The “Chicago Typewriter”

Posted Monday, April 9, 2012, at 9:00 PM
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    Really enjoyed this one, Mike

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 9:22 PM
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    Nice looking pictures of the Tommygun. Looks even cooler in person though :) We're gonna have to go out shootin' again before I start work. Hope you're having a good evening, Mike.

    -- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Mon, Apr 9, 2012, at 9:33 PM
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    Friday sounds great! It doesn't matter what we shoot. You let me know and I'll pick up some ammo. I don't want to be that free loading son-in-law :)

    Just give me a ring whenever, my man. Like I said before, I had a really good time last time and I can't wait to do it again. Don't invite Donna (your daughter) though. She shoots 10 times better than me and I really don't want to go home angry that day! hahahahaha I'm just messin' I think it might be kinda cool if all three of us went out and spent some quality time together with the smell of gun powder in the air.

    -- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 1:42 PM
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    The only gripe (and I mean, THE ONLY) I have concerning the Thompson is on full auto, it's almost uncontrollable. What they did try to do, in relation to porting, never really quite fixed it, regarding the three I've fired on full auto (reproduction of course). Now, don't let that be my last word on what I think about the Thompson. As compared to other SMG's of the time, there's no comparison in my opinion [only]. The Thompson was and is superior in just about every way to today's SMG's as well. UZI's are neat. They're not traditionally a .45 though. The Heckler&Koch family is certainly pretty cool/reliable, but Hollywood has glitzed that brand far beyond real-world capabilities. I continue to admire the M3A1, but pesky accidental discharges (that I've personally witnessed, though caused as a demonstration), and in the end, it still just 'isnt' a Thompson. The FN P90 is a remarkable weapon, except for that nutty magazine design, and therefore the lack of availability. Oh ya, and the second house mortgage you'd have to take out to get one. Put that FN in the same cost category as the KRISS Vector. Argh!! All that money and wacky new blam-o bullets, and you can get the same performance as the trusty Tommy for a third the cost with more available ammo!

    Nope, I'll take a Thompson over them all. With a little modernization, improved barrel porting, and a boat load of magazines, I will tame the wildest watermelon or gourd field.

    Another great write Zook!

    -- Posted by Darksc8p on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 6:45 PM
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