- Fully licensed M1A1 Thompson submachine gun
- Full metal receiver with realistic imitation wood furniture
- Stamped Auto Ordnance trademarks and markings
- Authentic fire controls
- Correct side mounted charging handle location
- 50 round stick magazine
- Realistic blowback action
The Tommy Gun M1A1 submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the "Tommy Gun", "Annihilator", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "The Chopper", and simply "The Thompson". The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police, and civilians alike for its large .45 ACP cartridge, accuracy, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. It has had, and continues to have, considerable significance in popular culture, especially in works about the U.S.'s Prohibition era and World War II, and hence is among the best-known firearms in recent history.
The WE-Tech M1A1 gas powered submachine gun is the most realistic Thompson on the market to date. From its metal receiver to heavy recoil, the WE-Tech M1A1 provides the player with the most realistic variant of the iconic SMG to sweep the field with.Length:
31.2 inches Weight:
~7.2 lbs / 3200gDimension:
31.69 inches.Inner Barrel:
Full Auto, Semi Auto and safety.Gas:
Yes, AdjustablePackage Includes:
Gun, Magazine, ManualManufacturer:
WE-Tech / Licensed by Cybergun
FPS Range: 310-330
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"The first thing I noticed upon opening the box, was the hideous plastic front sight. Yes, I know, 15 USC, but nowhere does it say the orange has to be a plastic part. Of course these manufacturers will gladly sell you a metal sight/muzzle at extra cost!! Sorry; rant out of the way. On to the review.
In the box is the gun, and 1 mag. Also included comes a rather, um...phallic...looking mag loader. Despite it's looks it is one of the best loaders I have used. The feed nozzle is fitted for the M1 mags. (Update: tried loader on my WE G36 mags and it worked well, so it might be fitted for WE stuff) There are no real instructions/paperwork included, but I've gotten used to this in the airsoft world
This gun is a little more than half the weight of it's real world counterpart (which is understandable) but still felt good to hold. All of the "wood" is plastic, although looking at it from only a few feet away you would never know. The rear grip feels quit real despite being plastic. The foregrip and stock do feel plastic-y.
Fit and finish: Finish is awesome. A nice uniform matte grey overall. The lettering is deeply stamped into the metal, and is clean and legible. The stock and grips mesh well with the metal. Very nice looking. Sling swivels are metal and accept the original style web slings with no problem.
Fit is fair at best. The fit between the receiver and frame is quite loose, and a gap is noticeable between the 2 parts. The barrel assy is connected to the receiver by a single screw just forward of the mag well (this would be the grip mount on the real one). This single screw vibrates loose after firing a few mags. When this screw loosens, it causes the barrel to wobble, causing feed issues as well as causing the nozzle to not smoothly disengage on blowback. The rear sight is fixed and not adjustable, just like the real one. Remember, this was built as a "trench broom". No aiming required!
On to firing: .25Bio BBs and standard green gas. The initial firing went very well. A nice crisp blow-back with noticeable recoil. NICE! The plastic buttstock is hollow and causes a plastic sounding echo to the recoil. I can live with that for now. Semi and auto modes operated well initially. Hop up was non-existent. I adjusted it up and down, but it made no change in the BBs flight path. Despite this, the gun was fairly accurate to about 50 ft. Grouping is like a real SMG; all land in the same area. Magazines are VERY difficult to insert and eject. Don't panic! They do loosen after a few dozen times of inserting and ejecting. A quick recommendation: cock the bolt back before inserting your mag until you break it in.
After about 200 rounds I had double fires in semi mode. This is when I discovered the barrel screw issue. Field stripped and inspected the gun. Right away I noticed a notable amount of aluminium flecks inside the receiver. I discovered gouging on the bottom surface of the bolt caused by it's travel over the fire control group. I would expect this kind of damage after a few thousand rounds, not a few hundred. Cleaned it up, lubed it up and went back to testing. A few more mags no problem. Then jamming began. Barrel screw loosened and this time trapped the front part of the nozzle in the chamber. This cause the front part of the nozzle to separate from the rear. Disassembly time. More metal shavings in the receiver well. Excessive wear to the top of the "sear" (not sure what it's called in airsoft speak). Gouging on the bottom of the bolt. Disassembled nozzle to find the pin that holds the nozzle spring inside the nozzle had ripped out of it's hole, causing damage to the rear section of the nozzle (wish I could post a pic for this one). Also need to mention the safety started braking stones at this point. It would not rotate to safe, with the pin getting caught on the bolt. I needed to pull the bolt back slightly to allow the safety to rotate into place.Test over.
Had this for a week. Less than 750 rounds. Now it's a very nice looking paper weight. I have had great luck with WE stuff in the past, so maybe I got a lemon.
Rating: 1 This is a very nice looking piece and I'd love to give it a 5 on that alone. When it worked, it was a LOT of fun! However, a gun that doesn't fire is like a car that doesn't start. If you are buying this to shoot, then I can not recommend it. If you are a Thompson fanatic like me, then yeah, you need this. I wish you better luck. Safe shooting!
"this gun is amazing played two games with it so far and with a 50 round gas mag you cant beat it. This gun is very loud and has a hard kick and the op up is easily adjustable no disassembly required. Highly recommend this gun goes through the 50 rounds on full auto without a hicup its awesome.
-nothing besides on of the mags i ordered broke for some reason
everything its the best!
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