And It Starts…

    The first illegally manufactured 3D has been confiscated by UK police during a gang raid. The guardian reports

    Component parts for what could be the UK’s first ever 3D printed gun have been seized by police in which they called a “really significant discovery”.

    Police believe the parts represent the “next generation” of firearms, which can be created by gangsters in the privacy of their own homes and smuggled with ease because they can avoid X-ray detection.

    The gun parts were discovered, along with a 3D printer, when officers from Greater Manchester police executed warrants in the Bagley area on Thursday.

    Police found what is thought to be a 3D plastic magazine and trigger which could be fitted together to make a viable 3D gun.

    Poorly made 3D printed guns are probably more dangerous to criminals than to anyone else.

    Thanks to Conor for the tip.

    UPDATE: It sounds like they have overreacted. Newer reports say that only a few trigger components were found along with a 3D printer. Maybe the media are getting warmed up. Just wait until a full gun is found!

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!