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More 3D Printed Magazines Coming from Defense Distributed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dean Weingarten, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Member

    Sep 15, 2012

    More 3D printed magazines coming. The people at Defense Distributed are hard at work creating files to print out popular magazines in standard capacities of 10, 15, 17, 25, 30, 33, and 40 rounds. At least one of the people working on the DefCad site has already printed a floor-plate and magazine body for a Glock pistol. The early Glock magazines were made of plastic, so they are well suited for this process.

    We will not know how these designs will hold up until they are actually printed and tested. However, 30 round magazines that were prototyped for the KelTec PMR-30 were said to last for 100 to 150 rounds before cracking.

    Defense Distributed has already prototyped and demonstrated 30 round magazines for the AR15 platform. The 30 round magazine requires an easily obtained steel spring, but the site has files for a 5 round magazine with a printed plastic spring.

    Here is a list of the models that are being worked on at present:

    Glock 17, 19, 26, 34, 17 round and 33 round.

    AK type 30 round and 40 round.

    Saiga 12 gauge 10 round.

    S&W M&P .40 cal. 15 round.

    The data files to print the magazines are expected to take a few weeks to produce. They will then be made available to the public.

    KelTec Magazine Link

    30 round magazines Link

    5 round magazine Link

  2. Solo

    Solo Active Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Knowledge is power!
  3. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Now this is an idea that seems much more feasible than printing entire receivers! It's also a pretty appropriate technological advance at the moment, given the interest some legislators have shown in ignoring and marginalizing the 2nd Amendment.
  4. TheGloriousTachikoma

    TheGloriousTachikoma New Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    The Glock magazine thing is easy. The plastic, plus the steel liner underneath are pretty thick. But just about any other pistol magazine will be about impossible to do because there won't be enough room. Unless of course the stack is simply narrower up top, and then extends below the grip where there's enough room to push into a full double-stack. Actually, that sounds like it could work well for making a happy stick.
  5. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    I have read that the original Glock magazines did not have the steel liner.
  6. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Active Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    sweet... id love to print my own saiga 12, glock and ak mags... technology rocks!

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