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Old 05-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #41
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Thompson for the win!!

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Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but it's caliber size(30.06)

precludes the B.A.R. from being listed in the

"submachine gun" category.

But, if the selection were opened to full-size MGs, for sheer portability and control, the B.A.R. is hard to beat...
Well yea...If you read the post you would have seen that I said it was my favorite all around WEAPON of WWII, in response to Rusty's comment that his favorite was the M1 Carbine. I know the BAR is .30-06 lol
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This **** is what killed half the soldiers in your command, mein herr!

BTW, thaT's a Lanchester, not a Sten. The magazine is inserted from the left side on a Stwen, not the bottom.
Actually...It's more or less of a troll picture. The officer is holding an MP3008..a German copy of the Sten. I guess it just shows that it's an effective weapon if the Germans wanted to copy it, BUT they DID improve it by turning the mag well to face bottom.

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my favorite, the Thompson! 45acp!
+1. Had one in Vietnam, looked like it had been around since WWII. Didn't trust it enough to take in the field, but it was fun taking pictures with and to wow the REMF's in Saigon.
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LUBrowning,

Thanks for the correction. I wasn't familiar with the 3008.

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We had a few old Thompsons and M3's in the "evidence" lockers, that some smart old officers and sergeants kept around...Got to get some range time with them. I lie the M3 Grease Gun. It just has that gnarly old, built for ONE reason look and feel. With the slower cyclic rate of the two...it was surprisingly controllable and accurate for an SMG that only cost about $14.50 to produce. The Sten and Sterling are also pretty cool but I didn't care for the horizonatally mounted magazines the brits were so fond of.

I never got to shoot the PPSH or a Schmeisser...so, I can't speak intelligently on those two.

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Well yea...If you read the post you would have seen that I said it was my favorite all around WEAPON of WWII, in response to Rusty's comment that his favorite was the M1 Carbine. I know the BAR is .30-06 lol
Apologies. Your post seemed to imply the B.A.R. is a sub,

given it's a thread about submachine guns.
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The Sten and Sterling are also pretty cool but I didn't care for the horizonatally mounted magazines the brits were so fond of.

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If you ever get the chance to do a lot of shooting with those side mounted mags, you'll come to love them.

Especially prone shooting. You can put your chin clear down in the dirt, and give the enemy a very small target compared to a person shooting an Uzi or MP5.
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If you ever get the chance to do a lot of shooting with those side mounted mags, you'll come to love them.

Especially prone shooting. You can put your chin clear down in the dirt, and give the enemy a very small target compared to a person shooting an Uzi or MP5.
I have shot them, and that is why I added my opinion of them. Both the Sten and the Sterling are prone to jamming and failure if one uses the magazine as a grip, which I have noticed many will do.

This isn't about "Like what I like, or you're wrong..." It's just about opinion, and I respect yours and your like and dislike...I just don't HIT THE LIKE BUTTON for Sten, Sterling, or any side mounted magazine subguns.
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Never had any experience with it... But I'm curious about the Ppsh-41...doesn't look like there's really a comfortable place to put your front hand. The soldier in the video makes it look easy.

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