A few days ago, a company called Defense Distributed revealed the Liberator, the world’s first handgun to be completely manufactured with a 3D printer (save for a small piece of metal to make the weapon compliant with the Undetectable Firearms Act). Now, the Liberator has gone through its first successful test run.
Forbes magazine was in Texas to document the test firing, and the whole thing was captured on video. It was the founder of Defense Distributed, Cody R. Wilson, who performed the test.
You can check out the video about the Liberator 3D-printed handgun below, as well as some photos in the above gallery. And let’s close things out with this, uh, inspirational(?) quotation from Wilson:
“I recognize that this tool might be used to harm people. That’s what it is — it’s a gun. But I don’t think that’s a reason to not put it out there. I think that liberty in the end is a better interest.”
An interesting perspective on guns, to say the least.