TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #105: The Future of DIY Firearms with Open Source Defense

Luke C.
by Luke C.

This week we’re back with another episode from SHOT Show 2024 featuring the crew from Open Source Defense (OSD). OSD is dedicated to promoting and defending gun rights without the political side of things – something we can fully get behind here at TFB. They prioritize an online-first approach, recognizing the importance of building and spreading a pro-gun culture through digital platforms. The group emphasizes the value of good principles, even if they lead to disagreement, and stresses the significance of making hard decisions based on clear, honest, and decisive values. They describe themselves as “digital natives,” believing that effective advocacy for gun rights must occur online – something they’ll talk about today in their interview with Pete. The group strives to be likable and approachable, aiming to persuade through positive engagement rather than confrontation, which is all too common in the gun industry. Despite their friendly approach, they are unwavering in their commitment to making principled arguments in favor of expansive gun rights, considering it a fundamental human right. Today on the show the crew will talk about the crucial role that 3D-printed firearms will play in the coming years, as well as the legality of electronically triggered firearms and why the ATF may be targeting this specific feature that has become quite popular in the DIY firearm world.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #105: The Future of DIY Firearms with Open Source Defense

Open Source Defense or OSD is committed to safeguarding gun rights for all people, steering clear of the political complexities that often accompany such advocacy – a stance we wholeheartedly support here at TFB. Their approach centers on prioritizing online platforms, recognizing the paramount importance of cultivating and disseminating a pro-gun culture in the digital realm which is where a majority of interaction between people is taking place these days. During today’s show, our host Pete, and the OSD team delve into the pivotal role of 3D-printed firearms in the upcoming years. Additionally, they discuss the legality surrounding electronically triggered firearms and explore why the ATF may be focusing on this specific feature, which has gained popularity in the DIY firearm community. They’ll also address what their favorite firearms to bring to the range are! Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you all next week!

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  • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Feb 23, 2024

    I think the future in 3d printed firearms is gonna be somewhat retro. 44 russian has good effect on target while being low pressure. You could 3d print the indexing and complicated shapes and reinforce them with sheet metal and threaded rods.

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    • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Mar 01, 2024

      @Tassiebush Mac22 is already printed and tested. Same is yeet22