Submachine Guns

HeliBacon’s arsenal is an ever-growing selection of rare, unique and historic fully automatic firearms for our guests to experience and enjoy.

Certain machine guns are available to use from the helicopter during hunting operations. Many more are available during the afternoon Machine Gun Range Experience. Come to Texas and admire the sleek German engineering of our MP5s, feel the earth-shaking rumble of our M2 ‘Ma Deuce’ .50 caliber heavy machine gun, and zip off a full magazine in the blink of an eye with our Glock 18 machine pistol. Our vast arsenal has something for everyone, regardless of skill level.

HeliBacon shooting events are sure to “arm you” with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t forget.

SubMachine Guns

Thompson 1928A1

45ACP
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Thompson 1928A1

OriginUSACaliber45ACPCyclic Rate600-725

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon’s arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The Media sensationalized the look of a Thompson with a drum magazine. The 1928A1 models were able to use both box and drum magazines, but due to problems with the drum magazines, the military rejected them, favoring 20 and 30 round box ‘stick’ magazines. The Thompson M1A1 model, produced during the WWII era, didn’t even have the capability of accepting a drum magazine and exclusively used box magazines.

“Instantly recognizable. One of the few firearms in the arsenal that’s identified on sight, and called by name, by virtually everyone who sees it.” – HeliBacon

Thompson M1A1

45ACP
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Thompson M1A1

OriginUSACaliber45ACPCyclic Rate600-725

The Thompson submachine gun was designed by General John T. Thompson towards the end of the first World War, but it was the American mafia gangsters of the Prohibition era that forever cemented the Tommy Gun into American culture and lore. First manufactured in 1918, the Allied Forces widely deployed the Thompson during World War II. Its many names include Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, Chicago Piano, Trench Sweeper, The Chopper, and of course, the Tommy Gun. HeliBacon’s arsenal has both the 1928A1 and the M1A1 models.

The 1928A1 model featured high-quality wood furniture and finely machined parts but at a relatively high cost. The 1928A1 was in general production for the US Armed Forces before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but WWII volume demands led to the eventual creation of the M1A1 variant by 1942, which could be produced in half the time as the 1928A1 and at a greatly reduced cost. Simplifications included machining the firing pin into the face of the bolt, rather than the free-floating firing pin and hammer design of previous models. Although the M1A1 served its purpose well, by the end of WWII it was already being replaced by an even more cost-effective option, the M3 grease gun.

“Essential to the gangster genre: cigarettes, Fedora hats, Tommy Guns.” – HeliBacon

LWRC SMG 45

45ACP
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LWRC SMG 45

OriginUSACaliber45ACPCyclic Rate600-800

The SMG 45 marks LWRC’s initial foray into the submachine gun space. The Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) market is crowded lately, but there is always room for a quality entrant like LWRC. The SMG 45, crafted using high-performance aluminum and steel, uses HK UMP magazines and stocks, and incorporates AR-15 style ergonomics with ambidextrous fire controls, bolt catch/release, and HK’s paddle mag release for easy loading and magazine changes.

The SMG 45 weighs in at a mere 5.9 lbs, and features a unique delayed blowback operating mechanism that allows the barrel and bolt to travel rearward together for a short distance before unlocking, thus reducing felt recoil and improving suppressor effect with less gasses escaping from the ejection port.

”LWRC’s innovation applied to the subgun world - very exciting.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5A4

9×19MM
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HK MP5A4

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate800

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5A4 configuration is a fixed stock with a 3-round burst trigger group. The A4 variant also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5A5

9×19MM
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HK MP5A5

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate800

The MP5 is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch. It uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and the HK21/23 series of belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed London’s Iranian embassy, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod.

The MP5A5 configuration uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53, HK G3, and HK21/23, and features H&K’s convenient 3-lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors. It also has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock MPA4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform.

