All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Defense Distributed’

Defense Distributed Is Now Entering The Bitcoin Game With Dark Wallet

Remember Defense Distributed? They were the guys that made the first 3D printed gun – the Liberator. The goal was to make a gun that couldn’t be controlled by anybody but the people making it. Now the group has teamed up with Unsystem to do the same thing with commerce. Defense Distributed and Unsystem announced this week their intention to …

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Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle

Defense Distributed made a lot of lawmakers very nervous – and Second Amendment defenders very happy – earlier this year when it revealed The Liberator. The single shot handgun was the first gun to be made entirely by a 3D printer. Now another designer has kicked it up a notch. Say hello to The Grizzly – the world’s first fully …

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This 3D Printed Gun Can Fire Nine Shots

The very first fully 3D printed gun – The Liberator – is now out on the Internet despite the State Department having the original files removed. So naturally, people are going to start making their own variations of the 3D printed handgun to improve its efficiency. Forbes’ Andy Greenberg reports that a Wisconsin engineer going by the name of “Joe” …

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British Journalists Sneak 3D Printed Gun On Board A Train Without Being Caught

Early last week, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed realized his dream of a fully 3D printed gun with the Liberator – a handgun that can fire a single bullet. The blueprints for the Liberator were taken down by the government four days later, but those determined to 3D print a gun can still access the files. That’s exactly what two …

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Government Pulls 3D Printed Gun From Defcad, Says It May Violate ITAR

It was really only a matter of time. The United States Department of Defense Trade Controls has demanded that Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed pull the blueprints for the first fully 3D printed gun from Defcad. Wanting to stay on the right side of the law, Wilson has complied. The following message, accompanied by the Department of State seal, is …

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The Liberator Is The First Fully 3D Printed Gun

Defense Distributed, Cody Wilson’s controversial startup that aims to create the first fully 3D printed gun, has finally achieved its goal. In a video released over the weekend, Wilson shows off a test firing of the Liberator. The Liberator doesn’t look all that impressive or intimidating, but it’s not meant to. It’s meant to fire bullets, and the above video …

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Don’t Understand The 3D Printed Gun Controversy? Watch This Documentary

3D printed guns were viewed as more or less a curiosity when they first started to gain mainstream exposure last year. It wasn’t until the tragedies at Aurora and Sandy Hook that 3D printed firearms became a full blown controversy with gun control advocates calling for the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, and opponents, namely Defense Distributed, pushing the …

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Defense Distributed Now Has A License To Manufacture And Sell 3D Printed Firearms

Defense Distributed was never on the wrong side of the law with its 3D printed gun project. They were safe as long as they didn’t sell any of the parts. That being said, the team did want to become a licensed manufacturer and seller of 3D printed gun parts, and now they can. Defense Distributed announced over the weekend that …

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Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival

Defense Distributed is best known as the team behind the 3D printed gun parts that have inspired controversy around the country. Now the team is ready to offer something to the entire 3D printing community – not just those interested in gun parts. Forbes reports that Defense Distributed announced over the weekend at SXSW that it has a new startup …

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Can 3D Printers And Strict Gun Regulation Coexist?

3D printed guns are creating quite a bit of controversy in the U.S. Proponents say having access to 3D printed gun parts preserves freedom in the face of regulation, while opponents say it will only make it easier for people to sneak guns into gun-free zones. What about other countries though? What’s their take on 3D printed firearms? A recent …

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Defense Distributed Perfects Its 3D Printed AR Lower, Fires 600 Rounds

After successfully 3D printing a high capacity magazine, Defense Distributed got back to work on perfecting its 3D printed AR lower. The first attempt failed after firing six shots, but the group was obviously not going to give up. In a recent blog post, the group said it had “printed AR lowers figured out.” It also shared the following image: …

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Defense Distributed Reveals 3D Printed High Capacity Magazine

Despite what some may say, we’re still far away from a completely 3D printed gun. That being said, the team at Defense Distributed is making more progress towards its goal of making the first fully 3D printed gun. This week’s update includes a newly designed AR magazine. Defense Distributed calls its latest creation the “Cuomo.” It’s a high capacity 30-round …

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