27: Making Fun 3D Printed Guns – Vinh Nguyen


How ridiculous can you make a gun with 3d printing?

Innovators are creating all sorts of Frankenstein guns with 3d printing, and today’s guest has some notable ones. Vinh Nguyen is a designer and programmer who combines a passion for absurdity with sound engineering. He took a Heritage Rough Rider revolver with a 16″ barrel and added a 3D printed shroud and buffer tube adapter for the grip, turning it into a cyberpunk rifle. We discuss Vinh’s other projects such as the HP22 frame, possibly the smallest 3D printed frame. We finish the episode with Vinh sharing his thoughts as a Vietnamese American on hoplophobes using racism to push gun control.