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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Evolution of the Submachine Gun: Three Distinct Generations

 Submachine guns have gone through a distinct evolution over the past one hundred years. Today we will look at these changes, specifically identifying:

- 1st Generation guns from World War One and through the 1930s - 2nd Generation guns of World War Two - 2nd Generation guns after World War Two - 2nd Generation guns adapter to modern polymer manufacturing - 3rd Generations guns in the form of rifle actions scaled down to pistol calibers

VIDEO HERE (18.5 minutes)

3 comments:

  1. Great vid.. I love the lines of the Sten and Grease Gun. They started to get ugly looking after ww2, Gen 2B.

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  2. I always learn something from that guy. I really appreciate you posting these.

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  3. The muzzle loading SMGs were terrible. Sometimes you'd still have the ramrod in when the thing fired. Anything has to be an improvement.
    Okay, smart ass aside, I still love the look of the old grease gun. Tough, reliable and cheap. A box of ammo cost more than the gun did. And those chunkers it sent down range, guaranteed to stop anything human and most things subhuman.

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