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A 3D printer is ultimately a collection of fairly common, very multi-purpose, parts. You can't kill 3D printing any more than you could implement effective weapon controls on wooden boards with nails through them.

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Well, it's not as old of a design as the 1911. rolleyes.gif

The AK47 is still a good design. The direct impingement gas system is a better design in terms of accuracy and controllability during automatic fire, and it only has reliability issues when large volumes of ammunition are fired in a short period of time; if it were used as a SAW, for example. The reason the AK47/AKM has a reputation for being reliable has a lot to do with the fact that many of the mass produced versions have looser tolerances, so that dirt does not cause them to jam as easily as a gun with tigher tolerances, like the m16. Also, the AR-15 has an undeserved reputation for unreliability, mostly coming from the soldiers in Vietnam who thought that it was self cleaning.

Most of what plagues the AR15 is people not lubing the damn thing. Run it wet, and it'll keep running. Mike Pannone and Pat Rogers have demonstrated this time and time again. The AK is not the reliability juggernaut it's reputation makes it out to be (run 'em in a carbine course or two and you'll see); its advantage is less in loose tolerances and more in the bolt mass. Once that big chunk of metal gets going, it wants to keep going and come Hell or high water it will strip that round out, and will shove that new one in. Having said that, it's generally harder to clear a malfunction in an AK than in an AR*.


*The lack of left-side charging handled weapons makes me sad. The Robinson XCR and Bushmaster ACR are probably the best available options for fire controls, but both have enough suck in different areas to keep me from wanting them. frown.gif
    
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I have yet to meet a gun that had any inherent ill intent.

And I have met my fair share of guns.

Not sure why this is news worthy...
And I have never met a drug that had ill intent either. Imagine that. Drugs don't kill people, people kill people!
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The crazy Russian is funny.when it comes to guns..



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You can mill your own lower receiver for much less and still have the benefits of no serial number for those of you who live in states that require registration. However, it would be illegal to sell this firearm to anyone for any reason, with our without an FFA transfer.
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And I have never met a drug that had ill intent either. Imagine that. Drugs don't kill people, people kill people!

I'm just as against drug control as gun control.
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I don't see the point of this, would still be effective to get guns from the blackmarket. When the guns only cost 100 with everything, they are only making the lower, not the barrel. It would cost significantly more to 3d print a gun instead of buying one.
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Most of what plagues the AR15 is people not lubing the damn thing. Run it wet, and it'll keep running. Mike Pannone and Pat Rogers have demonstrated this time and time again. The AK is not the reliability juggernaut it's reputation makes it out to be (run 'em in a carbine course or two and you'll see); its advantage is less in loose tolerances and more in the bolt mass. Once that big chunk of metal gets going, it wants to keep going and come Hell or high water it will strip that round out, and will shove that new one in. Having said that, it's generally harder to clear a malfunction in an AK than in an AR*.


*The lack of left-side charging handled weapons makes me sad. The Robinson XCR and Bushmaster ACR are probably the best available options for fire controls, but both have enough suck in different areas to keep me from wanting them. frown.gif
The bolt weight idea is interesting. The weight of the action does make the weapon less controllable, though, and and kind of piston system is less controllable than a DI gas system because of it.

From what I have heard from the ex-military people I have spoke to, the AR is fine if even if it is lightly lubed.

I found this article a while ago that says a lot about the rifle's actual reliability:
http://www.slip2000.com/blog/s-w-a-t-magazine-filthy-14/
Some of the people I talked to said that things like magazines with damaged feed lips were the cause of many malfunctions
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