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.
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.
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.