DEFCAD is the world’s largest repository for small arms technical data, established by Defense Distributed to ensure the world's files are permanently available in the public domain, according to open source licensing standards. Our platform organizes collections and develops bibliographic standards for the benefit of the American rifleman and gunsmith.
DEFCAD offers the only legal means for accessing 3D and other firearms technical data on the Internet and in the United States. We have fought three major lawsuits with the U.S. Department of State to secure a legal means for disclosing American and International small arms technical data to the public domain.
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