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Thompson submachine gun
Thompson submachine gun

45-caliber Thompson submachine gun, nicknamed "Tommy gun."
"I have inherited a Tommy gun, actually a 45-caliber Thompson sub-machine gun similar to those used by Prohibition-era gangsters in the movies, as my weapon. Some previous user had removed the butt stock or handle, a common practice to make it lighter and easier to carry. The downside was that this also made it more difficult to control and hence much more inaccurate to shoot, as I was to find later."
Stanley Izumigawa: "One Replacement's Story"