Part II: Machine Pistols & SMGs
Light Machine Pistols & SMGs
Medium Machine Pistols & SMGs
Heavy Machine Pistols & SMGs
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Metric English DM
5.7x17mmR .22LR x10
6x18mm 6mm Auto x10
9x17mm .380 Auto x12
7.65x17mm .32 x12
9x18mm 9mm Makarov x13



Name ACC DM BR ROF Cap Cost Mass Availability Caliber
Ceska Vz-92 +0 x12 6m 2 25 550/20 1.5kg 3 7.65x17mm
Ingram M-11 +0 x12 8m 2 30 300/20 2kg 3 9x17mm
Gepard SMG +0 x12 10m 2 20 400/20 2kg 3 7.65x17mm
Bizon SMG +0 x13 10m 2 64 600/30 2kg 3+ 9x18mm
Generic 6mm MP +0 x10 5m 1 30 350/20 1kg 3 6x18mm
Generic 6mm SMG +0 x10 10m 2 30 400/20 1kg 3 6x18mm
Generic .380 MP +0 x10 5m 1 25 400/20 1kg 3 9x17mm
Generic .380 SMG +0 x10 10m 2 25 500/20 1.5kg 3 9x17mm


Ceska Vz-92  
The Ceska Vz-92 is a direct descendent of the original Vz-61 Skorpion SMG. Like its ancestor, the Vz-92 is popular for its concealability and controllability on full-auto. However, this does come at a price: the Vz-92 is typically chambered for the comparatively underpowered 7.65x17mm (.32cal) or 9x17mm (.380) cartridge. The Vz-92 comes standard with a folding wire stock, one 15rd and one 25rd magazine. Conversion kits are also available, rechambering the Vz-92 for the 6x18mm round (20/40rd magazine, x10, $100 for the kit). The Vz-92 has been a favorite of the Solos of Eastern Europe for years!


Ingram M11  
The Ingram M11, though no longer "officially" produced, is a common street SMG, popular for its low cost and reasonable reliability. Additionally, when used with a 15rd magazine, the M11s overall size is not much greater than a typical large-framed handgun. Model at left shows M11 with stock extended, 30rd magazine and optional suppressor ($200).


Gepard SMG  
The Gepard at one time was designed to be the next-generation standard-issue light SMG for the Russian Federation military, developed in the last decade of the 20th century. Many of the Gepard's lines resemble the AK-74, especially the barrel shroud and foregrip, and in fact shares a 70% parts commonality with the AK-74SU. The .32cal design features a folding stock, and a vestigial thumbhole grip. The standard 20rd magazine fits flush with the bottom of the grip. Larger 30- and 45-rd magazines are also available ($30, $45 respectively). The Gepard is uncommon (Avail 4) outside of Eastern Europe. Additionally, the Gepard is available in a number of other calibers, ranging from the .32 ACP up to the 9x30mm "Gron" cartridge.


The Soviet Bizon (Bison) SMG is another contender for the next-generation light submachinegun for CIS personnel. The Bizon is fairly unique, when compared to the Gepard, as the Bizon utilizes a 64-round helical magazine, similar to the Calico M950/951, but in the Bizon, the magazine feeds from below. However, the selection of the ligher 9x18mm round allows perceived recoil to be substantially lessened, allowing the firer to use autofire in a much more controlled manner. Unfortunately, the Bizon is much longer than the Gepard, and will thus be less likely to be seen in concealed use, but will probably see extensive use as a PDW-style weapon for rear-area troops. When reconfigured for (limited) export sales, the Bizon is typically rechambered for the .32 or .380 Auto cartridges, and the availability increases to 4.


Metric English DM
9x19mm 9mm Auto x15
11.43x23mm .45 Auto x12/x18
10x25mm 10mm Auto x17
5.7x28mm 5.7mmFN x18



