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Valken ASL Series AEG Airsoft Rifle MOD-M, Black

$170$140

Valken prides itself on producing high performance airsoft guns with long range accuracy, and creating extremely accurate replicas of models held in high regards by military and law enforcement. The MOD-M rifle by Valken is the newest AEG in the ASL series and is no exception when it comes to top of the line quality, built with next level internals and top quality externals. This rifle is the perfect choice for those looking for a high grade CQB weapon or long range rifle. Utilize the four sided 16” inch nylon fiber top MLOK rail, offering more than 30” inches of rail space, to accessorize the Valken with a wide variety of optic options, or attach a tactical flashlight, laser, or vertical grip to the bottom MLOK rail underneath the handguard. The Billet style receiver and functioning bolt catch add a level of realism to the Valken MOD-M. Ambidextrous magazine release and fire selector ensure any player, despite being left or right handed, can operate this rifle with no limitations. The 6 position adjustable Crane stock allows for easy alteration of overall length for players of all sizes to operate this rifle comfortably, and makes it quick and easy to adapt from CQB to long range engagements. The flip-up High Visibility front and rear iron sights are perfect for zeroing in your targets on the spot, or can be flipped down to make room for your choice of optic accessory. The full metal Version 2 Gearbox features an upgraded torque motor for peak performance, and 6mm bearing & bushing combination to ensure smooth and reliable gear change and requires less maintenance due to heavily decreased levels of wear and tear. This rifle is also outfitted with low resistance wiring to protect trigger contacts and reduce shortages power loss. By combining a rugged metal build with the power and accuracy needed to out-gun the competition, Valken has created an AEG that will surely resonate with players of all skill levels and play styles. Features: Color: Black 380 FPS (0.20g BB) Magazine: 300rds Inner Barrel: 300mm 6.05mm Anodized Inner Barrel 9.6v Nunchuck Battery (NOT INCLUDED) Billet Style Nylon Fiber Receiver Full Length MLOK Rail 20” inch Outer Barrel Four Sided Rail System Over 30” Inches of Rail Space Adjustable Iron Sights Ambidextrous Mag Release and Fire Selector Functioning Bolt Catch Adjustable Crane Stock Upgraded Torque Motor Full Metal Version 2 Gearbox Low Resistance Wiring Anti-Reversal Latch Access Safe/Semi/Full Auto Note: Battery and Charger sold separately.

