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Defense Distributed has its Federal Firearms License (3D printed Guns)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dean Weingarten, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Well-Known Member

    Defense Distributed has now obtained its Federal Firearms License for manufacturing.


    Cody Wilsons has said in an arstechnica article, that he will wait for the add on license that allows for manufacture of fully auto firearms before selling some of the guns - or at least receivers - that Defense Distributed prints.

    Link to arstechnica article

  2. carpboy

    carpboy Well-Known Member

    Hear Hear!Let the(R)evolution Begin!
  3. murphys_law

    murphys_law Well-Known Member

    The more competition in the market the better if you ask me... Lightweight lowers for all!
  4. baz

    baz Well-Known Member

    Does Defense Distributed really intend to produce these for sale? They are distributing the cad files freely, right? That doesn't sound like a smart business plan, to me. I wonder if the FFL is just cover for them to produce prototypes as they hone the process.
  5. Solo

    Solo Well-Known Member

    It's not entirely about making money.
  6. Iramo94

    Iramo94 Well-Known Member

    Also, not everyone has a three dimensional printer. I think I'll stick with my aluminum, though, at least until AR lowers have the track record that Glock and other plastics have.
  7. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    There is an INTERESTING date on that document image.
  8. baz

    baz Well-Known Member

    I think that's right. (I should have put a ;) after my remark.) But I cannot imagine the ATF giving them an FFL unless the ATF thought it was entirely about making money.

    And now that I think about it, what's this bit about holding out until they get a permit to do full auto? How realistic is that? They could only be sold to the military or law enforcement, right? Somehow, I don't think that's the ultimate goal of a crypto-anarchist.

    Maybe the date in that image is more significant than we realize.
  9. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    I'll second the "Not everyone has a 3D printer" part

    Especially if the business actually works out well enough to invest in a metal based printer. Looking for replacement parts for that old gun made in 1932? draw it up and they'll make it. (Other shops may not touch such a thing because it is gun related)

    They get people doing their R&D for them. They get good free advertizing.

    It is entirely possible they want to be legit for machine guns due to constructive intent, not because they intend to sell them.
  10. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Well-Known Member

    Bring on the $10 printed lowers
  11. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    Coincidence you could abbreviate their name DD?

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  12. soloban

    soloban Well-Known Member

    The date on the document is the expiration date. It's probably April 1 2015
  13. MagnumDweeb

    MagnumDweeb Well-Known Member

    It's about Politics, what I want to see is Defense Distributed selling quality 3D printers that can produce guns parts, even if they are only lightweight receivers, mags, and sights. A nifty thing I'd like to see is plastic primers, the'yd probably only be one use primers but with a some potassium chlorate (mixed with red phosphorus) granules they'd be a game changer of sorts.

    Check out kickstarter if you want one of your own, I have a fair quality one coming in July.
  14. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    So you don't think it's an early April Fools' joke?
  15. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member

    i dont know where u got $10 they sell cuomo mags for $50 each... i read the article and they want to sell lowers they make to raise $$$$ for further research... Id buy a lower from them... and use it for a .50 beowulf upper... :)
  16. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    It's not real! Look at all the type on the document and then the two lines hat are COMPLETELY different. :rolleyes: It is a real funny joke though.
  17. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    What are you referring to?
    That is a completely valid FFL.

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