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Defense Distributed Ghost Gunner

Defense Distributed strikes again. The name should sound familiar – Defense Distributed is the company that 3D printed an AR-15 lower receiver (remember all the “ghost gun” nonsense?) and then gave away the plans for free before the government shut them down. Well now they’re back, with an open source technology called the Ghost Gunner.

Ghost Gunner, image via Defense Distributed

Ghost Gunner, image via Defense Distributed

So what is a Ghost Gunner?

Ghost Gunner is a miniature CNC machine designed to automatically manufacture publicly created designs with nearly zero user interaction. No prior CNC knowledge or experience is required to manufacture from design files. Defense Distributed’s first design is the venerable AR-15 lower receiver. Ghost Gunner automatically finds and aligns your 80% lower receiver to the machine, with simple installation instructions, point and click software and all required tools. Just follow a few simple instructions to mount your 80% lower receiver, tighten a couple screws (with simple tools we provide), and on day one, Ghost Gunner can help you legally manufacture unserialized firearms in the comfort of your own home.

As shipped, Ghost Gunner can manufacture any mil-spec 80% AR-15 lower receiver that already has the rear take down well milled out. Lowers with non-mil-spec trigger guards that are otherwise mil-spec are also compatible. Defense Distributed recommends using the 7075 Ares Armor Raw 80% Lower AR-15 Billet, available for purchase here.

You can read more here. So if you buy the Ghost Gunner CNC, which is being sold for $1,200, you can mill out an 80% lower with zero CNC knowledge or experience, all while terrifying liberal politicians. Check out the video below.

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