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Calico submachine guns

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More recently, we were pulled by submachine guns, and there are two areas in the articles about this. weapons: options with ammunition of high penetration and weapons with a very large capacity of the store, and sometimes both were combined in one sample. It all started with an article about bison pistolsthat feed from the detachable auger store, and in the comments to the article it was proposed to get acquainted with the Calico submachine gun. Or rather, not with a single submachine gun, but with several at once, which, although differing in details, still differ.


Calico Light Weapon Systems appeared in 1990, and virtually all of the company's developments were built on one single idea in the form of an increased capacity screw shop. Nevertheless, the company managed to create a huge number of weapon models, both for the army and the police, and for the civilian market. Perhaps, it is worth starting with full-fledged samples, which are really machine pistols, and not their civilian versions without the possibility of automatic fire. Immediately it should be noted that many sources indicated that the company collapsed at the beginning of 2000, but nevertheless, 2013 is already in the yard, and the company's website is functioning, and even there are prices for individual weapons in the catalog, so no one has gone anywhere and weapons are still being manufactured and may even be being developed.

Let's start with the most interesting sample, which is known under the designation М950. This compact sample of a submachine gun has a magazine with a capacity of 50 ammunition, while its dimensions are comparable with the samples the magazine is inserted into the handle of the weapon, and accordingly has a smaller capacity if its length is not up to the knees of the shooter. The M950 submachine gun does not have a butt, but this is compensated by the fact that firing from it is envisaged when held with one hand, which is quite convenient when shooting single, but with automatic fire you will probably have to grab a short forearm of the weapon, as even the perfect balance submachine guns will not be able to offset recoil. However, shooting with one hand will also go for a disturbing fire, if the shooter’s physical abilities permit. In addition to the auger shop, in this submachine gun there is another interesting point, in the form of ejection of spent cartridges down, and not to the side. So many people are mistaken in the fact that a submachine gun can use both box magazines and auger ones, taking the place of ejection of spent cartridges as the neck for a shop. Automatic submachine gun is built on a semi-free shutter, the slowdown of which is provided by the rollers. Thanks to this, it was possible to significantly reduce both the stroke of the shutter and its mass. This submachine gun in its time received a very great popularity, mainly due to the fact that the location of the store has a positive effect on the balance of weapons, as well as the large capacity of the auger store, however, a more practical sample, the M960, has become more common.

At its core, this pattern of weapons completely repeats the previous one, however, it has several significant changes that make it more convenient and efficient and this is not a magazine with a capacity of 100 cartridges. The main feature of this PP has become a retractable butt, as well as a longer barrel and fore-end with an additional handle fixed to hold it. On the one hand, an increase in the size and weight of the weapon should have a negative effect on the sample itself, but no submachine gun without a normal shoulder rest can compete in its effectiveness with the sample in which this part is. Thus, due to the increase in the length of the barrel, bullets gained an increase in speed, and thanks to a more comfortable and reliable retention of weapons, automatic fire became more heaped. However, the long barrel of the weapon did not exist for long and was shortened very quickly, and it was possible that they even did it right, as the muzzle brake recoil compensator appeared on the barrel. The length of the sample barrel is 330 millimeters, with the total length of the weapon being equal to 647 millimeter with the butt folded and 835 millimeters with unfolded. Weight without ammunition is 2,17 kilogram. Shops can be used with both 50 and 100 cartridges. The sample rate of fire equals 750 per minute shots.

Calico submachine gunsA few words need to be said about the store, or rather, about the process of charging. It is possible to manually charge the magazine, but agree that shoving 100 cartridges is constantly turning the auger and the pleasure is still there. It was to facilitate the process of equipment store in its design was added folding small handle. Placing the magazine in the device to facilitate the process of equipment, which is nothing but the usual "funnel", you can quickly equip the shop just a few times by scrolling this folding handle, and the cartridges will fall into the auger just under its own weight. In general, a high-capacity store has both its advantages and disadvantages, it seems to be like cartridges without changing the store, but when you think about the equipment of this store, it becomes bad.

In addition to the options for weapons chambered for 9x19, the company’s plans since the 2012 of the year (according to information from their website) to create a series of samples for .40 cartridges of caliber, but so far deaf, apparently, are not interested people in such weapons.

