The world’s first 3D-printed gun is a terrifying thing

July 26, 2012

World’s first (partially) 3D-printed gun (credit:

Gun enthusiast “HaveBlue” has documented in a blog post (via the AR15 forums) the process of what appears to be the first test firing of a firearm made with a 3D printer, The Next Web reports.

Actually,. the only printed part of the gun was the lower receiver. But, according to the American Gun Control Act, the receiver is what counts as the firearm.

HaveBlue reportedly used a Stratasys 3D printer to craft the part, assembled it as a .22 pistol and fired more than 200 rounds with it.

Note that Marc Goodman predicted this in a TED talk. — Ed.