Ghost Gunner Launches the 0% Gun Receiver, Metal to be Banned Next ~ VIDEO

HOUSTON, TX-(Ammoland.com)- The group that kicked off the 3D printing of firearms has preemptively struck back against any new regulations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), banning the sale of “80%” receivers.

Defense Distributed launched their new 0% receivers a week before Shot Show. The code for the 0% receivers will be available for the Ghost Gunner 3 without the need for expensive upgrades.

“The ATF unfinished receiver rule is irrelevant before even being published,” Cody Wilson told AmmoLand News.

Defense Distributed is the brainchild of crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson. Mr. Wilson rose to fame for printing one of the first, if not the first, 3D-printed gun known as the “Liberator.” The Liberator was a 3D-printed pistol that fired a .380 ACP round. It was named after the World War II-era pistol that the allies dropped over occupied France. He gained the moniker of “the most dangerous man in the world” for his pushing the boundaries of 3D printing.

Defense Distributed launched the Ghost Gunner as a way of defeating gun control. The Ghost Gunner is a home three-axis CNC capable of milling out an 80% AR-15 lower. The first machine took the user several hours to finish an AR-15 lower. The later version could complete the milling process in as little as 30 minutes. The latter machines could also finish Polymer80 Glock-based frames and 1911 frames.

Defense Distributed and Ghost Gunner have been the targets of anti-gun groups that disagree with the company’s stance on liberty. Some states like New Jersey and California have attacked the group. The State Department also tried to block Defense Distributed from sharing its files online, claiming the group violated the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by allowing people to download files from their website.

With new regulations coming down from the ATF soon surrounding unfinished frames and receivers, the company decided to demonstrate that you “can’t stop the signal” by releasing the “Defense Distributed 0% receiver.” The receiver will not be made up of a single part. It will consist of three sections.

Defense Distributed Zero Percent (0% ) Gun Receiver

Defense Distributed Zero Percent AR Gun Receivers
Defense Distributed Zero Percent AR Gun Receivers

The current Ghost Gunner 3 is capable of taking a solid block of aluminum and milling out a receiver. There are no specialty tools needed to complete the process. The end-user will need to use a new fixture and three new bits. These new bits can be purchased at any hardware store or from Amazon.

This first section is the buffer ring bolt-on. This part consists of where the end-user would attach a buffer tube to the receiver. The item will be available on Ghost Gunner’s website for an estimated price of about $85.

A bottom part is called the “grip face.” It consists of part of the mag well, the trigger section, and the grip itself. This part will be included in the buffer ring package. The solid piece of aluminum will cost around $20, making the entire build cost on average $105, which is comparable to 80% receivers currently on the market.

The whole process only has seven operations that anyone can do with little to no skill. The total cutting time is around three hours. There is no need to add water cooling, but a spindle fan is needed, which worried me when I first learned of the 0% existence.

The Ghost Gunner will be at SHOT Show along with the 0% receiver.

With the launch of the Defense Distributed Zero Percent Gun Receivers, it seems destined that ATF and the anti-gun haters will have to ban raw blocks of Aluminium next.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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swmft

they could make software to turn whole lower just need a tap to thread whole for recoil tube but then anyone could make hundreds without them making another penny machine and tools 3000 make 30 for your life time build supply sell machine for 2700 for 20 each you have 30 lowers and if you sell it for more cost is less recover aluminum sell for scrap even cheeper still so you see why they dont do this they are in it for the money not us

ShortyStuff

Can this be shipped to Australia? Parachute drop is fine.

CourageousLion

Just go out and purchase 10, 20,30, 50, 100 whatever you can afford right now of 80’s and stash them or trade them at gun shows. A while back I bought a few and doubled my cash at a gun show. I see guys doing that a lot. Heck you can get 5 for about $300 right now. That means for the cost of the machine you could get 41 80s! Who the heck is going to make up 41 80’s in their life time? One or two is plenty. Serializing them would be a good idea if you had… Read more »

Jen jen

Anyway, a lot of people call taran tactical a creep, but he was having sexual play with 20 year old women. Cody Wilson tried to rape a child and pay for it with money. You people look just like the libtards you claim are driven by emotion over fact. When you dont like someone, anything they do is proof of their evil. When you like someone, even the evil they do is totally not worth talking about. Like the way libtards turned on the #believeallwomen when it was biden accused. You’re the same coin. Different side.

CourageousLion

Proof please? If he had done what you claim, don’t you think he would be in a cage by now?

