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Old April 15, 2019, 06:28   #1
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Man Jumped From Balcony Gripping Package of Automatic Glock "Pistol Switches"

Forgive the ignorance on this one guys, I knew there were homebrew and come CII glock conversions, but are these "switches" made by Glock?



Man Jumped From Balcony Gripping Package of Automatic Pistol Switches

A Chicago man authorities say vaulted from a balcony holding a package of “switches” used to convert Glock handguns into fully-automatic weapons during a raid is now held on $50,000 bond.

Devante Murphy, 26, of the 8900 block of South Union Avenue, was charged Wednesday with “unlawful use of a weapon/machine gun-automatic weapon.”

Investigators received information from Homeland Security Investigators that a package containing two of the automatic converter switches addressed to a residence in Calumet City were intercepted at a postal facility, the Cook County sheriff’s department said. A search warrant was executed in the 400 block of Burnham Avenue in Calumet City by Sheriff’s police, HIS and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service after the package was delivered to that address.

Murphy took off from the building during the raid, authorities said, jumping from a balcony while still holding the package of full-auto switches.

After a short chase, authorities apprehended Murphy and recovered the switches, they said
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Old April 15, 2019, 08:54   #2
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Yes, that's a select fire conversion.

Without the button, would be full auto only.

Trip deactivates disconnect on trigger reset.

Those are very nice, but probably not a glock part as the markings would suggest

I have one I made as a post sample, but really, after a couple mags, the excitement diminished and its impracticality became apparent.

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Old April 15, 2019, 09:37   #3
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Deviant Murphy sounds like a real Darwin candidate.
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Old April 15, 2019, 18:39   #4
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ATF is looking for these devices, ACTIVELY.

I never heard of these devices as I will never own a Glock, but a friend told me that some guy he worked with got a visit from the ATF; the Feds intercepted one, destined for him, coming off a boat.

I suspect postal inspectors, more than the customs deal.

Ignore the ATF at your peril.

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The whole thing seems a little strange.
Most street criminals have a Hi-Point but call it a Glock. They simply don't know the difference but now they want to convert a Glock to full auto? It's been my experience that the average criminal isn't very smart and doesn't have the motivation or money to do much with firearms.

How did it get discovered? I would think someone could easily hide it in the mail. This seems more like a sting operation to me
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Full auto pistol at Oakland sideshows...

Cant tell if glock or not
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Old April 19, 2019, 17:13   #7
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In a lot of other countries these are just that parts ..I know at least old days in Sweden or one of the Artic countries glock full auto packs were just parts still not legal to use them but fine to own them

But yeah I would say not factory as they have the glock 18 if you want full auto
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There was an Argentine resident selling these mail order for quite some time years back. No need here of Glocktivity, Postal Inspectors, ATF field agents, homeland people or the neighbors.
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There was an Argentine resident selling these mail order for quite some time years back. No need here of Glocktivity, Postal Inspectors, ATF field agents, homeland people or the neighbors.
Ricardo out of BA
He was an Armorer for the Federal Police down there and was the actual inventor of these gimmicks, sold hundreds of units shipped via FedEx back in the late 90s

He as well had a drop in Beretta 92 select fire conversion available

He used to advertise both on Subguns and Strum

As far as postal inspectors, ATF, HSA etc ?
Hell, they can't keep the Chinese from mailing in mountains of Fentynal, synthetic canaboids or meth analogues.
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The whole thing seems a little strange.
Most street criminals have a Hi-Point but call it a Glock. They simply don't know the difference but now they want to convert a Glock to full auto? It's been my experience that the average criminal isn't very smart and doesn't have the motivation or money to do much with firearms.

How did it get discovered? I would think someone could easily hide it in the mail. This seems more like a sting operation to me
My best Guess ?

Remember not that long ago Trump directed a rather sizable influx of ATFE, HSA, etc into Chicago to try to get a handle on the murder rate.
I reckon the Federals tagged some homeboy who dropped a dime that this clown was peddling select fire back plates. After that HSA directed postal authorities to monitor deliveries, made an interception then staged a controlled delivery.

Pretty much true to form operation
This is how the vast majority of these mail busts go down
some one tattles, the authorities wait & watch then do the bust once the suspect has taken physical possession.

They can't make a case until delivery has been made
likely Devante has history moving weapons in the windy city

Sounds like clown was an amateur as most of the dirty druggies receiving MDMA from Europe use Mail Drops like some half senile old broad.
Understand nearly ALL the MDMA/Extacy being sold in this country and Canada is mailed in from Europe...that's millions of doses a year on the streets
Cost in the Netherlands, down to 25 cents a pop, street here often over ten bucks a dose

One thing odd though, not seen any back plates with Glock markings
betting they are Chinese off the Darkweb.
same place da' homies be ordering up all the synthetic drugs
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