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Old December 19, 2012, 01:42 AM   #2
raftman
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IMO they're both severely overweight for a pistol caliber carbine, by at least 2 or 3 pounds. The ergonomics on both are not good, and I think both designs are not as durable or reliable as the weapons they were modeled on due to adapting them to work semi-auto. IMO the PPSh-41 is plenty simple, and low-maintenance but if you were gonna go for a pistol-caliber carbine styled after a WWII SMG, I'd see if you can find one of those PPS-43 carbines, they were available in both 9mm and 7.62 Tokarev, but lighter and handier than either the Suomi or the Shpagin. Although honestly I cannot say for sure if they are still being made.
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