If you’re like me and grew up playing video games and watching Rambo movies, owning a machine gun (of any sort) may seem like the coolest idea in the world. But, to be frank, true machine guns are nearly impossible to get your hands on (yes, even for simple recreational use and without any intention of injuring anyone) and incredibly expensive.
Fortunately, though, a few companies make a submachine gun that you can get your hands on so that you can take it out to the shooting range to have some fun with it.
One of those companies is Sig Sauer who have released an ultra-compact submachine gun called the MPX Copperhead. Sig Sauer’s website has this to say about this model:
The MPX Copperhead features a monolithic Elite Series Cerakote® finish upper receiver, with an integrated stock knuckle lower, and a 3.5” barrel with integrated muzzle brake. The MPX Copperhead comes equipped with the new SIG SAUER Pivoting Contour Brace (PCB) giving pistol users a brace that easily adapts to the movement of the shooter’s arm with a patented swivel operation for perfect placement, and can be rapidly deployed.
Unconventional design, unmatched performance, and familiar AR handling. The SIG MPX redefines the submachine gun category with a new level of operator safety, in-field adaptability and proven reliability in the harshest environments. Completely ambidextrous, the SIG MPX is great for left- or right-handed shooters with its dual-sided selector switch, magazine release, charging handle and bolt release. The SIG MPX operates from a fully-closed and locked rotating bolt, offering enhanced reliability and safety in use. A short-stroke gas piston allows the SIG MPX to run all weights and brands of 9mm ammunition with no adjustments to the gas valve.
As you can see in the picture above, this little SMG is sharp, and, interestingly, Sig Sauer decided to go with a desert coloration which makes the weapon stand out even more than your standard black pistol.
This fascinating little gun looks like it has the potential to bring some welcome fun to your range time, so, if you’re looking for something a little different for your next firearm purchase, this may be one to consider.