3D Printed Guns — Where Are We Now? Interview with CTRL Pew


In today’s video, I interview CTRL Pew, who is closely involved in the 3D printing gun community.

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Time Stamps:
Background on CTRL Pew — 1:50
Progress on 3D Guns — 5:55
What Materials are Used — 11:23
3D Printed Gun Failures — 14:29
Politics behind the Movement — 18:05
Legality 24:28
Final Thoughts: 31:04

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  1. Paul Oneill

    UK viewer here, it amazes me how much fear the label terrorist provokes in the USA. From what I understand you are 2/3 maybe 4x as likely to slip in the bathtub and die than from terrorists. Just saying ok guys! Medicare for all!

  2. Oscar Delta

    Most people who are thinking about doing something nefarious with a firearm aren't gonna spend the green to buy a CNC machine and take the time to learn how to use it and print a firearm. Its a false narrative being pushed by the same communists that want to take everybody's firearm away.
    The person being interviewed actually gets it, ALL rights should be EQUALLY protected, if the other rights were attacked as often as the 2nd amendment everyone would be upset but it seems perfectly OK for the 2nd amendment to be attacked by those who despise firearms. As a boomer this interview gives me hope for future generations.
    The GG3 actually intrigues me and I'm seriously thinking about buying one, in recent news the Rhode Island legislature just sent a bill to the governor to sign which bans the printing of 3D guns and parts, the communists are scared of FREEDOM and losing control and power over the population

  3. laserbuddha

    It would have been interesting with a comparison between the difference in performance between a 3d printed gun with pla+ and its "real" counterpart.

  4. Guy Barwood

    The premise at about 21 min in that if you ban guns it won't change the availability of guns to criminals is flawed. Many other countries prove this wrong, you just like to ignore that fact which is fine, but isn't not a valid argument for being able to own guns. Because they are fun is a valid argument. If you feel your enjoyment of guns is more important that the lives of toddlers in preschool then just be honest about it.

  5. Stan Greg

    There's a lot of dishonesty in this 60 second sequence. 10:24

  6. Hillarys' SHOE

    Only ‘Controversial’ to ignorant, Leftist Morons…

  7. Ichoros

    when Einstein discovered the nuclear power, it was not intended to make bombs, but you know… homo sapiens

  8. jeoffer

    Oh dear.

  9. Anthony 2019

    Can i buy a glock from you

  10. sofuckingannoying

    Where can I buy large spools (like 200 meters / 10 kg) of plutonium-239 filament? I'd like to get into printing and polishing plutonium spheres, they are so pretty. But I think I'd need to upgrade my hot end first.

  11. nuno bartolo

    Won’t stores just start asking for a licensed gun when you go to buy ammunition ??

  12. DJRonnieG

    Regarding the WW2 Liberator Pistol, the goal was to let civilians shoot a Nazi soldier so that they could steal a better gun from the dead soldier.

  13. John brenot

    It'll be interesting when our grandchildren learn about this group of American patriots, the teacher begins the discussion with "during the great pandemic of 2020, control pew was advocating…"

  14. Leland James

    Take away the police and your guns. Trust in your government to keep you safe. lol

  15. Ruka Erika

    The whole conceptual propose of a gun is force behind a projectile to make the projectile move. You don’t even need to make it a fire arm, an air tank, valve and a projectile in a tube hooked up can be a force multiplier.

  16. daniel mcerlean

    In what world is anyone having a lethal weapon without regulation a good idea…?

  17. BattlesTheCrab

    Maybe put a seizure warning on this. The flashing AR graphic is intense

  18. Durahl

    You only 3D print a gun for stupidity and ill intent — There is no self-defense involved in this bullshit.

  19. Steve Theguy

    I hate it when people think lower caliber in exchange for higher mag capacity is a good tradeoff. Those 9mm and 17 hole punchers are for ppl too scared of the kick. Those rounds pass through the target to quickly and don't do enough damage. Go with a subsonic round like the 45. It will spread out more as it passes through causing far more damage upon exit, and before you say, "Well they'd be dead either way." Look up all the horror stories of ppl surviving being shot by 9mms and 17s and whatnot vs a 45, 44, 357, or 38. Especially the stories of criminals being shot with them and getting right back up only to kill the person that shot them. Then say something. They're called hole punchers as a joke because for any real gunsmith or professional shooter, that's exactly what they are. Apparently they were to the military as well because they switched back to the 45 from the 9mm for a reason.

  20. username1445

    so many strawman arguments here, american is about the only 1st world country who has to deal with mass shootings on a regular bases, its also the country with the most guns, if guns are illegal everywhere else and "criminals don't care about the law" then why are there no mass shootings in other countries, why if guns are so easy to get on the "black market" and criminals are just gonna do it anyways does that legitimately not happen.

  21. username1445

    Pretty much everyone in america can already get guns, if you can't then why do we need to make it easier for them to make guns. As he says its a will multiplier, if someone's will is to shoot a bunch of school kids then why make it easier for their will to be multiplied. More guns, especially untraceable, unregistered guns is definitely not the answer. The people who think that the government should be scared are the exact kind of people who shouldn't have guns and i say this as a gun owner.

  22. Walker Jennings

    hook a welding machine to your printer there solved your material problems. uh oh!

  23. Marco Valenzuela 3D Additive Artist

    Was this made on a 90s video phone?

  24. Chiko Kishi

    Im not interested in printing gun that can fire real ammunition. I am however, VERY interested in printing exact replicas as study/presentation pieces.

  25. Stoneage Productions

    how do you print the bullets?

  26. 74KU

    As a kid I made a gun.. matches in a tube.. a grip and a "squib" attached to a button and a battery.. marble jammed in.. single shot but one nobody knows you have..

  27. 74KU

    You didnt think it was possible to print a Glock.. Tick tock plastic glock?
    The gun in/famous for having the least amount of metal of any gun of its time?
    You sir have no idea.. go back to printing useless nick-nacks.

  28. Brian Kerr


  29. Tom Lynn

    libertarian nutcases

  30. Johnson P.

    Pretty sweet full auto sear at 21:23

  31. LoJack Gaming

    Screw any tyrannical government leader trying to squash the constitution of america.

  32. Yusuf M

    its crazy to me that this is possible and secondly legally manufacture unregistered weapons

  33. OneWayUp#667

    Let me know when there’s a print for a hk ump40

  34. Quantum FPV

    "This is about getting a gun that you didn't have to ask anybody for permission to get. Literally no one."
    Sorry — am I missing something? How is this okay? How is it morally okay to take a heavily regulated machine that's designed to kill people, and turn it into something anyone can buy? A criminal who can't buy a gun can just buy a 3D printer and some parts and go on a killing spree. The regulations exist to protect people from crazy people. I get it when some people say "guns don't kill people, people kill people" — like, fair enough, crazy people with guns are the problem, not responsible gun owners, but this whole project basically hands guns to people who aren't allowed to buy them.

  35. Maxwell Vindman

    20:44 his description of a machine gun is stupid

  36. Jakob Schmidt

    Ah yes, if we can't prevent criminals from having guns completely, we shouldn't even try. We'll just ignore the fact that countries with stricter gun laws have way less gun violence, because they still have gun violence. Let's give people in those countries easier access to illegal firearms so law abiding citizens are finally safe.