First Magazine Fed, Semi Auto 3D Printed Pistol Is On Its Way
It’s amazing how far the 3D printed firearm community has come in such a short amount of time.
From the original single shot Liberator pistol, we are now knocking on the door of a mostly 3d printed semi-auto, magazine fed pistol.
According to a post on the forums at defcad, the plans are already in the works.
The design isn’t completely 3D printed, and actually uses and AR-15 fire control group and firing pin to increase reliability and durability.
The design is a .22LR that uses a 3D printed magazine that is based on the Ruger 10/22 magazine design.
Proteus, the author, mentions that fire control groups, such as those used by the AR, don’t translate very well to being 3D printed…yet.
Ironically the author of the plans posted that it would be much easier to build a fully automatic open bolt design than a semi-auto, but that obviously opens up a whole can of legal worms that I don’t think anyone wants to be a part of.
One thing is for sure, it will not be long before 3D printing offers a legitimate source of cheap and readily available parts, if not firearms themselves.