DEFCAD is the world’s largest repository for small arms technical data, established by Defense Distributed in
2012. To ensure the world's 2D and 3D firearms reference files and blueprints are permanently available in the
public domain, our platform organizes open source collections and develops bibliographic standards for the
benefit of the American rifleman and gunsmith.
DEFCAD offers the only legal means for accessing 3D firearms technical data on the Internet in the United
States. Our ongoing lawsuits with the U.S. Department of State and state governments ensure a legal means for
disclosing American and International small arms technical data to the commons.
DEFCAD does not store user PII, and has partnered with Mandiant to ensure a secure and private site
experience. We continuously monitor and defend against digital threats and have never suffered a security
DEFCAD files and other hardware are not currently available to persons
outside the United States and are not available to residents of and
persons in the State of New Jersey who do not possess a federal firearms
Since Jan. 1 2021, no warrants have been served to defcad.com principals
or employees. No searches or seizures have been performed on defcad.com