SIG SAUER MPX: 21st Century piston driven SMG
By Todd Burgreen
The SMG’s most prominent role, indeed its raison d’être stretching back to the WWI trenches, is as a CQB weapon. Ease of sound suppression is another important SMG advantage that has come to the forefront. The increase in terrorism, organized crime, and drug smuggling with the resultant militarization of law enforcement teams to deal with these well-armed opponents has created a new need for the SMG. The SIG SAUER MPX is poised to reassert SMG potency and viability.
SMGs have evolved since their early 20th Century introduction and are loosely categorized by generation labels tracking this progress. Most first and second generation submachine guns (MP18, Thompson, MP38/40, Grease Gun, Sten) fire from an open bolt with a differentiation by manufacturing methods setting the 1st and 2nd Generation apart. The Uzi is considered...
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