The MP5A5 configuration has a collapsible stock and a 3-round burst trigger group. Although the retractable stock is not as ergonomically comfortable to shoot as the fixed stock A4 variant, the intrinsic quality of a submachine gun is its compact size. Hence, the A5 stock is perfectly thematic for this platform. The MP5 also features H&K’s convenient 3 lug mount on the muzzle for rapid installation and removal of 9mm suppressors.

Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.” - John McClane / Hans Gruber, Die Hard, 1988.

HK MP5SD

9×19MM
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HK MP5SD

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate700

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5SD was introduced in 1974 as a modified version of the MP5 built with an integrated suppressor (Schalldämpfer). It’s suppressor is considerably larger than what is required to make the 9mm cartridge hearing safe, which results in extremely effective sound dampening and complete muzzle flash elimination. The barrel is ported as well, which reduces supersonic 9mm ammunition to much quieter subsonic velocities. When stealth is a premium, the MP5SD is the answer. HeliBacon’s model is configured as the MP5SD5, featuring a fixed stock and a 3-round burst trigger group.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variations of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

“Unbelievably quiet. It’s easily a top 5 fan favorite.” - HeliBacon

HK MP5/40

40 S&W
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HK MP5/40

OriginWest GermanyCaliber40 S&WCyclic Rate800

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5/40 was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1992, and chambered in the larger 40 S&W cartridge. The burst function in the MP5/40 typically fires two rounds per trigger pull, compared to the three round burst function of the smaller 9mm cartridge. It also features semi-transparent magazines, which it shares with the MP5/10, a 10mm version. A bolt catch/release button is on the left side of the receiver. Curiously, some MP5/40 variants delete the button mag release on the right side of the receiver, and instead feature only the ambidextrous paddle mag release common to MP5 platforms.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5K-PDW

9×19MM
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HK MP5K-PDW

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate900

The MP5 submachine gun, developed in the 1960s by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch, uses a roller-delayed blowback operation like the HK33/53 carbines, HK G3 battle rifle, and the HK21/23 belt-fed machine guns. The MP5 gained worldwide visibility and recognition during a daylight televised raid in 1980 when SAS commandos stormed the Iranian embassy in London, killing five terrorists and rescuing hostages in Operation Nimrod. Police and military forces now use the MP5 in over 100 countries, cementing the MP5 and its variants as one of the most popular submachine guns in history.

The MP5K-PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) was introduced by Heckler & Koch in 1991 for use in special operations aircraft and by military vehicle crews. This system is ideal when a larger firearm is unmanageable because space is at a premium. The stock can be folded and a removable suppressor can be quickly attached using H&K’s 3 lug mount system. With a shorter receiver, shorter barrel, folding stock and detachable suppressor, this compact variant still carries 30 rounds of 9mm ammo in a select fire configuration.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW and MP5/40.

HK MP5KN-PDW

9×19MM
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HK MP5KN-PDW

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate900

Similar to HeliBacon’s MP5K-PDW, the 'N' for Navy denotes an MP5 or MP5K model developed by H&K for the United States Navy. It designates a suite of options for a specific trigger pack, barrel configuration, and stock.

The 'N' model uses an ambidextrous 0,1,F trigger pack, opting to remove any burst capability. Proper trigger control on full auto accomplishes burst functionality. The barrel incorporates a three-lug/threaded tip for a sound suppressor. Finally, a Navy model features a padded rubber folding buttstock, keeping the gun quite compact for tight quarters commonly encountered in ship-borne operations.

HeliBacon's arsenal features many factory original variants of the MP5, including the MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD, MP5K, MP5K-PDW, and MP5/40.

"From tip to butt, the N model is all Navy." - HeliBacon

HK UMP 40

40 S&W
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HK UMP 40

OriginGermanyCaliber40 S&WCyclic Rate600

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features a UMP 40 with side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, in 2 round burst mode, the UMP 40 is fairly controllable. The UMP 40 is an excellent modern closed-bolt submachine gun with outstanding ergonomics and full functionality and is surprisingly lightweight.

