The FGC-9 Fulfills the Promise of 3D Printed Guns

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The guerrilla 3D-gun file development group Deterrence Dispensed released to the public yesterday the much-anticipated FGC-9 project. The FGC-9 is described in the official release documentation as “the most effective and easiest to build homemade semi-automatic firearm design for people with limited access to gunsmithing knowledge and tools.”

The FGC-9 release is important because it represents a fulfillment of the promise of 3D printed guns: they can’t be stopped. In 2013, the Liberator was proof of concept. In 2020, the FGC-9 is proof of carbine.

The FGC-9 enables everyday people all around the world to build a 9mm semi-automatic firearm, from start to finish, using a 3D printer and commonly available, unregulated materials. It’s specifically designed to be accessible to folks with minimal gun building experience, and avoids using parts commonly or easily restricted by law in the US and Europe. Anyone can build it, and no one can stop it.

In case there was any doubt about the political ideology here, you should know that the ‘FGC’ in the ‘FGC-9’ stands for “fuck gun control”.

Designer JStark1809 details his motivation for the project, “Frustrated by not being able to acquire and bear firearms because of regulations and tyrannical laws, I embarked on the journey to learn to produce my own firearms.”

An anonymous European designer and maker, JStark1809 worked with other prominent developers to complete the project. IvanTheTroll developed the printed Glock magazines and ECM barrel making process, Incarbonite adapted an airsoft M4 fire control group for an AR-15 lower receiver. Others like CtrlPew helped video documentation, and a team of beta testers put the build through its paces before release.







 

Paltheos

Member
Scary stuff.
It looks like all the parts aren't 3D printed but from what I'm reading acquiring those... shouldn't be too difficult.
 
Win by Refusing to Play

Borne of the government’s suspension of DEFCAD, Deterrence Dispensed took a different approach to releasing 3D gun files to the public than Wilson’s licensed and incorporated Defense Distributed. Rather than go through the struggle of a protracted legal battle with the federal government and various state governments, they’d simply avoid the hassle of being governable entirely.

The government’s aggressive approach in their attack on Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed unwittingly accelerated the development and production value of the guns produced by the developers at Deterrence Dispensed.

Operating as a decentralized network of mostly anonymous and pseudonymous gun designers, Deterrence Dispensed has built an impressive library of downloadable 3D printed gun files of their own. They’ve pushed out Glocks, AR-15’s, full-auto conversions, Rugers, Smith & Wessons, Tec-9’s, AK-47’s, and more.

By making use of encrypted email systems, virtual private networks, blockchain technology, dark web .onion domains, cryptocurrency, encrypted chat apps, and a plain old fashioned “we don’t care if it’s illegal” approach, Deterrence Dispensed has a distinct advantage over Defense Distributed: they don’t have a name, an address, or a license. The group itself is nowhere and everywhere all at once.

Having been kicked off of most major social media platforms, Deterrence Dispensed is currently at home on Keybase, an encrypted chat and file sharing system. There are almost 7,000 people in the public chat at the time of this writing. The public group is open to anyone who would like to join.

It'll be fun to see the government try to stop this. I love watching fascists squirm and screech impotently about their authority. Take the L, bitches.
 
3D guns are okay in theory but I'd still be worried about build quality. Wouldn't trust my life to one but I'd try one.

Yea, I’d still rather buy my firearms the old fashioned way from a company that knows what the hell they’re doing, thanks very much.

Also, this 3d printing of guns bullshit makes it even easier for criminals to acquire untraceable weapons. Not exactly what we need right now.
 
Yea, I’d still rather buy my firearms the old fashioned way from a company that knows what the hell they’re doing, thanks very much.

Also, this 3d printing of guns bullshit makes it even easier for criminals to acquire untraceable weapons. Not exactly what we need right now.

It didn't happen with the Liberator and it won't happen with these.

You'd think if this was so valuable for murders or crime that a bunch of the criminals would be using them. They aren't. We also have a right to build our own guns.
 

Whitesnake

Banned
Yea, I’d still rather buy my firearms the old fashioned way from a company that knows what the hell they’re doing, thanks very much.

Also, this 3d printing of guns bullshit makes it even easier for criminals to acquire untraceable weapons. Not exactly what we need right now.

There’s a guy who wrote an entire book detailing how to make a fully-functional 9mm submachine-gun out of sheet metal and some tubing, which can be found here.

That didn’t cause anarchy, and neither will this.
 
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