American 180, 9? Barrel 22LR

$15000$16000

ENTER THE AMERICAN 180 The Casull’s successor, the American 180, weighs less than a stripped M16A1 unloaded; most variations are described as being well made and reliable. Original magazines carried 165 or 177 rounds, though larger-capacity drums of up to 275 rounds are still in production today. The 275-round drums do effectively occlude the weapon’s sights, however. E&L Manufacturing, the current producer of American 180 drums, includes an elevated front sight along with the the first 275-round drum you buy. The open-bolt mechanism of the American 180 incorporates a series of grooves in the sides of the bolt that very effectively channel dirt and debris out of the mechanism. The British L2A3 Sterling submachine gun sports similar grooves. The non-reciprocating charging handle is oriented on the left side of the receiver, towards the rear, so that the bulky drum magazine does not interfere with its operation. The drum chassis spins on top of the receiver as it empties. There is a captive screw underneath the forward aspect of the receiver that allows the gun to break down quickly into two handy components. The stock removes with the push of a button in the manner of the M1928 Thompson submachine gun. Particularly with a short 9-inch barrel in place, this makes the American 180 easily packable. The assembly and disassembly processes are relatively straightforward and easily mastered. ADDITIONAL 180 DETAILS The magazine release is fairly intuitive and simple to manage, though the bulky nature of the pan magazine does produce a cluttered sight picture. The ergonomics of the stock and pistol grip are better reasoned than those of the Thompson that obviously inspired them. Overall, the American 180 is a comfortable gun to run. Semi-auto versions of the American 180 have been offered in the past, and these guns come up for sale occasionally on online used-gun forums. While the practicality of a 10-pound semi-auto .22 packing 177 rounds on board might be questionable, there is no better tactical tool should you ever find yourself attacked by a battalion of malevolent chipmunks. I’ve frankly bought guns for dumber reasons. The magazines are a holy pain to load, and the American 180 runs through ammo as politicians burn through other people’s money. E&L Manufacturing also offers a magazine loader that renders this chore a bit less onerous. A single mechanical spring-loaded winder can be used to power multiple magazines. SO WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR? The American 180 was formally adopted by the Utah Department of Corrections, and it was undoubtedly intimidating when wielded from a guard tower at their state penitentiary. There are rumors that the Rhodesian Special Air Service used a few of these novel guns operationally in Africa. However, humping the African savanna with one of these hyperactive little buzz guns must have been a treat. The nature of the design demands that it be fed high-velocity ammo, so suppressed versions remain fairly noisy. Regardless, the company’s marketing efforts were compelling, and quite a few examples were indeed sold to local law enforcement agencies. Many of the guns available today were traded out of police arms rooms over the years. REAL-LIFE SHOOTOUT I could find but a single detailed anecdote involving the operational use of a laser-equipped American 180 by cops in a real-life shootout. In November of 1974, Officers Mike Gilo and Gary Jones of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department attempted to subdue a pair of evildoers driving a Chevrolet Camaro. As the driver of the Camaro accelerated in an effort to escape, his foolhardy passenger produced a handgun and fired at the officers. Gilo responded by unleashing a roughly 40-round burst through the back window of the suspects’ car while Jones engaged with his 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot. The 12 gauge failed to connect; the American 180 stitched across the back window of the car, removing the lot of it. The driver then crashed the car; the passenger was found already heading towards room temperature as a result of multiple .22 LR wounds to his back. The driver was apprehended later, grievously wounded by multiple .22-caliber gunshot wounds but still breathing. In today’s litigious environment, a fully automatic weapon that spews rounds so enthusiastically would be a plaintiff’s attorney’s dream. In the 1970s, however, there apparently weren’t as many lawyers are there are today. HOW DOES IT RUN? Wow. Just wow. Loading the drums is just as big a hassle as I had anticipated; the American 180 does indeed burn through .22 LR ammo at a breathtaking rate. I sucked it up and bought 5,000 rounds for this project just so I wouldn’t feel the effects of ammo famine before I got done. Keeping bursts in the five-round range is not tough for a disciplined trigger finger, and New Math tells us that even the smaller drums would pack 35 such bursts in a single charge. Visualize the fully stoked American 180 like a 10-pound recoilless shotgun that carries 35 rounds onboard. When so employed, the American 180 is accurate and controllable, allowing you to keep every round within a standard silhouette at typical handgun ranges. Reaching out to 100 meters, the gun is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, particularly when fired into a wet target with a safe backstop. Each burst seems like the fistful of gravel we used to throw into the water when we were young boys, producing that lovely little coordinated splash around the point of aim. Against steel targets, the effect is positively musical. Much beyond 100 meters, the American 180 becomes an area weapon system. BAD-BREATH DISTANCES At bad-breath distances, the American 180 is just as nasty as the marketing literature claims it to be. The recoil is so trivial that you really could just about write your name with the thing. When firing a full magazine in a continuous burst from a proper rest, the tidy little gun will indeed group within about a teacup. Such antics will indeed put hair on your chest regardless of your gender, but you could die of old age trying to load enough drums to keep the process vibrant for a while. When appropriately maintained, the American 180 is a reliable and effective close-quarters weapon. With 275 rounds on board, the gun gets heavy, but it offers more controllable firepower than most anything else in the arms room. Given the dynamically rotating nature of the drum magazine and the unimpressive mechanical spunk of the .22 LR cartridge, the practicality of employing an American 180 in an austere field environment is questionable, however. PURE FUN The American 180 is one of the most novel and unusual combat weapons ever devised. For law enforcement or corrections applications, it indeed offers some unique capabilities. However, the real niche the American 180 enjoys is as a recreational range toy. Fairly easy to tote and all but recoilless, the American 180 lets you chew up the range like a beaver on crack. Loading drums will test your patience, and the gun’s appetite will earn you Christmas cards from your favorite ammo supplier. However, as a delightful way to kill a lazy Saturday afternoon at the range, the American 180 is indeed unparalleled. Lightweight, accurate for its genre and just crazy cool, the American 180 is 10 pounds of raw, unfiltered fun. AMERICAN 180 SPECS Caliber: .22 LR, .22 Short Magnum Barrel: 9 or 18.5 inches OA Length: 35.5 inches Weight: 5.7 pounds (empty) Stock: Polymer Sights: Front post, adjustable rear Action: Blowback-operated, full-auto Finish: Matte black Capacity: 165, 177, 220, 275 Rare Of Fire: 1,200 rpm

