Gunstruction: Virtuality To Reality

Gunstruction is an online virtual rifle builder. It uses a rendering engine via an application that runs through your internet browser.  So there is no software that is downloaded. It has virtual components from many manufacturers. The virtual builder allows you to choose whatever part you desire and build your rifle. Gunstruction then takes it a step further. They keep track of all the components you have used in your virtual build. They even have links for you to order the parts that you have chosen. The program allows you to take snapshots of your virtual build and share it on social media.

Recently, Clint Terrill of Motus has used Gunstruction to preplan a rifle build. Then he ordered the parts and completed his actual rifle. Here is the article about the build.

Here is the virtual build.




The parts after ordering them and coating them.SONY DSC



And here is the fruits of his digital labor.Gunstruction-Feautred-Image

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  • Zachary marrs

    Fyi; you need the unity plug in

  • Tyler John Richards

    Its a great app… I do which they had a .308/7.62×51 option and even a 7.62×39 option both with AK and STANAG mag… hopefully they are working on something to that affect

    • Evaris

      I wish for a 6.5 Grendel option, but I’m dreaming I suppose. :p

  • West

    Does that guy have a marijuana leaf/spider web tattoo?

  • 3331

    why is everyone slapping these useless rails on their rifles?
    These “tactical” builds all seem so impractical to me.

    • Evaris

      “useless” is a matter of opinion. Beyond which, there’s also the point that there are people who just like the look. Taking into consideration you’re spending over a grand on a rifle, adding an extra $50 or so isn’t a huge deal to make it more aesthetically pleasing for the buyer, is it?

  • Eric

    I wish they had more options, but it is a pretty powerful tool. I’ve been playing around with it for a while. I also wish that you could rotate your build in other directions so you could see it from different angles.

    • Tyler John Richards

      You can, but you have to go into the paint or the main screen to do it.

    • Zachary marrs

      My biggest problem with it is that the displayed prices can be had cheaper elsewhere. Not the biggest issue, but once you near the end of your build, a exact copy can be almost $500 cheaper

  • USMC03Vet

    Somebody needs to do this with the AK platform.

    Seriously, don’t make me beg.

    • Paul Epstein

      It’s a lot harder to do it with AKs simply because of the lack of compatibility information for all of the different manufacturers. I suppose it would work if there was a hammer icon used liberally- “This piece does not want to fit, but you can make it work.”

      • iksnilol

        I just use PimpMyGun, the “new” version (Beta version). That’s how I made this:


        it is an AK, integrally suppressed and is about the length of a M4.

        • Paul Epstein

          Which is great if you’re going to build or commission a custom job- but one of the key advantages of Gunstruction is that it tells you exactly what parts you need and who makes them to get a given result, as shown in the article, and then you can assemble it at home without any machining or fabrication. I don’t think that’s ever going to be a realistic possibility with AKs.

          • iksnilol

            Sad but true.

        • Juice

          It’s a fun program, but nowhere as functional as Gunstruction though. I don’t think you can even compare the two.

          • iksnilol

            I only used it to get the length right, and the overall look.

    • Juice

      The creators of Gunstruction said they’re adding .308 AR’s first, and AK’s after that.

      No ETA though, but it’s definately coming!

  • Stephen

    I’ve played around with it. Its been a bit (earlier this year) but the issue I found was that it was fairly sparse on parts.

  • The Truth of the Matter

    I like the software, but was disappointed with the low resolution. Something like 240p in 2014 is borderline unacceptable.

  • Carvey

    Still better than AR-15 Builder, anyway that build looks light somehow.