Darkman's gun review - M3A1



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    Overview

    The M3A1 also known as the "Grease Gun" is an American PDW used during World War II!
    It is unlocked at Rank 71!

    This gun is not what you should expect from a PDW, it has the slowest fire rate of all the PDW's, it only fires at 450 RPM!
    It is the 2nd slowest firing automatic in the game excluding conversions, the slowest automatic is the AA-12!

    However, it has some amazing pro's to fight the horrible fire rate.
    It deals a very high 48 -> 25 damage and has a torso multiplier of x1.1, meaning you can 2 hit kill in the torso at close range and even 4 hit kill in the limbs at long range, talk about power!
    It also has a x1.65 headshot multiplier, so aim for the head, it is very powerful!

    It starts losing the incredible close range power at 50 studs.
    However, long range is not the easiest thing to do with this weapon, It only has a 1500 studs/s muzzle velocity which will proof to be quite difficult for long range shots, but with enough practice, this gun can act like a well performing automatic DMR!

    It feeds from standard 30 round .45 ACP magazines and takes 2.4 seconds to reload, or 3.1 if empty, it has average penetration and quite okay suppression for a PDW, but it is stuck in Full Auto, but with the slow fire rate, tap firing is incredibly easy making ammo waste unlikely.

    One thing to note, it has quite a disturbing muzzle flash that can hinder your aim when shooting.

    The recoil is quite minimal but kicks hard when it happens, full auto is not adviced for medium to long range, but attachments can improve said recoil!
    The hipfire is incredibly accurate, it stays centered and barely spreads out for a quite a long distance.

    The iron sights are not that useful, but not the worst either.


    TYPE 37 Conv.

    Changes the internals of your gun to the TYPE 37 which accepts 9x19mm instead of .45 ACP!

    (+) Increased damage range!
    (+) Increased ammo reserve to 150!
    (+) Decreased recoil!
    (+) Increased muzzle velocity to 2000 studs/s!
    (-) Decreased maximum damage to 36!
    (-) Decreased suppression
    (-) Removed torso multiplier!

    Keeps your gun highly powered however you lose the ability to 2 hit torso kill.
    Otherwise you can now enjoy a higher muzzle velocity, range and less recoil!


    Attachments

    The M3A1 has the average amount of attachments like most other guns with a few extra's like the Osprey Suppressor, Retract Stock and TYPE 37 Conv..

    • Since this gun fires .45 ACP, this gun has access to the Plus P and Special ammo types.

    If you want a loadout, I recommend you this:

    • Mini Sight
    • Muzzle Brake
    • Angled Grip
    • Tri Laser
    • Default

    Trivia

    • If you zoom in on an unskinned M3A1 ingame, you can see the gun is dirty.
    • Longest serving gun in American history from 1944 to 1994!
    • When it was first introduced in the Test Place, it had a louder sound, it can be heard in this video.
    • It couldn't equip grips, but in a later update, this gun gained the ability to equip them!

    My own opinion on this gun

    A PDW that goes far beyond what a PDW should be.
    While it is still strong at close range, it fires very slow but at long range it is quite powerful!

    It is sometimes enjoyable to use.

    I rate this gun a 8/10!


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  • Updated to add forgotten x1.65 headshot multiplier.


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