BROWNING AUTO 5

$450$500

Browning A5 12 Ga. Full Choke Blonde Wood MFG: 1967. Modern upland field guns are well represented by the Sweet Sixteen Upland. This design makes the most of the increase in 16 gauge ammunition by combining it with a light chassis and beautifully finished wood. Its weight of slightly more than 6 pounds won't slow you down as you travel the distances in pursuit of roosters. When your friend used the phrase "Sweet Sixteen" in the not-too-distant past, you knew he was referring to a 16 gauge Browning Auto-5. The Sweet Sixteen models gained a devoted following among hunters, perhaps due to the smooth handling of these weapons, their light weight, or even just the way the name "Sweet Sixteen" sounds when said. "The Gentleman's Gauge" is the range between 16 and 18. For many hunters, the ideal ammo for the ideal firearm is 16 gauge. A well-built 16 gauge is closer to a 20 gauge in weight, has shot payload more like to a 12 gauge, and has patterning that outperforms both of them. Like its most revered predecessor, the Browning A5 16 gauge is built on a smaller, lighter receiver for reduced weight and a sleek feel in your hands. To maximize the performance of this renowned gauge, it also takes advantage of Total Barrel Dynamics and the Invector-DS choke tube technology. The humpback receiver profile lengthens the viewing plane to provide you with the same benefit that the original Auto 5s were renowned for. With a short-recoil controlled action that is so dependable we back it with a 5 year/100,000 round guarantee, the Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen is well on its way to becoming a modern classic. Kinetic energy, to put it simply, is the energy of motion. With its potent, quickly operated Kinematic Drive System, the Browning A5 makes better use of kinetic energy. Utilizing recoil energy, Kinematic Drive creates the mechanical motion required to move the action. The business that pioneered the use of autoloading shotguns has now refined this tried-and-true idea. The simplicity of design for Kinematic Drive's consistent, dependable performance with a wide range of weights and under the harshest conditions of weather, temperature, moisture, and filth is its most appealing feature. This weapon is built to function in every situation. Because gases are discharged through the barrel and away from the action, operation is clean.

Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

$1788$1600

The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Shotgun is a full redesign of the venerable Super Black Eagle platform. With carefully considered insights from Benelli pro-staff and veteran hunters, Benelli design engineers spent nearly 10 years in development with a focus on three areas of critical importance to the serious waterfowler: Improved ergonomics, intuitive, flawless functionality and an updated design, style and feel for the latest in modern waterfowling reliability that’s all about the end game: Absolute superiority in the most unforgiving conditions. All the amazing attributes that made the Super Black Eagle 3 one of America's favorite shotguns is now also available for southpaws in a firearm specifically engineered for those who shoulder firearms on the left side. The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Shotgun is the semi-automatic shotgun capable of shooting, in addition to all traditional hunting loads,most steel shot loads. The Super Black Eagle 3 Shotgun also contains the innovative Comfortech System, Benelli’s exclusive full comfort system ensures excellent performance in term of reducing recoil and muzzle rise and making aiming quicker than ever. Especially for the new comb that minimizes muzzle climb and vibration. ComforTech was the first recoil-reduction system of its kind. By splitting the stock diagonally and utilizing shock-absorbing chevrons the entire stock was transformed into a recoil pad. The chevron size and location has been optimized on Comfort Tech 3. Further, Benelli engineers created a new cheek comb pad called Combtech, which greatly reduces facial impact and vibrations. When considering total recoil, vibrations, and impact to the face are often overlooked. Benelli realized that improvements could be made to the stock comb to reduce facial impact and developed the Combtech System. Combtech is simple but highly effective in reducing force transferred to the cheek area, resulting in a softer shooting gun that allows you to shoot better. Features Oversize bolt handle Inertia-driven Easy Load system Crio system technology Product Information Cartridge 12 Gauge Capacity 3+1 Round Weight 7 Pound Shell Length 3-1/2" Overall Length 49.6 Inches Barrel Length 28 Inches Hand Left Chokes Included Cyl, Imp Cyl, Mod, Imp Mod, Full Rib Ventilated Youth No Action Type Semi-Automatic Stock Type Field Stock Material Synthetic Stock Color Black Safety Crossbolt Sights Fiber Optic Front Barrel Finish Black Ported No Case Included Yes Frame Material Aluminum Interchangeable Choke Yes Frame Finish Black Length of Pull 14.375 Inches Choke Type Benelli Crio

