No longer sci-fi: world's first 3D printed (almost) all-plastic firearm.
May 7, 2013 6:13 PM Subscribe
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, creators of the controversial printable AR-15 receiver
, have now released CAD files and video of the first firing of the Liberator, a real plastic pistol capable of firing between one and 10 .380 calibre rounds before exploding.
Andy Greenberg of Forbes was apparently invited to witness the historic moment
. The device is named after the FP-45 Liberator
experiment of World War II. Interestingly, to comply with the Undetectable Weapons Act, the creators inserted a non-functional steel cube into the frame because the only metal part, a hardware store nail used as a firing pin, wasn't enough to set off the average metal detector.