For the civilian market and for training shooting, Calico Light Weapon Systems has adapted its weapons for the .22 LR ammunition. Naturally, for a civilian market, such a weapon is supplied only in a self-loading version, without the possibility of automatic fire. Despite the seeming simplicity of adaptation, these samples are somewhat different from the versions of weapons for 9x19 cartridges and not only in the fact that their design uses a free gate. If you look closely, it is immediately noticeable that the ejection of the sleeves in these samples occurs through a window on the right side of the weapon, and the forend and sights are somewhat modified. So, the front sight is now mounted on a high stand on the barrel of the weapon, and the rear sight is located on a similar stand almost above the trigger. The forearm of the weapon has become round and it seems that it is not connected with the receiver at all, but only fixed on the barrel. There are quite a lot of different variants of such weapons. I personally like the M100 with the 100 magazine, it’s too heavy, but it has no tangible impact at all, but what’s the impact of a “small-scale” cartridge.

For the civilian market, there are quite a lot of various options for self-loading carbines based on submachine guns for 9x19 cartridges. And in this case we are talking about quite suitable samples, in contrast to the recently considered AR pistol 9, which can be used both for hunting and for entertaining shooting, without recalling the reloading of weapons. Naturally, they are heavier than other similar models of weapons, but such is the charge for the large capacity of the store, although this is irrelevant where there is a limit on the number of cartridges in the store. Actually, it is this restriction for civilian weapons that makes the proliferation of weapons very sluggish, since the main market for weapons is traditionally the United States, and there are some limitations that, although differ in states, are in many respects the same. But we will not go through all models of civilian weapons, since there are 11 models there is an assumption that this is not all.

In general, here and so "at a gallop across Europe" about Calico submachine guns.
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  1. avt
    avt 20 March 2013 09: 12 New
    +1
    Plus. As a review, it’s good, but perhaps it’s not worth it anymore, the device is cool, but nothing more, not for everybody.
    1. scrabler
      20 March 2013 11: 00 New
      +4
      Honestly, it was just too lazy to go through more than 30 models, which differ only in the capacity of the store, the design of the forearm, butts and barrel length, and it would have turned out to be dubious, one and the same smile
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 20 March 2013 09: 48 New
    +1
    And did any security officials buy this unit? There is a suspicion that it is only suitable for post-shooting at shooting ranges.
    1. scrabler
      20 March 2013 11: 05 New
      +3
      I can’t answer exactly on this issue, since there is no information that can be trusted, there were probably purchases in small lots. In the civilian market in the United States, the weapon was only successful until 94, and there was limited store capacity and the advantage of self-loading carbines with auger magazine was lost.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 20 March 2013 11: 33 New
        +1
        Quote: scrabler
        I can’t answer for sure, as there is no information that can be trusted, there may have been purchases in small batches.

        I have a feeling that they still didn’t buy it. It’s too painful for the apparatus, a high fly, a shop sticking up, handles.
      2. Ascetic
        Ascetic 21 March 2013 00: 10 New
        +2
        Quote: scrabler
        On the civilian market in the USA, weapons were only successful until 94 years old, and there the capacity of the store was limited, and the advantage of self-loading carbines with a screw store was lost.


        How well is Caliko known as a company that no longer exists? And for a long time. And the brand remained
        1. scrabler
          21 March 2013 00: 22 New
          +2
          http://calicolightweaponsystems.com/home/index.php?page=9mm каталог на их работающем сайте, даже с ценами.
          http://calicolightweaponsystems.com/home/index.php?page=40-cal а на этой страничке должен был быть каталог аппаратов калибром 0,4 дюйма.
          Apparently Popenker or information is outdated or incorrect request
    2. KORESH80
      KORESH80 20 March 2013 12: 38 New
      +3
      Hollywood definitely bought! In some fantastic thriller of the 2-3rd grade, they fought with the m-950 in the future.
      1. Landwarrior
        Landwarrior 20 March 2013 13: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: KORESH80
        Hollywood definitely bought! In some fantastic thriller of the 2-3rd grade, they fought with the m-950 in the future.

