GSG MP-40P 9mm pistol

Just because.

The MP-40 has always been one of my favorite firearms. I live in a state where full-auto firearms are banned, so a couple years ago, when I went to Vegas and visited a full-auto range, this was one of the three submachine guns I chose to shoot. First choice actually. It was a hoot.

I have long yearned for a semi-auto version to call my own. Finally, someone came through. Oh, it had been done before, but the blank firing guys wanted too much for theirs, and the German imports never really showed up, and I wasn't up to trying to make one myself. With my luck, I'd end up with a ruined (expensive) parts kit, and a trip to the Federal penetentury. No thanks. So I waited. And the good guys at German Sports Guns (a different German import) came through.

There are a lot of cosmetic inaccuracies, and it doesn't use the original magazines, but all-in-all, for under $600 clams, it's a nifty replica.

I can't believe I've owned it for almost a year now, and the NFA Form 1 is still sitting on my desk. If I had sent it in when I filled it out, it'd be able to have a stock by now. But there in lies the other problem. Original MP-40 stocks aren't compatible (by design, I'm sure), and GSG, or their American importer (strangly named American Tactical Imports) have yet to release one for this thing, despite their promises. Oh well. I'll get around to it when they get around to it. In the mean time, it sits there.


Oh, and the other two SMG's? 1928A1 Thompson, and the M3A1 greasegun. Duh.