machine pistol


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machine pistol

n.
A lightweight automatic submachine gun designed to be fired when held by one or two hands.
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Noun1.machine pistol - a fully automatic pistolmachine pistol - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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My High-Power book is for the British publisher Osprey in their WEAPON series, and I'm sure that the British readers will find inclusion of a High-Power machine pistol a bit perplexing.
Since they were expensive to produce and more profitable orders were forthcoming as a consequence of Germany's rearming, series production of the semiautomatic Model 1930 and Model 1932 machine pistol was terminated by Mauser in 1936.
Ashkenazi said passengers grabbed three Glock handguns and an Uzi machine pistol from commandos whom they overpowered.
The original Skorpion machine pistol with its selector switch offered several advantages.
By 1938 they had refined machine pistol design to what we recognize as a "burp gun" today.
The 9x18mm round has proven to be a relatively popular chambering for machine pistols as well.
Aidan Radmall, of Clonile, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick, is facing a total of 11 charges arising from Thursday's seizures, including possession of a 9mm Glock pistol, a Scorpion machine pistol, a sub-machine gun and a stun gun for an unlawful purpose.
The role of the machine pistol in infantry fighting was now self-evident.
A man who was seen with an imitation machine pistol got a shock when police turned up with the real thing.
A handgun and a machine pistol were found on the man during the search.
Pursuing police personnel tried to surround him first but eventually neutralized him when he fired a KG9 machine pistol. His bodywas immediately turned to his relatives in Ditsaaan Ramain after procedural inspection by police forensic experts.
The H&K VP70 offers some interesting variations on traditional machine pistols. For one thing, a semi-auto version was marketed at the same times as the machine pistol version and preceded Glock in offering a polymer-framed, high-magazine capacity 9x19mm pistol.

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