Welcome back to the unofficial debut of Season 2 of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast where we dive into the inner workings and the brightest minds behind the industry’s most influential organizations. Like the rest of the world, COVID thrashed our plans of recording in-person podcast interviews at all the industry shows in 2020. Virtual interviews are an acceptable placeholder, but nothing beats a real face-to-face conversation. We open the 2021 podcast season with Cody Wilson and the rest of the team from Defense Distributed Ghost Gunner 3 where they talk about their latest addition – the ability to mill AK receivers. They also share their insights on the industry, the political landscape and various challenges moving forward.
Much thanks to the Defense Distributed team for making the trip to GUNFEST in NOLA and our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Enjoy the listen.
Note: Our recording studio was Coquette, an upscale restaurant and bar in the garden district of New Orleans. Our apologies for a bit of background noise.
Defense Distributed – https://defdist.org
Defense Distributed is the first private defense contractor in service of the general public. Since 2012’s Wiki Weapon project, DD has defined the state of the art in small scale, digital, personal gunsmithing technology.
Ghost Gunner – https://ghostgunner.net
A third-generation, programmable desktop CNC with a gunsmithing design emphasis and related software. Supporting a large open source community and a growing library of firearms patterns, including the AR-15, AR-308, 1911, and Polymer80 frames.
TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #18: Defense Distributed Ghost Gunner
TFBTV – In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves interviews Cody Wilson about the Ghost Gunner 3 and about Defense Distributed’s future in 2021.
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