Here Are The Top 5 Submachine Guns
The history of the submachine gun goes all the way back to World War I and has taken-off from there. Originally developed at the end of the first world war and arriving too late on the battlefield to join in on the fight in Europe against the Germans, it would later on become an icon known the world over. The submachine gun would be modified and re-developed by many different nations, and would garner a place in history, especially in the early to mid part of the 20th century.
While stationed at Fort Hood with the 1st Cavalry Division, we had some old M3’s in our arms room and I used to qualify with that weapon during live fire exercises. When using the M3, I felt like I was holding a piece of history in my hands
A submachine gun (SMG) is a magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges. The term “submachine gun” was coined by John T. Thompson, the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun.
The submachine gun was developed during World War I (1914–1918). At its zenith during World War II (1939–1945), millions of SMGs were made. After the war, new SMG designs appeared frequently. However, by the 1980s, SMG usage decreased. Today, submachine guns have been largely replaced by assault rifles, which have a greater effective range and are capable of penetrating the helmets and body armor used by modern infantrymen. However, submachine guns are still used by military special forces and police SWAT teams for close quarters battle (CQB) because they are “a pistol caliber weapon that’s easy to control, and less likely to over-penetrate the target.