First 3D-Printed Rifle Test Fired
Cue pissing and moaning by the usual suspects
By now we've had a few months to come to terms with the fact that, yes, 3D printed guns exist; yes, they generally work; and no, they're not about to herald in an age of obsolete metal detectors and lawlessness—at least not in their current form. But the newest incarnation of the weapon is bound to re-ignite the conversation. A new YouTube video has confirmed the existence of what seems to be the first fully functioning, one-shot, 3D printed rifle.
First posted several days ago, the video shows a .22-caliber rifle, dubbed the Grizzly, which its uploaders claim was made using a Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer. The Stratasys is a pro machine that runs somewhere in the market of $8,000 for a second-hand model, so this is in no way something a typical person could go cooking up at a whim.