Sub-Machine Guns

Here we will list some sub-machine guns.  We will talk about WW1 SMG's first and then Modern SMG's.  Remember if you have any thoughts go to our blog or contact us.


The Thompson is a sub-machine gun used by the americans in WW1.  It was in service between 1938-1971.  It was invented in 1919 by John T. Thompson.  The thompson had a few nicknames including, "The Tommy Gun", "The Trench Boom", "The Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Typewriter", and "The Chopper".  The Thompson was favorited by soldiers, policemen, and criminals.  There was different models of the Thompson and all the different models were used by different countrys including Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Ireland, Phillipines, South Vietnam, Soviet Union, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States.


The PPS-43 was a sub-machine gun used mainly by the Soviet Union.  It was designed by Alexei Sudayev.  It was designed as a cheap Sub-Machine Gun used by reconnaisance units.  It was used by the Red Army mainly.  It was made to help the spending with PPSH-41 which was a good amount of money which the Red Army just couldn't afford.  It took 2.7 hours to complete a PPS-43.  The PPSH-41 takes about 7.3 hours to complete.  In all the PPS-43 was a very important weapon to the Red Army


The MP-18 is a Sub-Machine Gun used in WW1 and is the first practical Sub-Machine Gun used in WW1.  This means that many Sub-Machine Guns were made but were either too big or took too long to reload.  The MP-18 is the first SMG able to carry around without having trouble.  It was easy to shoot, carry, and use for defence.  The MP-18 resembles the PPSH-41 but the PPSH-41 was a lot of money and took a while to make.  It was used for trench warfare which is close combat.  The MP-18 was manufactured from 1918-1920 but it helped with the designing of most of the weapons from 1920-1960.

FN P90

The FN P90 is a personal defense weapon (PDW) designed by Belgian firearms manufacturer FN Herstal in the late 1980's and early 1990's.  P90 stands for Project 90.  That means that it was a weapon part of the 1990 weapon system.  The P90 was designed for defence for reconnasaince units and support personel.  By 2003, 17,000 P90's were in use by military and police forces in over 25 countries worldwide.  P90's are common among soldiers fighting in the Iraq war.  It was designed through 1986-1990.  There are over 200 variants of the P90.

Mini Uzi

There are many variants of the mini uzi and they are known as machine pistols.  The first mini uzi was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940's.  The first prototype was finished in 1950.  The Mini Uzi was used as a personal defence weapon.  The Mini Uzi was very common because it was light and easy to run with.  The Mini Uzi had a very fast rate of fire.