Top Ten Best Submachine Guns


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Heckler & Koch MP5
The MP5 is the standard weapon of the SAS. Loved by all western counter-terrorism units. A high rate of fire and good accuracy. Extremely versatile.
There's a reason this gun is very, very popular... It's made by Heckler & Koch that's all a fast, light, military approved gun needs. Besides it's very accurate for a SMG. Let this gun do the talking!
Well it's the most used sub-machine gun in the world police, military, sas and the list goes on. The mp5 fires 3 different rounds the 9à - 19mm Parabellum10mm Auto (MP5/10).40 S&W (MP5/40). This guns very reliable.
[Newest]The reliability accuracy fairly good stoping power make the mp5 the best in my humble opinion also has great control a true legend

2Heckler & Koch MP7
Compact, low recoil, small but fast round and can be used with one hand; Ammo may be difficult to purchase; Execellent weapon that has excellent range even when suppressed.
Best of the best!
Newer version of mp5, and also lighter, looks cooler, faster to reload, has lots of power, has a higher fire rate, this should be on the top of the list.
[Newest]Great gun used by the Navy SEALs

3Sig Saur MPX

4FN P90
Great rate of fire, great range, great accuracy, and great size. Used by the secret service, Belgan military, and over 40 nations. Has a reflex sight, a 50 round horizontal magazine, and shoots up to 2,000 yards.
Better than the thompson, MP5, MP40, Uzi and the Kriss Super V in every way. Very accurate and exreamly popular. Awesome fire rate at 900rpm.
Brilliant unique design. 50 round magazine is a big plus... Good rate of fire, and the magazine lays horizontally on top of the gun right near your face so you can see how many shots you have left.
[Newest]Better range, higher damage, rate of fire than other smg in here

It has a robust and graceful recoil reduction system which is unparalleled
It has considerably little recoil, is very accurate, and is more powerful than the MP5.
The vector the best

This is actually the successor of th mp5, which means it's better
Chose it cus seen gun in action and ah ouch
I'd put this at the top with the kriss #2, and maybe mp5 #3, as to the other, you can't beat the Thompson for classics, but it is outdated, as for the m3, really? Really? It's basically the cheapest thing we could come up with, the mp7, uzi, and fn p90 are all good reliable guns, and as for the aks, I be tit's maybe better than a lot, if not all of these guns, but it's not really in their category, as for the glock, it's classified as a machine pistol (yes there is such a thing.

You honestly expected Al Capone's boys to use BARs and M1903 Springfields against Bugs Moran?
It has a 100rd drum, 50rd drum, 30rd, 20rd stick magazines. And the most bad ass, coolest looking gun. I just wish WE THE PEOPLE, would demand immediate change to allow all guns to be purchased without Tax stamp and background check.
This gun is a classic ww2 weapon, but it was everyones primary weapon. 40 rounds in this magizine will kill at least 30-35 people. If they had it in the army, this gun would be B-A!


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8Skorpion EVO
Not only is it sexy as hell but it's wonderfully balanced...
Fire rate is a charm
Bought one and rank it 2-3 of top 10. I have but TP9 that has served me quite well for nearly a decade but like the fit and finish if the because.

Safe, simple, rugged, reliable, time-tested, and very popular. The 9mm ammunition is admittedly weak, but it is readily available and the slow rate of fire means that you do not use bullets up too fast. While it may not be the most accurate smg, I feel that the "peoples weapon" aspects outweigh this.
Mini uzi variant is tough to beat high rate of fire and comparable muzzle velocity to full size uzi. Regular uzi still excellent
best submachine gun in the world also it was the standard submachine gun in the dutch army in the cold war
[Newest]Set the standard for most submachine guns and was and still is extremely revolutionary

This should be at least #3, the Kriss super V has broken a whole new barrier for weapons development since the m16, maybe even the 1911! This gun houses the one and only super v system that separates it from all other firearms because it's bolt drops back and down (decreases recoil and weapon jam)! Plus, this little bitch houses A.45 cal round which packs a huge punch and is fairly accurate for what it is!
Hell yes! Super V is one of my all time favorites. The only bad thing is that it goes dry of bullets, like, ├╝ber fast. But I mean hey! Check out that RPM; sick! :O
Why on earth is this not the number one SMG? It's got everything for heavens sake! Pinpoint accuracy, damn cool power and very little recoil. For me this is my fave!
[Newest]It's most power full sub machine guns

The Contenders

This is the best of the best right here, this gun could beat any other gun I would put my money on it we Russians pride ourselves in what we we make and stand behind it (yes I'm Russian)
Truly Russian and they make good guns. The best in country and the world!
Best nation that ever existed

Please get your facts right before you post something you know very little about... too many Call of Duty gun experts on here I swear to god. And how the hell is the MP7 number 2? It hasn't been for long enough to really prove its worth (but it was oh so good in Call of Duty right? ).
Best design and fast rate of fire, still my favorite gun of all time nothing can compete!
Good thing, Russian should again begin to produce many different good things, I think they could make a good competition to all
[Newest]This weapon should easily be in the top ten.

13Glock 18 In Full Auto
Glock makes the best pistols so their sub machine gun is perfect
Glock is very strong and I don't know the oder guns
It definitely hurt. Trust me, I kill with it and they all dead now.


15M3 Submachine Gun (Grease Gun)
Cheap to make, very reliable, can be controlled with one hand,
Very cheap great accuracy. Used by American ray in WW2.

16MP 40
I have one, super reliable, impressive technology.
Why is the Grease Gun above this? The Grease Gun is just a rip off of the MP40, designed to be cheaper (at the cost of its reliability).

Much the same way the Galil was based off the AK as a cheaper, but less efficient version.
I say this is the best sub-machine gun of ww2 and is still used today so that is why I rate it so high


18PP-19 Bizon

19Sterling Sub Machine Gun

20Steyr TMP
A tmp was made after the steyr aug. An auto pistol. Somtimes used by the marines.


This thing is a beast! I play airsoft and played with this for a year and it is the best gun on the field!

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