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  • A mean-looking submachinegun swung from a sling on his back.

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  • When I read the history of the submachinegun, I often read that the Germans were so appalled by the use of the shotgun in World War 1 they invented the submachinegun (although a heavy, mounted Italian weapon firing pistol cartridges is credited with being the 1st submachinegun, the first "true" - handy enough for hip or shoulder use - SMG to be deployed was Hugo Schmeisser's MP-18).

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  • The US Army defines assault rifles as short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachinegun and rifle cartridges

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  • His weapon rendered ineffective, he picked up an enemy submachinegun and, together with a pistol seized from a fallen comrade, continued his lethal fire until the enemy force had withdrawn.

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  • The corporal grabbed his submachinegun and made a casual salute at the Hungarian captain, who responded to the gesture in an orderly military manner.

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  • The spare submachinegun magazines she slipped into her coat pocket.

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  • Sticking with the kid theme, they again show a young boy, supported by his father, having fun shooting a rented UZI submachinegun.

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  • Yes | No | Report from O Garcia wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago ultimately, handguns play only a minor role in the military. it's not like troops still charged the enemy on horses, with only one hand free for fighting. for me, two hands = rifle. or submachinegun.

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  • That comment, for those too lazy to click the link, comes from father of an eight-year-old boy who died on the weekend at a gun show after he lost control of a fully automatic Uzi submachinegun he was firing under the supervision of an instructor--and shot himself in the head.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Then he reached up and opened one of the kitchen cabinets and took out a camouflage-finished submachinegun and a pair of spare clips and pushed open the door and stepped down into the lot and shut the door behind him.

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