Originally Posted by Chainfire
They can still be bought, but they are reserved for the people who can afford them. You would be far more likely to win the lottery and buy all you want then, especially today, to get the registry opened.
Call Ruben A. Mendiola, Jr. He can fix you up with a nice MG.
Also, Frank Goephert, Frank's Guns/Midwest Tactical, who in my opinion is the very best I have dealt with and a super nice guy.
SMG's can be affordable
MAC 10 or Mac 11 under $5K is a great first SMG...with a Gemtech Viper suppressor, an awesone machine gun. that is totally reliable and parts are readily available, though i have never seen one breakdown!
I have an Ingram MAC 10 45 Powder Springs (the most collectible and valuable..stay away from the LA or TX MACS...the welds are prone to failure)
You can find Sten guns around $4K.
But yes, the more popular and exotic SMG's, like M16's,Thompsons,MP 5, MG 40 and 42,BAR's (most expensive) can get very expensive as do crew served ,belt fed, MG's.
But nothing as much fun as shooting full auto if you like guns! Plus, there are MG competitions now all over the country if you want to compete.