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Published on Nov 14, 2013

Engineers at a custom manufacturing company in Texas have created world's first high-powered, fully functioning metal handgun... from a 3D printer. The team at Solid Concepts announced this week that that they've successfully designed, printed, assembled and (accurately) fired a 1911 pistol created using digital blueprints that were fed through an industrial 3D printer loaded with powdered metals. In this week's Tech Report, RT's Meghan Lopez talks with Kent Firestone, vice president of additive manufacturing at Solid Concepts, about 3D printing and if it could revolutionize the Second Amendment as we know it.

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