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  1. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    So here are the choices. A M1 Thompson, Model 50 Reising, Mac10/45, UZI, The mac and UZI are suppressed. If you were gonna go for one of these which would it be and why? Or if there is one more that is not listed what would you select as your only FA weapon? Thanks for any help guys.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    M3 or M3A1 Grease Gun.
    America in war mode at her best.
     
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    Scsmith42 Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    What do you want to do with it?

    Personally, the Reising would be at the BOTTOM of my list. They are notorious for not running reliably.

    The Mac 10 /11 would be next to the bottom of the list. You really can’t do anything with these other than spray and pray (although I will confess that I’ve seen some highly modified Mac 11’s that shot pretty well).

    A M3 Grease guy is ok, but it was designed for tankers to use and is a close in weapon.

    S&W MK76’s also had reliability problems.

    Money not an object, the HK MP5 series is hands down the best sub gun to own. Next up is a Colt DEA 9mm.

    Swedish K’s (Port Said’s) are an excellent mid cost subgun. Simple and reliable.

    MP 38’s and MP40’s are excellent sub guns.

    Thompsons are great. Heavy, but great. Lots of support for them too. Originally WWII M1’s are worth more than the post war “West Hurley” Thompson’s.

    Sten’s are simple and reliable. Not much for distance shooting though. Sterlings are not as common but also not bad.

    Uzi’s are a good gun. They don’t shoot as well from the should as a MP5, but in general they are a high quality gun.

    Of the gun’s on your list, my top two choices would be either the Thompson or the Uzi. Original IMI Uzi’s are with more than the licensed copies (Vector Arms).

    I’m sure that I’m forgetting a few - this is off the top of my head.

    BTW - American AR180’s are a hoot to shoot. Though to get parts for though if you damage the magazine.

    One other benefit of the MP5 family; if buy a sear gun then you can transfer the trigger pack across multiple HK’s. That give’s you not only a FA sub gun, but putting your trigger pack in an HK91 gives you a G3. You can also buy an HK93 and put the trigger pack in it for a FA .223.
     
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  4. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    Thank you ScSmith I may be in the market for a H&K trigger pack. Where are the FA slae sites. I used to visit them regularly and cannot find them anymore?
     
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    This is The hot set up;)
     
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    I haven't been on the sales sites in a long time, so am not current.

    Machinegunboards.com is THE definitive board for anything Thompson related. Their member list is a who's who of the Thompson world.

    Last time that I checked, a registered sear for an HK MP 5 family (with a host) was north of 40K.... Registered receiver MP5's were around 35. That was a year or so back; prices tend to fluctuate along with the economy.

    Reuben in Florida usually had some MP5's in stock. Several mfg's off the top of my head include Ciener, S&H, Flemming, and I'm probably missing some. IMO, Curtis Higgins at S&H made the best conversions. Flemming made the worst (but his sear's are fine - just some of his early conversions were poorly made).
     
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    Lots of conversion kits for Mac guns now. You can turn them into pretty much whatever you want with them.

    Personally my favorite would be an m2 carbine. Hits the mil surp bug as well as the cool factor.

    Economically something in 22lr would be my ideal choice
     
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    LG I thought you had a chrome or nickel plated Thompson at one time?

    Picking from your list I'd say MAC10 given the accessories that are being developed for them.
     
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  9. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    Yep-- I still have the chrome plated Thompson. They may all go on the auction soon. Time for someone else to have some fun with them. I may keep one. Leaning toward the Mac because of all the accessories available for them. And the price. I need to sell all the expensive stuff. Most of my entire collection will be sold.