In just a decade, 3D-printed guns have come a long way from the single-shot "The Liberator" pistol published online for the world to download in 2013 by Cody Wilson's Defense Distributed to a fully functional 3D-printable semiautomatic pistol carbine entirely printed at home to what now appears to be a rocket launcher-like device.
Hanrahan said it's a "66mm recoilless launcher with shoulder rest attachments, allowing it to convert to a mortar on the go."
Deterrence Dispensed, the controversial 3D-printed weapons syndicate (co-founded by JStark), has recently released a new project.— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) March 23, 2022
This is a 66mm recoilless launcher with shoulder rest attachments, allowing it to convert to a mortar on the go. pic.twitter.com/esdUxNJD7g
Many of you were confused by the crater that appeared under the long range soda delivery cannon (Canzerfaust). This is what we call a recoilless. pic.twitter.com/7tpbRaAh0m— CTRLPew (@CtrlPew) March 24, 2022
Hanrahan shows another video as the recoilless launcher is propped up on what appears to be a bipod serving as a mortar.
Deterrence Dispenses have dubbed it “The CANzerfaust”, claiming it’s only purpose is for launching drinks cans... pic.twitter.com/9Z8GMAM433— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) March 23, 2022
He said Deterrence Dispensed called the device "The CANzerfaust." They're claiming the recoilless launcher only launches "drink cans..."
Last year, the online group of 3D-printed firearms enthusiasts developed a fully functional 3D-printable semiautomatic pistol caliber carbine for $350, including the printer's cost.
YouTubers have taken 3D-printed firearms to the shooting ranges to test their durability. Surprisingly, these unserialized weapons worked pretty well.
One of the creators of Deterrence Dispensed, known as JStark, mysterious died of a heart attack after police raided his home in Germany last fall.
The Biden administration and the ATF are panicking about "ghost guns," or in their eyes, 80% lower receivers. They're likely to announce regulation on 80% lowers in the coming weeks, if not months. As for 3D-printing weapons at home, that's going to be a challenge for the ATF to regulate.