Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.

    Now he has.

    Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” pictured in its initial form above. He’s agreed to let me document the process of the gun’s creation, so long as I don’t publish details of its mechanics or its testing until it’s been proven to work reliably and the file has been uploaded to Defense Distributed’s online collection of printable gun blueprints at Defcad.org.


That was fast. I've been mentioning this sort of thing every time anyone brought up 3D printers for a while now, but even I didn't think it would happen this fucking year.

Q: What happens when we start being able to print guns that physically mimic legal air-soft/bb guns? We're evidently almost there.

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