This is a discussion on I Know, I Know -- but I didn't have one and...(photos) within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I wanted one. That's the only justification I can give for buying this. But, with 50 rounds of 230gr. 45 ACP, it should make for ...
I wanted one. That's the only justification I can give for buying this. But, with 50 rounds of 230gr. 45 ACP, it should make for one heck of a house clearing gun.
Model 1927A1/T150D. Came with the hard case, 1-50 round drum and 1-30 round stick magazine. I'm going to have to start lifting weights, though. Empty weight is listed as 13#. I weighed it with a fully loaded 50 round drum magazines and it tips the scales right at 17#. Really makes you appreciate an AR carbine at about 7#. Trigger's terrible, sights are worse and pulling the bolt back is an experience all to itself, but it's a Thompson. Nothing more to say so go ahead and have at me for wasting money on something like this while I drool all over it and try to wipe the smile off my face.
BTW, if anyone is aware of any forums dedicated to these critters, I'd appreciate a link. The only one I've found so far is here.
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
Sometimes a man's just gotta do what a man's gotta do!
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
That is great!! You'll get no negative waves from me on that purchase.
We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!
how much did that little lady put you back?
Let's Roll - Todd Beamer
Pretty, I want one.
Hey, it's lighter than a M-249 SAW, and still cooler in my book.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
And on a side note: Did you shoot that with a Chroma background?
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
That. Is. Awesome.
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
Yeah they are some heavy little guns.
Mine is a bit lighter I beleive as I have the copy of the military version.
Considering the design and original purpose the sights are not too shabby, but at least with mine, the gun is more accurate than the sights allow for.
As for the bolt. http://www.tommygunshop.com/cgi-bin/parts.asp Item number four will provide a great help to you in that department.
Also, some do not like to feed aluminum cased rounds (Blazer?) and hollowpoints.
Please select item and doesn't point to a specific item. If you're talking about this, I've already spied it but 80 bucks for 30.00 worth of parts seems a bit excessive. But, I may break down anyway.
It is an extended bolt handle. Helps you get a far better grip on the action, instead of one or two fingers.
this bolt handle which has a large U shaped groove through the center of it so that the front sight can still be seen.
hey cv...i got a plane flight to kansas in the morning... i'll swing by. i'd love to borrow it from you. i know you wont mind ;-)
Let's Roll - Todd Beamer