MP40 looks sweet. A lot cheaper than the real deal!
I don't think these are powerful enough to kill squirrels. But if your jihad involves scaring/annoying the snot out of them, these will work just fine!I need one of these so I can continue my squirrel jihad.
I paid less than that last week at PyramydAir's sale, and got free shipping, too. Plus PA's superior support and customer service. AND had it in just two days.Amazon has the Thompsons for $218.
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I have the Thompson as well. I wanted a wall hanger to go along with my other WWII arms in my office. I have a demilled Garand I built from all crap parts and a welded receiver, and a CMP field grade m1 Carbine I "disabled" for a wall hanger ( have a bunch of other shooters), and a clean CO2 bb 1911 that looks the part from 5ft for the most part. This Thompson looks the part very well too. It is a hoot to shoot. fun as all heck. As Snake45 says, they did a great job on the plastic stock,you cant tell till you touch it. The photos on line like at pyramid air, do it no justice. I ended up getting the CO2 m1 carbine too but with wood stock.I took my field grade carbine off the wall and re-activated it, and back in the safe. I have the winchester M14 CO2 rifle, but for the plastic stock it's a good 5ft'er.. I have a few CMP stocks, need to attempt to fit one for it.I don't think these are powerful enough to kill squirrels. But if your jihad involves scaring/annoying the snot out of them, these will work just fine!
Just shot my new M1 Thompson for the first time. Functioned perfectly, shot a little low and a hair to the left but put pretty much everything into one "rathole." The fake wood (plastic) furniture is MUCH better looking and feeling than the plastic stock on the M1 carbine. Has a much better texture/feel. Rate of fire is noticeably higher than the MP40--this might be the MG42 of BB guns. It's a little lighter than a real Thompson (due to the plastic stock, no doubt), but it's still substantially and satisfyingly hefty. I got three full magazines (29 rounds each) out of one CO2 cartridge, and yes, it's set up to take two cartridges but runs fine on one (just load one empty cartridge too).
Overall, the MP40 is more enjoyable to shoot. Turns out I just don't care for the ergonomics of the Thompson itself (that's not Umarex's fault). Length of pull is HELLA long, and the web area of my hand gets pinched between the pistol grip and the nose of the stock. (If this was real wood, I'd work that area down, but I don't think that's possible with the plastic.) Maybe it will just take me some getting used to after the very user-friendly MP40 and M1 carbine.