Uncovered last night as part of ongoing ANOM raids.
New South Wales police apparently seized two more 3D printed FGC-9 pistols this week as part of raids on an international crime syndicate. According to the reporter each can fetch over $25,000 AUS. If that’s anywhere near a street value that’s not bad for a few dollars worth of PLA and a bit of steel tubing which quoting the officer “can be done anywhere, anyone’s garage, anyone’s bedroom with the right software and printer”.
Now that owning toy ‘gell blasters‘ carry the same sentence as an illegal firearm in some Australian states, perhaps these will start to fill the void.
It looks like these things are starting to get around – Courier Mail
A non-threatening take on the semi-automatic 9mm carbine anyone in the world can make with ease in their apartment or bedroom.
The 3D print-able FGC-9 MKII 9mm carbine wielded by a member of Birmingham’s notorious Burger Bar Boys.
“#FrontenacOPP, #OPP Street Crime & Provincial Weapons Enforcement have charged 3 people in @NorthFrontenac after a search of a residence located firearms and prohibited devices that were in the process of being manufactured at the location using a 3D printer.” OPP East
“PLASTIC DEFENCE is a documentary about illegal 3D printed firearms in Europe and the decentralised network behind them. These guns are robust, they don’t blow up in your hands, and they’re untraceable. What’s more, they’re being made in people’s bedrooms.”