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3D Printed AR-15 Lower Receiver

Recently I wrote a post stating that one of the many reasons that gun control would never work is technology. In it, I told you about Defense Distributed, a nonprofit corporation in the state of Texas, and their efforts to make 3D printing most or all of a functional weapon in your own home a reality.

Well guess what?

In a recently released YouTube video, the guys at Defense Distributed show firing over 600 rounds through an AR-15 fitted with a 3D printed lower receiver. This is a significant milestone, given that their first attempt broke after just 6 rounds.

It won’t be long, folks. Watch the awesome unfold below.



3 Responses to 3D Printed AR-15 Lower Receiver

  1. JoshinGA February 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    For about half the price most of the remaining ARs are selling at, you can buy an awesome 3d printer and print yourself multiple AR lowers. That would be convenient as well. Run your AR too hard and break the lower? Print up a new one.

  2. Ira G February 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    very cool..

  3. Coop February 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    After you pay for the printer, how much does it cost to print each lower? I’m sure the material is not cheap (may not be super expensive either).