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The UMP («Universal MaschinenPistole» - universal submachine gun) was developed by Heckler & Koch, Germany in the mid to late 1990s and first appeared on the markets in 1999. The key idea behind the UMP was to create a lightweight and powerful submachine gun, that will also be cheaper than one of H&Ks flagships, the MP5. The UMP, targeted primary at the USA law enforcement market, first appeared in .45 ACP (UMP45), and .40 S&W chamberings (UMP40), and later in 9 mm (UMP9, Dmg. 2d+2). It is a blowback-operated (instead of the classic H&K principle of roller-delayed blowback) select-fire submachine gun, firing from the closed bolt. The receiver is made from polymers, the controls are fully ambidextrous. The UMP can be fired in full-auto, in single shots, and in 2 or 3 round bursts (optional). The UMP also has a bolt hold-open device, which traps the bolt in the open position when the last round from magazine had been fired. UMP has side-folding buttstock and two set of rails that can accept a wide variety of sighting and other equipment, such as red-dot sights, laser pointers, tactical grips and flashlights. The barrel has quick mount for snap-on silencer that can be mounted (and removed) in 3 seconds (-7 to hear shoots, -9 to recognize if unfamiliar with).

Beretta PM-12S crit. 3d-1 10 6 160 1 900 3.75 9* 32 9 -1 450B -4 9x19mm Parabellum

Developed in 1959 by Pietro Beretta Spa, Italy, the PM-12 is the most popular of the post-WW2 Italian SMG designs. The PM-12S is an improved modification of the earlier PM-12. It fires from the open bolt, has an Uzi-style telescoping bolt and is recoil-operated. Conventional in appearance, the PM-12S has a tubular receiver, a folding stock (Holdout -3, Acc 3, Rcl -2 for bursts when folded), two pistol grips and a magazine between the grips. The rear grip features a trigger-like safety below the trigger guard (the PM-12 had a pushbutton-style safety switch), as well as a three position safety/fire selector. The safety is operated by the middle finger of the firing hand. The charging handle is located at the left side. The PM-12S may be equipped with either a side folding metallic stock or a fixed stock. A sound design, the PM-12S is an easy and fast weapon to handle.

Weapon Malf. Dmg. SS Acc. 1/2Dmg. Max. Wt. RoF Shots ST Rcl. Cost HO

Colt Model 635 crit. 3d-1 11 8 160 1 900 2.9 15* 32+1 9 -1 600B -4 9x19mm Parabellum

The Colt Model 635 submachine gun was developed in the early 1980s, and is currently offered by Colt for military and law enforcement users. It is used by numerous police agencies in the USA, as well as by the US Dept. of Energy for nuclear power plants security units, US Drug Enforcement Agency, US Marines and several others. The Model 635 is based on the proven design of the M16A2 assault rifle, modified to fire less powerful pistol ammunition. Modifications include a barrel withouth gas porting, a simple blowback bolt, a modified magazine port and a CAR-15-type retractable buttstock. A 5.56 mm variant is available as the Colt Model 733 Commando. The Model 635 fires from the closed bolt to improve accuracy and maintains an M16-type trigger group. It has a three-position safety-fire selector with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes. The Colt Model 639 is similar to Model 635 except that it features an M16A2 type trigger group, with semi-automatic and three-round burst modes. The Colt Model 634 is a carbine variant with only semi-automatic mode of fire. The Model 633 SMG features an even shorter barrel (178 mm) with a simplified front sight.

Galil Micro ver. 3d+1 10 7 300 2400 4.0 12* 35+1 9 -2 1 500€ -4

Known as the Galil Micro Assault Rifle (or GMAR, manufactured by Israeli Military Industries), this SMG and the Uzi are both roughly equivalent in size whether their stocks are folded or extended. IMI has shortened the Galil's barrel to 193 mm in length, and it therefore requires a shorter gas tube. As a more potent 5.56 mm substitute to 9 mm sub machine guns. While SMGs are ideal for civilian short range usage and Close Quarters Combat (CQB) scenarios, in military applications their inherently short range and low body armor penetration are major disadvantages. Due to overheating problems when firing bursts or fully automatic, the GMAR was never officially adopted by the Israeli Defence Forces, apart from a few samples that entered the IDF as a status symbol for high-ranking officers. A modified version of the Galil MAR - the Magal - was bought by the Israeli Police as an urban area assault rifle, replacing in that role the old M1 carbine. A special set of handguards were designed with lips at the front and rear to prevent the user's hand from slipping either way and to protect the user from the barrel's heat. The sights are arranged like those on the Uzi: front post adjustable for elevation, flip-type rear adjustable for windage and protective ears surrounding both. The GMAR fires from a rotating bolt and is gas-operated. From a logistics standpoint, the Micro Galil has obvious advantages over the Uzi in that its bolt, fire control components and magazines are interchangeable with those of the larger .223 Galils.

Weapon Malf. Dmg. SS Acc. 1/2Dmg. Max. Wt. RoF Shots ST Rcl. Cost HO

Ruger MP9 crit. 2d+2 10 6 160 1 900 2.3 10* 32+1 10 -1 600€ -4 9x19mm Parabellum

Ruger's MP9 submachine gun was designed as a compact weapon for law enforcement and similar agencies as a CQB weapon for hostage rescue and comparable use. It is based on a design of Uziel Gal (designer of the Uzi SMG), further improved by Ruger. The MP9 was released in 1995 for police and military sales in the USA. Basically, the MP9 maybe called an «improved Uzi». Main improvements over the Uzi are the redesigned blowback operated action, to be fired from the closed bolt to increase accuracy, the lower receiver with a polymer handle, while the upper receiver is made from stainless steel and the improved telescoping buttstock, which folds down when closed (SS 9, Acc 3, HO -3, and burst Rcl. rises to -2). The MP9 features a three positions safety/fire selector with «safe», «semi-automatic» and «full-automatic» positions, as well as a separate firing pin block to increase safety. The quickly detachable barrel is spring-loaded to cushion the impact of the bolt on closure. The cocking handle is located at the top of the receiver.

Steyr AUG Para crit. 3d-1 11 9 160 1 900 3.8 12* 32+1 9 -1 600€ -5 9x19mm Parabellum

The modular, Austrian-made Steyr AUG («Armee-Universalgewehr» -universal army rifle) bullpup rifle is easily converted into a 9 mm subma-chinegun. Any AUG may be converted into the blowback operated AUG Para SMG and back within 20 minutes. Operating parts for the AUG A1/A2 can be interchanged into the same stock as the AUG 9 mm Para. Firing from closed bolt, the AUG Para offers excellent accuracy for situations where overpenetration could be a problem (such as hostage situations). Cost is 300 € if purchased as a conversion kit for an existing AUG. The kit includes a new barrel, bolt assembly, magazine receptor. The barrel is threaded to accept various silencers, a bayonet holder is also available seperately. The AUG Para can easily be changed from right to left hand ejection, simply by flipping the ejection port lid to the other side and installing a left hand bolt (no tools required). It uses Steyr's «pull-through» trigger system, which fires semi-automatic when pulled halfway to a clearly felt point and fully automatic when fully pulled back.

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