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is there any pistol that allows you to switch between the semi automatic and machine pistol firing rates.......and is also compact?
 

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Welcome to FTF.
Judging by your question I would assume an automatic firearm is not within your reach.
 

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Maybe in India, but here, only in the movies. :p

Compact? You do realize that would be an oxymoron, right?

A compact machine-pistol?

What could you do with a select-fire 6 shot? Tactical re-load training? :eek:
 

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That depends on your definition of "compact'. There have been a few pistol sized handguns (as opposed to submachine gun sized) that were capable of select fire. There are very rare in the US, since a LEGAL full auto firearm must have been registered with the BATFE by May 1986, and none can be added to the registry after that date.

The H&K VP-70 could be fired semi auto or 3 rd burst. The Czechs made a very small machine pistol (the Skorpion) and certain Glock pistols could be fitted for full auto fire. Even the venerable Broomhandle Mauser pistol was available in a Schnellfuer (select fire semi or full) version. However, frankly, a full auto pistol without a shoulder stock is, IMHO, about as useful as a screen door in a submarine.
 
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