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An iconic American World War I-era firearm designed in 1921. Fires .45 ACP, making for heavy recoil, but has incredible stopping power up close. Has multiple magazine options.
Make him an offer he can't refuse.
–In-game description


Tommy Gun

M1921 angled

M1921 angled atts

Thompson alpha

Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Personal Defense Weapon
Rank Prerequisites Rank 121
Damage 37 → 19
Range 60 max → 120 min
Tommy Gungraph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 20, (30 or 50 on extended magazines)
Ammo Reserve 160 (120 on 30rd Mag, 100 on 50rd Drum mag)
Fire Modes Auto & Semi
Rate of Fire 725 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.08 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (60 studs) Min (120 studs)
(x1.4) Head 51.8 26.6
(x1.0) Torso 37 19
(x1) Arms and Legs 37 19
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 37 -> 17.1 60 max -> 108 min
R2 Suppressor 35.15 -> 18.05 57 max -> 114 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 35.15 -> 18.05 57 max -> 114 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 35.15 -> 18.05 57 max -> 114 min
Suppressor 33.3 -> 19 54 max -> 120 min
Armor Piercing 37 -> 15.83333 0 max -> 120 min
Hollow Point 30.83333 -> 22.8 60 max -> 120 min
Muzzle Velocity 1500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 0.5 studs
Suppression 0.6

ACCURACY 38

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 19
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 15
Weapon Recovery Speed 19
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.8

HIP ACCURACY 58

Min Camera Kick (1.04, -0.61, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (1.77, -0.11, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.31, 1.20, 7.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.30, 1.50, 10.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, 0.50, -0.70)
Max Recoil Rotation (0.40, -0.50, 0.69)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.03
Hipfire Recovery Speed 10
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.90

SIGHT ACCURACY 17

Min Camera Kick (0.89, -0.31, -0.81)
Max Camera Kick (1.29, 0.30, 0.80)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.20, 7.96)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.50, 9.50)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, -0.21, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (0.80, 0.20, 0.50)
Sight Magnification 1.4x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.5 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.1 seconds
Equip Speed 15
Aiming Speed 14
Crosshair Size 25
Crosshair Spread Rate 375
Crosshair Recover Rate 18

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type .45 ACP
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The Tommy Gun is an American Personal Defense Weapon. It is unlocked at rank 121, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

The M1921 Thompson submachine gun is a portable weapon that is a descendant of the M1919 "Annihilator", both having been developed by John Taliaferro Thompson and chambered in the .45 ACP round. Originally marketed towards civilian markets due to the end of World War I, Thompson branded the M1921 a "submachine gun" and improved it with Lyman sights and a detachable wooden buttstock alongside a reduced rate of fire from 1500 RPM to a more controllable 800 RPM. The M1921 was considered a commercial failure despite being marketed for military and law usage, instead finding notoriety for being a popular weapon for criminals. However, its successors, the M1928 and M1/M1A1, were successes due to its sales to not just the American Armed Forces but also multiple Allied militaries during World War II. After World War II, the outdated Thompson was essentially replaced with the M3 Grease Gun, although it saw limited use in the Vietnam War by both the Viet Cong and the American forces. It was finally retired from the American army in 1971, though it still sees usage in other countries to this day.

In-Game

General Information

The Tommy Gun in-game possesses high maximum damage, being a three-shot kill (3SK) up close and a 2SK with headshots. Minimum damage, however, is low, being a 6SK at longer distances. Range is fairly moderate for its class, with damage dropping off at 60 studs and ending at 120 studs, however, the low minimum damage means the damage drop-off is fairly steep. Muzzle velocity is typical for a PDW, at 1500 studs per second. Rate of fire (RoF) is moderate, at 725 RPM—slower than most PDWs in-game but is still comparable to similarly high-damage weapons. Overall, this equates to the Tommy Gun having a very quick time to kill (TTK) at close range, but a mediocre TTK outside of that range bracket.

Magazine capacity is low - the worst in-class at 20 rounds per magazine. Given the moderate RoF, the Tommy Gun has a moderately-high ammunition consumption rate. Reload times are average, requiring 2.5 seconds for a tactical reload and a longer 3.1 seconds to complete an empty reload.

