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Author Topic: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms  (Read 311 times)

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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 12:28:20 PM »
I look at it as more of a safety issue than a gun control issue. With metal 3d printers, someone could easily fake a known firearm but it wouldnt have the same safety and quality checks as a known manufacturer.
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 01:14:21 PM »
The other item that he has for sale is a computer controlled milling machine where you can mill your own receivers foe the ARS or pistols .  ##$%#1118 
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 02:38:19 PM »
People have been making guns since, well people started making guns.

Nothing to see here. 
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 02:50:44 PM »
I will not play with a plastic gun.  I want and will pay extra for quality.  I maybe slow but not that slow. 
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 02:53:25 PM »
not for me. i know plastic can be strong, but i'm a metal man. i might have stole metalman's tag line? --099-780
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 03:16:39 PM »
There are printable metals now.

They also build entire homes using large scale printers that use concrete as the medium.

The technology is evolving and adapting to more and more mediums and applications.

My concern with the technology is that as it gets more and more refined, it replaces more and more jobs....but that is a different discussion.


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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
Give me steel please...not for me!
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 04:26:41 PM »
It's a bad idea- Not safe. I am with HM no quality control. Too many dummies in the world.
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 10:25:56 PM »
It's a big emotional uproar about nothing.  Yeah, 3D printers can print stuff in plastic, but at the end of the day, parts like the barrel need the strength of steel, and current 3D printing processes with that capability are not in the reach of many.  Could you print some knockoffs of polymer framed pistols and then buy the metal parts to finish them?  Yep, but that's no different than buying an unfinished Glock frame from Brownells, finishing a few features, and then buying the metal components to make it complete, and unserialized (seems hard to believe that hasn't been outlawed yet.)  But CNN and others love this emotional nonsense for their headlines.
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 05:58:08 AM »
Have been watching and reading a lot on this subject....I use to make 22 LR out of Stainless steel Tubing...made one, but it was to much of a hassle to shoot and be safe about it, even way back when in the 70's I was a safety person....

Just who is the Government wanting to protect who from what?? Reminds me of the FP-45 Liberator, made by GMC during the WW2 years. The Government is afraid of what might happen.....

Do they think crooks will go out and buy 3D printers, lord no. This is to expensive for the bad guys...they just want to steel a pistol and use it...they don't care about plastic or a 3D printer. Has anybody seen a CNC and what it takes to make just one pistol!! The CNC itself would take up most of your living room, it is a huge machine.....no way....the crooks are to lazy for this....they don't have the money either, most of them don't....

Like Madgomer said it an uproar about nothing, blame Prez Trump, anything to make it political just so the Demo-Rats can blame our Prez....Look at the Democratic senator from CT...the world coming to an end if we allow the downloads...and you know the Chinese have stole the plans....
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Re: “Ghost Guns,” or 3D-printed firearms
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 06:55:43 PM »
The Dems don't have anything left Bo if you take away their ability to spew irrational hysteria . . . . I think more people are beginning to wise up.
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