Despite controversies, Defense Distributed continues to produce a machine that allows literally anyone who has access to the internet to 3D-print a firearm without the need for serialization or registration all from the comfort of their hidden basement. DD, however, is not the first company that enables us to do so.

Ghost Gunner 2 is a computer-controlled milling machine that transforms a semi-finished chunk of aluminum into an AR-15 or M1911. This is not the first time the company has produced one, but this machine, according to Wired “can finish a handgun’s frame in about an hour, with minimal human interaction.”

Ghost Gunner 2 is mainly made from plasma-cut A36 steel and 304 stainless steel and should be able to automatically “[find] and [align] to your 80% lower to get to work.”

Now you don’t need to be a gunsmith to create your own 1911. You just need the frame which you can 3D-print or order online, milling bits, and the software from Defense Distributed.

See a working sample here:

For more information, visit the link below.

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