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The damage is from the lead they shoved in the middle the 3d printed "bullet" does little more than act as a wadding around it to keep pressure (a very expensive and pointless wadding). You could cause that much damage shoving chewed up cigarette papers down the barrel of a blank firing pistol then jamming a piece of lead fishing shot on top.

I agree its all manufactured fear (and the tabloids wet dream).

yessir.gif I agree
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The damage is from the lead they shoved in the middle the 3d printed "bullet" does little more than act as a wadding around it to keep pressure (a very expensive and pointless wadding). You could cause that much damage shoving chewed up cigarette papers down the barrel of a blank firing pistol then jamming a piece of lead fishing shot on top.

I agree its all manufactured fear (and the tabloids wet dream).

What I can't believe is the willful ignorance on part of the reporters. If these guys wanted to do some real damage they could have spent bout half of what they payed for a used industrial 3D printer and bought a mini lathe from harbor freight with a CNC conversion kit. they could have been turning hardened bronze bullets out of round-stock and by the dozen. Hell, the HbFr/Taig mini-mill with cnc conversion has enough poop to mill an aluminum 1911 frame which can be downloaded from cncguns with a mouse click. With BOTH machines you can theoretically do every machine operation involved in the construction of a handgun with the possible exception of rifling the barrel, and there's a guy on youtube that rigged the tool carriage on his lathe to do just that.

Or they could have just gone the traditional route - melt down wheel weights and cast their own bullets. It's not difficult. And in the US they could have mail ordered black powder revolvers, lead balls, GOEX powder, wad, caps, and had it all delivered to their front door, and trust me a Colt 1851 Navy is way deadlier than these plastic things. Heaven forbid they order a 1861 Army or even a Walker(both .44s).
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Not sure how this matters since you literally need a live shotgun round to make this useful any ways. Someone crafty would just create it from hand using other materials that would be just as effective. Isn't difficult to melt some metal down into a slug and pop it into a shotgun shell and then fire it. When they make a 3d printed gun with 3d printed bullets that fires on its own we can start worrying. Until then, nobody should really care, ammunition isn't very heavily regulated in the states and you would already have a shotgun.

You don't need a live round you can buy the primers and shotshell from just about any gun place. Its called reloading, basically making your own ammunition.
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What if we used a 3D printer to print....

a 3D printer.
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What I can't believe is the willful ignorance on part of the reporters. If these guys wanted to do some real damage they could have spent bout half of what they payed for a used industrial 3D printer and bought a mini lathe from harbor freight with a CNC conversion kit. they could have been turning hardened bronze bullets out of round-stock and by the dozen. Hell, the HbFr/Taig mini-mill with cnc conversion has enough poop to mill an aluminum 1911 frame which can be downloaded from cncguns with a mouse click. With BOTH machines you can theoretically do every machine operation involved in the construction of a handgun with the possible exception of rifling the barrel, and there's a guy on youtube that rigged the tool carriage on his lathe to do just that.

Or they could have just gone the traditional route - melt down wheel weights and cast their own bullets. It's not difficult. And in the US they could have mail ordered black powder revolvers, lead balls, GOEX powder, wad, caps, and had it all delivered to their front door, and trust me a Colt 1851 Navy is way deadlier than these plastic things. Heaven forbid they order a 1861 Army or even a Walker(both .44s).

Yea these guys do a lot of experiments with ballistics. Recently they demonstrated that gummy candy makes a viable short-term bullet shield, for example.

I also recommend their series on wax slugs. Probably the cheapest and most effective lethalization of birdshot you will ever see.
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What if we used a 3D printer to print....

a 3D printer.
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http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page
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http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Now there's a 3D printer for the masses.
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3d printed gun, then bullet , i am waiting for 3D printed 3d printer biggrin.gif:D. Jokes aside, this thing could be dangerous especially with wrong people getting their hands on it, especially idiots gunner2.gif . Atleast the gun printed by Defence Distributed used real bullets. So one could have a gun and bullets, but wont be able to do much harm, because it would get detected. Undetectable weapons is very horrifying!! Still pleased to know that tech is progressing biggrin.gif
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