An Autosear switch is a tiny part that turns a Glock pistol into a mini-machine gun, capable of firing dozens of rounds within seconds. It’s not only dangerous, it’s illegal, and as WGN Investigates has learned, people in Chicago are buying them online. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Some discussion about the practical use of this modified weapon (or use for fun) does not discuss the accuracy of the weapon or wear and tear on the weapon.
According to RECOILtv, the switch concept originated in Austria when military personnel requested that Glock Austria create the switch for the military, but the switch is not sold to the public. There are fake products that illegally imprint the GLOCK logo on the switches. According to the ATF, the relatively simple, albeit illegal, device allows a conventional semi-automatic Glock pistol to function as a fully automatic firearm. The switch is classified as a machine gun under federal law.
Glock Ges.m.b.H. is a weapons manufacturer located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
GLOCK is named after its founder, Gaston Glock. Glock Ges.m.b.H. is best known for its line of polymer-framed pistols, but also produces field knives, entrenching tools, and apparel.
RECOIL’s Dave Merrill and Vertx’s Dave Rhoden as they demo a Glock with an Autosear. Combined with a removable stock YouTube Tips ⓘ
Sheriff’s Police HIDTA team executed a search warrant for a package containing 15 “Pistol Switch Sets,” which turn handguns into fully automatic weapons. The juvenile recipient of the package was charged w/ 16 felonies. Officers also found a loaded handgun w/ a switch attached. pic.twitter.com/7YfEGYIxIl
— Cook County Sheriff's Office (@CCSOPIO) March 16, 2022