- CYMA Thompson M1A1
- Full metal construction
- Immitation wood furniture
- Semi/Full automatic mode
- Fits Large battery
- 3110 gr weight
- 290 mm barrel length
This Thompson has a very high metal content which includes the upper receiver and barrel as well as many other smaller parts such as the sling mounts and sector/safety switches. Its stock, pistol grip and foregrip are constructed out of dense ABS plastic with a wood grain finish. One interesting feature is the unique design of the stocks butt plate which enables the shooter to rock the gun up from the ready position to the shouldered firing position in one fluid movement. Overall the gun is extremely well built with notably good balance and rock solid feel.
The gearbox is a full metal Version 6 with steel gears and a high performance spring which produces a velocity of 360 FPS, using a 0.2 gr BB. Powered by an 8.4v battery the Thompson will achieve 650 rounds per minute which is only slightly off from the 700 rounds per minute of the real M1A1 submachine gun. If you were to upgrade to a 9.6v battery however its rate of fire would increase to over 750 rounds per minute.
While this gun comes set up for a mini type battery it can be modified to hold a large type battery pack which greatly improves its performance. You would need to remove the foam brick from the stock and knock out the plastic brace behind it so a large type battery would fit. Then use a Large Male to Small Female wire adapter to plug the battery into the gun. The package includes a low capacity 47 rounds magazine, however the gun can use any brands Thompson magazines, stick and drum.
Included with the Thompson is a mini type battery pack, 250mah trickle charger, cleaning rod and sling.
Carried by war heroes and gangsters alike, the Thompson has had a very long and colorful career which spanned over 60 years. The .45 cal submachine gun better known as the Tommy Gun first entered production in 1921 and quickly became the weapon of choice during the infamous gang wars of the prohibition period. It also saw heavy use during WWII and continued to see service well into the Vietnam War.
This variant of the Thompson is the M1A1 which was adopted by the U.S. military shortly after the start of WWII. It featured the horizontal foregrip, protected rear sight and had the bolt located on the side of the receiver instead of on the top. The M1A1 was issued with the stick magazine instead of the drum magazine typically seen used by the gangsters of the 1920’s.