        Yes, there was a breed for "Star Wars" - "Space Eggs", there "stormtroopers" ran from the M-100 =)
        Yes, and not even in particular fiction.
        "Drive", 1997, pay attention to the right side =)))
        1. Raphael_83
          Raphael_83 20 March 2013 20: 56 New
          +2
          Quote: Landwarrior
          Yes, and not even in particular fiction.
          "Drive", 1997, pay attention to the right side =)))

          Dear, you are simply a storehouse of information about the classics of cinema and video gaming!
          For mentioning "Drive" and thanks! I'm going to review it.
          Stop! But what about the immortal "Tomorrow never dies"? There, when Pierce and Mei Ling were driving around Shanghai on a BMW cruiser, Carver's mercenaries fired at them with the M-960.
          _____________________________________

          The author pleases. No really. Where else do they listen to readers / visitors like that ("what are we going to publish further on?")? We do not take the print press and "gloss" into account - at best they will update the issue in a week, or even a month later.
          1. Landwarrior
            Landwarrior 21 March 2013 09: 38 New
            0
            Quote: Raphael_83
            But what about the immortal "Tomorrow never dies"? There, when Pierce and Mei Ling were driving around Shanghai on a BMW cruiser, Carver's mercenaries fired at them with the M-960.

            I'll upset you here a little. When Bond and a Chinese woman drove a motorcycle on rooftops with a vert on them, the Kurts fired on them from MP-5
            Maybe Kaliko there flashed somewhere in other episodes, I don’t remember =)

            Well, and about the games, Delta Force 2, there was Kaliko M-50
            Well, from the last - Warface
            1. Raphael_83
              Raphael_83 21 March 2013 18: 34 New
              +2
              In a scene with a helicopter - I can not argue (especially since you are right).
              And here is that scene with avoiding the chase (damn it, got tired while the KM player learned how to capture a frame).
              Quote: Landwarrior
              Well, and about the games, Delta Force 2, there was Kaliko M-50

              In the 3rd Delta, the one that Land Warrior was flickering.
              1. Landwarrior
                Landwarrior 21 March 2013 19: 39 New
                +2
                [Center
                Quote: Raphael_83
                And here is the scene with the escape from the chase

                Yes, that's for sure. I admit a mistake hi
                therefore, with me free laughing
                1) DEEP SEA QUEST

                2) Robocop-3
                ]DEEP SEA QUEST[/ Center]
              2. Landwarrior
                Landwarrior 21 March 2013 19: 44 New
                +2
                Well, even before the heap: "The Running Man" (who is old with Schwartz) and "Space Eggs", about which he wrote above =)
    3. Bosk
      Bosk 20 March 2013 13: 05 New
      +2
      It seems that they were not bought, in this sense, specialists are mostly classic, it seems to me that if you conduct a survey, eighty percentages will prefer the old and tested MP-5 or some other Nekller, because when working on a plenary with proven weapons it works more fun.
      1. Srgsoap
        Srgsoap 20 March 2013 13: 12 New
        +3
        What is true is true. MP5 is probably the best of the PP.
        1. bazilio
          bazilio 20 March 2013 13: 49 New
          +2
          Quote: SrgSoap
          What is true is true. MP5 is probably the best of the PP.


          I agree. beautiful machine with a good track record.
    4. Nayhas
      Nayhas 20 March 2013 17: 51 New
      +3
      I saw it in GUN magazine, December 1994. an article about how our riot police (which unfortunately is not clear, the text in Japanese) was visiting SWAT SFPD (San Francisco police special forces), conducted joint exercises, firing. The Americans fired from our Klin, 9A91, PM, and ours from their weapons. So there was a suitcase with Calico M950, M960A with a silencer, auger shops and a loading machine in the photo. There was a photo of how our riot police shot Calico M960A with a collimator mounted in front of the store. Those. San Francisco police special forces use them.
  3. bazilio
    bazilio 20 March 2013 12: 43 New
    +4
    Cyril, thank you for not leaving my suggestions about this software without consideration))) High-quality review.

    According to the model itself, the placement of the magazine on top made it possible to shorten the length and achieve a better balance, but on the other hand I had to raise the sight high. fixtures.

    It seemed to me that the M960 has a muzzle brake compensator, very similar to the DTK from the Thompson m1928 software.

