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3D Printed .22lr Snub Nose Revolver

A printed .22lr revolver currently in development by a group of unknown individuals. Early testing has apparently yielded promising results. Here is a video of the first prototype being fired.

Australian police seize two more FGC-9s

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.

FGC-9 and 3D printed Glock frames seized in Ottawa

“#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

The FGC9 – A 3D Printed Semi Auto 9mm Firearm

The FGC9 is a 9mm semi-automatic pistol / carbine designed to be 3D printed and combined with some metal components including steel tubing and bar stock easily ordered worldwide. It is currently being developed by Deterrence Dispensed.

The DIY barrel on the FGC9 is made from steel tube which is rifled using an extremely simple DIY take on ECM (Electrochemical Machining) using salt water and electricity combined with a 3D printed spiral insert.

The body of the bolt is printed and contains two lengths of steel bar with one bar drilled for a makeshift firing pin. The FGC9 uses a 3D printed copy of a Glock 17 magazine developed by IvanTheTroll.

Like the original Shuty AP9, the FGC9 uses an AR fire control group. This will eventually also be printable.

Glock 17 with 3D Printed Receiver and Magazine

A Glock 17 assembled using a 3D printed lower receiver and magazine developed by Deterrence Dispensed. Both are printed in PLA and can be made using a $200 printer. According to the designer, IvanTheTroll, the magazine has undergone firing over 400 rounds without any issues.

3D Printed Gun Seized During Arrest in Connecticut

“At 1:09 a.m. Wednesday, in the 100 block of Central Avenue, Waterbury officers arrested 36-year-old Jeremy Stevens, charging him will carrying a pistol without a permit. They say Stevens was hiding a white homemade handgun, loaded with ammo, in his waistband. They say he also had heroin in his pocket.” NBC Connecticut

This pistol seized appears to be a variation of the Songbird model with a steel tube inserted to serve as a stronger barrel. The fame was possibly intentionally broken before arrest.