Guns Vice on 3D Printed Guns, Wiki Weapons and the first guy to go to prison for it Recoil Staff October 24, 2014 Join the Conversation According to Vice, a Japanese man named Yoshitomo Imura has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for assembling a 3D-printed firearm (like the 3D 1911 .45 printed last year by Solid Concepts). “Imura,” says Vice, “appears to be the first in the world to receive a prison sentence for making 3D-printed guns.” The news about Imura is part of the lead-in to the Vice Motherboard documentary Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun. The story is predictably laden with sensational language, but that's hardly a surprise (and not unique to Vice in any event). It begins with the phrase CLICK-PRINT-GUN splashed on the screen to the sound of gunshots, followed by the words, “2012 was a bloody year in America” but it is interesting and worth the time to watch. It focuses on Cody R. Wilson of the “Wiki Weapon” movement (the guy behind the 3D Liberator pistol) and Defense Distributed. If you have half an hour to spare and any interest in 3D printing (particularly with regard to firearms) then check it out. You'll just need to filter out the underlying anti-gun message and Wilson's affected (and somewhat irritating) insouciance. You can watch the story below. The accompanying article can be found in its entirety here on Vice.com. You can check out Wilson's other videos on the Defense Distributed YouTube page here. Explore RECOILweb:Polymer80's Production PistolsWashington State Passes "Assault Weapons" Ban And Is Immediately SuedGripstop Now Available SkeletonizedIs the MaddMacs XBAR/IB the Coolest Ruger MKIV Pistol Upgrade? NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.