VFC Glock G34 Co2 Deluxe Blowback Airsoft Pistol, Black

$250$279

UMAREX is the first airsoft company worldwide to license this well renowned Austrian handgun, and gives airsoft players a new option in using gas handguns. Glock is the leading global manufacturer of firearms and these replicas are built up to par as their real steel counterparts. This premium grade airsoft pistol combines high-performance with high value, and is perfect for those looking for a powerful sidearm on a budget; without having to make compromises in quality or performance. The Glock design is internationally recognized and favored by many military and law enforcement agencies worldwide for being lightweight, reliable, and having a simple construction. This authentic Glock replica features realistic gas blowback action to add an increased level of realism and make this pistol even more fun to operate. The specially designed ergonomic grip offers a comfortable platform while reducing player fatigue from long battles, you also have the option to switch out the grip for your personal preference. A single 12g Co2 cartridge operates this Glock G34, and is housed in the 20rd full metal magazine. Like the actual Glock G34, the VFC Glock G34 has a full metal slide and is the perfect addition for any gun enthusiast or those looking for a reliable practice or target pistol. This Glock G34 replica comes with a full sized metal magazine and has the same weight and dimensions as real Glock G34s. VFC includes an authentic hard plastic Glock carrying case to safely transport your G34 when not in use. Utilize the adjustable hop-up system to account for various target range and wind conditions. The semi-auto design allows you to fire as fast as you can pull the trigger, with no delay or having to manually cock back the slide between each shot. This is a great pistol for those looking for a reliable versatile sidearm that packs a serious punch. Features: Color: Black 350 FPS (0.20g BB) Magazine: 24rds CO2 Powered Realistic Blowback Action Adjustable Hop Up Functional Glock Trigger Safety Enlarged Magazine Catch Rear Slide Serrations Included Glock Carrying Case Realistic Replica Fully Authentic Licensing by Glock Mounted Iron Sights Full Metal Slide Lower Accessory Rail CNC Slide Steel Hammer Kit Installed Includes M and L backstraps Safe / Semi Auto

KRISS VECTOR 45 SMG POST SAMPLE MACHINE GUN NEW!

$450$800

This auction is for a new in box Kriss Vector 45 ACP sub machine gun with threaded barrel. This has a 4 position selector 0-1-2 round burst-full auto. Comes with 1 folding stock plus 2 new Glock factory 45 25 round mags. This also comes with a 30 day warranty! ITEM INFO CATEGORY: Machine Guns TYPE: sub-machine gun BRAND: KRISS MODEL: KRISS Vector CALIBER: 45 ACP TECH SPECS CAPACITY: 30 WEIGHT: 94 MATERIAL: Black SIGHT: PURPOSE: sub-machine gun

G&G SMC 9 Gas SMG Airsoft Carbine, Black

$300$321

This one of a kind gas carbine from G&G is sure to dominate the battleground with new innovations never before seen on the airsoft market. The SMC 9 carbine is basically a beefed up GTP9 and runs off the same pistol grip and trigger assembly. The SMC 9 Carbine can be broken down into easy to clean sections, and can be used as a standalone pistol if an additional slide is purchased. Unlike most popular carbine version kits, the SMC 9 securely locks in place and replaces the barrel assembly with a much longer one. Using a longer barrel greatly improves range and accuracy, easily reaching those long range targets. The integrated polymer stock provides a sturdy surface to rest against when taking aim, and can be folded against the carbine for enhanced maneuverability in tight places. A 20mm metal picatinny rail along the top of this carbine is perfect for the addition of your favorite optic accessory. The full metal handguard has multiple M-LOK sections for even more customization options. G&G made sure to use an ambidextrous charging handle and fire selector to ensure both left and right handed players can operate this rifle with ease. The SMC 9 now offers burst mode, not available in the classic GTP9 gas blowback pistol. This carbine is still powered by Green Gas or propane which is filled directly into the 50 round drop free magazine. The full metal charging handle assembly will blow back with every trigger pull, replacing the classic slide from the GTP9. Flip-up front and rear sights allow players to quickly and easily zero in their targets on the fly without the need for an additional optic accessory. Remove the metal flash hider to showcase 14mm CCW barrel threads, compatible with most suppressor units and muzzle breaks. Utilize the adjustable hop-up to account for various BB weight and target range for the most accurate performance. G&G has outdone themselves once again to give airsoft enthusiasts a fun and unique carbine option that is sure to satisfy anyone who owns one. Features: Color: Black 380 FPS (0.20g BB) Magazine: 50rd Weight: 4.6lbs Green Gas / Propane Powered Full Metal M-LOK Handguard Polymer Folding Stock Ambidextrous Charging Handle Realistic Blowback Action Utilizes GTP9 Pistol Grip, Trigger Assembly, & Lower Frame (Slide Not Included) Flip-up Front & Rear Sights Removable Metal Flash Hider w/ 14mm CCW Barrel Threading 20mm Picatinny Accessory Rail Front QD Sling Mount / Standard Rear Sling Mount Extended Full Metal Barrel Assembly Adjustable Hop-Up (Tool Included) Ready To Use Right Out Of The Box Safe / Semi / Burst All Airsoft Guns Ship With A Federally Mandated Blaze orange Muzzle

