3D printing possibilities

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3D printing possibilities

Postby farmkid » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:46 am

This could be pertinent for a variety of firearms.

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Re: 3D printing possibilities

Postby adam01364 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:52 am

The C9 design lends itself very well for a 3D printed pistol. A Stallard even more so.
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Re: 3D printing possibilities

Postby Stik » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:01 am

There are files out there to 3d print a Glock frame and videos of someone (not me) shooting it. Considering how much it costs to get a slide, barrel, and all the other components it seems like 3d printing a frame and buying all the other components would be more expensive than just buying a new gun (which would certainly be more reliable). Sure I can see why someone might want to do that just to see if they can, but it doesn't seem like a good solution.

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Re: 3D printing possibilities

Postby jeffchance » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:25 pm

People use the printed frames as well as the 80% stuff out there to get around the serial number issue which bothers some out there.
I have yet to see an 80% lower that was acceptable.
Buy the lower, the jig and mill bits, you could usually buy 3 or 4 finished stripped lowers.
What does a 3D printer and software and goop to fill it cost?
Not worth it in my book.
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Re: 3D printing possibilities

Postby Flowmaster » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:49 pm

Man, the Poly 80 and SS80 Glock style builds are nice. They use metal rails that drop into the frame once some material has been removed with a Dremel tool and a drill. No drill press needed! I'll do a separate post about Poly 80s.

I love the possibilities of 3d printing, but it still seems pretty crude. Someone out there is running around with a 3d printed METAL 1911. That's pretty cool, but the metallurgy just isn't there yet to afford the strength needed for a lot of these designs. The plastic stuff is very DIY friendly, but it smells when you're printing the stuff. A lot of magwell flares/funnels and slip on sleeves for extended magazines have been produced with 3d printers for sale on eBay.
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Re: 3D printing possibilities

Postby Stik » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:28 pm

Here's a 3d printed AK receiver with metal parts added. I've seen (on Youtube) several 9mm pistols that use AR or AR-like receivers and they are supposed to be pretty durable.

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