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Old 05-03-2013, 11:34 PM
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Default 3D printers (print models of own guns)

so staples announce that they will be the first big retailer to carry 3d printers.

i have no practical use for it but printing models of our firearms will be cool. bad part is that its 1000+. anyone want to chip in?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:42 PM
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I would only chip in if RRO makes the BCG for the firearms.
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Old 05-04-2013, 2:22 AM
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LoL. I got my physibles from pirate bay! Lets go to staples and print some ar lowers!
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Old 05-04-2013, 2:26 AM
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i would like to give it a try.
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Old 05-04-2013, 5:04 AM
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"ATF bans 3D printers." I can see the headlines now.

Even though the ATF can't ban anything, if they say it, the sheeple will believe.
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Old 05-04-2013, 8:45 AM
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did some research print area is only 5.5inch cube so no making long guns or regular sized pistols. only smaller guns. we can make smaller parts. i guess we can make triggers, hammers, short barrels, frames etc and put them together. also snap caps too.
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Old 05-04-2013, 8:58 AM
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Just read this today, pretty interesting article:

http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-first-...-gun-489975583
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Old 05-04-2013, 9:28 AM
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interesting. i would make the barrel out of metal. dont know how the abs plastic will stand up against the heat.

so who wants to join calguns committee to make plastic firearm?
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My experience with 3D printers is that they really, really suck.

I've got a Makerbot at the office and it's a huge piece of sh8t. They're as bad as every other printer out there, except they have a third dimension of potential failure.

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You can even build your own! You need a 3d printer to build one lol. There's a sale forum and retail sites to get parts for one.
http://reprap.org/wiki/Build_A_RepRap
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i wonder if 3d printers will start printing themselves and take over the world?
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3d printed guns are already being looked at by legislators.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016153/posts
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3d printed guns are already being looked at by legislators.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016153/posts
Saw that on world news last night - actually makes sense to me to somehow regulate those. We will for sure start seeing the 'enhanced' FAA security checks.
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Old 05-06-2013, 8:36 AM
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Saw that on world news last night - actually makes sense to me to somehow regulate those. We will for sure start seeing the 'enhanced' FAA security checks.
Really? You think it makes sense to regulate those? Quick, lets start regulating mills and drill presses as well! Regulate sheet metal! Regulate hydraulic presses! Regulate rivets!
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Old 05-06-2013, 8:41 AM
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Easy soldier- I didn't say ban. But some kind of looking into would make sense being that they get past metal detectors.
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Easy soldier- I didn't say ban. But some kind of looking into would make sense being that they get past metal detectors.
So? Look at how much other stuff the government has regulated and horribly failed at(pretty much everything), yet you want more regulation?
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So? Look at how much other stuff the government has regulated and horribly failed at(pretty much everything), yet you want more regulation?
they banned coke/heroin, it'sa worked out so well
no more junkies, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 05-06-2013, 9:33 AM
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It's absolutely amazing when we can have a forum full of gun owners, and still have the oddball user asking for more government regulation with regards to firearms. Some sort of stockholm syndrome maybe?
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It's absolutely amazing when we can have a forum full of gun owners, and still have the oddball user asking for more government regulation with regards to firearms. Some sort of stockholm syndrome maybe?
Masochism.

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Old 05-06-2013, 9:46 AM
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Expand and REGULATE! hurry up and stockpile printer parts and accessories and we will figure out the rest later or sell them off in the CG marketplace...
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Old 05-06-2013, 5:25 PM
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Just got one at work. Output is too brittle.
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Old 05-06-2013, 5:31 PM
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Just got one at work. Output is too brittle.
Well to be fair, I think most 3d printers suffer from a couple of problems. The first being the expectations of the consumer(most are at best ok for prototyping), and the marketing(have you seen the staples ad? making toys and refrigerator magnets out of a $1500 printer.. wtf).

A good use for a 3d printer is looking at a housing for something, or checking out 15 variations of a grip. Obviously there are different types of 3d printers available, but at the prices everyone wants one for $1k-$2k it's just not realistic to do a hell of a lot with it. People seem to think they're the equivalent of star trek replicators, we aren't there yet.
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Old 05-06-2013, 5:52 PM
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So? Look at how much other stuff the government has regulated and horribly failed at(pretty much everything), yet you want more regulation?
what did you expect, he is a noob from San Francisco
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It need a bullet button. lol
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i just watch the little documentary
pretty crazy that it actually works
but i'm still scared to shoot it
dont want to lose any fingers
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http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/te...id=msnhp&pos=1

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Old 05-06-2013, 9:15 PM
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Gotta love this bit at the end of the article
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"This is one of the unintended consequences of the democratizing of the Internet."
Can we just finally get rid of all these damned people who have zero understanding of technology? Or anything for that matter? I'm not saying they need IT certs or something, but this is right up there with the internet being a series of tubes, or that moron who thought Guam was going to capsize.
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The all-in-one Megapack:
http://defcad.org/wp-content/plugins...load.php?id=39

I think it has CNC files AND 3d printable files for everything have on their site in one download...
If it has a fire-control-group (trigger) it theoretically negates zip-gun definition:
https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/...3&postcount=41
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Saw that on world news last night - actually makes sense to me to somehow regulate those. We will for sure start seeing the 'enhanced' FAA security checks.
Home built firearms are already regulated. Why should there be specific regulations on the types of tools used to build them? You do realize that one can make a plastic gun pretty easily without a 3D printer, don't you?
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Old 05-08-2013, 7:54 PM
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Just got one at work. Output is too brittle.
how brittle is it? i wanted to get one to make some car parts...housing for my dash. do you think it will hold up to the cali heat?
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There is always metal:
https://www.google.com/search?site=&...tal+3d+printer

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