|Thompson Submachine Gun|
|Weapon Type: Submachine Gun|
|Size: 32 in (810 mm)-33.5 in (850 mm)|
|Weight: 10.6 lb (4.8 kg)-10.8 lb (4.9 kg)|
|Fire Modes: |
|Ammunition: .45 ACP|
|Feeding System: |
|Rate of Fire: 600-1,500 rpm|
|Range: 160 ft (50 m)|
|Affiliation(s): United States|
The Thompson Submachine Gun (also know as "Tommy Gun" and "The Chicago Typewriter") is a typical pre-World War II submachine gun and one of the first weapons of its kind. It fires the .45 ACP pistol round, which is also larger and more powerful than the more common 9x19mm parabellum round. It is a very rare weapon amongst civilians, because of its regulated fully-automatic nature. No fully automatic Thompson can be legally modified to semi-automatic configuration for widespread sale (without a Class III license, allowing purchase of "machine guns"). The BATFE holds that any weapon once capable of fully automatic fire will always be classified as a "machine gun" and subject to the laws and regulations applicable. Though original Thompsons are rare, modern semi-automatic clones mimicking the look and operation of the original M1928 and M1A1 models are available for unlicensed purchase. In general they are hard to find but very effective.
- Full Automatic can slow down or even kill zombies, giving others a chance to escape.
- The rate of fire and magazine capacity is good for taking on the undead.
- Can go from full auto to semi-automatic, giving it more accuracy.
- Designed to accommodate both stick magazines and drums and can use a vertical foregrip.
- Compensator helps significantly reduce the amount of gas exiting the barrel.
- The ammunition is relatively common and extremely powerful.
- Full Automatics will reduce the weapon's accuracy. It also has problems with muzzle climb, pulling one's aim way off target.
- Drum magazines may cause excessed weight for the shooter and are less reliable.
- Close to moderate ranges may cause you to be close to zombies.