Jen jen

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/cody-wilson-pleads-guilty-to-lesser-charges-will-register-as-a-sex-offender/ “nstead of sexual assault, Wilson stood accused of injury to a child, a lesser felony than what he originally faced. His guilty plea this morning now comes with a recommended seven-year probation period during which Wilson must register as a sex offender.” “In December 2018, the State of Texas finally formally indicted (PDF) Wilson on multiple charges: four counts of sexual assault of a child, two charges of indecency with a child by contact, and two charges of indecency with a child by exposure. The charges were all second-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.” Bam.… Read more »

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Russn8r

Are 20-year-old women children now, Comrade? I love it when perverted San Fransicko commies claim to be upset about sexual exploitation.

Russn8r

The Agents are OUT on this one.

Jen jen

I said taran did something with a 20 year old woman and you all were angry and call him a creep. But you parade around cody wilson as a godsend when he was charged for a 20 year prison felony for sexual assaulting a child, which he tried to pay money to haev sex with.

Russn8r

“You all”? Not me. Had he been doing a minor dude you’d have no problem with it. Don’t deny it.

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Jen jen

This is both the right way and also a bad idea for any individual company. The side plate of m1919 are labeled receiver. Could you sell a side plate if it was cut in half and connected with roll pins? Would it no longer be a full receiver then? People can sell cut up receivers from part kits without needing an FFL. So take all that into account. 1: This is like cutting up an ar15 receiver into a part kit. 2: They have made it so one portion of the gun is the receiver that needs FFL and serial… Read more »

CourageousLion

No one is “cutting up a receiver”. He has a machine that makes three parts into usable parts that can be put together and make a functional firearm. Sooooo…end result? They can stuff “gun control” up their ass.

Jen jen

So you mean the receiver is cut into three different parts. So its cut up.

CourageousLion

So I guess that since your car may be made up of a thousand parts it is really cut up into a thousand pieces? Go read the definition of “cut up”. This your daddy?

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Russn8r

Did you post that for BLM or ProFa?

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Tionico

it seems destined that ATF and the anti-gun haters will have to ban raw blocks of Aluminium next.

Well then, when the clown show drives up in that car, simply contact yur local non-ferrous metal distributor and start buying 10 foot sections of bar stock of a suitable alloy. Will BATF come after yuo for that? Perhaps make a couppe of non-gun parts for somethingelse and have a couplelying about for whenthey do show up at your door (warrant in hand, of course…..) WHenthey see whatyou have made out of that ten foot section, what can they do next?

Mike11C

So, let me get this straight. The machine costs $2,500, the “0% starter” is $85, the block of aluminum is $25 and, the software is $11. So, the first receiver would cost $2,621 AND, it’s a Frankenstien two piece lower? Then, each additional two piece lower receiver would cost $110? I think I’ll pass. If it comes to that, we’ll probably be neck deep in a revolution already and, all bets will be off. Either way, this is not a cost effective way to get an AR-15.

Henry Bowman

Not cost-effective? The way you’re seeing this, one could agree. But there’s one factor you did not add in, and that’s the cost of being a 2A activist. The more we make it possible to put firearms in the hands of people who can’t afford an AR15, the more they can put from their limited finances into getting ammo.
Also, from a purely activist point of view, every receiver combo that is made is a dart in the eye of tyrants and JBT’s (jack-booted thugs), and THAT makes the added costs worth it!

Tionico

another motivating factor to add here: theyare working feverishly (and illegally) to banishthese completed rifles from the public sphere. This is putting them on notice that they WILL FAI, and gummit dweebs HATE that thought. Makes them lie awake at night having cold sweats that THEYare not sovereig.WE are.Enough to give their ilk the screaming fantods. Worth every penny of the entry fee. Besides if that milling machine is what I thinkit is, it can also be used to manufacture any number of other useful bits and parts, perhaps saving thousands of $$$$ to put an old machie backinto service.… Read more »

musicman44mag

LMAO. Too funny. Pushing the envelope to the point that they will need to make a law that says anything that is assembled that can operate an AR style upper will be illegal or has to have a serial number on it no matter what even if you have to scribe it in with an electronic pencil. This is all to crazy especially when you consider that the pistol is used more often than anything and if it is stolen than all you know is who the gun was stolen from not who the thief and shooter is. This serial… Read more »

Henry Bowman

The pistol vs AR-pattern rifle is self evident: Not addressing crimes committed with pistols, and using the number of injuries and deaths to launch into the banning of semiauto rifles that have little to do with crime proves this whole debate has NOTHING to do with crimes. What it DOES have to do with is that AR-pattern rifles are the perfect tool for We The People to resist tyranny from an out-of-control regime. Wars for independence or liberation require rifles and ‘boots on the ground’… Therefore, the tyrants are focusing on rifles instead of pistols, because their endgame is total… Read more »

musicman44mag

That is my biggest concern. Long ago they had me almost convinced that I was a conspiracy theorist. Now I know for sure my beliefs were true and that I was being handed a line of BS and the BS is so much now that it is obvious. There is no denying it unless your a democrat crazy and a sheeple that drinks from the fountain of cool aid on a daily basis. It’s obvious the left wants a NWO and people like Soros and Bloombutt are paying for it and getting it just like our sell out governor did.… Read more »

