Dead World: Isolation
[Shortarms] Sub-Machine Gun
While Sub-Machine Guns have a limited range they have a high ammo capacity and high rate of fire making them the paragon of short ranged firepower.
A sub-machine gun (SMG) is an automatic weapon, designed to fire pistol cartridges.1 It combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol. The sub-machine gun was invented during World War I (1914–1918), but the zenith of its use was World War II (1939–1945) when millions of weapons of this type were manufactured. Today the sub-machine gun has mostly been replaced by the assault rifle for military use. (The assault rifle uses an intermediate-power cartridge with more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle.)2 3 Even in roles where it has been most used such as vehicle crews and personal defense (PDW), the SMG has been made redundant by weapons like the Colt M4. A major factor is the common use of body armor, where pistol calibers are insufficient for penetration – therefore the SMG is predominant in the civil security sector and is becoming obsolete in military use.