Real Life Replicators, Too!


Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.Now he has.
Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” pictured in its initial form above. He’s agreed to let me document the process of the gun’s creation, so long as I don’t publish details of its mechanics or its testing until it’s been proven to work reliably and the file has been uploaded to Defense Distributed’s online collection of printable gun blueprints at

This Is The World’s First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos) - Forbes
What’s even crazier is this thing, if not for the slab of metal placed in it, will not show up on a metal detector, aside from the firing pin.


Not sure I’d want to shoot with that thing…looks like a toy…