View Full Version : Name that full-auto weapon!

December 13, 2002, 06:28 PM
This is my first post on this forum! I belong to an outdoor gunclub where LEOs train and qualify; CHP, local police, and the Border Patrol. Yesterday, the Border Patrol folks were firing bursts of what sounded like .40 or .45 caliber...then, POPOPOPOPOPOPOPOP!!! Emptying their magazines. I wtched from about 50 yards and, from the back it seemed they were holding short rifles...can you all tell me what they were shooting?
My best guess is M4...but, I'm more into handguns.

I have chatted with the R.O. many times and he's a very friendly guy....I knew better, or I would have begged to fire that Bad Boy!:cool: :D :cool:

4V50 Gary
December 14, 2002, 01:17 PM
Colt 9mm SMGs? Did the guns have skinny stick magazines?

December 14, 2002, 07:25 PM
To tell the truth, I didn't SEE the weapons: I was tempted to walk-up & poke my nose into the "fun", but hung back. From the Report, it COULD have been 9mm...didn't sound like .223. My guess was something with more power....40 S&W, .45 acp...I don't even know what calibers are commonly used in full auto Law Enforcement weapons? Could have been a +P or +P+ 9mm? Very cool, whatever they were firing!!!!:D

December 14, 2002, 07:54 PM
You are actually asking people to try to guess what type of gun that you did not even see? Did they go babababababang, or boobooboobooboom?

December 14, 2002, 08:49 PM
Could have been one of these as well:
Heckler & Koch MP5 in 9mm

Or this, a HK MP5 in 10mm/or .40 S&W

Or even this, a HK UMP in .45/or .40 S&W
http://www.hkpro.com/ump.jpg ;)

December 16, 2002, 01:15 AM
Thanks for the pretty pictures! I will ask the RO with the Border Patrol next time I see him. Now I REALLY am curious what that beautiful cacophoney was eminating from:rolleyes:

December 16, 2002, 01:24 AM
No problem! ;)

With the exception of the Colt M4(and/or competitors),these three guns pictured above(along with over 120 MP5 variants) are the most common subguns in the hands of LE agencies today... ;)

December 16, 2002, 08:58 PM
I thought the BP had their Full-Auto guns taken away from them and exchanged for semis last year?

December 16, 2002, 10:12 PM
Well, all I can tell you is I heard what was definitely full auto, unless these BP folks have extremely fast trigger fingers:confused:

December 16, 2002, 11:21 PM
Can I bid on that MP5 in 10MM?:)

December 18, 2002, 01:23 PM
Yes I'll bid too! :D

December 18, 2002, 01:47 PM
I wish everyone could own one !!;)

December 18, 2002, 04:55 PM

That second pic of the HK MP5/40 is a weapon now out of production.

December 18, 2002, 05:19 PM
No offense, but what second pic??:confused:
That second pic is of an officer with what looks to me, based on the magazine shape and barrel length, to be a HK33A3,
Are you talking about the 3 pics above?? I don't see what your talking about.. My pics are of a MP5A2 in 9mm,an MP5A3 in 10mm & and a UMP..

Are we talking about the same thing?.. :)