The Plastikov 2.0 — an updated version of the 3D printed AKM — was released today. The files are currently live on the Deterrence Dispensed LBRY Channel for download (get the Plastikov 2.0 files here). The update allows Plastkov 2.0 to accept a variety of parts kits as well as AR-15 pattern tube stocks. The Plastikov 2.0 includes improved build documentation and a full assembly video, which can be found here.
This release gives the information needed to produce an AK-47 style rifle to anyone with an internet connection. As a bonus, Plastikov exists outside of any barriers to entry imposed by the government.
The design pairs a traditional AKM parts kit (barrel, bolt, piston, etc.) with a 3D printed receiver. The receiver is made of thermoplastic materials like PLA+ or PETG. The result is a functional AK-pattern rifle, produced without a serial number. There’s no bill of sale or any other such invasion of privacy or regulatory overreach.
The DIY AKM Rifle
The Plastikov appeals to the home gunsmith or shooting enthusiast wishing to explore the legendary Kalashnikov design.
Pro-government organizations and a number of government actors have come out against 3D printed firearms. Many of these people believe persons should only have access to firearms after being granted permission from state authorities. The Plastikov, and 3D printed guns in general, have served in recent years to seriously erode efforts by authoritarian actors and their cheerleaders on the sidelines.
With the updated documentation and the assembly video included in the Plastikov 2.0 release, this is a great time for anyone who’s been considering getting into 3D printing to jump right in. The download kit contains and entire field manual, complete with pictures, so there’s no reason to not get started today. One can find the complete build video here. Cheeki breeki.
To get started in 3D printing guns, we suggest you check out the 3D Printing and Related Resources page right here on En Bloc Press. This will give you the information you need to successfully begin and join the movement.