Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is this legal?
Well, for one, its a glove. Second, the guys and gals behind this project reviewed the Federal Gun Laws, to include the National Firearms Act of 1934 (26 U.S.C. Chapter 44) and The Firearms Protection Act of 1986 / National Firearms Act (26 U.S.C Chapter 53), and published BATFE Policy Interpretations. The NFA laws and existing interpretations do not appear to capture something like the AutoGlove. THE AUTOGLOVE ONLY SIMULATES FULL-AUTOMATIC RATES OF FIRE WITH MANY SEMIAUTOMATIC PAINTBALL GUNS, SEMIAUTOMATIC PISTOLS, SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES, AND SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUNS "WITHOUT MODIFYING OR ATTACHING" ANYTHING TO YOUR EQUIPMENT.* THE TRIGGER ASSIST DEVICE (TAD) TAKES UP TRIGGER SLACK WHILE YOU MAKE MICRO TRIGGER PULLS, THEN RETRACTS ITSELF (THE TAD COMES COMPLETELY OFF THE TRIGGER TO ALLOW THE TRIGGER TO RESET AND THEN IF DESIRED, THE SHOOTER REENGAGES THE TRIGGER TO START THE PROCESS FOR THE SUBSEQUENT SHOT(S)). EACH TIME THE TRIGGER IS PULLED, ONLY 1 SHOT IS FIRED, THEN THE TAD RETRACTS AND DETACHES FROM THE TRIGGER AND RESETS. FOR EACH TRIGGER PULL, THE TAD ONLY TOUCHES THE TRIGGER 1 TIME THEN RESETS.
Please note, it is our intent to fully comply with any and all existing BATFE policies and laws and to make an accessory that can be used with machinery and firearms in full compliance with the laws. In fact, we have sent a glove to the ATF (see the About tab for a copy of the letter). However, we believe that due to our unique product design, and the fact that the firearm does not need to modified, and that the actuation on the firearm still requires the user to pull the trigger (albeit micro trigger pulls) for the device to work, even after glove activation, the AutoGlove does not appear to fall within existing firearms laws or BATFE policies or restrictions. Our product was submitted for patent for use on various equipment and products to include firearms. And for those that use the glove on firearms, it does create a fun and unique experience for the shooter. Note, the AutoGlove does not replace any training or traditional means of firing a firearm (unless disability necessitates such use), it is simply an accessory that can be used to make shooting more enjoyable.
All existing products on the market today "attach" something to the firearm. The AutoGlove does not attach anything to the firearm. Everything in the AutoGlove is self contained in and on the glove. Once the ATF said a drill motor was outlawed when attached to the gun. The AutoGlove does not attach to the gun nor does it rest against the trigger or trigger guard. The AutoGlove still requires the shooter to make micro trigger pulls to fire the gun even after the device is activated.
The ATF previously ruled that a person could not attach a motor to a gun that had an activation switch because when the switch was activated, it began a firing sequence until the shooter let up on the switch. In essence the switch became the trigger and when the switch was activated the gun fired more than one round per trigger pull. The AutoGlove on the other hand can be activated and deactivated when inside the trigger guard without firing the gun (This is the reason why the shooter must verify the TAD can be extended inside the trigger guard without causing a firing sequence, otherwise the AutoGlove cannot be used on that item. The beauty of the AutoGlove is that the shooter must still make micro trigger pulls to activate the glove and can stop firing the gun/equipment by extending their trigger finger to remove pressure from the trigger or simply releasing the pressure switch that controls the Trigger Assist Device (TAD) (and relieving pressure from the trigger). A physical input from the trigger finger is always required.
Bottom line, nothing on the gun/equipment is changed, unless you lighten the trigger for faster and better performance, but such changes are perfectly legal. And nothing is ever attached to the gun. The glove is used to assist the shooter in firing the semi-auto paintball gun/nail gun/firearm* at a faster rate and a single trigger pull will only fire one round down range. And when the AutoGlove is activated, with the switch depressed, nothing happens unless the shooter pulls the trigger with their finger and when the shooter removes pressure on the trigger, the firing stops, even with the AutoGlove activated.
Please note that should the BATFE, or any other Federal, State or local government create a new policy or law that would prohibit or restrict the use or sale of the AutoGlove, the owner(s) or possessor(s) of the AutoGlove(s) would be required to comply with the restrictions imposed by the Federal, State, and/or local government and in such case, no refund shall be issued as the laws do not appear to presently restrict the use or possession of the AutoGlove. The AutoGlove was tested with paintball guns, registered class 3/NFA firearms and other semiautomatic firearms with approved firearms manufactures.
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*DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DEVICE IS NOT INTENDED CIRCUMVENT ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL FIREARMS LAWS, REGULATIONS OR INTERPRETATIONS, BUT IS INTENDED TO WORK WITHIN THE EXISTING LEGAL FIREARM, PAINTBALL GUN, AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FRAMEWORK. THE AUTOGLOVE IS CURRENTLY UNDER BATFE REVIEW FOR USE ON FIREARMS. PRIOR TO RECEIVING BATFE APPROVAL, THE AUTOGLOVE MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED AND SHIPPED IF BEING USED SOLELY ON LEGAL EQUIPMENT (E.G. PAINTBALL GUN, ETC). FIREARMS LAWS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING AND IT’S THE BUYERS, USERS, & POSSESSORS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THIS DEVICE IS LEGAL TO BUY, POSSESS, USE, AND/OR OWN PRIOR TO PURCHASE AND/OR PRIOR TO EACH USE. UNTIL AUTOGLOVE USA RECEIVES FINAL BATFE APPROVAL FOR USE ON FIREARMS, BUYERS OF THE AUTOGLOVE MUST CONFIRM THEY WILL ONLY USE THE AUTOGLOVES ON PAINTBALL GUNS AND OTHER LEGAL DEVICES IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LAWS.