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    The Shuty 9mm

    The Shuty 9mm is an experimental 3d printable firearm design by forum user Shadowfall.

    The Shuty 9mm is a primarily 3d printed handgun based atop the AR-15 platform, It may prove to be one of the first successful semiautomatic 3d printed firearms available being a great improvement to other designs such as the liberator pistol.

    It is completely 3d printable with the exception of 4 bolts, a glock type barrel, and a nail for the firing pin. The design operates semi automatically and will most likely prove to be exceptionally more durable than previous 3d printed firearms designs such as the liberator. The Shuty 9mm features no means of attaching a stock making it legal to produce as a handgun.

    An Illegal fully automatic version with butt stocks may soon follow upon release to prove a political point against gun control. 3d printable sub machine guns may be in our near future.

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    Re: "Printable" SubMachinegun

    Interesting, but it still requires an AR-15 lower... a Glock barrel and other parts. Not exactly a printed gun by any means.


    • #3
      Re: "Printable" SubMachinegun

      On the contrary, it isn't about making a weapon solely and exclusevly by printing it. It is about making a functional firearm and doing so in such a way as to nueter Gun Control.

      The AR lower is printed. Utilyzing a composite of printed parts and machined metal components actually brings the printed firearm out of the novelty phase and propels it into the commodity phase. This is the way to go to produce a durable and reliable firearm.

      The barrel can be a steel pipe. It uses a nail for a firing pin. If a steel wire spring is wound and then put into a printed magazine body, you still have a funtioning magazine.


      • #4
        Re: "Printable" SubMachinegun

        In the 1940's, the STEN submachinegun was the "printable" weapon of it's time.

        It is just as much a product of the machining technologies that were prevalent at the time that more conventional submachinegins were being produced. It's simplicity of design and construction is what made it one of WW2's game changers. A wide range of machining operations are necessary to produce the SMG's components. Someday, printing may replace all machining but that day hasn't yet arrived. Obviously, if you can "print" a wide range of parts that would otherwise require a machine shop and a skilled machinist, you have vastly simplified and expedited the manufacture of the firearm.