“Compare the UMP to pretty much any subgun of the last century. Ergonomics have come a long way!” – HeliBacon

HK UMP 45

45ACP
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HK UMP 45

OriginGermanyCaliber45ACPCyclic Rate600

The Heckler & Koch UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for “Universal Submachine Gun”) was developed in the 1990s and features a predominantly polymer construction and direct blowback operation. These changes make the UMP series much less expensive to manufacture than the roller-delayed locking mechanism of the MP5. The fundamental differences between the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP versions are the bolt, barrel and magazine.

HeliBacon’s UMP 45 features a side-folding stock, straight polymer magazines, last round bolt hold open with a bolt release button, and a 0,1,2,F trigger group configuration. The subsonic nature of 45 ACP makes the suppressor quite effective as well.

The direct blowback operation, and associated heavier bolt, result in more felt recoil than the MP5 chambered in 9mm. However, compared to the Thompson, another 45 ACP chambered submachine gun, the ergonomics are superior, the functionality is greater, the overall weight is substantially reduced, and it fires from a closed bolt.

“Apples to apples, shoot a Thompson and a UMP 45 one after the other. Both subguns, both 45 ACP. Ergonomics have come a long way in a century.” – HeliBacon

FN P90

FN 5.7×28
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FN P90

OriginBelgiumCaliberFN 5.7×28Cyclic Rate900

The FN P90 is an unconventional firearm with a futuristic appearance due to its compact bullpup design and unique top-mounted magazine. The P90, manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium, was designed to incorporate several innovations built around the small-caliber, high-velocity 5.7×28mm ammunition. This small cartridge allows an impressive 50-round magazine capacity for the P90, which is unusually high for a PDW system. The P90 is a downward ejecting, fully ambidextrous, extremely compact bullpup, and has been adopted by military and police forces in over 40 nations. FN’s Five-seveN pistol is also chambered in the same caliber.

“Small but potent. Like Arya Stark.” - HeliBacon

PPSh-41

7.62×25 Tokarev
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PPSh-41

OriginSoviet UnionCaliber7.62×25 TokarevCyclic Rate1,000

The PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina; Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина; "Shpagin machine pistol") is a Soviet magazine-fed select-fire submachine gun, chambered in the 7.62x25 Tokarev pistol round. Designer Georgy Shpagin intended the PPsh-41 to be an inexpensive yet simple and reliable alternative to the PPD-40. The ejection port is on the top which results in brass ejecting straight up and gunsmoke obscuring the shooter’s vision during full auto fire. Nicknamed papasha (Russian for “daddy”), the PPSH-41 dates back to 1941 and is largely constructed of stamped steel, with a direct blowback action and fires from an open bolt. It can be loaded with either box or drum magazines.

“Practicality aside, the high cyclic rate and ‘rain of brass’ make the PPSh-41 exceptionally popular.” - HeliBacon

Walther MPL

9×19MM
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Walther MPL

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate550

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPL to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPL, or dialogue, but not both.” – HeliBacon

Walther MPK

9×19MM
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Walther MPK

OriginWest GermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate550

Walther’s MP is a German designed submachine gun, produced from 1963 to 1985. Although it uses a direct blowback operation, the bolt mass is inside a tube, above the chamber and barrel, and is conceptually similar to a telescoping bolt. This unique design creates a compact firearm that still has a substantial barrel length relative to the gun’s overall size. The Walther MP is smooth shooting and very controllable due to the tame cyclic rate. The MPL version houses a 10.2-inch barrel and has 100/200 meter sights, while the super compact MPK has a 6.8-inch barrel and is only 14.7 inches in overall length with the stock folded.

The relative rarity of Walther’s MPL/MPK is predominantly due to being overshadowed by H&K’s MP5 and IMI’s Uzi, but is in no way a reflection of the excellent quality and craftsmanship of this gem of a submachine gun. It has been adopted by only a dozen or so militaries and police forces. Notably, the United States 1st SFOD-D fielded it during the ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw.

