Today we’re gonna take a look at the Standard Manufacturing Company G4S. This is a little 22 that’s based a lot on the old Thompson machine gun. It has the same kind of feature, it has that stick magazine, it fits in that same kind of position, and it has a bolt at the top where you have your charging handle. It’s just a really cool and different type of design. It’s in 22 long rifle and it is a 10 round magazine, they do have a 50 round drum available, but it’s a lot of fun to take to the range.
Now Standard Manufacturing Company makes a number of different products, including really nice 1911s, and also Colt Single Action replicas. They are all really fine quality and they are based up in New Britain, Connecticut. They also make the Thunderstruck which is a two shot Derringer that fires at the same time, and a lot of different shotguns. There’s a lot of things that Standard Manufacturing makes right here in the USA. Now they got in touch with me and I was aware of some of their products like the Thunderstruck, but I didn’t really know a lot about them. They said that they were going to send me the G4S to keep and if I liked it, to do a review. Well, here we are. We want to thank Standard Manufacturing Company for sending the G4S for this review.
Taking the G4S to the range, it’s a very reliable little firearm. Sometimes you don’t know, you take them out, and especially with 22, they can be finicky. Then with this different style magazine setup, it’s just different. You have to pull the bolt back to release the magazine. But it is a little 10-round aluminum magazine and it’s got a little heft to it. One of the things about these magazines again to note is that they’re a little bit difficult at first to get used to. The latch on the front and the back, they correspond into the receiver, you got to have the bolt back, and then it just slides in. Sometimes it can be a little slow sliding in, but the more that we used it, the more that we shot it, it just became more natural. Also that little lock that comes in and it just holds it into place. But what’s funny is when I was shooting this quite a bit, without the lock deployed, and the magazine stayed in place. I mean, it’s in there pretty solid already. That just gives you an extra security right there to keep that magazine.
With the adjustable stock, it is 6-position, so you can set this up however you want to. Additionally, you got your pistol grip, but it does have the thumbhole stock, but it doesn’t take away from the looks of this firearm. It’s a very unique looking gun, but it shoot very quickly. Again, we had no malfunctions at all, it just ran. Also, it gives you a lot of options here at the front with the different M-lock and Picatinny rail section. So it gives you both, plus you have your Picatinny rails on the top and the bottom.
Overall, we had a lot of fun with it. It’s just one of those lightweight, little handy type 22s with a totally different design. That’s one of the things I really love is taking out something that has some innovation to it. Now, yes, it was inspired by the original Thompson, Tommy Gun which was a very proven design during its day. It’s nice to see companies bringing back older technology and just kind of updating it to something that is a lot of fun, like a little 22. I love taking 22s to the range—it’s so low report low recoil, it’s not expensive to shoot, and it’s a lot of fun. Anyone can take something like this out and enjoy it at the range.
We appreciate Standard Mfg. Co. for their help. Big thanks to Fiocchi USA for Supplying our ammunition!
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