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Jen jen

blah blah blah, we the people. If you cant pull the trigger based on what you think is too far, then it doesnt matter. For 100 years governments in western nations have returned people to deifying the state similar to the peasantry of midieval europe. The government can do no wrong, and any attack against it is the ultimate sin. They have trained all of you very well. Thats why despite all the things you think are wrong, all the people you think are criminals, you haven’t done anything to get rid of them. 2A rights are only a threat… Read more »

Russn8r

Probably because you’re not into men.

Henry Bowman

Whatevs, troll. In order to mount an effective insurgency, you need to build. Build organizations that can support guerrillas, build organizations for guerrillas to join, train guerrillas to operate effectively in an assymetrical environment, build intelligence networks to prepare the assymetric battlespace. Etc., etc.,etc.,etc… This does not turn on a dime, not that you would care. Beyond that, you sound like Eurotrash so IDGAF what you think or say. Here’s a bag of sand and a mallet…pound it!!

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Tionico

One fine example of how well serialising firearms works for “getting the bad guys”. Some clowns staged a breakin at a gun shop in Indiana a fwe years back. The deale,r of course, by checking what remained and his inventiry, know the SN’s of everything stolen, make model ,etc. A year or so later one of the guns was used in a murder in Chicago (he murder capitol of the Fee World). They did not know it at the time that it was one of those stolen. Over the next three and a half years, that same gun was poistively… Read more »

musicman44mag

Wow I messed up. My answer above to Henry was meant for you.
OreGONE

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Jen jen

Even if that gun was transferred to an FFL, that is tantamount to a registry and they still lost it due to theft, and people in power had no idea who had it or where it was. A registry is not for knowing where guns are at all times. They’re for knowing who SHOULD have gun X, and taking it from the person who should have it. California is a model of what they want, because California is used as a testbed. In CA, you are required to purchase all through FFL, and you have it registered in the state… Read more »

StillWolfe

Real Historical origins of AFT (from wiki) =The ATF was formerly part of the United States Department of the Treasury, having been formed in 1886 as the “Revenue Laboratory” within the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Internal Revenue. The history of ATF can be subsequently traced to the time of the revenuers or “revenoors”[4] and the Bureau of Prohibition, which was formed as a unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 1920. It was made an independent agency within the Treasury Department in 1927, was transferred to the Justice Department in 1930, and became, briefly, a division of the FBI in 1933. When the Volstead Act, which… Read more »

Wild Bill

Interesting, but how the ATF was created tells us how to abolish it.

Wyo

Video interview with Wilson posted 1/12/22 by Reason.

Jen jen

remember that time he tried to have sex with a child?

Russn8r

Remember that time he was convicted for it in a fair trial?

Jen jen

Yes I do. Its why you can google Cody Wilson sex offender.

Russn8r

I wrote “convicted in a fair trial“, so you DON’T remember. No trial. That’s you lying.

Looks like a setup job. “SugarDaddyMeet requires users to check a box stating they are 18, but Texas law puts it on the adult to verify the age of consent (which is 17 in the state).”

She was 16. What a joke.

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CourageousLion

She was 16 a I have news for you…many 16 year olds lie about their age so they can have sex with men older then 18. She was basically a PROSTITUTE that claimed she was 18. He went with a plea bargin because it was the “easy” way out. Other then that?

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Jen jen

A child can try to lie to get into a bar as well, and the bar owner is responsible legally. It was still a child. He still sexually battered a child.

Russn8r

What a load of commie bull.

Laddyboy

GOOD!! I hope and pray Americans WAKE UP to the ILLEGITIMACY of the bureaucracy of the “AFT(Bidet)” that was instituted ILLEGALLY by the “director” of ‘irs’ in the late 1930s. This ILLIGITIMATE ANTI-AMERICAN Bureaucracy is still at trying to INFRINGE on American Citizens’ RIGHTS by instituting “rules” which CONgress has NOT VOTED on! These ILLIGITIMATE “rules” are being “enforced” by multiple agencies of the USA.COM government. Since the “atf” was illegitimately installed, it and ALL of its sub office departments MUST be ABOLISHED!