“Hollywood usually gives the MPK to unnamed henchmen, mobsters, terrorists and miscellaneous security personnel. You can have an MPK, or dialogue, but not both.” – HeliBacon

Swedish K

9×19MM
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Swedish K

OriginSwedenCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate600

The Kulsprutepistol m/45 (Kpist m/45) was developed in Sweden, and hence became known as the Swedish K. Designed in 1944-45 by a guy named Gunnar Johnsson (what a cool name) and produced in 1945 at the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna, Sweden at the close of WWII, it also became known as the Carl Gustaf m/45 – model of 1945. The Swedish K is a full-auto only submachine gun, with a folding stock, and fires from an open bolt. It is a stamped metal tubular design and feeds from 36 round straight stick magazines.

United States Navy SEALs made extensive use of the Swedish K in conflicts in Southeast Asia, until Sweden embargoed the export of weapons to the United States in 1966. Smith & Wesson was then asked to produce a similar 9mm submachine gun, eventually designated the Smith & Wesson M76. The M76 was in service for a brief time period until the US Navy interest switched to HK MP5 variants for submachine guns.

The Swedish K quickly became one of HeliBacon’s favorite subguns because the muzzle hardly rises at all during full-auto fire. It just stays in place while the bolt rides back and forth. Amazingly controllable.

“This is an original m/45, from Sweden, complete with royal crown C markings. Not an Egyptian Port Said licensed copy or a m/45B model. We like originals!” – HeliBacon

Smith & Wesson Model 76

9×19MM
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Smith & Wesson Model 76

OriginUSACaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate720

United States Navy SEALs extensively used the Swedish K in Southeast Asian conflicts until 1966, when neutral Sweden didn’t want their firearms used in a warzone and embargoed weapon exports to the United States. Then, Smith & Wesson was asked to produce a similar 9mm submachine gun, eventually designated as the Smith & Wesson Model 76. The M76 enjoyed a brief service life before the US Navy’s interests transitioned to HK MP5 submachine gun variants.

Like its Swedish K predecessor, the M76 is an open-bolt, tubular design machine gun feeding from 36-round straight stick magazines. However, the M76 incorporates a selector switch for 0,1,F firing modes, whereas the Swedish K is a full-auto-only subgun. The US Navy contract specified sound suppressor attachment capabilities. A large silencer that dampens most of the sound and eliminates all muzzle flash can replace the M76’s barrel shroud.

The M76 is rugged, reliable, and highly controllable. The rushed schedule took only nine months from design to production. As such, the finishing refinements were passed over in favor of rapid deployment. Nevertheless, it is an excellent example of an open-bolt submachine gun. Smith & Wesson produced the M76 from 1967 until 1974 due to limited market demand.

“As controllable as the Swedish K, but with select fire capabilities and a grip that’s 10 times more ergonomic. Great gun!” - HeliBacon

SIG MPX

9×19MM
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SIG MPX

OriginGermanyCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate850

SIG first designed the gas-operated SIG MPX in 2013. This closed-bolt gas piston system is both reliable and durable, and allows for conversion from 9mm to .357 SIG and/or 40 S&W. With ergonomics similar to the familiar AR-15 platform, the MPX has light moving mass while cycling, which results in little felt recoil and virtually no muzzle rise.

HeliBacon’s arsenal includes MPX variants with 3-lug quick attach Gemtech Lunar 9 silencers and Innovative Arms SMPX integral silencers with ported barrels that vent pressure into the first blast chamber, which converts supersonic ammunition to subsonic velocities. Rifle length versions are available for use from the aircraft.

“This one surprised us. Soft shooting. Comfortable. Almost no recoil. SIG made an awesome platform with the MPX.” – HeliBacon

UZI

9×19MM
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UZI

OriginIsraelCaliber9×19MM

“Uzi” refers to a family of submachine guns designed by IDF Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The direct blowback design incorporates an innovative telescoping bolt that extends over the chamber, which allows the magazine well to be located inside the pistol grip. The full size Uzi was adopted in 1956 for general issue in the IDF, and used in a variety of combat roles when a submachine gun would be more appropriate than a carbine or larger battle rifle.

