Saturday, April 13, 2013

DefCAD 3D Printable AK-47 Magazine

Magazine freedom, now in Kalashnikov flavor.

It was teased in the Vice Podcast Interview with Cody Wilson of DefCAD/Defense Distributed.  The file is now available for download, from the DefCAD site.

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I'm not really sure how durable a 3D printed ABS AK magazine is.  I wouldn't expect the locking lugs to last very long, but it's a magazine that you can make in a one-bedroom apartment with computer and a $750 3D printer. If you haven't visited the DefCAD site yet, you can browse the files here.  You won't be able to open the files without some kind of CAD software.

"Sons of Guns" Returns Friday Night on Discovery Channel

After the Sandy Hook shooting, the Discovery Channel canceled American Guns, their show about Gunsmoke Guns.  Sons of Guns, their show about Red Jacket Firearms, was rumored to be on the chopping block also.  Sons of Guns appears to have survived Firearmageddon.  There's a 60 minute show coming up on Friday, this week, at 9 p.m. EST.  Preceeding it is Sons of Guns: Loaded Up, at 8 o'clock, which is another 60 minute show.  The program information on Loaded Up is, "Will, Steph, and Kris visit Las Vegas to demo a gun."  Loaded Up seems to be a one-time special.

In the age of DVRs, is a Friday night timeslot still the kiss of death?  Regardless, I guess there's going to be at least one more season.