Top designers will discuss making DIY guns and ammo with 3D printing, CNC, and electrochemical machining (ECM)

Learn about the evolution of 3D gun printing from a documentary producer and a veteran of disruptive freedom technologies

Have some fun during our time at the gun range


Bitcoin hardware, strategies for maximum privacy, tools for censorship resistance, and moving to a fiat and KYC free Bitcoin economy

Learn how to protect your personal and business sovereignty against mobs and censors

We will also feature a “Satoshi Square” – a place and time for people to buy and sell small amounts of bitcoin


Build a small community free from interference, with friendships and freedom tech

Win silent auctions supporting the Firearms Policy Coalition

Of what purpose and power can freedom technologies give us without a network of peers and friends with like-minded values to share them with?


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Wyndham Wingate Hotel and Conference Center

You’ll gain practical knowledge through a combination of speakers, demos, panels, and exhibitions by experts. Meet your Keybase and Twitter friends and have in-depth conversations with the presenters. Throughout the day you can bid in the silent auctions and the winners will be announced at 4:30.

We are able to offer a special rate of $70 per night at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel – Round Rock. A block of guest rooms will be held for the Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin 2020 event over the nights of Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th, 2020.

To make a reservation by phone, call 512-341-7000 and request rooms under the Piha LLC block.

To make a reservation online go to Wingate Hotels or Wyndham Worldwide and choose Round Rock Texas as the destination. Enter the group code CGBABC on the reservation page for this special rate.

The address is 1209 N IH 35 Round Rock TX 78664. The conference center is in another building located directly behind the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel. The closest parking lot is located right outside of the Williamson Conference Center, separate from the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel parking.


8:30 – 9:15Registration + Coffee
9:20 – 9:40Ragnar LifthrasirFull Stack Freedom Tech – Why and How
9:40 – 10:00Jessica Solce + A.G. LeaksPast and Present of 3D Gun Printing
10:20 – 10:40JStark 1809 (Via Jitsi video)The FGC-9 – Ideology, Design and Application
10:40 – 11:00Matt LarosiereWhy Government Can’t Stop 3D Gun Printing
11:20 – 11:40Josh HumphreyMithril – Protecting Your eCommerce Store with Bitcoin
11:40 – 12:00Brian GossBitcoin Over Satellite – A Money They Can’t Stop
12:00 – 1:15Lunch Break
1:40 – 2:00Ivan The Troll (Via Jitsi video)The Home Gunsmith’s New Best Friend
2:00 – 2:20Vinh NguyenWhat Is The NFA?
2:40 – 3:00Julia TouranskiTrust
3:00 – 3:20Austin JonesKilling The Corporate Gun Industry – Why and How
3:40 – 4:00DiverterBTCProtecting Your Bitcoin Identity
4:00 – 4:20CTRL+PewGuide to Getting Started with 3D Printing
4:30 – 5:00Silent Auction Winners Announced


8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Private Outdoor Shooting Range

On Sunday we’ll go to the range for target shooting and demoing DIY guns. You may bring your own guns and the range will have guns for rent in the most common calibers. 3D printed guns are allowed, so long as they (and you) are not violating any laws for making or possessing them. We’ll some free ammo available you may also purchase ammo at a reasonable cost. You may bring ammo. For safety reasons, we’ll split up into two groups, one from 8:00 to 10:00 and the other from 10:00 to 12:00.

For security reasons, the location of the venue will be emailed to registered attendees on Saturday. The range is located south east of the Austin airport.


Ivan The Troll

(Via Skype) Ivan is a prolific developer, tester, and outspoken advocate of DIY guns and distributed manufacturing.

He developed various 3D printed Glock magazines and the Plastikov 3D Printable AKM-Pattern receiver. Ivan has thoroughly tested and contributed to the FGC-9 developed by JStark 1809.

Ivan has also refined the electro chemical machining method of making a DIY 9 mm rifled barrel.


Julia was one of the first “Bitcoin evangelists” and is the author of “The Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence.”

She runs the YouTube channel “Brave The World” where she talks Guns, God, Government, and everything in-between.

Julia is a provocateur, a deep and broad thinker with a sharp wit.

Dr. Brian Goss

Brian Goss is a radiologist in private practice. He briefly mined bitcoin in July 2010 when his laptop comprised roughly 1% of the Bitcoin network. Brian will discuss using satellites for Bitcoin transactions.

He splits his free time between bitcoin satellite & radio communications, learning how to shoot better, and is currently building his first 80% AR.

Matt Larosiere

Matthew Larosiere is the policy director for the Firearms Policy Coalition. He writes on the subject of the 2nd Amendment, gun law, taxation and gun violence. His work has been featured in National Review, Cato Blog, Fox Nation, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and more.

JStark 1809

(Via Skype) JStark 1809 is best known for developing the FGC-9, a 3D printed firearm that that does not use any gun parts in its construction, making it a gun anyone can acquire the parts to build – even in Europe. This is at least 15 years ahead of US gun regulation efforts, and undoes those already in place across the world. 

He’s an American at heart but living behind enemy lines in Europe, where he works to liberate himself and his fellow Europeans from the tyrannical gun laws enacted upon them. 

