Ghost Gunner DIY CNC

Defense Distributed has come out with an inexpensive miniature CNC for milling 80% lowers. Similar in size to a Makerbot, the Ghost Gunner CNC can easily sit on a desktop. They have pre-orders up now. Only about 63 orders left at $1199 per machine. Like all Defense Distributed projects, the Ghost Gunner is open source. DD says the Ghost Gunner is rather easy to use.

If you can assemble a firearm or operate a 3D printer, you can use Ghost Gunner.

Ghost Gunner ships fully assembled and ready to build right out of the box. No assembly is necessary and no programming is required. After installing the included software, you’ll be ready to manufacture publicly available .dd designs. Defense Distributed is committed to releasing future firearm design files, from the AR-15 to the AR-10 to the 1911, and then continuing with our own designs.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Jonathan Wright

    read the WIRED article before i saw your blog, a lot less fear mongering in yours.

  • jeff

    dd takes one step foward and two steps back. if you could put a solid piece of aluminum in there and a lower comes out or a 1911 frame then yah but a cnc for 80% jigs that costs 1100 bucks ?/ am i missing something? all this does is mill holes for the trigger group ?

    • JJ

      It’s just a low cost CNC machine. It will be able to mill any number of things. They just started with a 80% lower for their initial design release.

  • gunslinger

    ghost gun?


  • Reason

    Meanwhile criminals across the world kill each other with two bits of pipe and a nail.