A famous photograph of the 1981 assassination attempt of US President Ronald Regan shows Secret Service agent Robert Wanko holding an Uzi while securing the chaos of the scene. The Uzi family of submachine guns have been exported to over 90 countries, and with more than 10 million units sold, remain the world’s most popular submachine gun.

HeliBacon’s authentic Israel Military Industries (IMI) Uzi is complete with Hebrew letters designating the fire selector position. With the Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor installed, and using subsonic ammo, the Uzi is as stealthy as can be. HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi and the Micro Uzi.

“The Uzi is among a small handful of guns that are recognized on sight by almost everyone.” – HeliBacon

UZI Mini

9×19MM
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UZI Mini

OriginIsraelCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate950

The Mini Uzi, introduced in 1980, is a smaller version of its full-size big brother. The Mini is 20% lighter and shorter than the full-size Uzi and features a wire-frame side-folding stock. Uzis saw operational use as a personal defense weapon for rear-echelon troops, who were less likely to face engagements; vehicle crews, where space was a premium; artillery crews, for who a submachine gun is a secondary or even tertiary weapon system; and finally, elite assault forces, who valued compact maneuverability in tight spaces. In each of these cases, the Uzi’s small form factor outweighed a carbine’s power and range.

Due to the shorter bolt and reduced bolt travel distance inside the shorter receiver, the cyclic rate of the Mini Uzi increases to 950 rpm compared to the full-size variant’s 600 rpm rate, a 58% gain.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“Like Goldilocks porridge, the Mini is just right.” – HeliBacon

UZI Micro

9×19MM
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UZI Micro

OriginIsraelCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate1,200

In 1986 the Micro Uzi was developed for use by military and police units around the world, including the United States Secret Service and Israeli Isayeret. The Micro variant is just over 11 inches in size, with the wire-frame stock folded, and weighs only 3.3 pounds. It shares a side-folding wire frame stock design with the Mini Uzi; although, true to its Micro name, even the stock is smaller. Unlike its bigger brothers, the Micro Uzi fires from a closed bolt. Due to the shortened receiver and the bolt’s small travel distance, the cyclic rate is greatly increased. The full-size Uzi fires 600 rpm and the Mini Uzi fires 950 rpm, but the Micro Uzi fires a blistering 1,200 rpm, fully doubling the cyclic rate of the full-size variant. In such a compact form factor, the Micro Uzi packs a powerful punch.

To combat muzzle flip, HeliBacon adds the MPS silencer from Engineered Silencer and Black Adder Arms to the Micro variant. Expertly engineered, the MPS replaces the Micro Uzi barrel nut and fits like a glove.

HeliBacon’s arsenal features multiple factory original variants of the Uzi, including the Uzi submachine gun, the Mini Uzi, and the Micro Uzi.

“In true pistol format, the substantial muzzle flip is difficult to control. The addition of a wire stock and suppressor improves controllability significantly. For safety reasons, this is the only configuration we use.” – HeliBacon

UZI Violin

9×19MM
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UZI Violin

OriginIsraelCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate600

There is no better way to carry around a full size Uzi with 8 magazines and a Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor than inside a violin case.

A violin, ready to play with chin rest, weighs approximately 1 pound. The contents of this case, with Uzi, suppressor, and 8 loaded magazines, weighs approximately 15 pounds. That’s a lot of violins. Pro-tip: if the tattooed guy with a grizzly beard and a plaid shirt looks like he’s carrying a really heavy violin, he’s not.

The Gemtech Mossad-II suppressor does an excellent job reducing the sound signature, especially when paired with subsonic ammunition. So if stealth is your primary objective, definitely make use of the violin case for concealment, because it doesn’t look suspicious at all. Nope. Not even one little bit.