MP5 ZENITH Z-5RS 9MM POST 86 SAMPLE MACHINE GUN

$2300$2500

Zenith Z-5RS post dealer sample machine gun in 9mm. The Zenith/MKE is an HK LICENSED VARIANT of the famous HK 9MM machinegun and is a double push pin. This gun can take any and all Genuine H&K factory parts. Parts are 100% interchangeable without modification.Parts like mags stocks internals Etc. We have a Full auto converted unit in our shop and have put over 1500 rounds through it without a single jam or malfunction, 100% reliability is what you can expect............ MKE supplies 29 countries with Everything from Ammunition and Small Arms to Tanks. These guns are top Quality Firearms from the MKE Turkish Military Plant. This comes with a threaded 1/2x28 tri-lug barrel and full auto SEF Pack. 3-30 round mags and your choice of the following stocks A3 F stock, side folding or A2. Also comes with cleaning kit, Scope mount rail and sling. So if you always wanted an MP5 sub gun this is the one for you. This is made on Licensed H&K factory machinery to H&K Specs. The finish is exact H&K factory spec. HENSE IT IS AS CLOSE AS H&K AS YOU CAN GET!!!!!!!! We guarantee this to be free from defects for 5 years. Buy with confidence

CZ-USA Drake Southpaw 12 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun 28" Barrel Left Hand Black and Walnut

$600$550

The CZ Drake Southpaw Shotgun is built to be the best bang for the buck going when it comes to over/under shotguns. Using the same CNC milled action and internals as other CZ shotguns, the Drake features extractor operation, single selectable trigger, mid-rib delete and laser-cut checkering. Product Information Cartridge 12 Gauge Capacity 2 Round Weight 7.4 Pound Shell Length 3" Overall Length 45.75 Inches Barrel Length 28 Inches Hand Left Chokes Included Cyl, Imp Cyl, Mod, Imp Mod, Full Rib Adjustable Youth No Action Type Over/Under Stock Type Field Stock Material Wood Stock Color Walnut Safety Tang Sights Bead Barrel Finish Black Ported No Case Included No Frame Material Steel Interchangeable Choke Yes Frame Finish Black Length of Pull 14.5 Inches

COLT 6933 LE6933 SBR RIFLE M4 COMMANDO NEW IN BOX

$1200$1500

This is a genuine Law Enforcement Colt Factory rifle, brand new in the box. This is a NEW OLD STOCK COLT LE6933 COMMANDO factory made short barrel rifle. It is marked “M4 Carbine” and “Colt Defense”. This is one of the early guns WITHOUT the ugly QR scan matrix stamped into the side (Making it more collectable). All of the recent production COLT rifle and SBR receivers have the QR code on the left side above the selector. Includes the factory accessory kit with two (2) alloy magazines, cleaning kit, QD sling swivel, sling..the Colt M4 Commando provides the superior qualities that will enable operators to accomplish an increasingly wide range of combat missions. designed to exploit firepower capability in confined spaces where lightweight mobility, speed and violence of action rule can be comfortably carried with its 11.5” barrel, yet be instantly available to provide the type of firepower required to outmatch combatants full 5.56mm power and accuracy in a very compact sub-machine gun size weapon LE6933 SPECIFICATIONS CALIBER 5.56×45 NATO (.223 Rem.) WEIGHT 6.2 lbs (2.84 kg) OVERALL LENGTH (STOCK RETRACTED) 27 in. (66 cm) OVERALL LENGTH (STOCK EXTENDED) 30in. (74.9 cm) BARREL LENGTH 11.5 in. (26.2 cm) RATE OF FIRE SEMI RIFLING 1/7 RH EFFECTIVE RANGE 400 m. Colt LE 6933 M4 COMMANDO Short Barreled Rifle(SBR)new in box. Original new COLT manufactured M4 Carbine 5.56mm cal. with 11.5? barrel. Original accessories are included (sling, two (2)20 rd Magazines, manual). This is a Title II semi-automatic weapon and is fully transferrable. ITEM INFO CATEGORY: Machine Guns TYPE: Machine guns BRAND: COLT MODEL: M4 Commando CALIBER: 5.56×45 NATO (.223 Rem.) TECH SPECS CAPACITY: 30-39 WEIGHT: 33 MATERIAL: Black SIGHT: Fixed PURPOSE: MACHINE GUNS

