Defense

Defense

The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles. - Jeff Cooper

When any government deprives a citizen of his freedom or property, the individual must take action to publicise his grievances. To this end, I hope to illustrate in the following pages, the futility of gun control, and that no amount of arbitrary legislation can ever prevent those wanting firearms from owning them. The individual who has the ability to construct his own homemade gun can never be permanently disarmed by any level of gun control legislation. - Philip Luty

DIY Firearms

The 3D Printer has significantly advanced the ease of manufacturing reliable weapons absent the eye of the watchful state. Of course, it is not the only manufacturing tool available, but you will find it the most expedient.

Getting Started

The following guides provide a basic introduction to 3D printed firearms. If your budget is limited, Creality printers may be the only option. But they are unreliable, and you may spend more time troubleshooting issues than printing. We recommend Prusa for their reliability and unwavering commitment to open source. Bambu Lab printers have recently gained in popularity for their speed, reliability, and multi-material options. However, they have a history of patenting established open source designs, and even more importantly, severely compromise your privacy. More information here. On this principle, we recommend against giving them your money.

As you evaluate printers and cad software, keep privacy at the top of your mind. While this practice may currently be legal in your jurisdiction, the state may kidnap and jail you anyway.

Communities

  • FOSSCAD Subreddit - a subreddit focused on 3d printed firearms of all types. However, censorship on reddit continues to grow, and we encourage migration to censorship resistant communities.
  • Deterrence Dispensed Rocket Chat - Large public group chat for all things 3d printed firearms.

Files

Most firearm designs are uploaded by individual creators to Odysee. DEFCAD is another source, but requires a paid membership. Most files available on DEFCAD are already available for free on Odysee.

  • 3D Gun Builder - A comprehensive directory of designs with direct links to Odysee pages.
  • GunCad Developer Index - A list of guncad developer Odysee pages.
  • DEFCAD - Many files here are out of date and hosted without the permission of the original developers.

Books

Organizations fighting within the legal system to expand gun rights.

Merchants

Places to find parts, part kits, tools, ammo, and more..

Parts

Ammunition

  • Fenix Ammunition - Manufactured in the USA by liberty obsessed individuals, and accept Bitcoin for payment.

Newsletters & Podcasts

  • En Bloc Press - Paid newsletter and podcast focused on the 3d printed firearm space and adjacent politics.
  • Open Source Defense - Weekly newsletter focused on expanding gun rights with “0% culture war”.
  • Out of Battery Live - Live podcast focused on interviewing guncad developers and builders.

Propaganda

Documentaries, talks, and other media.

Training

Ok, you can build a firearm in your garage. Now learn how to use it. Before you start LARPING, consider what type of training is most useful. Read this.

  • Guns For Everyone - Free concealed carry classes based out of Colorado.
  • Thunder Ranch - Multiday courses in pistol, rifle, and shotgun, founded by Clint Smith and based in Oregon.
  • Gamut Resolutions - Tactical pistol and carbine classes. Based in Florida but courses are taught in many locations across the US.
  • Long Range Shooters of Utah - Multiday courses in shooting up to and beyond 1000 yards in Price, UT.

Resources

  • Shootingbot - Monitors price and availability of ammunition and reloading components.
  • GatGPT - A deneutered version of ChatGPT focused on firearms.