—Information accurate as of: build 904.83
The Thompson is a submachine gun which shoots Pistol Bullets and holds 20 rounds of ammunition. The Thompson was the fastest firing gun in the game, until the Custom SMG was added, which has a higher fire rate. The gun suffers from a shabby accuracy.
Compared to the MP5A4, the Thompson has higher damage, and its lower recoil makes it easier to control, but the Thompson has lower range and accuracy, making it more suitable to close range encounters.
The Thompson can be crafted with:
It takes 60 seconds to craft.
- The Thompson in Rust is based on the real-life Thompson sub-machinegun, aka the "Tommy Gun". The Tommy was most famously used by both, the organized gangs that controlled alcohol production and smuggling, and the law enforcement that attempted to enforce the Prohibition of alcohol between 1920 and 1933. It was used in both European and Asian theaters of war in World War II by soldiers of every Allied country. Production delays kept the M3, intended since 1943 to replace the Thompson, from entering the war at even one third the numbers of the Tommy. The Tommy, then, had a reputation similar to the AK47 today: superior stopping power but less than superior reliability.