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From: Terry Coombs (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 29.07.18 12:23
Re: U.S. judge denies gun control groups' attempt to block 3-D gun
From: Terry Coombs

On 7/29/2018 3:02 PM, OMVC0
zYvp2 wrote:
> Just Wondering wrote on 7/29/2018 3:29 AM:
>> On 7/28/2018 7:57 PM, benj wrote:
>>> On 7/28/2018 9:00 PM, aCtnq

>>> 71aZj wrote:
>>>> Just Wondering wrote on 7/28/2018 4:42 PM:
>>>>> On 7/28/2018 1:46 PM,
wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have downloaded the 3D printer blueprint way back in 2013 from
>>>>>> BitTorrent. A "full load" is one bullet. That is basically a
>>>>>> plastic gun. It is very rudimentary. Only the firing pin is metal
>>>>>> (a metal nail from hardware store).
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you actually print a fully functional gun?
>>>>> Do you know anyone who has?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> No, I don't have a 3D printer, yet. I downloaded it because it was
>>>> out there.
>>>>
>>>> The blueprint actually has the CAD diagrams of all the pieces, and
>>>> the instruction set for the 3D printer to print the pieces.
>>>
>>> A 3D plastic gun is basically a zip gun. Problems would include
>>> needing metal for a firing pin (which keeps it from violating the
>>> "invisible gun" law, by the way) and the strength and wear of a
>>> plastic barrel. This is why the designs have a huge fat barrel and
>>> use only smallest calibers. Even so plastic is soft so the barrel is
>>> useful only for the first shot. . . .
>>
>> If your goal is to get a gun through a security point, you'd
>> be better off just making a metal single-shot gun and disguise
>> it as a pen, umbrella, walking stick, lipstick tube, etc.
>
>
> That happens only in James Bond movies.
>
>
>
>
Really ? Give me a few days out in the machine shop ... I just happen
to know where I can get a rifled .22 caliber barrel that would be very
suitable for a walking stick firearm .

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