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SMG Rate of Fire & Controllability

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11m Aug 17, 2020
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There are a lot of design goals one must think of when designing an SMG for its intended goals:
ROF
Weight
Magazine Capacity

Each of these must be balanced for what is desired. Are you looking for longer sustained fire for suppression, or trying to increase the likelihood of a hit on a fleeting target? These goals actually conflict with one another.
In this video we directly compare an MP18 to an early MP40 to a Lage Max31aMk2 and discuss this topic.

Massive thanks to Bear Arms in Scottsdale, AZ for their support and bringing out the MP18 and MP40 for this video!

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Allan Brawer @abrawer 11m 11 months ago

The MP-18 looks like a surprisingly good SMG, given it's trailblazer status. Hard to believe that 22 years later, Britain did not have a better option than to rush a cheap imitation (Sten) into production.

 
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maskedhobo @maskedhobo 9m 9 months ago

Very cool video. Love me some open bolt guns.

 
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