Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, has made it his life’s work to ensure that the government cannot eradicate our right to keep and bear arms.
In 2013, Wilson created “The Liberator,” the first-ever open-sourced, 3-D printed firearm. He followed that up in 2018 with the “Ghost Gunner,” a CNC milling machine that makes finishing 80 percent lower receivers a turn-key process.
Originally, the Ghost Gunner could only complete AR lowers. But back in October, Wilson launched an updated version that expands its capabilities. Ghost Gunner 2 can now produce ARs, of the -15 and -10 variety, as well as 1911s and Glock-compatible pistols.
At SHOT 2018, I got a chance to meet Cody and to see the Ghost Gunner 2 working its magic.
- GG2 takes its name from its second-generation, custom motion-control board, which allows it to operate as a standard CNC machine. The GG2 accepts g-code from most CAM post-processors.
- GG2 unibody spindles are of stainless steel construction with the ER-11 collet system integrated into the shaft. They have increased radial rigidity, precision bearing diameters, and a 10x reduced initial runout specification.
- MSRP: $1,675
I’m not a tech-savvy person. Most of the CNC nomenclature goes right over my head. But even I think I could learn to operate a Ghost Gunner. It’s kinda like easy-bake gunsmithing. Pull up the relevant mil-spec file on your computer. Place the lower in the Ghost Gunner. Press a few buttons. And, you’re good to go. It’s that easy.
Of course, this got me thinking, maybe it’s time I pull the trigger on one now that I’m living in New York. Then again, I’d probably be arrested by Emperor Cuomo and labeled an enemy of the state.
As a SHOT Show special, Cody’s offering 10 percent off all orders. To take advantage of this offer, use the code: “SHOT2018” during checkout.
For more information on the Ghost Gunner, visit GhostGunner.net.