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).


Print all parts, epoxy everything together.

  1. 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.
  2. The iPhone cradle is a little long, as I had to create audio channels and a space to attach the dock connector.
  3. 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 :-)

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iPhone 6 gun case will be posted sometime this week or latest by next week :-)

HI, I LOVE this design. I see that the post date is 2010. Have you upgraded the files for the iPhone5 or 6? I would love to print one and have it just in case....

Thomas in Cally

Omg, I love your concept. May I use this image for my website blog (http://www.1click3dprint.com/blog.html/ )

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omg i would print this but cant


Little beat crazy but i like it !

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

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...

lol found something on ecrater... is this actually a knock off from china on ecrater? http://www.ecrater.com/p/18472950/pistol-design-protective-case-for-iphone-5?keywords=pistolhttp://www.ecrater.com/p/18472... even has the pictures above

Does the trigger actually work/do something/move?

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

This is hilarious! :-D

Superb idea!

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

Where can i get one?

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 http://shapeways.comshapeways.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

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."

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

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

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

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. :(

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.

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

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

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.



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

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

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

Thanks for this thing Tan!

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.

That's easy enough. I'll scale the barrel part down by a few percent and create a cut the length of the barrel, which should allow the barrel to spread with force and grip the iphone properly. Failing that, some little rubber strips on the interior will also work. I'll post up my results :)

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

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

"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.

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

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