“Yes my orchestra meets for rehearsal, just down this alley, right over here in this abandoned warehouse.” – HeliBacon

M4-22 Elite

22 Long Rifle
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M4-22 Elite

OriginUSACaliber22 Long RifleCyclic Rate900

The 22 Long Rifle cartridge has been a favorite of American plinksters for over a century. Measured by numbers produced, it is by far, the most popular caliber in the world. Inexpensive, and fairly accurate at close distances, many shooters’ first firearm was chambered in this cartridge. That being said, the rimmed case design lacks feeding reliability and consistent operation in self-loading platforms. Enter – the Tippmann Arms M4-22 Elite.

The M4-22 Elite features custom internals crafted specifically for 22 LR reliability, and a proprietary magazine which solves the feeding challenges.

HeliBacon’s M4-22 Elite is a full-auto select-fire model sporting an 11-inch barrel with a 12-inch aluminum M-LOK handguard, partially covering the direct-thread 22 LR SilencerCo suppressor. SIG’s Tango6T LPVO scope provides a clear sight picture. Full-auto suppressed 22 LR is the quietest, easiest to control, and lowest recoil system in the arsenal.

“Full-auto fun doesn’t have to break the bank.” – HeliBacon

Ruger 10/22

22 Long Rifle
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Ruger 10/22

OriginUSACaliber22 Long RifleCyclic Rate2,000

Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s 10/22 semi-automatic rifle has been in continuous production since 1964. Many a youngster’s first gun was a Ruger 10/22. Ever the popular plinkster rifle, HeliBacon’s 10/22s are converted to open-bolt machine guns with material welded and machined into the face of the bolt to act as the firing pin. The direct blowback action and short bolt travel distance result in a blistering rate of fire. You’ve never shot an aluminum can like this before. Come experience the nostalgia of your youth, only this time at 2,000 rounds per minute. Your inner child will thank you.

“Boys don’t grow up. Their toys just get more expensive.” – HeliBacon

Steyr MPi 81

9×19MM
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Steyr MPi 81

OriginAustriaCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate720

Austria’s Uzi, the MPi 81, is an improved version of the MPi 69, which is based on the Israeli Uzi. The MPi 81 is a direct blowback 9mm submachine gun, with a telescoping bolt and a retractable metal stock. It eliminates the sometimes tricky grip safety on an Uzi and replaces it with a cross bolt style safety lock. Partially depressing the trigger results in semi-auto fire, while pulling it all the way to the rear creates full-auto fire. This ‘variable trigger pull length selector’ function is also featured on other European designs such as Belgium’s FN P90 and F2000, along with Steyr’s own AUG.

Comparatively, Uzi’s are the world’s most popular selling submachine gun with more than 10 million units built and sold, while Austria’s MPi 81, a more refined Uzi-design was only adopted by a handful of countries and today few genuine Steyr MPi models remain. HeliBacon is fortunate to have such a pristine sample of the MPi 81 available for use.

“We like Austria’s Uzi way more than the original. And this says a lot because we remain huge fans of the Israeli Uzi.” – HeliBacon

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - FDE

9×19MM
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CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - FDE

OriginCzech RepublicCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate1,150

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“Very Nice!” – Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - Black

9×19MM
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CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 - Black

OriginCzech RepublicCaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate1,150

The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a blowback operated 9mm submachine gun, with a visually striking Innovative Arms IA-SC9 suppressor and HB Industries handguard. Although the Scorpion EVO 3’s direct blowback action produces sharper felt recoil than either the SIG MPX’s rotating bolt or H&K’s MP5 roller-delayed lock up, the addition of the integrated suppressor makes for a quiet experience. Hot 9mm +P ammo, and the bolt’s short travel distance create a fairly high cyclic firing rate for a submachine gun.

Ever the stylish arsenal, HeliBacon offers the Scorpion EVO 3 in both Flat Dark Earth and Ninja Black with Red accents.

