3D Printable Gun from Video Games and Anime

3D printed gun is always been a topic highly controversial. However, this controversial field still left a pure land, which is irrelevant to politics and laws, 3D printed guns from video games and anime. We will list 10 popular 3D printable virtual guns below, you can 3D print your favorite on your printer for fun.

3D Printable Guns from Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a popular online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. Players assume the role of a Guardian, safeguarding the last safe city on the Earth. They are committed to protect humanity from different alien races and combat the looming threat of the Darkness.

The Last Word Hand Cannon

"Yours, until the last flame dies and all words have been spoken.”

The Last Word is the gun belonging to Hunter Jaren Ward. It gets its name from the conversation between himself and the petty tyrant Loken. After Jaren’s death, the gun passed to his adoptive son Shin Malpher, who used it in his legendary battle with the fallen Guardian Dredgen Yor.

This design is a full-size model of The Last Word gun, it’s reloadable and shootable. You can use the spring out of a ballpoint pen for the trigger spring. There is also the file of bullets available.

Designer: jdflute (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/jdflute/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3504718 )

Ace of Spades Hand Cannon

"Folding was never an option."

Ace of Spades, which is named after Cayde-6’s son, is the signature gun of the Vanguard Hunter Cayde-6. This hunter-exclusive Hand Cannon was introduced in The Taken King and reintroduced in Forsaken.

The designer of this model provides 2 different files that allow you to choose depending on your skill. You can 3D print the gun with many fine parts so that you can get a full-size functional Ace of Spades. Or you can 3D print it in a simple structure which will save you a lot of time on assembly.

Designer: Jace1969 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/jace1969/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3247940 )

Rat King

"We are small, but we are legion."

Rat King is considered one of the most epic weapons in Destiny 2. Named after an apocryphal phenomenon called a Rat King, which is an omen of bad luck where several rats have their tails fused together.

With all these fine patterns of rats on the gun, it’s a great job. The assembly and painting part can be tricky, but all the work is worthy. You will get a fantastic 3D-printed weapon model.

Designer: OddWorks (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/oddworks/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2578741 )

Dead Man’s Tale Scout Rifle

"Long, short, they all end the same way."

Dead Man’s Tale is a scout rifle that can be acquired from the completion of The Voice on the Other Side Quest in the Season of the Chosen of Destiny 2.

After 6 times updates, this model of Dead Man’s Tale can be considered as perfect. There are 40 STL files in total with the assembly instructions that guide you to clear up the build. But the assembly is still a challenge.

Designer: AmyCantFlyNow (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/AmyCantFlyNow/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4882110 )

 Malfeasance Hand Cannon

"Nothing kills a Guardian faster than another Guardian."

In Destiny 2, the hand cannon is a kind of very popular weapon type. Malfeasance has an impressive design in video games and 3D printing with hollow-out bodies, flowing lines, and powerful shootings.

This design of Malfeasance hand cannon also can be triggered after assembly. But with the same size as in the video game, it’s a little bit too big for us puny humans, 85% scale is more suitable.

Designer: JC85 (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/JC85/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3399902 )

3D Printable Guns from Virtual Weapon

Except for guns from Destiny 2, there are plenty of famous guns from various games and anime. Some of them are 3D printable and have STL files available on the Internet. Let’s take a look at some of the popular ones.

Harley Quinn’s Gun – DC Universe

"Mama's gonna paint the streets with blood."

Harley Quinn is one of the most popular supervillainess characters in DC Animated Universe. She is popular with her sexy outline, demonic grin and dramatic personality.

The gun of Harley Quinn also has a style of her own. The LOVE/HATE text on the drum is a unique trademark of her. This design includes a lot of details while the gold scribblings on the barrel was made with a 3D printing pen.

Designer: Sivve (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/Sivve/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1754962 )

 Prowler Burst PDW - Apex Legends

“Approaching drop zone.”

Prowler Burst PDW, or Prowler SMG, is a supply drop weapon in Apex that fires in supply drop heavy rounds. The design of the prowler is based on two real personal defense weapons: the FN P90 and the Magpul PDR-C.

This prop of Prowler is integrated, hence it’s unloadable and not able to trigger. But it’s still a really cool collection and props after being painted.

Designer: STANCE3DWORKS (link: https://cults3d.com/en/users/stance3dworks/creations )

Where to download: Cult3d (link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/prowler-apex-legends-keychan )

Sombra’s SMG - Overwatch

“Where’s the fun in playing fair?”

SMG is the gun that belongs to Sombra, a cyborg in Overwatch. Actually, it’s not taken as a powerful weapon in Overwatch. But due to the popularity of the Sombra, the SMG is quite a frequenter in 3D printing for cosplay.

This model is pretty detailed though the designer has simplified the painting, you can try a more delicate painting on it.

Designer: SoulEaterGaming (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/souleatergaming/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1891230 )

 Ebony & Ivory Twin Handguns - Devil May Cry

“Time to go to work, guys!”

Ebony and Ivory, naming referencing to the black and white construction of piano keys, are both M1911-style handguns belonging to Dante in Devil May Cry. The right-handed white gun, Ivory, was custom built for rapid firing and fast drawing times, while the left-handed black gun, Ebony, is designed for long-distance targeting and comfort.

The design of these two handguns has a few differences in detail, which the designer has noticed and modified in the model. Though the files include barrel, grip, safety, body, and some other parts, it’s not so complicated to assemble.

Designer: PLAmakerUK (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/plamakeruk/designs )

Where to download: Thingiverse (link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2852774 )

Lancer Chainsaw gun –Gears of War

"Fire up your Lancers, Delta."

AS an upgrade to the Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle with a chainsaw bayonet, the Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle was designed by Professor Adam Jonathon Fenix during the first year of the Locust War.

This full-size chainsaw is quite large for a desktop 3D printer, but the designer has disassembled it into parts so that you can 3D print it on your 3D printer. The designer-recommended setting is 0.2mm layer height and 7% infill.

Designer: Edgar Monroy (link: https://www.myminifactory.com/users/jaxxx )

Where to download: MyMiniFactory (link: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-gears-of-war-lancer-chainsaw-gun-11478 )

Gravity Gun - Half-Life

“The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator is not a toy, Alyx!”

Gravity gun, the full name is Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator, is considered one of the trademark weapon of Freeman in Half-Life 2.


The main body and front chamber of this model are hollow so that you can install some LEDs inside. There is an assembly drawing accompanying these files to aid in printing and building. Just make sure to print the front chamber with clear PLA.

Designer: LILYKILL (link: https://cults3d.com/en/users/lilykill/creations )

Where to download: Cult3d (link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/half-life-gravity-gun )

3D Printer Filaments For Gun Parts

One question that frequently arises pertains to the choice of materials. Generally, we could use PLA, PLA plus. While PLA may not be the strongest material for 3D printing, its ease of use is unparalleled. It boasts exceptional printability, consistency, and minimal temperature sensitivity. Moreover, PLA emits no noxious fumes, making it a popular choice. Despite PLA's limitations in strength, reinforcement techniques are employed in critical areas of firearm builds to mitigate potential failures. While stronger materials like Nylon, Nylon-CF, PETG, PLA-CF, or ABS could theoretically offer superior strength. Alternative materials like PETG and ABS may present challenges such as brittleness or require more stringent printing conditions, such as enclosed printing environments. 

All the guns mentioned above are not able to fire while some of them can shoot with plastic bullets. Have a try on 3D printing guns by yourself! Most of them need a lot of effort, but you will get an amazing prop. And be careful with children when shooting, even plastic bullets can hurt someone.

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