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#1 michaelkih

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

I hope you guys enjoy.

One question. Do the 9mm conversions from Indianapolis run well? They sell the barrel, bolt, and mag adapter. Would love to buy it if so.

Anyways, heres the video. Lot of talking. Fast forward to 7:00 of you want to see shooting.

https://youtu.be/yuugGicpy2U

Thanks!

Edited by michaelkih, 23 August 2019 - 05:20 PM.

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#2 anticus

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:50 PM

Nice vid ! Always liked the M3 subguns.  Sorry Youtube has been messing with you. This is pure censorship.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:13 PM

Damn you. Now I must have one for my collection.

Also subscribed to your channel. YouTube is in the wrong here.

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#4 Petroleum 1

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for posting Mike...cool video. Can you imagine in WW2 when your M1A1 broke and they handed you that thing ugh


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#5 michaelkih

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:07 PM

Damn you. Now I must have one for my collection.

Also subscribed to your channel. YouTube is in the wrong here.

Buy it!
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

Nice video

Looks clunky

Mine is in nfa jail and I only shot it twice. But I thought it was horribly clunky with that monster bolt . Its a very basic weapon kinda like a sten. Trigger feels very sten like

Think you could hit anything at 50-100 yards ? With a Thompson I know I could. With a gg I dont think so
A fun piece of history though

Edited by huggytree, 25 August 2019 - 09:19 AM.

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#7 GaryKeim

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

Is it really much different from the MP-40, except for the weird thumb-driven actuator? I do think the re-loading sequence to be rather long.

What was the first SMG to have a stamped & welded receiver?
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:15 PM

Ive shot mine at 50 and 100 yards with no issues. You have to know how to shoot one
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:25 PM

Is it really much different from the MP-40, except for the weird thumb-driven actuator? I do think the re-loading sequence to be rather long.

What was the first SMG to have a stamped & welded receiver?


Mp40 anyone can pick up and blow the center out of a target. Almost 0 learning curve. Smooth as could be. Trigger is light and smooth. A mp40 is one of the best/smoothest subguns there is.

My experience with a M3a1 is very limited right now. Im sure with practice you get used to the clunky bolt
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:44 AM

Is it really much different from the MP-40, except for the weird thumb-driven actuator? I do think the re-loading sequence to be rather long.

What was the first SMG to have a stamped & welded receiver?


Very different gun. The MP40 is far better. I filmed my MP40 that same day but wont be releasing that video for probably a couple months.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:46 PM

Good to know, as I have an MP-40 incoming. I did fire it before purchase and I agree it was smooth.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:10 PM

Good to know, as I have an MP-40 incoming. I did fire it before purchase and I agree it was smooth.


It is a FAR better gun. You will freaking love the 40!
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 04:29 PM

Guess Im biased as I think the M3 is better. The MP40 has nearly double the parts of an M3 or M3A1, the stocks are normally loose/wobble and the smooth but plate is a joke. Ive shot a few MP40s and wasnt that impressed with them. I personally can shoot circles around MP40s but then again I put 8,000 or so rounds a year out of my M3....got the awards to prove it.

Btw I planning on having a redo of the Thompson, M3, MP40 duel at the TCA show and shoot next month. We will see how that turns out. I will follow the course of fire designated by the Army back in the 1940s
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 04:41 PM

Very Few here shoot 1 FA 8,000 rounds a year. Many dont shoot 8,000 a lifetime out of 1 gun

You need to compete against someone who is equally skilled with their mp40

Mp40 has less kick, smoother trigger, heavier/ front heavy, adjustable sights, less clunky bolt, action smooth as glass

If you win its because of you , not the gun

Toss your gun to a newbie and let him do the mp40/gg test

Wonder how many rounds a gg can take before the back welds break ?

Gg is a cool gun. Im lucky to own one. But it reminds me of a sten in how basic it is. The trigger is very similar. Not a good trigger, just a trigger with the least amount of parts in it to function.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

Well if the springs are replaced on a regular basis then it should run indefinitely.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Cool video, cool gun! It would be neat to see a supressed version.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:05 AM

When comparing a MP40 to a M3 ,remember that you are comparing a 9M/M, to a bone crushing, man stopping 45.

You could put a 22 unit in a TSMG and it would run smooth as glass, but without much stopping power.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:09 AM

Lets put a 9mm kit in an M3 or M3A1 and then compare to an MP40.....now thats a comparison.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:44 PM

Putting the conversion in is like night and day.  I didn't do it side x side, but that's a great idea.  

Of course the argument is academic, because if I'm really shooting to win I bring an MP5 and leave the others at home.

 

Once again, nice video.  At some point most MG videos will be deleted from utube, it's just part of the leftist manifesto to control the narrative. 


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:06 PM

Since I own both like several others on this board, guess I can weigh in on this subject.  The 9mm MP40 is very smooth and a dream to shoot, however I like the sights better on the "crude" grease gun.  The grease gun just chugs along and I can hold steady on the target.   I can easily do single shots on both weapons but love that .45 Automatic Colt Pistol round.  If you forced me to choose between the MP40, Greaser, or Thompson, would take the M3a1.  Of course I would ditch the M3a1 for a M2 Carbine and ditch the Carbine for a M16A1. 


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