X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Test Fired

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

We talked about the controversial practice of 3D printing guns in the past, only the gun wasn’t entirely 3D-printed in that case, it was only a component for an AR-15 rifle. Now, a company called Defense Distributed has now test fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun. The weapon in question is a single shot pistol.

gun-1

The only components of the pistol not 3D printed are the firing pin and the bullet itself. The firing pin used in the weapon is a small nail.

3d_printed_gun_2zoom in

The gun was test fired using a “remote triggering system” consisting of a long piece of string. It fired a .380 caliber pistol cartridge successfully – one time. The second test firing reportedly resulted in a misfire. The people behind the 3D printed pistol project also test fired the weapon using a larger 5.7 x 28 rifle cartridge. The weapon exploded when the larger caliber rifle cartridge was used. Check out the video below to see the gun in action.

[via Forbes]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You\

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You'll Burn Your Eye out, Kid!

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo