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Old July 25, 2020, 03:38 PM   #1
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Auto-sear on a handgun

Anyone ever hear of an auto-sear installed on a pistol making it a submachine pistol?
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Old July 25, 2020, 03:53 PM   #2
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Yes. There is a replacement cover plate (with some additions) that turns a Glock pistol into a selective fire full auto.

A push button type selector on the rear of the slide selects semi or full. Installed on a G17, push the button and its in effect a G18
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Old July 25, 2020, 04:10 PM   #3
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Beretta had one as well with a small folding front grip
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Old July 25, 2020, 04:33 PM   #4
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Beretta had one as well with a small folding front grip
Thats true. A number of companies have made full auto versions of their pistols. HK, Colt, Glock, Beretta to name a few. I took the OP to mean non-OEM modifications.
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Old July 25, 2020, 09:04 PM   #5
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Here’s an article on it...



Any semi auto pistol can be made full auto quite easily with the requisite knowledge and tooling via lightening link principle. I know a few 07/02 FFL/SOTs who do it.

Making it select-fire is much more complicated...or it can be very easy if you don’t mind ATF kicking down your door at 5am.
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Old July 26, 2020, 06:28 AM   #6
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This MAY be related to the Fox article about three arrested in Chicago for federal firearms violations. It was noted "...the firearm was equipped with an auto-sear device, or “switch,” allowing the gun to fire more than one shot without manually reloading.."
https://www.foxnews.com/us/three-men...ts-to-the-city
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Old July 26, 2020, 03:21 PM   #7
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"...the firearm was equipped with an auto-sear device, or “switch,” allowing the gun to fire more than one shot without manually reloading.."
Either this is incorrectly reported or the agent who is the source of the information is an idiot. Probably both.

to my way of thinking, every repeating pistol, has a "switch" that allows more than one shot without manually reloading, its called the TRIGGER!!!

Are these people really that stupid? Or do they just think we are??
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Old July 30, 2020, 10:29 AM   #8
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Probably referring to a selector switch.
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Old August 1, 2020, 12:47 PM   #9
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yes, they are probably referring to a selector switch, BUT, they are using terms incorrectly AND adding a completely bogus "definition".

An "auto sear" is NOT a selector switch. It maybe a part in the fire control group necessary for full auto fire, but its not the switch itself in any design I am familiar with, and some select fire guns don't even have an "auto sear".

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allowing the gun to fire more than one shot without manually reloading..
Just what is that supposed to mean? That's the gun is a repeater, holding more than one round of ammo?? Or that the gun is a semi auto, so it doesn't require manual operation of the action to reload the chamber??

Probably the latter, though I also get the impression that they are implying that "more than one shot without manually reloading" is a bad thing, as well.
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