Name ACC DM BR ROF Cap Cost Mass Availability Caliber
Ares FMG +0 x15 5m 2 30 800/30 2kg 3 9x19mm
Armatech M951 +0 x15 5m 1 50 800/40 2kg 4 9x19mm
Beretta M99 +0 x15 5m 1 20 600/15 1.5kg 3 9x19mm
Steyr SPP +0 x15 6m 1 15 500/15 1.5kg 3 9x19mm
Steyr TMP +0 x15 8m 2 15 600/15 2kg 3 9x19mm
FNB 3-Spot +0 x17 6m 1 24 600/25 1.5kg 3 10x25mm
HK MP5 Series +0 x15 10m 2 30 450/30 3kg 2/3 9x19mm
HK MP5SD6 +0 x14 8m 2 30 550/30 2kg 3+ 9x19mm
HK PDW +0 x15 8m 2 30 650/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
HK MP2024 +0 x15 10m 2 30 1250/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
HK UMP45 +0 x12/x18 10m 2 25 650/30 3kg 3 11.43x23mm
Seburo D-Weapon +0 x15 10m 1 30 950/40 2kg 3+ 9x19mm
Beretta PM-24S +0 x15 10m 2 35 700/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
UZI +0 x15 10m 2 30 600/30 4kg 2/3 9x19mm
Micro UZI +0 x15 5m 2 30 600/30 2kg 2/3 9x19mm
FN P90 MkIV +0 x18 15m 2 50 800/50 3kg 3 5.7x28mm
Ingram M-10 +0 x12/x18 8m 2 30 300/30 3kg 3 11.43x23mm
Ingram M25 +0 x12/x18 10m 2 30 450/30 3kg 3 11.43x23mm
Ingram M33 +0 x12/x18 10m 2 30 600/30 3kg 3 11.43x23mm
Ruger MP9 +0 x15 10m 2 30 600/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
Viking SMG +0 x15 10m 2 30 500/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
Thompson SMG +0 x12/x18 10m 2 30 600/30 4kg 3 11.43x23mm
KEDR +0 x15 8m 2 30 500/30 3kg 3+ 9x19mm
Colt M16/9mm +0 x15 15m 1 30 450/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
Generic 9mm MP +0 x15 5m 1 15 500/15 1.5kg 3 9x19mm
Generic 9mm SMG +0 x15 10m 2 30 600/30 3kg 3 9x19mm
Generic 10mm MP +0 x17 5m 1 12 550/15 3kg 3 10x25mm
Generic 10mm SMG +0 x17 10m 2 30 650/30 3kg 3 10x25mm


Ares FMG  
The Ares Folding Machine Gun (FMG) is a new development for a concealable close-range weapon, suitable for VIP duties, vehicle crewmen, and similar work. The complete weapon, including magazine, folds down to a mere 26 x 6.5 x 2.5cm box, and can be unfolded and readied in seconds (1 action).


Armatech M951  
The Armatech 951 is functionally identical to the M950 except for one crucial difference -- the M951 is configured for full autofire! Empty cases are ejected downwards from a port just ahead of the trigger guard. A 100 round extended magazine is available for the M951 as well ($80). This weapon is very popular with the security market.

The Armatech M900 is the SMG model (ROF2). An extended barrel version, incorporating a forward grip increases BR to 10m.


Beretta M99  
The Beretta Model 99 is the newest development of Beretta's machine-pistol family. With lines similar to the original M93, the M99 adds a few new features. The M99 utilizes a full-length slide, rather than the M93's open design. Additionally, the M99 no longer requires the use of a buttstock in order to use burst fire. Lastly, Beretta added a slightly longer barrel with integral compensation to make burst fire more controllable. The combination of these characteristics make the M99 a worthy weapon for undercover and VIP operations!


Steyr SPP  
The Steyr SPP (Special Purpose Pistol) could equally be considered a pistol, especially for its size, but its full-automatic capability and general configuration places it into the new "personal weapon" category. The weapon utilizes a polymer frame, a rotary locking system, and an ambidextrous cocking handle beneath the rear sight. Burst fire is controlled using a 2 stage trigger. Very popular with security forces, the SPP is not only fairly concealable with the "short" 15 round clip, the cyclic rate of fire is optimized for controllability and tactical effectiveness. 20 and 30rd magazines are also available ($20, $30). Kits that convert the SPP to .380, 10mm, 7.65x17mm, and .41AE are also available ($100/kit).


Steyr TMP  
The Steyr TMP (Tactical Machine Pistol) is nearly identical to its brother, the SPP. However, the cyclic limiter has been removed, and this weapon can fire up to 900rpm! Though the SPP's 2-stage trigger was maintained, a cyclic selector was also included. In order to compensate for the additional recoil, a front handgrip was added to maintain controllability. As with the SPP, the TMP comes standard with a 15rd "short" clip for concealability, but has 20 and 30rd "long" clips available (TMP w/ 30rd magazine shown). As with the SPP, Steyr also manufactures modular components that allow quick rechambering for a number of different calibers (see SPP entry for details).


