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.

Come on, needless to say why.

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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.

Great gun used by the Navy SEALs

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.

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

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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

Easy to produce, shoots 9mm, easy to control, 3 variants available (Uzi : 600 RPM, Mini Uzi : 900 RPM, Micro Uzi : 1200 RPM), reliable and a good muzzle velocity.

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Judging by the weapons voted into the top 10, I feel like a large portion of voters base their positions on Call of Duty...

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.

Fire rate is amazing and Tate's people apart

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5FN 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

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6Sig 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!

New kid on the block, still needs time.

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Recoil reducing system makes what would have already been a manageable weapon even lovelier. Best ergonomics of all guns on list as well as most compact

MOST of the people who will disagree with this have absolutely no experience with firearms and he's never even shot any of the above mentioned weapons

If anything, this gun deserves to be in the top 5, the Uzi can't come through at ranges the Vector can hit, and be accurate.

This gun has a high rate of fire what's not to love

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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

I love the Thompson! Never shot one, but I would love to try! The gun is beautiful and easily recognized.

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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)

This isn't a sub machine gun it's a short assault rifle

Best nation that ever existed

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10PP-19 Bizon

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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.

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12Glock 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.

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13Skorpion 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.

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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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17M3 Submachine Gun (Grease Gun)

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

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18MP 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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List StatsUpdated 24 May 2016

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1. Sig Saur MPX
2. Heckler & Koch MP7
3. Vector
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2. UMP45
3. Heckler & Koch MP7
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2. PP-19 Bizon
3. Uzi



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