‘Ghost Gunner’ Gun Making Machine On Schedule for Release to Public

Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine
Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine
Defense Distributed
Defense Distributed

Teaxs – -(Ammoland.com)-  Well, well,

It’s been a busy couple of months for Defense Distributed. We spent the last month upgrading our facilities, hiring help, getting insured, and securing relationships with our suppliers.

We also upgraded the Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC machine. ( Ghost Gunner is a miniature CNC machine designed to automatically manufacture publicly created firearms designs with nearly zero user interaction.)

The Ghost Gunner demand was so overwhelming, and the orders so strong, that we realized we were able to build a much higher quality machine.

Improvements in our Mark III design:

  • Single piece powder coated 1018 steel exoskeleton to improve rigidity per unit weight
  • Reinforced A36 steel end plates to further improve rigidity
  • A new open source GrBLDC brushless motor controller shield for Arduino.
  • Oversized 125W NEMA 23 BLDC motor, electronically throttled to 72W.
  • Spindle incorporation of industry standard ER11 collet system, supporting tools up to 5/16”

To name only a few!

All without a change in unit cost. You’re welcome, you dirty animals.

Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine
Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine

For the rest of November we are setting up our work shifts and finishing our packaging. We begin assembly the first week of December and are still on pace for our Holiday fulfillment. Not too shabby, eh?

As for new orders, we’re thinking we will open them again in January 2015. But you can always reserve a spot for the next round of machines on our waitlist.

Yes, we were dropped by the Bay Area fascists at Stripe, but this entire process has so far been so much fun. Thank you for that. Ghost Gunner is still an open source project, and we will be releasing the designs and software as soon as possible. Stay tuned, ghost gunners. https://youtu.be/xwRtll3jjU4


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Roy Hunter

Anyone with a good drill press and an 80% lower can accomplish the same thing as this thing can does so I don’t see this as a means for mass production of illegal weapons. There are other CNC machines on the market and the plans for AR lowers can usually be found online..

If someone wanted to make weapons to sell all they have to do is get their FFL manufacturing license. This could be a good thing for small custom build shops.

Les Williamson

Under current federal law and individual is permitted to build his own weapon for his own use. I can see the concern for someone who buys this machine how many guns are they going to make for themselves or are they licensed manufacturers and/or dealers? Could be a sticky situation if someone sells them and they are used in a crime.


“The very idea that Americans can make their OWN weapons”…how provincial and 1776ish!! Those people should have appreciated what King George was doing to them, for their “own good” of course! This individualism thing is very dangerous, Comrades!!