A.G. Leaks

A.G. Leaks goes behind enemy lines to expose and sometimes stop the dirty secret tricks of anti-gun extremists in the media, government, and tech companies. 

He describes himself as a “Troll, reply guy, trouble-maker, hater of censorship”. He often does the jobs no one else want or can do.

A.G. will be featured in an upcoming documentary on the evolution of 3D printed guns, starting with Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed to the present with Deterrence Dispensed designers.


CTRL+Pew, most notable for the LoPoint pistol, has become a prominent advocate for DIY firearms in the social media space.

His current efforts are focused on bringing interested individuals into printing with a thorough getting started guide, funding future development with the bounty program and eCommerce ventures, and developing projects to further the reach and relevance of the 3D freedom-tech community.

Austin Jones

Austin is the cofounder and chief engineer of Atlas Arms and developer of the Dagny Dagger project.

He cofounded and invented 20/20 Armor and designed anti-meteoroid soft armor for spacecraft.

Austin develops new technology in conjunction with political and economic awareness to ensure long-term strategic efficacy from the ground up.

Vinh Nguyen

A would-be illustrator turned software engineer, Vinh got an unexpected introduction into amateur gunsmithing when his coworkers accidentally showed him the wonders of 3D printing and computer-aided design.

Now channeling his creative energy into the third dimension designing guns, Vinh makes experimental weapon designs with an air of playfulness.

Jessica Solce

Director, Producer, & Editor of the acclaimed documentary No Control.

No Control explores the early days of 3D gun printing, focusing on Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed.

Jessica will join a panel discussing how 3D printing has evolved to present and give unique insights she’s gained while producing her next film on the subject.

Diverter BTC

Diverter is an agorist who practices and teaches on obtaining non-KYC bitcoin and protecting one’s crypto privacy with coin mixing and other tools.

Diverter mines bitcoin because they’re free of KYC attached surveillance. He wrote a comprehensive mining guide for regular people, which he will share at the event. He’ll discuss coin mixing.

Josh Humphrey

Josh will present his framework for privacy in eCommerce via bitcoin and an open source technology stack. As well as privacy strategies for meat space.

Hacker Noon featured his framework, called Mithril, in this article.

Josh is the host of the Bottom Shelf Bitcoin podcast.


To give financial support to those defending the right to bear arms and building a Bitcoin economy, we’re holding a silent auction, with 100% of proceeds being split between the Firearms Policy Coalition and Deterrence Dispensed developers. If you or your organization would like to donate, please contact us with a description, minimum bid, and a photo representing the good or service.

Guns N’ Bitcoin

Power Pack

A Scorpion Case, hat, and sticker pack. Retail value is $134.

Ivan The Troll

FGC9 Parts Kit

An assembled firing pin, mounted ECM cut barrel, bolt assembly welded & roughly shaped, mag catch spring, & secondary recoil spring. Value is approximately $60 in parts and 10 hours of work. Will be combined with Every Gun Part’s Hi-Point C9 Kit.

CTRL + Pew

Combo Pack

2 Free Shirts from the CTRL+Pew shop, a C9 build kit, and an AR15 LPK. Retail value is $120


Hi-Point C9 Kit

Retail value is $99. In the silent auction, this will be combined with Ivan The Troll’s FGC-9 Parts Kit.

MAF Arms

M11 Wind Chime Kit

M11 side charging upper with optics rail & 4″ head spaced and rifled barrel. Bolt & carrier assembly, charging handle, receiver bolt, glock magazine catch spring, and feed ramp roll pin. Retail value $296.

The M11 Wind Chime kit contains some ITAR-regulated components. As such, the winner of this auction item must certify that they are a resident of the US and they WILL NOT export the item.

Riptide Rails

Stainless Steel Glock Rail Kits

For the Glock 17, 19, and 26. These rail kits are all compatible with the FMDA DIY Glocks and are machined from 17-4PH stainless steel and feature precision ground and polished rail surfaces. Comes with rail blocks. Retail values are $80, $83, and $80.

Diode Art & Design

Combo Pack

Six spools of Polymaker 3D PLA filament in various colors. $150 value.

Two Wilson Combat Extra Power Magazine Spring Music Wire for Glock 17/22. $6 value.


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16,343 Files – Browse their growing library of projects from enthusiasts and engineers

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Photography, video, and sound recording are strictly prohibited.

We are welcoming to people who will wear surgical masks, sunglasses, hats, fake beards, or anything else to protect their identity.

We encourage you to buy your ticket with bitcoin, use a pseudonym, and an email address without personally identifying information, or even better, an email address you create solely for this event. We will check you in to the event with the email address you used to purchase the ticket(s). We will not have a list of names or pseudonyms, (and thus we will not ask for ID).

If you pay with bitcoin, you don’t need to enter a billing address at checkout. For the mailing address, you can make up an address, since your ticket won’t be mailed.


Using the mobile or desktop app, follow us on Keybase and join our event team, “gnb_events“. Here you talk with other attendees to coordinate weekend recreational activities, find someone to share a hotel room with, and stay up to date on announcements.

Follow us on Twitter, and use the hashtag #BAB2020.

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