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Old 11-13-2012, 12:27   #1
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3D PRINTED GLOCK 17, what do you think?

Killed this thread, could come back to haunt me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:34   #2
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I think its awesome! but i bet the ATF will wonder if you have a manufacturing license....
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:37   #3
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I think its awesome! but i bet the ATF will wonder if you have a manufacturing license....
You really think so, it's not an operable G17?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:55   #4
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Very interesting

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Old 11-13-2012, 13:02   #5
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Of course it's not operational.
No 3D printer has the capability to create parts strong enough.
Toy model only. ATF couldn't care less.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:30   #6
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You don't need a manufacturing license if you making it for personal use. See item 9 of the linked PDF:

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/industry...top-10-qas.pdf
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:40   #7
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You know, I'll bet accurate plastic models of Glocks with all the moving parts could sell for plenty. Call it a model kit, demonstrate it on a youtube video and then sell them on Ebay. I would not be surprised if they brought $200-300. Maybe more.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:43   #8
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That looks better than the real thing, not that that took much. I think you could definitely find a market for these with collectors and gun shops for displays.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:45   #9
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It sounds cool limited prototyping. I expect it is expensive to actually product these 3D things.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:55   #10
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I'd honestly be careful about making those, especially if the parts actually move. The ATF isn't exactly the smartest group in the bunch.

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"With minimal work it could be converted to a machine gun," Crenshaw said.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:59   #11
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Even if, the first shot would blow it up.
There is no real structural integrity there.
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Old 11-13-2012, 15:46   #12
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Pretty cool!
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Old 11-13-2012, 15:50   #13
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Even if, the first shot would blow it up.
There is no real structural integrity there.
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Did you read the article? The ATF doesn't care if there is any structural integrity or not.

I'm sure it could be made of the thinnest plastic possible, where it shatters if you squeeze it too hard. "Yeah, that's way too close to an actual firearm, it could easily be turned into a working machine pistol, we'll have to confiscate these and destroy them."
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:28   #14
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I would not worry any more about ATF's interest in that 3D "printout" than I would in manufacturing a blank-firing starter pistol. Less, in fact.
Or a non-firing dummy pistol, which there are thousands of running loose on the streets today. Bought & sold daily.
Non issue in this case.
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Old 11-13-2012, 16:38   #15
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Notwithstanding the ATF debate, that is very cool.
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Old 11-13-2012, 19:22   #16
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I'd honestly be careful about making those, especially if the parts actually move. The ATF isn't exactly the smartest group in the bunch.



http://www.koinlocal6.com/content/ne...eRrqgIQaA.cspx
Yea that's my point. I think it's ridiculous but they aren't the smartest bunch.... I'd rather be cautious. Plus I think somebody was printing AR-15 receivers and got their machine confiscated
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Old 11-13-2012, 19:30   #17
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Did you read the article? The ATF doesn't care if there is any structural integrity or not.

I'm sure it could be made of the thinnest plastic possible, where it shatters if you squeeze it too hard. "Yeah, that's way too close to an actual firearm, it could easily be turned into a working machine pistol, we'll have to confiscate these and destroy them."
Did you read the article yourself? The story is sensationalized to make people scared and the ATF agent says the airsoft guns can easily be retrofitted but when you get to the end of the story they give you the legal grounds on which they seized the shipment was imported toy guns are required to have the blaze orange tip.
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Old 11-13-2012, 19:36   #18
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Did you read the article yourself? The story is sensationalized to make people scared and the ATF agent says the airsoft guns can easily be retrofitted but when you get to the end of the story they give you the legal grounds on which they seized the shipment was imported toy guns are required to have the blaze orange tip.
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The Martins said they've received shipments before from Taiwan that were missing the orange tips and were simply asked by customs agents to drive up to Tacoma and paint the tips orange themselves. They are wondering why it is an issue now.
If it wasn't an issue before, why is it an issue now? Also, the reason they were confiscated is because they believe they can easily be converted into functioning firearms, which is bull****. They just gave the orange tip reason as an excuse to get away with confiscating the firearms. If the tips had been painted orange, then the ATF still would've confiscated them.

And yes, the article may be sensationalized to scare uninformed people, but that's not my point. My point is that the ATF agents really were stupid enough to state the reason why they were seized was because they could be converted into working firearms. And if they're that stupid, then they'll believe anything, and word it in a way that allows them to do it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 21:31   #19
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Now the real question is will it through spit wads to the forehead.... TXPO
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Old 11-13-2012, 22:28   #20
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don't forget to print out mags and ammo for it
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