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The First Downloadable 3D-Printed Gun Is Both Cool And Terrifying

The Liberator is the world's first successfully printed, assembled, and fired gun.

Posted on May 6, 2013, at 2:24 p.m. ET

The Liberator isn't so much an actual pistol, but more of a zip gun. Though The Liberator does fire bullets.

The Liberator has the size and accuracy of an improvised weapon (pictured below), but it is deadly.

It fires a small .380 caliber bullet. You can download files to make one on a 3D printer if you have one.

Luckily for the world, a 3D printer can cost as much as $10,000, so this won't exactly put a gun in the hand of anyone who wants one. But it is an impressive technological feat.

Check out footage of it being fired below.

View this video on YouTube