Top Ten Best Submachine Guns


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1Heckler & 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!

This gun was used by the Navy SEALs and is still used by the British Special Air Service today, despite it was designed in the 60s and 70s. Very versatile, accurate and reliable. With its decent rate of fire, it overcomes the fact that it has a small round, and is the most recognized 9mm weapon in the world. Heckler and Koch puts "German Engineering" at its finest quality with its superb weaponry.

Love this gun

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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.

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.

Great gun used by the Navy SEALs

That 4.6x30 mm stays flat as hell! Excellent round!

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3Sig Saur MPX

Amazing gun. Best I've ever fired in 9mm

Reliable and extremely accurate. Like 9mm + P better than 5.7 x 28. Is the new mp5 replacement!

This little gun is sick! And since it is an AR the or platform it is modular and highly customizable!

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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.

This gun is my personal favourite gun

V19 Comments

It has a robust and graceful recoil reduction system which is unparalleled

Amazing design, limited recoil, and great fire rate. (considering the recoil)

It has considerably little recoil, is very accurate, and is more powerful than the MP5.

Best smg gun ever!

V9 Comments

Fire rate and compactness are plus points, magazine could be a bit bigger though.

This is actually the successor of th mp5, which means it's better

The only reason it is the successor to the mp5 is that it is cheaper. Not as good for spec forces.

V3 Comments
7Skorpion EVO

Who cares about accuracy, just think about its fire rate and damage, this is my favorite submachine gun

Not only is it sexy as hell but it's wonderfully balanced...

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.

V5 Comments

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.

In my opinion it it is the king on the streets to kill so it is my favorite gun to me but it is my opinion on GTA5

Very accurate and a devastating amount of fire power.

V24 Comments

Mini uzi variant is tough to beat high rate of fire and comparable muzzle velocity to full size uzi. Regular uzi still excellent

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.

best submachine gun in the world also it was the standard submachine gun in the dutch army in the cold war

Great to hide in your bag and carry to school

V10 Comments

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!

Already in the list! (5)

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The Contenders


I don't really know why this is on the list since it isn't a submachine gun. It uses an intermediate cartridge so it is a carbine.

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

V8 Comments

Best design and fast rate of fire, still my favorite gun of all time nothing can compete!

I bet half of the people who said that the top 7 guns on here are good have been playing way to much Call of Duty.

Good thing, Russian should again begin to produce many different good things, I think they could make a good competition to all

Great Gun. Has 71 round, unbelievable.

V13 Comments
14Glock 18 In Full Auto

Glock makes the best pistols so their sub machine gun is perfect

It definitely hurt. Trust me, I kill with it and they all dead now.

V1 Comment

Half as heavy as the mp5, extremely accurate, rust proof,

16M3 Submachine Gun (Grease Gun)

Cheap to make, very reliable, can be controlled with one hand,

V1 Comment
17MP 40

This awesome sub should be way up the list, even above the Thompson, being highly proven on the battlefield with fine German engineering and ultra reliable.

I have one, super reliable, impressive technology.

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

For its time it was a amazing gun

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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. - my111

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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