AR-15 Grip

by 7777773, published

AR-15 Grip by 7777773 Sep 21, 2011


*** UPDATE 12/19/2012 ***
This Thing has been restored. Thank you, Thingiverse, and please do your best to avoid falling too far down the slippery slope that all censors must stand on.

This is a grip. Use it for any handheld projects you have in mind. It has a finger-shelf for easy one hand operation while manupulating switches or buttons.

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yarg. the pirate bay has your booty

Correct, you have misunderstood the site.

Its for the upload of 3d files for printing.

I guess I misunderstood this site. I thought this was a site for designing, inventing and engineering, not how ignorant you can be about your beliefs. There are other sites for that.

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deralm on Aug 2, 2013 said:

I guess I misunderstood this site. I thought this was a site for designing, inventing and engineering, not how ignorant you can be about your beliefs. There are other sites for that.

johnny6 on Aug 30, 2013 said:

Correct, you have misunderstood the site.

Its for the upload of 3d files for printing.

Zac on Apr 7, 2013 said:

Second Amendment, it's a beautiful thing..

visualkev on Mar 23, 2013 said:

i dont get it. the model is of a hand grip. A hand grip is not a weapon. Even if you print a fully functional weapon to go with this grip, it would never be able to fire off a round and even if you did manage to ignite a round in this ABS printed weapon it would explode in your face. Again, i dont understand the drama.

crowdpleazer on Feb 21, 2013 said:

I really wish this website didnt take down the lower... I wanna build a custom ar15 .22 mainly for show. not planning on shooting it much

7777773 on Feb 21, 2013 said:

DEFCAD.ORG - No censorship there. There's a newly revised version of the lower there as well, much stronger at the buffer tower area.

Speaking of making a lower for show... I made a voronoi fractal pattern version of the receiver I called the ART-15... it doesn't function as anything beyond desk art so it wouldn't fit in at Defcad, but is too scary for Thingiverse. Not sure where that one could be uploaded. When people see things in black & white they sure miss out on a lot of colors.

moltenplastic on Feb 12, 2013 said:

To avoid the ignorance and the nitwit crowd, I've refrained from Publishing my .25 caliber 2-shot derringer. If you want my stl, please send me a private message.

allanonmage on Feb 4, 2013 said:

Well said commentary, though I disagree with you on a point or two.

Nath on Jan 16, 2013 said:

"Five years ago I was briefly exposed to a frightening break in society."
Sounds like someone had a mental breakdown and is now making gun parts available. Not really surprising.

This idea of making 3D printed weapons available is a seriously bad (and illegal in just about everywhere other than the USA) idea.

Your little rant is so full of BS it's not funny - the "fire safety" bit - there's regulations that help with fire safety. What you're advocating is that everyone carry around flame throwers to combat fire. No - the regulations around safe storage and safety requirements that gun advocates like yourself rally against are incredibly effective in reducing fire fatalities.

Gun regulation is not about total bans - and it does work elsewhere in the world.

>Visible police presence at every entrance to every building

Yeah, because how much would that cost and how many police would have to stop doing their normal job to sit there - perhaps instead you just get some sensible gun laws.

>mental health

There are 86 gun deaths a day - full-on mental health is nothing to do with most of that. A domestic violence situation is not mental health related - nor is a neighbourly dispute - yet a gun in both = more likely to be a homicide. A kid getting hold of a gun because their idiot parents have them loaded and unsecured (because safe storage is apparently too horrible to have legislation requiring it).

>Concealed carry for citizens.

How about just no. Never. You acknowledge " I know how irrational the average person can be." yet you're helping with the spread of guns to more people by associating 3D printing with guns. Well done.

Anyhow - I think the gun makers should piss off off the site and create their own geo-filtered USA only site and respect the laws and legal attempts to have sane gun regulations elsewhere. Currently thingiverse is hosting items which are illegal in my country and others - and morally/ethically that's pretty poor..

halfbreed on Jan 16, 2013 said:

This is not an illegal Item! The second Amendment is not about hunting it's about protecting my self from nut cases that want to take my guns from me. 73% of the 86 people that are killed each and everyday are .......Gang-bangers! AND.....they will always have guns no matter what laws or what confiscation schemes you come up with. Look at Switzerland their Government issues weapons to it's citizens. Their crime rate is so low they don't even keep track of it. Chicago has banned guns but yet they have the highest murder rate in the US. Israel arms their teachers they train their kids to use weapons so should we.

7777773 on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Armchair quarterbacks always know more about the sport on their TV than anyone that has ever stood on the field.

PropellerScience on Dec 26, 2012 said:

Ah, I ate the grip, now what?

7777773 on Dec 26, 2012 said:

Contact the Poison Control Center. Also, document your filament choice and exactly how you react, and post the results... There have been numerous discussions regarding what exactly is and is not "food safe"

azuro on Dec 24, 2012 said:

I feel that this speaks volumes for the home 3DP crowd. For some reason, I have seen a lot more focus on the Defense Distributed project as the public tries to come to grips with gun control. I agree that it is not the solution, I wish I knew what was. I know that better mental health programs, and less persecution of those coping with mental illness, is a good start.

Nath on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Less guns is a better start - a crazy person without semi-auto guns is a lot less harm than one with easy access to them.

calinb on Dec 20, 2012 said:

I'm pleased to see that at least the grip is back, because humanity is best served by embracing the natural right of any organism to defend itself. Many common things and materials can easily be adapted to kill or even commit mass murder. No law can change this reality or even substantially alter the consequences of this fact (except by restricting the liberty of people to arm and defend themselves, causing even more harm and deaths as the result of unopposed violent assaults).

