Now I have never been in the situations that the lads today are going through and never will. Looking through a lot of posts on here it seems everybody wants the latest weapon with all the bells and whistles (and rightly so). so if it came to cutbacks, and old weapons had to be brought back into service ..what would be wrong with a thomson smg? apparently it was reliable and it carried a drum of 50 bad boys, where does it fall down as opposed to a modern weapon, I ask on the assumption that it would be used for close quarter work. and if you could go retro what would you want? no doubt the rhino stopper(slr) would figure highly.