Canadian Gunsmith Prints 3-D .22 Rifle


Following in the footsteps of American 3-D printing gunsmith Cody Wilson, a Canadian man has created what he believes to be the world’s first 3-D printed rifle.

A man known only as “Mathew” recently successfully fired 14 rounds from a .22 rifle created from a 3-D printer, a concept firearm he has dubbed Grizzly 2.0. The gun maker said that this is his second prototype, built after the barrel on his first printed rifle cracked after firing just one round.

The Grizzly 2.0 is a single-shot, barrel-loaded rifle.

Wilson’s Defense Distributed, which creates designs for 3-D “wiki weapons,” produced a single-shot pistol created with a 3-D printer in May of 2013. The Federal government later forced Wilson to remove the firearm designs from his website.

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  • NRS1957

    Would appear he needs a steel liner in the barrel.

    • Vis Fac

      The first firearms were bamboo wrapped animal hide. 3D printing software for firearms is illegal in the US The end product is more expensive then a commercially manufactured item but the government put the KABOSH on it anyway. It;s OK for the government to do whatever it wants but not for US Citizens. Such BS indeed. Liberals think just because there is a law EVERYONE will abide by it. They also think once something has been invented it can be uninvented.

      • timduck

        The genie will never go back into the bottle. ‘kinda like one of those plastic raincoats

        • Deerinwater

          right! It’s the idea!!!!!! the concept ~ has absolutely nothing what soever to do with some political bent of any person alive or since dead.

          If we can do that ~ what else can we create ????? a heart valve? ~ an ear, ~ a penis ? after crafting the matrix ~ growing hide has been done.

      • Mr Diesel

        Really? Where do you get that any software is illegal in the US?

        • Mr Diesel

          If you are thinking the Undetectable Firearms Act you aren’t going through a metal detector with a loaded plastic weapon without it setting off the alarm. The cartridges will set it off and a plastic gun without cartridges is what? A hunk of worthless plastic.

          • JLouisK

            Plastic cartridges and shot

        • Vis Fac

          FYI the government can make ANYTHING illegal. Just because we have constitutional amendments doesn’t stop the government from banning items or usurpation of our rights
          Shortly after the first 3D pistol was produced ATFE went bananas because anyone with the software and 3D printer could make an untraceable firearm. Lame Stream Media reported because they are anti gun but at th =e order of the federal government kept it quiet and stopped reporting because the government didn’t want too many people aware of this technology.
          Since the federal government wants control of everything and the fact the knew that 3D printers are an industrial necessity they simply banned any software related to firearms manufacture .Now we all know that things one invented cannot be uninvented and software can be pirated but the printers that perform the operation are rather expensive.

          • Mr Diesel

            The printers are a few hundred dollars.

          • Vis Fac

            Do you know what 3D printers are? I don’t think so because they cost thousands of dollars The least expensive models start at $4K These “printers” don’t use ink but polymer infused metal to form a 3 dimensional object over several hours.

            To perform a print, the machine reads the design from an .stl file and lays down successive layers of liquid, powder (polymer), paper or sheet material to build the model from a series of cross sections. These layers, which correspond to the virtual cross sections from the CAD model, are joined or automatically fused to create the final shape. Printer resolution describes layer thickness and X-Y resolution in dpi (dots per inch or micrometers. These “models are useful in design for the final product.

            Construction of a model with contemporary methods can take anywhere from several hours to several days, depending on the method used and the size and complexity of the model.
            Firearms and complex objects are far more costly to produce than traditional machining processes

          • Mr Diesel

            Really? 3D printing was pioneered in the same building I worked in decades ago. You might want to update your old way of thinking because these cheap 3D printers are exactly what the guns can be made on. I know exactly how they work.

          • Vis Fac

            OK pioneered in the building where you worked. Did you work on the project that pioneered them? Did you ever have cause to use one or even spoken to any of the engineers that did?
            The operative word you used was “cheap” I can accept that cheap. As an engineer I know what cheap is you get what you pay for and the “cheap” units are not worth looking into.
            These units merely print a 3 dimensional image or a model there is further need to work the model to make it function as intended and in no way with present technology would replace traditional manufacturing techniques.
            I have an intimate knowledge on gun manufacturing and smithing. I know a thing or two on federal regulations as well. You can continue to blow smoke all you wish but there are people who know better.

          • Mr Diesel
          • Vegas Todd

            expensive? can buy small ones online for dirt cheap……below I have added a link to the store for MAKE, where one of their 3D printers sells for under $600. gee same cost as an XD or a Glock, why not buy the printer and make hundreds of pistols??? Also, with DHS buying up all the ammo lately it has been hard to find many of the common calibers, but if you can make your own pistol for pennies, then just make a new one every time you buy ammo….in whatever caliber your ammo is…..


  • Richard Gibbard

    This makes for a rather slow rate of fire. Still, hits are what count.

  • jag

    Alright ,another brainiack at work giving all the insane people out more bad ideas so we can suffer more of our god given rights away! Thanks to the jerkoff from CANADA! Just keep that crap 2urself!

  • Rick

    We use to make a pistol out of elderberry bush limbs, a rubber band, and a screw. The elderberry bush is actually hollow. Just punch out the pithy part inside. We did this at the age of 10. There are many ways to make a weapon to fire a bullet. They frisk everyone down at the airports. Stupid!!!! A simple thing as a ball point pen is a deadly weapon. Did you know that you can shove a plastic straw all the way and into the heart of a human! Try it on on a raw potato sometime. Just hold the end of the straw shut and quickly jab the straw into the potato. Be carefully not to hit your hand!!!!