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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Cody Wilson, of Defense Distributed in Austin, Texas, fires a handgun manufactured entirely of 3D-printed parts, in a screenshot from a YouTube demonstration video.

Defense Distributed has already made plans for this open-source weapon -- dubbed a Wiki Weapon -- available online for free, and continues to refine and test the design to improve reliability.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Screenshot/Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

These are the components of the Liberator handgun by Defense Distributed, 3D-printed from an open-source design.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 3D-printed weapon, the Liberator, is seen here disassembled.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 3D-printed weapon, the Liberator, is seen here mounted on a metal holder during testing at a secret location outside of Austin, Texas.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

A printed part for the Liberator, the world's first 3D-printed gun.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Cody Wilson loads the Liberator into its carrying case.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

The parts for the Liberator are almost completely 3D printed. The only nonplastic components of the weapon are the firing pin -- a standard metal nail -- and a six-ounce piece of steel whose function is to make the gun spottable with a metal detector. (The U.S. Undetectable Firearms Act, which is set to expire at the end of 2013, prohibits weapons that don't set off a metal detector.)
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 3D-printed weapon, the Liberator, is seen here mounted during live-fire testing at a secret location outside of Austin, Texas.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

The Liberator during testing.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Another shot of the Liberator during testing.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed has successfully manufactured an AK magazine as well.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

The AK magazine being tested.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 3D-printed AK magazine.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 3D-printed AK magazine can accommodate 30 rounds.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Defense Distributed's 30-round AK magazine.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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Cody Wilson fires his 3D-printed handgun, the Liberator

Liberator handgun components

The Liberator disassembled

Liberator testing

The Liberator

Testing the weapon

Wiki Weapon

Live-fire testing

Testing

More testing

3D-printed AK magazine

AK magazine during testing

High-capacity AK magazine

AK magazine

AK magazine at the shooting range

Prototype magazines

Different prototype magazines undergoing testing by Defense Distributed.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Defense Distributed
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