Orion

ever heard of the EPA? the DOT? DOE?
every federal agency, under authority of Congress, has the ability to install regulations under the purview.
learn how it works.
do you spit into the wind, too?

JSNMGC

Laddyboy was right, he just didn’t describe the whole picture of unconstitutional firearm laws.

Unconstitutional firearm laws are being enforced not only by federal enforcers/prosecutors, but also (mainly) by state, county, city/town enforcers.

Local law enorcement not only enforce local gun laws (which in many, many locations are far worse than federal laws), but also assist federal enforcers enforce federal laws. Look at the BATFE’s press releases. They count on local enforcer support.

Tionico

anyone else here notice how local LE can (often MUST) assist Fed BATF agents inlocal matters, yet local LE can NOT deal in any way with immmigrationlaw? Rules made by these various “agencies” are not LAW, and COngress have NO authority to fob off their legislative duties by instructing those agencies to make what amounts to lw. If I do something that is contrary to one of those rules or regluations, and can be hauled into court and fined and/or imprisoned, that rule/regulation has the effect of bEING law. Congress cannot do that, nor can the agencies, per the US… Read more »

Bubba

So true.
What’s worse, they will not enforce immigration laws already in this country.
All illegal immigrants should be dropped off in Delaware, California, and New York.
With subcutaneous trackers installed.
That way if they leave that state we have year round hunting season.

Wild Bill

Yes, I have. All of the agencies promulgate regulations purportedly within the act of Congress that they enforce and within the enabling act of Congress that created the particular agency. Collectively, all of those regulations are known as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). Agencies claim and the courts support the claim that the CFRs have the force and effect of law. But that is a judicial fiction because only Congress can legislate federal law. Problems arise when those agencies promulgate regulations that go beyond their statutory authority or beyond their enabling act. Congress and the president love this arrangement… Read more »

Stag

How ironic that someone who believes the NRA isn’t negotiating our rights away wants to tell someone else to “learn how it works”.

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Russn8r

Suggested edit: Someone who *pretends* to believe NRA isn’t negotiating our rights away

CourageousLion

Show me where the EPA, the DOT and the DOE are in the Constitution. I’m waiting…

Wild Bill

Please see Article II, section 2, clause 2.

Russn8r

Weak.

CourageousLion

I guess 5 people think that section allows the “President” or the “Congress” or “Senate” to create whatever they WANT. BULL CRAP!

Russn8r

Wild Bill’s an agent with at least 5 sock pups. More if he wants to break them out.

Wild Bill

No, not whatever they want. Only divisions, subsections, and units to carry out the limited powers and authorities of the federal government. The states can organize differently, regarding their powers.
The real issues are “Wether the agency is acting within the Congressional Act that enables the agency to exist.” and “Wether the authority executed by the agency is a power granted to the federal government by the Constitution.
It is a pleasure to have tried to answer your questions.

CourageousLion

That is the section they twist and distort for their purpose. Which section did they distort to create the Federal Reserve? THAT ONE. It’s sort of the way “Christians” distort Romans 13 to say bend over to the “governing “authorities”” .

Wild Bill

Congress is authorized to create departments, bureaus, agencies etc to carry out its powers and authorities. Please see Article I, section 8, clause 18.
Those departments, agencies, bureaus, etc are then administered by the executive branch. Article II, Section 2, clause 2 and 3.
” … we see here that the framers envisioned a multi department executive branch, each with a single head.”
Please see “The U.S. Constitution, Explained-Clause by Clause-For Every American Today” by R. Raphael pp 73, para 4.

Russn8r

Good grief. Yeah. That totally justifies everything, Agent.

Wild Bill

Well … one of them.

Arkansas Rob

The Biden ATF (AFT?) rule bans the finished, unserialized product, whether origin was 0% or 80%, and merely requires a benign background check for an 80 percent lower. So get your serialized lower, whether 80% or 100%, and stay compliant.
What will be banned next, friends, won’t be the aluminum, but the tooling. That’s the mill and the code.

Henry Bowman

I agree with what you said about the tools being banned next.. but I disagree with your support for the whole BGC scheme. It’s a backdoor registry and prior restraint against an Enumerated Right that allows zero exceptions. At some point, Americans need to realize that our liberty is on a countdown clock to complete eradication. People need to realize that we’re at the point where 3 out of 4 boxes of liberty have already been taken, and all we have left is box #4. If one cannot gird themselves for conflict all by themselves, then they need to turn… Read more »

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Tionico

So you suport blind compliance with every uncosntitutional law these agencies dream up? Fine. Go ahead and register yours. When push comes to shove, those who have ‘stuff” they” don’t know about will be able to do what needs to be done to restore the actual rule of law as found in our Constitution. I suppose you wear one of those mug napies everywhere, and have tak your unlawfully “mandated” shots, both initial ones and all oufrteen “boosters” (which do little more than “boost” the bottom lines of the pharmacy companies that concocNOT ONE mandate anywhere in the nation is… Read more »

Wild Bill

Banning the code is a First Amendment Issue.

