Vice Documentary On 3D Printed Firearms

Sweet, the full documentary is finally out:

Besides the erroneous use of “ammunition clips” and “high capacity magazines”, the documentary is really awesome.  If you’ve been keeping up with my past posts on Defense Distributed and Cody Wilson a lot of it probably isn’t new to you.

Interesting comments about kids likely being the first to print out firearms.  I can definitely see that as a concern, but with a hands-off approach to parenting there are a whole load other concerns that can be just as dangerous to an individual or a group.

Defense-Distributed-3D-Printed-AR15-LowerI mentioned to Cody on twitter that I hope they look into getting a 3D printer that can print metals, like the type Shapeways has.  I have a few prototypes of things I had made in stainless steel and they are incredible.



12 responses to “Vice Documentary On 3D Printed Firearms”

  1. 5:30 “AR-15, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook massacre” – Yeah, so we all hear…..

  2. William Avatar


  3. Quint Young Avatar
    Quint Young

    4:14, WTF is that rifle, and were can I get one?

  4. Critter Avatar

    600 rds and no failures. this is sounding better all the time.

  5. “but with a hands-off approach to parenting there are a whole load other concerns that can be just as dangerous to an individual or a group.”

    I’m glad you mentioned that. It was that same approach to parenting that allowed the Columbine kids to build pipebombs in their rooms, and run white supremacist *.wad files in the original Doom. I know that in the mid-90’s, when I was a wee teenager, my folks knew what was in my room, no matter how clever I tried to be. Somewhere along the line, people started treating their children as little adults, and stopped correcting wrong behavior and noticing when their kids seemed more withdrawn than usual.

  6. I played Harris’ WAD files and I don’t recall any white supremacist ones. In fact I remember them as being rather mediocre…

    1. @guest, I’m not talking about the ones they designed. IIRC, and I may not, they also had the wads from stormfront.

  7. Enfieldem2 Avatar

    16:50 “A cute little kitten that you can reprogram to kill people”. Wow, that’s one of the craziest comments I have ever heard in my entire life.

    When I was 17 I had a desire for a semi auto rifle, to compliment the restored 7MM spanish mauser that I had just restocked and rebarreled. Picked that up as a deactivated weapon at a gun show for $20. I couldn’t legally get a semiauto and I briefly entertained the thought of parting up an AR-15 but I couldn’t figure out where to get a bare receiver. Tough this act would have been technically illegal. (Young and stupid I guess) I certainly wouldn’t have done anything nasty with it simply because when I turned 18 I got an SKS, then an AK, then an MSAR-556.

  8. hydepark Avatar

    Badass. Glad to see your mind is rightfully changed as well, Mike.

  9. Love it. The comments section is filled with ignorance. What should I expect though?

  10. SittingDown Avatar

    Nice work, Cody.

  11. Que ominous music all through out the vid.