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Auto Ordnance Tommy Gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jeff_d_148, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. jeff_d_148

    jeff_d_148 Member

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    I've been considering buying one of the Auto Ordnance Tommy Guns, probably the Model TM1C. Does anybody know of a feasible way to mount an Insight X2 Light/Laser Combo on the bottom of the forend?
     
  2. GarandOwner

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    you could drill the front handguard and mount one im sure....but it would prob look real tacky
     
  3. transformerguru

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    I gotta ask, why? Thompsons really aren't tacticool type rifles IMO.
     
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    i gotta ask WHY also.
     
  5. buck00

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    Please don't do that. :barf:
     
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    BLASPHEMY !!!!!!!!
     
  7. Diamondback6

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    Jeff, at one time I was actually looking at trying to build a new forend with light and laser embedded in it. If it's feasible, that would be a classier way to go...
     
  8. pgeleven

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    would you like to put a polymer stock on it as well? maybe a bipod....
     
  9. Atla

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    It's your gun, your money - do what you want with it.

    Ignore these nay-sayers.
     
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    I guess I don't see what the blasphemy thing is all about. If this were an original thompson I would join right in and condemn any such action. Being that it is a new and non-historical gun, why not if thats what the guy wants. Sounds like one hell of a defense piece, especially with a C drum attached. Mmm, .45 ACP rifle/pistol thing.

    Might as well get the blackened commando version.
     
  11. Logan5

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    Ok, it's not blasphemy, but a lot of people would feel that such a thing would be stupid looking. It's a Thompson, not a Lasercat.
     
  12. DoubleTapDrew

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    Duct tape! :)

    You'd probably have to screw a hunk of picatinny rail into the foreend like people with A2 handguards do with AR-15s. I admit I have thought a polymer stock set with something similar to surefire's shotgun foreends might make a good defensive Thompson but I don't think there's anywhere near enough demand to justify the development and production costs.
    The other option would probably be a barrel clamp, but I can't imagine either option looking right.
     
  13. Kind of Blued

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    I want a Thompson too! I assume the light/laser mean that this would be for home defense. The way that I see it, any way you go, a shotgun or handgun would be more appropriate for such a purpose, depending on your preference. If I had to use a .45ACP carbine for home defense, it would be an HK USC 45 with the necessary tacticool stuff . Those Thompsons are HEAVY too!
     
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    I got to play with an auto ord tommy gun about a year ago. Only got to run 2 30 round sticks through it, but it shot well-

    heavy thing- thats for sure. Good luck on your project, i'm not sure on the feasibility of it. The ribbed barrel will be an interesting problem.
     
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    If you haven't handled one in person, don't buy it sight unseen! The cocking knob and recoil spring are VERY stiff from the factory, to the point that it's nigh impossible to cock.
     
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    any of you living in eastern NC, hit up Sportsmans Lodge in jacksonville, they have the real deal you can rent there
     
  17. madcratebuilder

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    That would be bad Ju-Ju.

    You can buy a spring kit that reduces the pull required to cock it. With the oem spring and the sharp edge of the cocking handle, you can rip a chunk of meat off your hand in a heart beat.
    The rear sight is lacking, but you can get a quality replacement. With a fifty round drum it's a heavy SOB.
    I want to shorten my barrel to 16" and cut down the comp to original size, add a detachable buttstock. You need lots of ammo if you own one.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. sojournerhome

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    These are such cool rifles. But, I have no use for one. Whay a laser. it would seem too heavy for home SD.
     
  19. GarandOwner

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    10.5" is the length of the original barrels. If you are going to shorten it, thats the length you want. It would be wise to buy one of the short barrels rather than try and modify the one that comes on it.
     
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    These interest me as well. Do the aluminum-receiver models hold up OK? The weigh in at about 8 lbs instead of 12 or 13, and cost less to boot.

    But I understand you'll need to loctite the rear sight on the aluminum receiver models or the screws will back themselves out.

    Still, for the money, I don't know if I can justify one. The biggest thing they seem to have going for them is 'cool' factor. :)
     
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    Yeah, Your probably better off buying a short barrel rather than choping off the long one. If I got one, it'd be the M1 model with the short barrel.
     
  22. jeff_d_148

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    Why? Because it would be different and cool. And since I intend to use it for home or office defense I think a light is obligatory. And I already have an Insight X2 for my S&W M&P compact 9mm.

    I already have an M4 at the house that I use as my primary defense weapon, but the only range where I am able to shoot it is an hour away. I want to get a pistol caliber carbine so I can shoot it at the range that is closer to my house.

    I've also been considering the Beretta, Ruger PC-9, or maybe even the Kel-Tec. They seem more conducive to mounting tactical accessories. And I'm not crazy about the fact that the Tommy Gun only shoots FMJ rounds (according to the manual on their website).

    If I do end up getting one it will be the light weight one (8 lbs vs 12 lbs).
     
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    This is on my list of guns to buy but I would leave it just the way it is.
     
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    Couple of points on the Thompson Semi-Auto:

    First, the fore end is attached to a steel bar that projects from the front of the receiver.
    This bar is held in place by the barrel and cannot be removed without first removing the barrel.
    This is NO JOB for someone without some heavy-duty Thompson specific tooling.

    Happily, the bar would be easy to use as a mount or a mount/grip.
    It already has one large tapped hole for the fore end bolt, and others can be easily drilled and tapped. With the original fore end back on the gun, there'd be no signs of the alteration.

    Second, you can't practically shorten the 16 inch semi-auto barrel due to the taper of the barrel.
    If the barrel is shortened, the taper will not allow remounting either a band-type front sight, nor can it be threaded to mate with the Cutts compensator muzzle brake.
    The area where the cut would be will be too small to fit the sight or Cutts device.

    If you want an SBR, buy a Thompson SMG 10 inch barrel and have some who's familiar with the Thompson's re-barrel it.
    Fair warning: The semi-auto barrels on on SUPER TIGHT, and you'll not get it off with anything other than professional tooling.
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    That might be cool after you have it hard chromed :D and a good roll of duct tape :neener:
     
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