Move over bump fire stocks and binary triggers, there’s a new select fire workaround in town. It’s called the AutoGlove!
Yes, the AutoGlove, a patented trigger assist device, or TAD, that will give your semiautomatic nail gun, paintball gun or firearm double tap, 3-round burst or “mag dump” capabilities. What does that mean? It means you can program your AutoGlove to fire at rates up to 1,000 rounds per minute.
How does it work? First thing to know is that nothing attaches to the gun. Everything is affixed to the AutoGlove, except the battery pack which powers the TAD that can be placed around the user’s waist. On the glove you have the TAD, which rests on the index finger of the glove, and the plunger, which operates the TAD, that rests on the middle finger of the glove.
With the glove on, to operate the electronically-powered TAD, you place it against the trigger with your index finger and push down on the plunger by touching your thumb to your middle finger. Make sense? Maybe not. This is really something you have to see to believe.
Now there are some drawbacks to the AutoGlove. The first is that the product is under review by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This means purchasers should NOT use it on firearms.
As the website cleary states, “Please note that the AutoGlove is currently pending BATFE approval for use on firearms and until such approval is received by AutoGlove USA, buyers of the AutoGlove agree to only use the AutoGlove on semiautomatic paintball guns or other legal equipment with a trigger. We anticipate a response from the BATFE on or before 11/3/2017 per their recorded line.”
Next, the AutoGlove requires a minimum space inside the trigger guard and in front of the trigger of approximately 3/4” by 3/4” and a trigger pull less than 3 pounds. In other words, on some platforms the AutoGlove may not work at all and, on others, adjusting or even outright replacing the trigger may be required.
Lastly, it’s not cheap. The AutoGlove retails for $349. That said, early birds can pick one up for $299. To order your AutoGlove, visit the website.
The first production run is scheduled for Sept. 2017. The purveyors of the website caution that a 30-day lead time “will be needed to manufacture and ship out each order.”