Mk18

$2000$25000

Buy Mk18 Online Features Aluminum alloy fully licensed Daniel Defense receiver with stamped Daniel Defense markings Aluminum alloy licensed Daniel Defense MK18 20mm rail, ideal for grenade launchers, optics and other 20mm accessories G&P ver2 metal gearbox w/ pre-installed GATE ASTER Programmable MOSFET App-based control station gives you total control over your AEG Adjustable length of pull CRANE style stock Polymer flip up front and rear sights 8mm bearings for improved durability and lifespan G&P M140 high torque motor

Savage Stevens 320 Security Thumbhole Pump-Action Shotgun with Ghost Ring Sights

$240$222

Engineered for supreme tactical readiness, Savage® Stevens 320 Security Thumbhole Pump-Action Shotgun with Ghost Ring Sights proves trustworthy in the most life-threatening situations. The 18.5" barrel length frees up the shooter to swing easily in tight quarters. 12 Gauge Black TrueTimber Strata Camo Clearance $229.97 $329.99 Quantity 1 SKU: 3041262 ORDER ONLINE ADD TO WISH LIST ADD TO REGISTRY Model Number 23270 Action Pump Barrel Length18.5" Hand Right Description Fixed Cylinder, 3" chamber Round Capacity 5 + 1 Gun Weight 7.2 lbs