85 people were murdered at the Happyland Social Club in the Bronx using 1 dollar worth of gas and a match! Similarly, no firearms were used whatsoever in the London bombings, which resulted in the murder of 52 people. There are countless examples and there will only be more as our masters and rulers continue to disarm civilians.

Nath on Jan 15, 2013 said:

Humanity would be best served by being less violent and having less deadly weapons in the hands of nutcases - and there's a bunch of kids dead just recently because someone exercised their unregulated gun rights. Well done on having the moral comprehension of a sociopath.

Elsewhere in the world we have sane gun regulations and we, unsurprisingly, have less murderous societies and enjoy greater freedom from fear and death by gunshot. We also enjoy freedoms like public healthcare too.

7777773 on Dec 18, 2012 said:

Thingiverse has removed this *handle* "because it is a weapon" - but surprisingly not http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... which is the exact same file, but was instead posted by Makerbot staff.
Since *everything* is potentially a weapon, and pretty much everything else on Thingiverse is sharper and more dangerous than this handle, MBI has decided that nothing should be posted to Thingiverse. I'm complying by removing all of my remaining Things from this particular website.

Nprikkel on Dec 18, 2012 said:

Can you post the file for the lower receiver also?

7777773 on Dec 18, 2012 said:

There several on the 'Verse.  
Haveblue's reinforced reciever is here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
Oryhara made a 2-part one as well:  http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
and there are a few more, as well.  

Caboose on Nov 29, 2012 said:

Any chance you could post this model without the finger shelf?  I was going to mess around with it but the finger shelf is extremely annoy to get rid of. 

Adman234 on Nov 7, 2012 said:


Did you print that lower with PLA or ABS?

Do you think a PLA lower could survive .22 LR if not .223?


Adman234 on Nov 7, 2012 said:

And the threads hold up fine on the lower? Pins don't expand the holes?

I am thinking of cadding up a printable slide-fire variant, do you think this would work?

7777773 on Nov 7, 2012 said:

Either is fine for .223/5.56, and 22LR is barely noticeable on an AR.  The majority of force goes into the buffer.

scubasonar on Oct 13, 2012 said:

It looks like you used my printed AR parts for the main picture. Glad it's getting used! 

7777773 on Oct 17, 2012 said:

Yep!  I saw it posted to the lower Thing and thought it looked fantastic.  The non-black "scary black gun" build is a great idea.  I think I can put together a printable grip and sights, and combined with Oryhara's stock, a mostly-printed and obviously plastic AR would really give the bloggers something to chatter about.

on Oct 2, 2012 said:

Fascism sucks. Put it back up.

7777773 on Oct 17, 2012 said:

Did!  Long ago!

Babylon on Sep 20, 2012 said:

7777773  Any chance of doing something like a Glock 17 lower? That would be pretty awesome as well and I would assume it would be a bit easier to test and build since it's a lot smaller than the AR lower. Also, I think you can get the exact same kind of plastic Glock uses for their lowers. Anyhow, would be really cool to print up a multi-color glock lower. 

7777773 on Oct 17, 2012 said:

I do have a 17 available to measure, but that sounds like an accident waiting to happen.  While the Glock is polymer, it isn't printed and is far denser than a print would be.  
I've seen plenty of 1911 lower files floating around, and combined with a lost-PLA aluminum cast I suspect they'd work OK... but I wouldn't trust a printed pistol frame at this time.  

STIdeas on May 13, 2012 said:

put it back, please.

7777773 on May 13, 2012 said:


HaveBlue on Sep 22, 2011 said:

I downloaded the SolidWorks file in hopes of removing the front finger 'bump' (which always winds up in the wrong location when I use such a grip on a paintball gun with an M-16 mounting lug). However, the grip itself is just a 'dumb' imported solid - is there an upstream model that you used?

idreamincode on Sep 21, 2011 said:

What is with all these guns/weapons lately. Just because BoingBoing did a blog post on getting around weapons enforcement laws and thingiverse doesn't mean I need people printing guns or gun parts.

Didn't you read the terms? No weapons.

7777773 on Mar 2, 2012 said:

This is a handle, not a weapon. It was specifically posted as a test to see how far irrational minds will go to find things to be afraid of.

I've removed the files, though they can be found elsewhere on the 'verse, specifically by tbuser to be used as the handle portion of an obviously very dangerous handheld 3d-scanner.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 said:

Wait? Is a plastic grip a weapon? derrr.... I wounder what percentage of anti gun trolls live in socialist countries... And there is no "getting around weapons laws" (if you live in free state) you can manufacture guns for personal use.

Wont somebody PLEASE think of the children?

jballard on Sep 21, 2011 said:

these 3d files can already be found else where.

Also this is no more a weapon than a stick.

randyy on Sep 21, 2011 said:

Have YOU read it lately? That prohibition was removed long ago. It does not say that.

@idreamincode - I cannot say for sure, but I suspect the weapons are being posted as an expression of free speech in opposition to all of the rants by the anti-gun people that have been posting lately. Personally, I think it's all rediculous. Everyone needs to take some valium and let people pos
t what they want. There's plenty of stuff on Thingiverse that I find offensive, but unless it's illegal, who am I to say... (and to those of you who say guns are illegal in your neck of the world, then don't print it. Don't download it. Don't make a digital file into an illegal object. But don't
try to restrict my rights to LEGALLY do the same).