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If a handgun fired semi-auto and three round burst, would it have to also fire full-auto, or could semi adn 3 be the only modes?
 

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Well it would depend upon the design. For example, though not a handgun, the M16A2 had either semi-auto or 3-shot burst; it's auto sear was designed to fire no more than a three shot burst period with no full auto capability.
 

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any thing i'd say about it

would be pure speculation b.w


i'll suggest a 'search ' on the berretta 93r(?) i think the steyer G.B had auto capabilites also




thanks.
 

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it could be set up to fire 3 rd only, or 3 rd bursts or semi-firing. Just depends upon how the lockwork was configured.
 

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Bookwriter, I can't advise on the 3 shot burst.

Glock also produces full auto handguns - you may check on them.

Heckler & Koch also made a VZ or VP pistol that I believe was capable of full auto.

Jim
 

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The Beretta 93R did have a three shot burst mode.The Glock 18,IIRC,was full auto only.I don't recall the details re.either Steyr or H&K auto pistols.
 

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Well I did have the semi-auto only version of the HK VP70Z. Big gun for a 9mm and blowback operated w/fixed barrel. 18rd double stack mag. IIRC the full auto version had a shoulder stock you had to attach to go to selective fire mode. Darn near forgot about it but another thread sparked my memory.
 

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bookwriter said:
If a handgun fired semi-auto and three round burst, would it have to also fire full-auto, or could semi adn 3 be the only modes?
Any or all. A handgun can fire semi, burst or full, depending on the mechanism. If it has a burst cam in it, then it will fire full auto only unless it has a burst interrupter.

For the most part, handguns are a bit too small for all three modes so most companies make them in semi and burst or semi and full only. Personally for a pistol, I'd go with the burst simply for controllability and safety.

Mike
 
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