There are a lot of design goals one must think of when designing an SMG for its intended goals:
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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