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Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927 A1 SBR Review

Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927 A1 SBR Review

Unmistakable: The Thompson

The iconic Thompson Submachine Gun was the main Allied submachine gun in the critical early years of World War II. From Bataan to the Kasserine Pass, and from Normandy to Okinawa, the “Tommy Gun” served American troops well.

This Old Gun: L2A3 Sterling SMG

Needing to replace its Sten submachine gun following World War II, the British military contracted with Sterling Armament Co. for its L2A3 SMG.

The Tommy Gun 'In Country:' The Thompson SMG In Vietnam

Shortly after President Kennedy increased military aid to South Vietnam, crates of Thompsons were on their way to Southeast Asia, providing yet another chance for the Tommy gun to serve.

At The Range: L2A3 Sterling Mk. 4 Submachine Gun

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the British Serling submachine gun family chambered in 9 mm.

The M3 and M3A1 "Grease Guns"

Dismissed as ugly ducklings when compared to the finely made Thompsons they replaced, the stamped and welded M3 and M3A1 “grease guns” performed very well and served several generations of American soldiers with distinction.

Thompson Submachine Gun

So, when was the Thompson submachine gun first fired in combat? Was it during the June 1921 West Virginia “coal wars” or perhaps even earlier?

Colt Thompson Submachine Gun: Serial Numbers & Histories

Every gun collector has a pet passion, a particular niche where he or she feels most at home. Gordon Herigstad’s passion was the Colt Thompson submachine gun, however, unlike most collectors, Herigstad did the community of collectors a big favor—he wrote down everything he knew about Thompsons and published it.

Video: A Closer Look at the SIG MPX

Watch this "Rifleman Review" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV as Brian Sheetz gets a hands-on look at the SIG MPX.

Video: The Heckler & Koch SP5K—An MP5 in Civilian Clothes

A last-ditch design has turned into one of the most iconic firearms of the 20th century, the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun. For those of us in the civilian world who want to buy into that history, technology and reputation, H&K offers the SP5K.

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