American 180, 9? Barrel 22LR

$15000$16000

ENTER THE AMERICAN 180 The Casull’s successor, the American 180, weighs less than a stripped M16A1 unloaded; most variations are described as being well made and reliable. Original magazines carried 165 or 177 rounds, though larger-capacity drums of up to 275 rounds are still in production today. The 275-round drums do effectively occlude the weapon’s sights, however. E&L Manufacturing, the current producer of American 180 drums, includes an elevated front sight along with the the first 275-round drum you buy. The open-bolt mechanism of the American 180 incorporates a series of grooves in the sides of the bolt that very effectively channel dirt and debris out of the mechanism. The British L2A3 Sterling submachine gun sports similar grooves. The non-reciprocating charging handle is oriented on the left side of the receiver, towards the rear, so that the bulky drum magazine does not interfere with its operation. The drum chassis spins on top of the receiver as it empties. There is a captive screw underneath the forward aspect of the receiver that allows the gun to break down quickly into two handy components. The stock removes with the push of a button in the manner of the M1928 Thompson submachine gun. Particularly with a short 9-inch barrel in place, this makes the American 180 easily packable. The assembly and disassembly processes are relatively straightforward and easily mastered. ADDITIONAL 180 DETAILS The magazine release is fairly intuitive and simple to manage, though the bulky nature of the pan magazine does produce a cluttered sight picture. The ergonomics of the stock and pistol grip are better reasoned than those of the Thompson that obviously inspired them. Overall, the American 180 is a comfortable gun to run. Semi-auto versions of the American 180 have been offered in the past, and these guns come up for sale occasionally on online used-gun forums. While the practicality of a 10-pound semi-auto .22 packing 177 rounds on board might be questionable, there is no better tactical tool should you ever find yourself attacked by a battalion of malevolent chipmunks. I’ve frankly bought guns for dumber reasons. The magazines are a holy pain to load, and the American 180 runs through ammo as politicians burn through other people’s money. E&L Manufacturing also offers a magazine loader that renders this chore a bit less onerous. A single mechanical spring-loaded winder can be used to power multiple magazines. SO WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR? The American 180 was formally adopted by the Utah Department of Corrections, and it was undoubtedly intimidating when wielded from a guard tower at their state penitentiary. There are rumors that the Rhodesian Special Air Service used a few of these novel guns operationally in Africa. However, humping the African savanna with one of these hyperactive little buzz guns must have been a treat. The nature of the design demands that it be fed high-velocity ammo, so suppressed versions remain fairly noisy. Regardless, the company’s marketing efforts were compelling, and quite a few examples were indeed sold to local law enforcement agencies. Many of the guns available today were traded out of police arms rooms over the years. REAL-LIFE SHOOTOUT I could find but a single detailed anecdote involving the operational use of a laser-equipped American 180 by cops in a real-life shootout. In November of 1974, Officers Mike Gilo and Gary Jones of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department attempted to subdue a pair of evildoers driving a Chevrolet Camaro. As the driver of the Camaro accelerated in an effort to escape, his foolhardy passenger produced a handgun and fired at the officers. Gilo responded by unleashing a roughly 40-round burst through the back window of the suspects’ car while Jones engaged with his 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot. The 12 gauge failed to connect; the American 180 stitched across the back window of the car, removing the lot of it. The driver then crashed the car; the passenger was found already heading towards room temperature as a result of multiple .22 LR wounds to his back. The driver was apprehended later, grievously wounded by multiple .22-caliber gunshot wounds but still breathing. In today’s litigious environment, a fully automatic weapon that spews rounds so enthusiastically would be a plaintiff’s attorney’s dream. In the 1970s, however, there apparently weren’t as many lawyers are there are today. HOW DOES IT RUN? Wow. Just wow. Loading the drums is just as big a hassle as I had anticipated; the American 180 does indeed burn through .22 LR ammo at a breathtaking rate. I sucked it up and bought 5,000 rounds for this project just so I wouldn’t feel the effects of ammo famine before I got done. Keeping bursts in the five-round range is not tough for a disciplined trigger finger, and New Math tells us that even the smaller drums would pack 35 such bursts in a single charge. Visualize the fully stoked American 180 like a 10-pound recoilless shotgun that carries 35 rounds onboard. When so employed, the American 180 is accurate and controllable, allowing you to keep every round within a standard silhouette at typical handgun ranges. Reaching out to 100 meters, the gun is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, particularly when fired into a wet target with a safe backstop. Each burst seems like the fistful of gravel we used to throw into the water when we were young boys, producing that lovely little coordinated splash around the point of aim. Against steel targets, the effect is positively musical. Much beyond 100 meters, the American 180 becomes an area weapon system. BAD-BREATH DISTANCES At bad-breath distances, the American 180 is just as nasty as the marketing literature claims it to be. The recoil is so trivial that you really could just about write your name with the thing. When firing a full magazine in a continuous burst from a proper rest, the tidy little gun will indeed group within about a teacup. Such antics will indeed put hair on your chest regardless of your gender, but you could die of old age trying to load enough drums to keep the process vibrant for a while. When appropriately maintained, the American 180 is a reliable and effective close-quarters weapon. With 275 rounds on board, the gun gets heavy, but it offers more controllable firepower than most anything else in the arms room. Given the dynamically rotating nature of the drum magazine and the unimpressive mechanical spunk of the .22 LR cartridge, the practicality of employing an American 180 in an austere field environment is questionable, however. PURE FUN The American 180 is one of the most novel and unusual combat weapons ever devised. For law enforcement or corrections applications, it indeed offers some unique capabilities. However, the real niche the American 180 enjoys is as a recreational range toy. Fairly easy to tote and all but recoilless, the American 180 lets you chew up the range like a beaver on crack. Loading drums will test your patience, and the gun’s appetite will earn you Christmas cards from your favorite ammo supplier. However, as a delightful way to kill a lazy Saturday afternoon at the range, the American 180 is indeed unparalleled. Lightweight, accurate for its genre and just crazy cool, the American 180 is 10 pounds of raw, unfiltered fun. AMERICAN 180 SPECS Caliber: .22 LR, .22 Short Magnum Barrel: 9 or 18.5 inches OA Length: 35.5 inches Weight: 5.7 pounds (empty) Stock: Polymer Sights: Front post, adjustable rear Action: Blowback-operated, full-auto Finish: Matte black Capacity: 165, 177, 220, 275 Rare Of Fire: 1,200 rpm