FNB 3-Spot  
Fabrique National and Browning combined their design talents to develop the 3-Spot Machine Pistol specifically for law enforcement and security duties in the more dangerous parts of Europe. With a two-stage trigger, with the first stage single-shot, and the second set for purely accurate fire suppression, the pistol unleashes a burst of 10mm cased slugs. The 3-spot is in active use in the UK, France, Belgium and Italy (Availability 3), but fairly difficult to find elsewhere (Avail 4).


HK MP5 Series  
The Heckler & Koch MP5 is an incredibly popular and reliable SMG. Although the design is nearing 60 years old, decades of upgrades have kept this weapon one of the standards all subsequent SMGs are compared to. Though HK no longer produces the MP5 (HK has since moved on to the PDW, a MP5 derivative -- See below), there are tends of licensed, and hundreds of unlicensed manufacturers of the MP5 worldwide, and they can be found almost anywhere.


The HK MP5SD6 is one of the final MP5 models produced by Heckler & Koch. This variant of the MP5 removes the collapsible buttstock, and shortens the barrel to enhance concealability, as well as adds an integral suppressor. Unfortunately, the very short length the suppressor had an adverse affect on the sound dampening efficiency (Base Notice threshold of 3 rather than 4). A suppressor extension is available ($100) raises this back to a 4, but increases the weapon length. Model at left shown with 15rd magazine ($15). The MP5SD6 is small enough to fit in a long shoulder holster.


Heckler & Koch's newest update to the venerable MP5 line is the PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). Specially designed for troops not needing or not having space for a full-length assault weapon (e.g. vehicle crews and aircraft pilots), the PDW is chambered for the 9x19mm with a 30rd magazine (15rd magazine pictured, $15), and is fitted with a collapsible buttstock and a forward handgrip. The PDW is also popular with special forces units for its small overall size, and can easily mount suppressors and silencers.


HK UMP45  
The Heckler and Koch Universal Machine Pistol (UMP), chambered in .45 caliber (11.43x23mm) was one of the latest designs to come out of HK prior to the Collapse. The UMP45 was developed to fulfill a need presented by many Security and other special units for a submachinegun capable of firing the .45 cartridge in preference to the 9mm for its much improved stopping power versus soft targets as well as for compatibility with many units existing stocks of the .45 caliber ammunition. The UMP45 delivers with an exceptionally compact and rugged package, substantially shorter and lighter than the MP5 in 9mm! The UMP45 also lives up to its "Universal" title, as the UMP45 is equipped with two universal mounting rails (lower and upper) as well as has multiple caliber conversion kits available.


HK MP2024  
A development of the MP5 program, the MP2024, under field trial and testing for a number of years finally reached mass-production in 2024. The MP2024 was specifically designed for special forces operations in mind, possessing numerous significant enhancements on the basic MP5 design. The stock is designed in such a way as to prevent the weapon from snagging while the stock is retracted. The MP2024's adjustable gas porting allows for subsonic firing of supersonic ammunition at the push of a button. A long extension on the optional suppressor ($250) threads onto the barrel and gives a very rigid mount which when tightened, enhances accuracy.


Seburo D-Weapon  
Seburo's entry into the Personal Defense Weapon market, the Seburo D-Weapon is a sleek, ergonomic and lightweight bullpup configuration SMG. When not utilizing the pictured barrel extension/suppressor, the D-Weapon is very compact and concealable. Again, this weapon is no exception to Seburo's excellent product quality. Like most Seburos, it is hard to find outside of Poseidon (Avail 4)


Beretta PM-24S  
The new standard-issue SMG for Interpol. Beretta Euroarms has set new standards in weapon technology with their M-24 SMG. Using the time-proven M-12 SMG as the basis for this new weapon, they incorporate features such as a large magazine capacity, retractable stock, recoil compensator, and an optional integral smartlink (add $750). The latest version, new for 2041 is the PM-24S.


