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Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by The5Last5Rebel, Mar 24, 2012.
What is your favorite WWII sub machinegun?
Hands down the M3A1 "Grease Gun," Runner up is the Ppsh-41
+1 on the PaPaSha
my favorite, the Thompson! 45acp!
Seconded. Nothing quite like it.
yeah the 1928 A1 for sure
Spetsnaz for Life
Only a handful of other guns are as classic and American than this.
reising model 50
Suomi KP31, Look at the gun! The PPSH41 is a copy!! 10 years later!!!
The Finns did a number on Soviet forces in the Winter war.
+1, ive always been partial to american made
I do like the ppsh too
My favorite is the thompson
Just because it came first doesn't mean it's better. STG44 VS AK47...
And I still stand by that while the Tommy gun is an American classic, The Grease Gun is better.
I gotta go with the Thompson.
the Thompson is better IMO because everything was machined on it vs. being stamped like the M3 Grease Gun. this equated to being cheaper and easier to manufacture vs. the time and expense of machining parts. and from an economic standpoint, in war the M3 was an excellent firearm for what it was designed for. and even after seventy years, it's still cool too.
Thompson is going to get my vote on this one.
Don't get me wrong, I love the tommy gun. But it's not very ergonomic, it's rate of fire is too fast, and from what my Uncle tells me, it jammed alot in inclimate conditions.
Though not really "submachine guns," the M2 carbine or Stg44
probably had some problems with the fact it was made from machined parts and the tolerances were tighter, so getting dirt into it, could cause problems. the M3 also had it's teething problems in the beginning, and they made some minor changes, becoming the M3A1. it just didn't get into the war until close to the end of it, but was still used in the Korean War and also to some degree even the Viet Nam war.