“Very Nice!” – Borat Sagdiyev

CZ Vz61

32 ACP
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CZ Vz61

OriginCzech RepublicCaliber32 ACPCyclic Rate850

The “Škorpion vz. 61” is a select-fire, Czech made, direct blowback operated machine pistol or submachine gun firing from a closed bolt. Manufactured continuously from 1961 for nearly 20 years, the over-folding wire frame stock gives it the iconic, memorable look for which it is famous. Although several other caliber variants were made, none were mass produced like the vz. 61 model, which is chambered in 32 ACP.

This handy sidearm has been featured in scores of well-known movies, but perhaps none more famous than The Matrix where Keanu Reeves’ character Neo storms an office high-rise lobby with partner Trinity. Keanu Reeves can be seen dual wielding a pair of Vz61s in machine pistol configuration, with barrel shrouds installed. He fires these continuously for 32 seconds of glorious screen time before discarding them. At 850 rounds per minute, this equates to a magazine capacity of 450 rounds. Where can we purchase some of these Hollywood mags?

“Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys, loose change…” – Lobby Guard, The Matrix, right before Neo and Trinity get into a large shootout.

Kriss Vector SMG 9

9×19MM
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Kriss Vector SMG 9

OriginUSACaliber9×19MMCyclic Rate1,200

The Vector SMG is an innovative submachine gun built around two unique design fundamentals – barrel and chamber placement, and the angle of the reciprocating bolt mass. The Vector SMG’s barrel and chamber are positioned down and in front of the shooter’s hand, which directs recoil straight back, where the firearm is held, reducing muzzle climb during full-auto fire – the trade-off is a significantly increased height-over-bore of the sight picture relative to the muzzle. The second unique design characteristic is the ‘vector’ of the reciprocating bolt mass at a downward angle into a recess behind the magazine well, to reduce overall felt recoil.

The Vector SMG’s distinctive outward appearance and prominence in many hit movies and popular video games increase its iconic appeal. HeliBacon’s arsenal includes both the 9mm and 45 ACP versions, in the Gen II updated configuration, which improves the pistol grip and trigger and reduces the travel of the safety selector from 120 to 45 degrees. The 9mm version uses Glock factory 33 round magazines which were originally designed for the Glock 18. The 45 ACP version uses magazines for the Glock 21, but with the Kriss MagEx2 Kit which extends the floor plate of the Glock 21 magazines, raising the capacity from 13 to 30 rounds.

“Such an innovative design. Any firearms enthusiast would enjoy running a magazine through the KRISS Vector SMG.” – HeliBacon

Kriss Vector SMG 45

45ACP
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Kriss Vector SMG 45

OriginUSACaliber45ACPCyclic Rate1,200

The Vector SMG is an innovative submachine gun built around two unique design fundamentals – barrel and chamber placement, and the angle of the reciprocating bolt mass. The Vector SMG’s barrel and chamber are positioned down and in front of the shooter’s hand, which directs recoil straight back, where the firearm is held, reducing muzzle climb during full-auto fire – the trade-off is a significantly increased height-over-bore of the sight picture relative to the muzzle. The second unique design characteristic is the ‘vector’ of the reciprocating bolt mass at a downward angle into a recess behind the magazine well, to reduce overall felt recoil.

The Vector SMG’s distinctive outward appearance and prominence in many hit movies and popular video games increase its iconic appeal. HeliBacon’s arsenal includes both the 9mm and 45 ACP versions, in the Gen II updated configuration, which improves the pistol grip and trigger and reduces the travel of the safety selector from 120 to 45 degrees. The 9mm version uses Glock factory 33 round magazines which were originally designed for the Glock 18. The 45 ACP version uses magazines for the Glock 21, but with the Kriss MagEx2 Kit which extends the floor plate of the Glock 21 magazines, raising the capacity from 13 to 30 rounds.

“Such an innovative design. Any firearms enthusiast would enjoy running a magazine through the KRISS Vector SMG.” – HeliBacon