Revolver iPhone

by juniortan, published

Revolver iPhone by juniortan May 29, 2010

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Not entirely satisfied yet with the mean-ness of my katana, I decided to go to town with a revolver too. Here is an iPhone case you can tuck into your board shorts (front or back is fine) and answer calls with a really nasty look on your face (remember to keep your other hand on the katana umbrella).

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Does it come in Ipod 5 sizes?

LOL! The ultimate iPhone case for the suicidal. No way am I making this, but thank you for making my day.

i looked them up its a chinese wholesaler... of course

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Print all parts, epoxy everything together.
0. The trigger guard (for authenticity purposes) is a little thin. At some points its only 2 extruded filaments wide. I filled up mine with some krazy glue.
1. The iPhone cradle is a little long, as I had to create audio channels and a space to attach the dock connector.
2. If you are a leftie, just flip the cradle around before gluing everything together
For the morbidly curious, the frame and handle is modeled after the Ruger LCR Revolver*
On special request, there's a cradle3.stl file that is curved around the iPhone and at the hammer area that appears a lot more streamlined. I am still printing that, but have uploaded it just in case someone here wants to try. The edge near the bottom of the screen is also now lowered by 0.5mm and bevelled so that you can tap the bottom of the iPhone screen more easily.
Further Update
Please use the cradle4.stl file for printing. It should yield better results (less stringers), and the back is now at 45 degrees (more plastic, but stronger). Comes with gun sight! - catch: for righties only. Will post one for lefties once i am home today :-)
* Adapted from sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6536be2501de5575fc95e06e79b5aeb3&prevstart=0 by AEK-971


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Hudson2001 on Apr 10, 2014 said:

Does it come in Ipod 5 sizes?

garethjpowell on Mar 24, 2014 said:

LOL! The ultimate iPhone case for the suicidal. No way am I making this, but thank you for making my day.

harrisonj11315 on Dec 14, 2013 said:

i looked them up its a chinese wholesaler... of course

juniortan on Dec 13, 2013 said:

Thanks for the heads-up @harrisonj11315 yeah that ecrater thing is definitely a knockoff, and whoever it is doesn't even have the decency to ask me for permission to use _my_ photos. well, such is the world these days...

harrisonj11315 on Dec 13, 2013 said:

lol found something on ecrater... is this actually a knock off from china on ecrater? http://www.ecrater.com/p/18472... even has the pictures above

Lgchinadragon on Oct 26, 2013 said:

Does the trigger actually work/do something/move?

kirjastotapiola on Oct 25, 2013 said:

if i ever get this case i will be sooo glad!

andreas on Mar 7, 2012 said:

This is hilarious! :-D

brooklyn on Jan 28, 2012 said:

Superb idea!

I don't know why everyone is getting touchy about a gun grip with a phone.

Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 said:

Where can i get one?

juniortan on Nov 28, 2011 said:

hi hannah; actually, the reason why these are here, is so that you can download the design, and print one yourself if you have a 3D printer. The new version for iPHone 4 and 4S is here somewhere too, and you can also search for it at shapeways.com. the key is that the files are open for you to fool around with, and make your own stuff, but if you really do not have a 3D printer, you can just get one made in shapeways

nycdesigner on Mar 11, 2011 said:

Here in NYC the po-po will shoot you if you pull out a cellphone or a gun, so this makes their job easier for a potential "Diallolization."

LesterGastala on Sep 3, 2010 said:

You don't seized to amazed me with your crazy but interesting ideas. Seriously....i wont recommend wearing this here in Fil. Goodluck!!!

Anonymous on Jun 19, 2010 said:

One lesson in how to get asssited to the ground when an officer sees your new phone case.

Anonymous on Jun 5, 2010 said:

Hey, just print it in another color if you don't want it to be mistaken for a real gun.

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 said:

This is a very bad idea. It might be funny in Singapore where citizens are disarmed but in the US pulling this out could easily result in being shot by the police.

I hope you are ready for a lawsuit when that happens. :(

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 said:

You don't have to warn people about obvious hazards. If you did, the list of required warnings on a flashlight would be a dozen pages.

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 said:

Or by a random citizen, for that matter. I know if someone pulled this out near me on a dark street, I'd be reaching for something similar looking but not a phone... =-O

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 said:

This is the dumbest idea ever, do not wear this. Asking to get yourself shot or arrested.

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 said:

There was a guy in NY who was shot because he started pulling out his wallet when the police were telling him to "freeze". I also read a similar case with a guy pulling a comb from his waistband in an odd situation getting shot.

This phone case will certainly increase these.

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Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 said:

How about a Smith
amp; Wesson M
amp;P 40 compact?

bre on May 31, 2010 said:

In my head I see Clint Eastwood holding this. "Are you feeling lucky punk? Well are you? (Ring ring) Let me just answer this."

crsdfr on May 31, 2010 said:

Love it. Going to print one with SLS very soon.

Thanks for this thing Tan!

juniortan on May 31, 2010 said:

not sure about SLS. right now, a cupcake print holds the iphone via press fit, and the fitter tolerances on SLS may create a loss fit. will look into the fit issue shortly.

JeremyRuhland on May 30, 2010 said:

Does this remind anyone else of the show Serial Experiments Lain?

Protonite on May 30, 2010 said:

Just make shure you don't get shot by a trigger-happy cop when you pull your "gun" out to answer a call! ;)

TeamTeamUSA on May 30, 2010 said:

"Do you feel lucky, punk?"

How does the iPhone stay in the cradle
It looks like it will fall on the floor if you point the pistol down.

juniortan on May 30, 2010 said:

technically, it's called interference fit :-)

Actually i was really lucky; after test printing a couple of cross sections, managed to draw a profile that grips it really well. My 5-year old dude has been running around with it all morning with no slipping-outs so far, but I am still able to push the iPhone out if I want to; at some point i may have to add some anti-slip rubber mats somewhere*, but not yet YMMV

* that's where i left a 0.25mm gap at the back of the cradle, just in case

Bophoto on May 30, 2010 said:

it that gun in your pocket vibrated or are you just glad to see me.? somehow that sounds really confused.