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#7 - pureevil
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(07/07/2013) [-]
I actually have a thompson 1928 at home.

It's only a softgun though, but still one of the coolest weapons I know of

The drum magazine is a bitch to make work though.
User avatar #15 to #7 - fantomen
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(07/07/2013) [-]
I fired an original one in Swedish army training.
Our regiment was considered low priority, so were were armed with 90 year old Mauser rifles, and only one in 10 had a pistol 1903 Colt clone.

But one day out Commander decided to clear a bunch of old **** from storage, including about 10 000 rounds of really old .45 ammo.
So they gave us training on some old Thompsons that were bought during WWII, and we just spent the whole day on the range feeling like old school gangsters.
There are some things you discover about them however.
Firstly, How freaking heavy they are compared to a European SMG.
Secondly, they rattle when you shake them.
And thirdly, how difficult they are to hit anything with. If you try to use the ladder sight or semi auto fire you're just going to miss, so the only effective way to use a Thompson is to use the V-notch sight and just mow down **** full auto, and unless you have the really heavy and unreliable 50 round drum magazine you are going to run out of ammo in about 2 seconds. That's not an exaggeration, and then swapping mags is also a pain ans slow.

But I think those old guns are either destroyed or in storage now. Which makes me sad.
Hopefully they are packed with cosmoline and thrown in a museum basement.
User avatar #24 to #15 - pureevil
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(07/08/2013) [-]
Well, as I said, mine is a SOFTGUN, so it's not a real gun. It shoots BB-bullets (Plastic bullets) at very "low" velocities (120-130 m/s) and is used for Airsoft. It is rather heavy though, yeah, it is said to be one of the most realistic Thompsons out there. It weighs around 4 kg. without the drum mag (Which, incidentally holds around 450 BB rounds, so I don't really run out in 2 seconds, but it is damn close).

It does sound fun, being allowed to shoot with such old weapons, but you really must have been considered low priority if you were shooting with such old weapons xD.

I rather like the laddersight though, but since this is a "BB-gun", i would say that it's a bit easier to aim with and hit stuff with. (After all, you got 450 bullets, not 50)

I will agree, the drum does rattle hell of alot as I could imagine it would've done too if it was "real".