On 11 August, Armament Research Services (ARES) reported on a year-long investigation into the manufacture and supply of 3D-printed firearms to criminals where police seized 3D-printed firearms parts and 5 3D-printed pistols. The pistols appear to be of the widely distributed PM422 Songbird design, published in 2015 by developer James R. Patrick – an almost entirely 3D-printed single-shot pistol with an internal hammer powered by an elastic band, and which uses a nail or screw to act as a firing pin.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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