Popular for decades, the UZI and its many derivatives are still very much in service today. Generally said to combine the best qualities of a handgun and a powerdrill, these SMGs are highly reliable, if heavy (4kg loaded) and are often seen in use by security personnel and police. The large overall mass of the weapon, coupled with the heavy bolt make the weapon somewhat difficult to control in full-automatic fire. The UZI is fairly simple mechanically, utilizing blowback operation and three mechanical safeties. The iron sights are also very simple and robust, consisting of a pair of fixed U-notch sights, occasionally seen with luminous inserts. As with the HK MP5, the UZI is also often imitated. These second-market UZI-lookalikes are substantially cheaper and easier to find ($400, Avail 2) but are usually much less reliable and accurate.


The Micro-UZI, a derivative of the standard model, shown here with a 15rd "short" magazine, frontstrap, and muzzle porting, is typical of many small-frame SMGs the world over. Originally targeted towards VIP protection and other duties which necessitate the capability to conceal a high-firepower weapon. The substantially reduced barrel length severely decreases the weapon's range, but for the close-quarters duty it was intended for, the UZI and similar designs (MAC-10, MAC-11) excel. As with the UZI above, the Micro-UZI is also often imitated, and these copies are usually much cheaper and poorer quality. Typically, a Micro-UZI copy will cost around $400.


FN P90 MkIV  
This unique weapon system, comprised of the FN-P90 Personal Weapon and the 5.7x28mm SS190 cartridge was designed by FN Herstal as one of the first Personal Defense Weapons on the market in the late 90's. The Mark IV revision lightened and enhanced the weapon's reliability and balance. Because of the P90's firepower and compact profile, it is very popular with special forces and mercenaries, experiencing brief sales. The SS190 cartridge is also well known for its impressive penetration capabilities.


Ingram M10  
The Ingram M10 (also MAC-10), is was one of the first high-caliber SMGs of the late 20th century. Chambered for the 11.43x23mm (.45ACP), it possessed incredible stopping power. The M10 found substantial popularity after its inception as a close-in weapon for SWAT and some special forces units. The M10 is also occasionally seen as an alternate officer's sidearm in several militaries. The largest disadvantage to the M-10 is the high cyclic rate, making accurate burst fire difficult to master. An optional suppressor designed for the Ingram ($200) makes firing much more manageable. As with its little brother, the M11, the Ingram M10 is no longer produced by Ingram, but numerous second- and third-party manufacturers still produce them, with varying results.


Ingram M25  
The Ingram M25, also commonly described as the MAC-II is one of many factory upgrades to the M10 design. The forward assembly aids in the controllability in burst fire (as the suppressor did in the original), as well as has an integral hardpoint may fit a number of options (such as Smartlink, flashlight, laser, etc). One such option may be installed in the foregrip. Additionally, the longer barrel enhances the weapon's effective range (BR10), as well as is equipped to accept a standard suppressor of the appropriate caliber. The M25 is available in both .380, 9mm and .45 calibers.


Ingram M33  
The Ingram M33, commonly nicknamed the MAC-III, is the newest addition to Ingram's family of submachineguns. Chambered in either 9x19 or 11.43x23mm, the M33 comes factory-standard with a barrel extension and/or suppressor (for security and military sales), collapsible stock, and a universal option mount. The Ingram M33 is also available smartchipped from the factory at a reduced cost ($1000) to licensed customers. The M33 is shipped with two 30rd magazines as standard. Shorter 15- and 20-rd magazines are also available. A more compact version is also available, chambered for the substantially smaller 9x17mm (.380) cartridge -- essentially an update of the M11 for the same price as the .45cal version.


Ruger MP9  
The Ruger MP9 is effectively a 21st century update of Ruger's SMG design. Incorporating a collapsible integral stock (which lies flush with the rear "grip" when collapsed), a reverse-angled magazine well, integral muzzle compensators, excellent ergonomics and light weight, the MP9 appears to be a strong competitor in the law enforcement and "independents" market, but has underperformed in military sales.


Intratec TEC-9  
The Intratec TEC-9 is one of the most common submachineguns on the streets today. In some cases, the TEC-9 has even received a bit of a street reputation [See Jackie Brown, --ed] as an inexpensive, but effective weapon. The TEC-9 utilizes a simple blowback mechanism, yet capable of a very high cyclic rate. Under burst fire, the TEC-9 can burn away an entire 30rd magazine in just over a second. Several variants of the TEC-9 exist (many not even manufactured by Intratec), one of which utilizes a lengthened barrel with a sliding shroud that is linked to the cocking knob, effectively making the weapon pump-action to chamber a round.