CourageousLion

I have plenty of serialized lowers. And if I want to complete an 80% lower why should I have to do anything except complete it? When are we going to WTF up and realize that NO “LAW” is legitamate unless a VICTIM is involved. How is building a gun, or possessing one a “crime”? WHO IS INJURED? WHO IS DAMAGED? That’s the problem. MILLIONS OF LAWS on the books to enrich the lawyers, to enable “law makers” to exist for WHAT? Hell we could have all the laws we need in a book 10 pages thick. But NOOOOO…we have to… Read more »

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Russn8r

“(AFT?)” How coy.
“benign background check”. Yeah. According to the “AFT”.
“get your serialized lower, whether 80% or 100%, and stay compliant.” Sure thing, Agent.
“friends,” LOL. Limited hangout alert.

DDS

When you look back on it, the 1903 Wright Flyer was not a very good airplane. But it didn’t need to be. Once the idea was proven to work, others began improving it. Within a few short years, fighter planes were patrolling the skies over the trenches in Europe. The Liberator wasn’t a very good pistol either. But again, it didn’t need to be. Once Defense Distributed showed the way, others followed and now BATFE is trying to play catch up. But in a free innovative society like ours, government will almost always be behind the curve. We’re actually witnessing… Read more »

Oldvet

Look up Smash Dragon , made in Israel . Hint ….drone warfare . Sniper rifle included.

Jen jen

The next arms that peple will need is drones. And if you dont have drones already to weaponize you arent fulfilling your role in 2A.

CourageousLion

I hope we are witnessing the death of the whole stinking rotten system of corruption that has been crapping on us since at least 1913 with the money system being stolen from we the people and traded in for inky green toilet paper.

Hazcat

There is no way to ‘stop the signal’. Talented and innovative people will always find a way.

CourageousLion

I was thinking about that today. The Rare Breed trigger. Who needs Full auto? The pistol brace. Who needs an SBR? And CNC machines can make complete lowers from pieces of aluminum at any time. Go to Cross Machine and Tool and watch as they make one from scratch. The psychopathic control freaks are going to have to figure out other ways to screw us over.

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Green Mtn. Boy

This was what the Leftards feared,the day one could print from metal and thus the reason they had their tender panties in a knot, and so the ghost gun bans.
Let the home printed arms flow.

Henry Bowman

The proper lubrication for home-printed arms consists of liberal tears. LOL

Tionico

This is no different than the way our forefather Patriots often procured their own guns.Many small shops were scattered about the countryside making guns of all types. As the war progressed, and importing arms was more difficult, these shops continued to turn out usable firearms. I know a guy who has a large shop with CNC machines every fifteen feet on a grid. He makes high end components for racing bicycle,s water desaliation plants, medical equipment. From what I”ve seen him produce in stuff that I have he’s made, he could easily be producing gun parts In fact, I would… Read more »

Jen jen

Yes but now you need tow missiles, drones, anti-tank cannons of 150mm, tungsten rods, a surplus of either fully made ammunition or the tools and resources to put them together quickly, and other things. War has changed. The man with a percussion rifle is no longer the basis for what arms means. But I see none of you grouping up to mass non-comply by having the actual tools for modern warfare at your disposal. You’re all stuck in kentucky flintlock 1776.

CourageousLion

Try reading the “War of the Flea”. And ask yourself why the mighty US military was bogged down by a bunch of goat herders in Afghanistan. Like DUH?

Jen jen

Lots of IEDs built from explosives components, various dshkas and manpads, and wire guided antitank missiles in many places. If you think all they had was aks, that makes you the fool.

Russn8r

Is that what he said, Agent?

Finnky

You are stuck in 20th century mind set. Catch up to the times. Modern guerilla warfare will be fought primarily electronically. Get anonymous money and get off the grid, or knock someone off the grid so they have no identity and no ability to interact with financial system. If you can monitor all electronic communications by government agents, redirect them by altering communications, and interact with all their electronics – they will be close to helpless. Do you think our military will start flattening entire cities to get at a few guerillas? Such orders would probably be the fastest way… Read more »

Jen jen

You cna make AK from shovel. Leftards didnt fear anything. You had home made firearms in your reach any time you wanted. You were too lazy to learn to build yourself, so you need to do an IT job and hand money over to someone that gives you a glorified CNC machine.