Tactical Thompson

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  1. UniversalBrow06

    UniversalBrow06

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    Has anyone made one? Has anyone thought about making one? Seems like it could be a possible Auto Ordinance project or something. :dunno:

    I know this might sound incredibly sacrilegious but I've always wondered why someone doesn't slap some tacticool polymer on a Thompson .45 and make it modern ninja practical carbine.

    Think about it... it's a great platform... mags are available, people are always looking for a nice .45 acp carbine. Replace the wood furniture with a quad rail, Magpul grip, and a 6-position AR type stock, and you have at least a decent (if not ugly) carbine.

    The only downsides I can think of is that it'll make the Thompson purists go nuts, and it'll still probably be very heavy. Ok, it'll also still be comparatively expensive. But I bet it would be a great gun.

    Thoughts? Flame on?
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing it done.
     

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    I'd buy one in a hot second
     
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    I'm sure it would be a practical tool, yet I think that do to the ugly factor.....:rofl:
     
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    the weight of that thing makes me cringe at the thought, for the money i'd rather do a HK UMP conversion or a 9mm Sterling
     
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    Seems like AO makes a synthetic stock one that might get you started but this is a heavy platform and with the mandatory legal 16" barrel, I would think too heavy to be practical for ED use.
     
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    Why? You can get better for about the same money in a Kriss, the Kriss is more compact, and recoils less, magazines are plentiful since it uses Glock mags. I don't see the Thompson having any advantage other than some possible cool factor.
     
  8. Cole125

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    While that does sound cool, the Thompson is an outdated design. You would be better off with a HK UMP or one of those new .45 acp AR15s that just came out. :dunno
     
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    You mean like this:
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    The prop guns were made from a Thompson receiver with an 870 stuck inside a SPAS fore-end for the "grenade launcher", all wrapped up in custom plastic and fiberglass. There used to be "conversion kits" available on a couple sites.
     
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    Not to get off-topic, but go to max-11.com and click on "New Products Coming Soon!". Then scroll all the way down.
     
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    A rail for a light isn't a bad idea. I don't see the point of vandalizing it beyond that. It handled tactical situations in WWII just fine without black plastic.
     
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    They make or made one, it had a black stock and parkerized finish as I recall. Plus they make an alloy reciever model now which is a lot lighter than the steel ones. 8# vs 10.5# for the M1C.

    I don't see the black one on the website now, but you could do it easily enough.
     
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    Was called the Commando but I cannot tell you much about its specs.

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    I would personally take a tricked out Thompson over a KRISS V. That's my personal opinion, but I haven't heard so many good things about the KRISS. H&K I could understand, although I (not someone who would be slinging the gun around in the jungle) don't mind the extra weight of the Thompson to tame recoil. After firing one for the first time, I realized just how little recoil the gun had. I will admit, it is a heavy piece of equipment.

    Is it so outdated that it has outlived its usefulness? The .45 auto ARs do look promising, especially the one that takes Glock mags.
     
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    Saw a Thompson handgun last week.
    Wow, heavy!
    :supergrin:
     
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    LOL, that's awesome! Is it at least in 10mm? :supergrin: Even cooler would be 10mm magnum as it's more like a rifle cartridge.
     
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    Seems to me, the Thompson is pretty damned "tactical" just as it is.

    At least, it was "tactical" enough to help us win two World Wars.

    Just ask the Nips and the Nazis....

    -ET
     
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    A real Thompson is one of the few full autos that I would have any interest in owning if I won the lottery or something.
     
  19. UniversalBrow06

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    Definitely agree. It's a stunning and beautiful piece of history AND a bad@$$ gun at the same time.
     
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    It would be like putting VW fenders on a Corvette.