VIDEO: 3D gun explodes in police trial
Printable weapons are becoming popular amongst online downloaders - but new dangers have been highlighted by Australian police
Police in New South Wales, Australia have tested 3D Liberator hand guns printed with $35 AUD (£22) of plastic and a $1700 AUD (£1098) printer.
The blueprint files needed to print the weapon are freely available online and the police report that they have been downloaded over 100,000 times.
But a test of two weapons printed by the police revealed that while dangerous to any victims, with projectiles travelling 17 centimetres into its target, they are also dangerous to the user.
The second gun built by the police can be seen exploding when the trigger is pulled, a result of what the police call a "lack of standards".
Watch the video to find out more.
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