    Well, according to tradition, another topic for the article in the continuation of the series about PP with high-capacity magazines / with increased armor-piercing action.
    Chinese PP Chag Feng. Moreover, the PP was in 2 versions, under 9mm pair and under the experimental Chinese cartridge 5,8x21mm.
    1. scrabler
      20 March 2013 13: 12 New
      0
      I did not know about such a sample, thank you, we will issue hi
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 20 March 2013 17: 47 New
        +2
        Yes, by the way, in continuation of the topic. If we continue the topic about PP with a large magazine capacity, then you need to remember about the Spectrum m 4, which is also equipped with a boxed four-row magazine for 50 rounds
        1. scrabler
          20 March 2013 18: 27 New
          0
          Already hanging in the queue, even with an article on Bizona, it is necessary to dilute it with something else, otherwise we have been saying something about some PP lately. smile Although ... strike the iron without departing from the cash register laughing
          1. Raphael_83
            Raphael_83 20 March 2013 21: 07 New
            +1
            Right! It's time to dilute!
            An article on the "rifle of the free world" (I'm talking about FNC, if that) in the studio!

            And you can beat the key creations of FN like FAL, KAL and FNC.
            * survey * of course ...
            1. scrabler
              20 March 2013 21: 28 New
              +1
              Also make the list)
              1. Landwarrior
                Landwarrior 21 March 2013 09: 42 New
                +2
                Well, don't forget this "hot Finnish guy" repeat :
                Jati-Matic / GG-95 PDW
                Let him have a shop for only 40 repeat
    2. Raphael_83
      Raphael_83 20 March 2013 21: 01 New
      +1
      Quote: bazilio
      It seemed to me that the M960 has a muzzle brake compensator, very similar to the DTK from the Thompson m1928 software.

      Yeah, the Catmo tokmo compensator at Tommigan had vertical slots, and the M-960 tilted forward, but the principle and design are one to one.

      Mmmm ... If we are talking about the Chinese ... What can you say about the Type 50 05-shot bullpup?
      1. scrabler
        20 March 2013 21: 35 New
        +1
        And what to talk about it, the same four-row shop and the dimensions are not the biggest, the cartridge is interesting, but we have already written about it, but I put it in the queue, there are no many weapons smile
  4. georg737577
    georg737577 20 March 2013 13: 42 New
    0
    Like it or not, a screw store is a dead end solution.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 20 March 2013 15: 52 New
      +4
      Not really. The screw magazine gives 2 times the capacity. A store of such a capacity "disposes" to pouring with fire, that is, it is applicable for an assault and precisely for waving with fire, so as not to give the enemy his head to raise, the so-called suppressive fire. But a significant minus is the reloading time + large mass. Conclusion - the creation of a PP with the ability to use both types of magazines - auger and a horn. But that's my opinion.
      1. georg737577
        georg737577 21 March 2013 03: 47 New
        0
        PPSh gives even more ... And the horn can use.
        1. scrabler
          21 March 2013 04: 21 New
          +3
          Yes, why argue that, you can pervert as much as you like, but in any case this is a problem store equipment. You can even like this:
          1. Landwarrior
            Landwarrior 21 March 2013 10: 37 New
            +2
            Quote: scrabler
            You can even do this:

            Ahahah! Shosh reminded laughing
        2. bazilio
          bazilio 22 March 2013 17: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: georg737577
          PPSh gives even more ... And the horn can use.

          I agree, but the disk magazine, it seems to me, is inferior to the screw in convenience. But one thing is for sure - PPSh still holds the brand, even if it looks old-fashioned, but the main thing is still being applied quite successfully, including the US Marines (a photo flashed a month ago in the comments)))
  5. Drosselmeyer
    Drosselmeyer 20 March 2013 22: 22 New
    +1
    Good weight for airsoft))). You can not shove a large battery into a screw magazine ...
    1. scrabler
      21 March 2013 01: 56 New
      0
      It seems to me that with such a battery as the Calico screw shop, it is possible to make the Gaus gun with the characteristics of a pneumatics already widespread, and not just airsoft weapons. I don’t need such a battery, only weight will create.
  6. Sanches
    Sanches 30 March 2013 23: 24 New
    +1
    among other things, there is a translucent store and a bag for collecting cartridges ... yes, that’s how perfection looks
  7. OlegLex
    OlegLex 9 July 2014 20: 19 New
    0
    read, watched the video
    this is the opinion
    as a weapon for tactical units neither there nor in the red army
    Please note that we have never been shown a target, and only because after the first shot the barrel goes up and to the side, then there is a huge spread in the water line.
    as a weapon for lovers of all the tricked and unusual, it also will not work because of the limitations of the law both in our country and in enlightened countries.
    the only thing that can be used as a melee weapon when cleaning buildings here you can think about but buckshot is still better