Usage & Tactics

The Tommy Gun is a very attractive weapon on paper. Even with its 20-round magazine, it features a very high amount of reserve ammunition, a total of 160 rounds. This gives it much more sustainability in times where ammunition is rare. Additionally, its high maximum damage combined with its firerate makes it a very dangerous weapon to encounter in close quarters. However, for all of its boons, the Thompson's recoil can make this weapon difficult to manage.

The Tommy Gun fires at a brisk 725 RPM. This is lower than many of the other PDWs, but against World War II contemporaries such as the MP40, M3A1 and PPSH-41, it is firmly above average. In fact, it boasts the best time to kill (TTK) out of the World War II weapons, making it tied for second place with the FAL Para Shorty, with only the MAC10 having a faster TTK.

The bright muzzle flash of the Thompson makes it difficult to use while aiming, as players will have a hard time trying to get a clear sight picture, which can result in missed shots. To alleviate this problem, the Flash Hider can be used, but the stability penalty may not be worth it to some. An alternative is to use a high-riding optic like the PKA-S to get clear of the muzzle flash.

The most notable thing about the Tommy Gun, though, is its variety of weapon-exclusive attachments. With a custom sight option, the Lyman Sight, the Thompson has options as soon as it is unlocked. It also has three total magazine options (20 and 30 round stick magazines as well as a 50 round drum magazine), meaning that the Thompson can very easily switch roles, much like the AA-12.

By default, users have a 20 round magazine, but a 30 round magazine trades some of the Thompson's mobility and reload speed for more slightly more archetypical PDW gameplay. Where the Thompson shines, however, is with its 50 round drum magazine. This converts it from an offensive weapon to a defensive weapon, and puts it squarely up against the PPSH-41, as a PDW/LMG hybrid. Compared to the PPSH, the Thompson with its drum deals more up-close damage, but lacks some recoil control, and the PPSH has better-ranged damage.

Conclusion

The Tommy Gun is a very flexible weapon given its attachments, but even with tempering, it is not much more than a trench broom and should be treated as such. One should get up and close, and quickly eliminate targets with a rain of .45 ACP before they can react.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • High maximum damage, third-highest damage in-class.
  • 2SK to-the-head capability.
  • High ammo reserve.
  • Very fast minimum TTK within its effective range.
  • Access to 30 and 50 round magazine attachments.
  • Controllable recoil.

Cons:

  • Very sharp damage drop-off.
  • Low minimum damage.
  • Very bright muzzle flash.
  • Obstructive iron sights, exacerbated by aforementioned muzzle flash.
  • Lower than average RoF.
  • Low magazine size (20 rounds), but can be alleviated by extended magazine attachments.
  • Cannot chamber an extra round.

Trivia

  • The Tommy Gun features the most unique attachments in game, at a total of three: the Lyman Sight, 30rd Mag and 50rd Drum Mag.
  • This weapon originally appeared in Alpha Testing as the developer-only M1 Thompson.
  • As of 3 September 2019, the Tommy Gun's fire sound is the exact same sound as was used in Call of Robloxia 5.
  • Notably, when this weapon was added to the Test Place, it was the M1928. It was eventually renamed to the M1921 before finally being renamed to the Tommy Gun.
    • This makes it the only WWII weapon to use a nickname. Not even the M3A1 is referred to as the "Grease Gun".
  • Even though the developer stated in the update notes that it is the Model 1921 Thompson, the statistics suggest it is the Model 1928 Thompson, which is a configuration, or a "sidegrade" model, made after the requirement of the US Navy and Marine Corps.
    • The rate of fire of the Model 1921 varies from 800 RPM to 1000 RPM, while the M1928's rate of fire varies from 600 RPM to 725 RPM.
  • The rear iron sight of the Tommy Gun is incorrect.
    • The in-game model has the V-notch sight at the back of the rear sight assembly - the actual sight has the V-notch on the front of the elevation adjustment.
    • The in-game model is higher and a ring sight under the V-notch - this is a feature from the "L" sight, with the V-notch and the ring sights are two different zeroing instead of the out-of-range adjustable elevation zeroing.
      • This suggests that the Tommy Gun model in-game is a mix of multiple variants as the "L" sight is a feature exclusive to the M1A1 and M1928A1 Thompson. The in-game model also has the forward grip, charging knob and Lyman sight of the M1921 Thompson; the firerate of the M1928 and can also equip a 50-round drum magazine which is normally incompatible with the M1A1 and some later production M1928A1's.
      • This may be the reason why its just called the "Tommy Gun" rather than being labeled as a specific variant.

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