Ghost Gunner 2 Pistol Update – Mill 80% Frames for 1911 and Glocks

Ammoland Shooting SportsU.S.A.-( Defense Distributed recently announced an update for the Ghost Gunner 2 which will allow the CNC machine to, “produce untraceable pistols“.

Ghost Gunner 2 Pistol Update:

All Ghost Gunners 2’s with our latest spindles are M1911 compatible and as of yesterday we are selling the 80% frames and fixtures for this venerable pistol on our site.

We are simultaneously announcing Polymer80 glock lower capability as well.

Defense Distributed M1911 80% lowers, 7075 billet aluminum Government .45 frame and designed by Stealth Arms for the Ghost Gunner. These frames will be compatible with all v2 spindle Ghost Gunners.

7075 billet aluminum Government .45 frame. Designed by Stealth Arms for the Ghost Gunner.
7075 billet aluminum Government .45 frame. Designed by Stealth Arms for the Ghost Gunner.

This update from Defense Distributed to their GG2 required nearly two years of engineering and resulted in a massive software update to the Ghost Gunner 2 machine.

The probing and sequences that a GG2 must be able to perform in order to accurately mill a 1911 frame to spec are enormously more complex than the earliest probing GG1s performed in 2014. The update is not just the announcement of a new application for our machine, but of a level of technical development and refinement that will be a great boon to home CNC and our individual abilities to make things for ourselves.

Those with the updated Ghost Gunners 2 can expect the release of more popular pistol variants in the future.  Sig Sauer, CZ, and Polymer80 Glock variants beyond full and compact sizes, are currently planned.

The Ghost Gunner 2 will allow owners to legally build-to-completion an unserialized 80% lower for an AR-15, 1911, and Glocks. In other words, three of the most popular firearms in the world can legally be built in the privacy of your home, and all on one machine. In my opinion thats a pretty impressive offering, and that’s not even including the future of open source updates that have been promised.

Ghost Gunner is clearly setting the bar for the best all-in-one CNC Machine.

GHOST GUNNER 2 CNC Gun Milling Machine
GHOST GUNNER 2 CNC Gun Milling Machine

Is manufacturing a firearm legal?

In general, yes. Semi-automatic firearms, including the AR-15 lower receivers, are generally legal to manufacture for private individuals under federal law. However, some states/municipalities restrict either the manufacture of certain firearms, or, more recently, the personal manufacture of a firearm with a 3D printer and/or CNC machine. GG makes no claim regarding your local manufacturing legalities. In some localities, lower receiver files provided by Ghost Gunner may require special licensing to manufacture and/or possess.

Under federal law, manufacturing firearms for purpose of sale and distribution without an FFL is prohibited. Without an FFL, you should manufacture firearms for personal use only. Recent ATF determinations have signaled that allowing others use of your CNC equipment may itself constitute manufacturing, therefore Ghost Gunner advises GG owners to neither print firearms for other individuals, nor allow other individuals to use their Ghost Gunner to manufacture firearms without the advice of counsel.

To assist you, we invite you to read our latest Ghost Gunner Guide.

About Defense Distributed:

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Christopher Eller

What if the GHOST GUNNER 2 CNC Gun Milling Machine is owned by a trust with multiple members (the way NFA items such as SBRs and Suppressors can be owned and shared by a trust and its members)? It *seems* that trust members would be able to mill their 80%ers on the one machine.



Excellent question!