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Question for Glock guys

yonsonyonson Member Posts: 857 ✭✭✭
edited June 10 in Ask the Experts

A while back there was an article in the Minneapolis paper about converting Glock pistols to full auto using a 3-D printer to make switches that accomplish this. No mention of which model Glock, but the article stated that 35 rounds can be fired in 5 seconds (I was unaware there were mags with that capacity). "The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas has flagged the use of Glock switches, saying in a November news release that a pistol equipped with a conversion device can fire up to 1,200 rounds per minute, faster than U.S. military machine guns.", the article states. Seems to me that only the first round would be aimed, as the gun would be uncontrollable after that.

Where does the truth lie, Glock users?


  • Ricci.WrightRicci.Wright Member Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭✭

    This is a factory Glock model 18 select fire pistol.

    (16798) Glock 18 - YouTube

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,331 ✭✭✭✭

    If you check they explain it and how it works. It isn't something I am interested in and if I was, I sure wouldn't buy it online. Bob

  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,333 ******

    Have a nice day, ATF Agent.

  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭

    Don't believe a liberal news rag.

  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 857 ✭✭✭

    35 rounds in 5 seconds is 7 rounds/sec. 1200 rounds/min. is 20 rounds/sec. Seems confusing - was hoping for some insight.

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,331 ✭✭✭✭

    In this link -GLOCK Perfection | G18

    According to Glock, the mod 18's rate of fire is about 20 rds per second. I have no reason to doubt them and would assume the rate of fire would be similar in the modified models. Bob

  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,643 ✭✭✭✭

    I have as much interest in getting a full auto hand gun or the parts to make one as I do in spending the next ten years in a Federal Prison. The Glock 18 is full auto but even renting one to test is far from my idea of a good time. Ammo is too expensive to waste blasting 20 rounds per second.

  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    About as practical as a wrist watch for a chicken.....

  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,357 ✭✭✭

    The Glock Switch is real, made by 3D printing or smuggled in from Communist China. I don't know about sensationalistic reports of the rate of fire, but it is undoubtedly high due to the relatively light weight of the slide. The local rental range had one, properly registered and equipped with a stock and fore grip for some control by inexperienced shooters. It would unload a magazine in a hurry.

    There are videos, and you can see that a practiced user can, as one old time writer said "contaminate a wide area quickly."

    If you are a ganger, you can chew up your competitors. What punk will worry about spraying lead into unaffiliated bystanders?

  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 857 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the replies, guys. The thoughtlessness of the entire idea is getting clearer. I suppose the shooter would hope to eliminate the opposition in less than 2 seconds, because an empty mag leaves one with a poor substitute for a rock.

  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    I've shot a few full auto handguns at some range demo's. They were, IMO, so hard to even remotely shoot accurately, that their fire rate made them even less desirable. Sure, if you had a mob at 10 yards or so, and held it gangsta style, you could probably do okay, but other than that, just a waste of money IMO.

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