Thread: 3-D Printers
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:25 PM   #2
ScottRiqui
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still very interesting to think it may be possible to build a pistol in one's basement in the near future.
It's possible to build a pistol in one's basement today, and has been for decades.

3-D printing won't really change the landscape of gun production until the price of the printers that are capable of making firearm-quality parts drops down enough to make their use widespread. Right now, they cost more than the conventional machine tools you would need to make a pistol. True, the learning curve for a 3-D printer isn't as steep when you can download specifications and computer-control programs for the parts you want, but making a simple firearm in a machine shop isn't rocket surgery, either.
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