Why settle for a can of whoopass when you can have a whole drum?

45ACP light-weight carbine (T5) with 100-round drum attached. 1927 style foregrip and Cutts compensator.

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12 Responses to Why settle for a can of whoopass when you can have a whole drum?

  1. Dave says:

    I love this one.

  2. TBeck says:

    I’ll bet the loaded gun weighs more than the shooter!

  3. daniel says:

    Meh. Sorry. Due to the NFA, this one leaves me cold. Semi-auto carbines are of limited utility. For the weight, I’d much rather hump an M1 Garand. (To stay in the period…)

    • R. says:

      Garands suck. No way to load them with stripper clips, bad design (I mean.. is there any other widely used gun that’s dangerous to thumbs?)

      I’d prefer an SVT-40, or maybe a vz.26 machinegun.. (what Bren was derived from). Those cost <$500 around here.. great value, I think.

      It's heavy though, the 26.

  4. Redd09 says:

    I must be dysfunctional of something. I saw this picture and I wanted to know more about the tan bags he was carrying at his sides on his belt.

  5. Ryan says:

    That’s British Army, WWII 1937 Pattern Infantry Web gear. The pouches are the universal pouches, good for carrying 2 bandoliers of ammo, stick magazines for machine carbines, grenades, 2″ mortar bombs, smoke bombs or what ever will fit.

    The kit also has an early pattern canteen carrier (wearer’s right side), entrenching tool and helve carrier (on the left) as well as a bayonet frog and bayonet (still useful as a mine probe).

    See: http://www.karkeeweb.com/1937main.html for further reference.

    Oh, and TBeck, I weigh in at 173 lbs and 5’10”, the uniform is very baggy (by design) and the distorted perspective Oleg did with the background and longer barrel makes it look a little odd.

  6. Lyle says:

    Thompsons are fun, and they’re easy to handle. 100 rounds without reloading has it’s uses too.

  7. Rivrdog says:

    Col. Tompson had everything right except the cartridge. The .45ACP is fine out to 50-75 yards, drops like a rock after 80-100. I’ve shot my Marlin Camp 45 at the 120-yard gong at Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, and I have to hold over 5 feet to hit it (almost the entire front sight height). I keep the carbine sighted for 50 yards.

    The current 10mm round would be perfect for the Thompson. I wonder if anyone ever tried that out?

    • Lyle says:

      OK then; the .50 BMG drops about five feet at 500 yards. Does that make it ineffective at that distance? Yeah; some holdover is required for longer reach. That’s why we often use adjustable sights.

      You can convert your Glock 20 (10 mm auto) to a 16″ bbl carbine if you are so inclined. Who is it that made those kits?

      • R. says:

        Huh. Why bother with a 10mm auto carbine if you can have a 7.62x39mm one which is much more powerful, cheaper, and overall better than 10mm?

        Pistol ammo belongs in pistols, not in carbines.

        • Oleg Volk says:

          Several reasons for 45ACP long guns:
          *45ACP from a carbine is MUCH less loud
          *Many ranges prohibit centerfire rifle calibers, so have a pistol caliber carbine permits practice
          *The recoil is much lower

  8. Rivrdog says:

    Lyle, according to this chart on The High Road, the drop at 600 yards is 18″, and doesn’t approach 5 feet until 1600 yards. You might be looking at a 50 Beowulf chart.


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