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The Shuty MP-1 is the Latest 3D Printed Working Semi-Automatic Handgun

by • February 3, 2016 • No Comments

The Shuty v2.

The Shuty v2.

Last summer YouTuber and gun enthusiast Derwood released video of the successful test firing of the initially 3D printed semi-automatic handgun. He called his gun the Shuty, and while it wasn’t entirely 3D printed it was nearer to a 3D printable semi-auto than anyone had gotten preceding. The Shuty v2 was in fact a hybrid firearm which was made of manyly 3D printed components and a few parts of a standard AR-15. The latest edition of the Shuty improved on the previous create in just of each way imaginable: it is additional compact and additional streamlined, has fewer metal parts and the gun itself has fewer parts so it is easyr to assemble. The Shuty-MP1 is yet a hybrid 3D printed gun, but it many pretty does not appear like it.

The streamlined Shuty MP-1.

The streamlined Shuty MP-1.

The 47-year-old carpenter of West Virginia uploaded new video to his YouTube channel of the the Shuty-MP1 being assembled to demonstrate how easily and rapidly it goes together. A few days later it was followed by a twelve 2nd video of the gun being that successfully test fired. According to Derwood the create is 95% 3D printed, with the bolt and both receivers being made entirely of standard PLA of Atomic Filament and all of the parts were printed on his Fusion F306 3D printing device. Unlike his previous iteration, this time around the MP-1 parts were 3D printed entirely in black, so it in fact appears like a traditionally manufactured firearm. There aren’t any chances which this edition of the Shuty can be confutilized with a toy, which’s for sure.

The manyly 3D printed handgun fires live 9mm rounds of its 3D printed magazine, and it can get off eight shots in less than ten 2nds. As you can see in the video, the MP-1 fires quite smoothly, and according to Derwood it shoots excellent. As with the previous edition of the Shuty, Derwood utilized sat any timeal metal, keep purchased firearm components, specifically the additional hard, stress and heat thought-provoking parts. The MP-1 uses the barrel of a Glock, a metal hammer, metal firing pin, a few bolts and metal springs.

The unassembled Shuty MP-1.

The unassembled Shuty MP-1.

Derwood has may already fired additional than eight hundred rounds via the MP-1 and it can manage to fire two full magazines of ammo in a row without sustaining any injure. He did mention which he requireed to let the gun rad down a bit between firing additional than two magazines so it does not get hot adequate to remelt the PLA. On the other hand it is most likely which if the parts were 3D printed in a additional durable material, like ABS or a few of the new high end industrial grade PLAs, which it may be actually stronger.

“No one had at any time tried to get a semi-automatic 3-D printed gun working preceding…I’m just one of those types, I like to find new things which individuals say can’t be done. It is easy, but it works. The gun shoots excellent,” Derwood told Wired.

Here is the video of Derwood test firing the Shuty MP-1:

It is worth mentioning which by buying just a handful of unregulated components and 3D printing the rest of the MP-1 which Derwood completely circumvented the require for a gun license or registration of any kind. Whilst i’d be caning to bet which he has a license, and he unquestionably knows what he’s doing, it is unmost likely which gun control advocates are going to be especially pleased of his new creation or how it was made. 3D printed guns are one of those hot button topics which has been dogging the 3D printing industry since the initially one was made, and given the United States’ current political climate it is not going to die down any time soon.

But how dangerous are 3D printed guns? Realistically, they’re not quite dangerous at all pondering which plastic tends to explode after a few shots. Even the MP-1 is not going to last forat any time and can actuallytually fail if utilized adequate. But beyond any construction issues, it is quite unmost likely which a criminal is going to buy an expensive 3D printing device to create themselves a gun, especially one which uses metal parts and is just as detectable as traditional guns. In fact, sadly I suppose, it is most likely easyr to go buy a new handgun than it is to 3D print one. But when you trace the lineage of the original 3D printed handgun all the way to this, it is clear which at a few point which is going to alter.

Here is the video of Derwood building the components for the Shuty-MP1, at a lower place. What do you ponder of 3D printed guns? Discuss in the Shuty-MP1 3D Printed Gun forum over at 3DPB.com.

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