usual breaking point.
Wish I knew more but it was very interesting to me none the less... Reminded me of a shotgun shell with a metal base but a different shape obviously)
(Disclamer: It wasn't 3D printed ha I know of though)
Jay Leno uses this technology to fabricate parts for his car restorations. He makes a plastic mock-up using the 3-D printing and then takes it to a machinist for "real" parts.
3D PRINTING JAY LENO'S GARAGE - YouTube
Its a small world aint it? That kid that built the AR reciever was a roommate of my son at UCA where they went to college. He's been listed as the 14th most dangerous person in the USA by the FBI...just because he used a 3d printer to make an AR lower. The first one went 6 rounds. Using a different polymer got them over 60 rounds before failure.
Like any other technology, its still in its infancy and it cant do anything but get better. As an 07 maufacturer myself,I can see a gazillion opportunitys for this to work on some non-critical parts.
The thing is,we can make a non-ferrous reciever now, although it would be less than perfect it could work and whats it going to be like 20 years from now?
The Feds are scared to death of it because at the moment, they can't control it, and like everything else that the Feds get their hands on,they want to be able to. Proof of it is that they would put a 25 year old kid on the list as being "danderous" because he used some technology to do something that they didnt think of.
Its pitiful really.
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