Texas anarchist group fires world’s first 3-D printed gun made entirely from plastic that can pass through airport metal detectors
A Texas anarchist group has successfully produced the first-ever gun produced on a 3-D printer and made entirely of plastic parts.
An era of unlicensed plastic guns, made on 3-D printers costing as little as $1,000, has long been forecast, but no one has previously designed a weapon that could withstand the pressure of firing modern ammunition.
On Sunday, the group Defense Distributed posted a video of founder Cody Wilson firing the ‘Liberator’ plastic pistol.
Mr Wilson says he plans to make the schematics for the weapon available for free online this week – meaning everyone with a high-end 3-D printer can create their own version of the gun.