Viking SMG  
The Viking SMG was developed by a small European manufacturer during the late 20th century. However, financial difficulties caused the collapse and reorganization of the parent company. The Viking design was "rediscovered" in 2004, and is currently produced in 4 countries around the world. The Viking is a comparatively simple telescoping bolt design, with a collapsing wire stock, and flash suppressor.


Auto-Ordinance Thompson SMG  
The tommy gun is back! Auto-Ordinance has begun remanufacturing the (in)famous Thompson submachinegun, first developed during the early 20th century. The revamped design includes a number of 21st century enhancements to the original weapon, but retaining the chambering for the .45 Auto (11.43x23mm) cartridge..


The Soviet KEDR submachinegun fulfills a similar niche in the Soviet small arms program as the Bushman Individual Defense Weapon (IDW). The KEDR shares a number of similarities with the Bushman IDW in its small profile as well as general layout. The KEDR is believed to be a replacement for the older VZ-74 Skorpion SMG, and shares a compact design philosophy, featuring a integral folding stock as well as using a smaller 20rd magazine as standard for concealability. Larger 30rd magazines (as shown) are also available. The KEDR is typically chambered in the 9x19mm for export sales, but is chambered in 9mm Makarov High Impulse (9x18mm, x15) as well. The KEDR is rarely seen outside of Eastern Europe, and the availability increases from 3 to 4.


Colt M16/9mm  
The venerable M16/M16B has often been converted to 9mm caliber, yielding a potent SMG with good range due to its long barrel and closed-bolt operation that is easily operated by anyone familiar with the parent M16. The conversion includes modifications to the feed ramp and magazine well so that the system will reliably feed both standard ball as well as hollowpoint or other soft-nosed rounds available. Unfortunately, the M16/9mm's size is its largest hindrance, as it retains nearly the full dimensions of the shortened M16 "Commando" variants (~70cm). Variants with a collapsible telescoping stock are also available that help alleviate this problem ($550). Also available in .45ACP (x12/x18).



Metric English DM
9x33mm .357 Auto x20
11x28mm 11mm Auto x20



Name ACC DM BR ROF Cap Cost Mass Availability Caliber
HK MP-2020K +0 x20 10m 2 45 1100/50 3kg 3 11x28mm Caseless
Sternmeyer SMG-21 +0 x20 10m 2 30 600/40 3kg 3 11x28mm
Briefcase SMG 5.56 +0 x20 15m 2 50 2000/50 5kg 3 5.56x45mm


HK MPK2020  
The Heckler & Koch Mashinenpistole-Kurz (MPK) 2020 is a descendant of the MP5 and the G11 assault rifle. HK developed the 2020 at the special request of European special forces units such as GSG-9, the SAS, and GIGN. Slightly longer and bulkier than the MP5, the MPK2020 is still compact enough to be carried in a thigh or long shoulder holster. The 2020 is also one of the only SMGs in major service to utilize a caseless cartridge. However, the use of caseless ammunition is what allows the MPK2020 its superb ammunition capacity. Uncommon outside of Europe (Avail 4+) this weapon is a mainstay of antiterrorist and special forces units in the EuroTheater.


Sternmeyer SMG-21  
Sternmeyer's best entry in the anti-terrorist category, with wide service in both ESWAT and Psychosquads across the world. A heavy duty SMG with a collapsible stock and rugged construction for use in adverse conditions. Capable of firing in semi-automatic mode from a closed-bolt for accuracy, or in full auto from an open bolt for firepower. Unlike other open-bolt designs, the Sternmeyer does not have a fixed firing pin. The gun also has mountings for an optical sight for use in the semiautomatic mode. A tough and versatile weapon at a good price.


SecuriTech Briefcase-Concealed SMG  
SecuriTech's entry into the VIP-protection market, their briefcase SMG is practically a bullpup assault rifle concealed within a hard alloy or polymer case! Chambered for the 5.56x45mm round, SecuriTech's SMG utilizes belted ammunition in a helical magazine, located in the lower half of the weapon. The upper half contains the remainder of the weapon. The Briefcase SMG utilizes either a high-speed shutter or memory polymers to reveal the barrel of the weapon. Additionally, the SecuriTech weapon has an integrated laser sight (standard) or smartlink system (+$2000), substantially increasing the accuracy of the weapon.

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