The Thomspon (tommy), is a submachine gun found in RUST. It is a low-to-mid ranged weapon that utilizes pistol ammunition such as HV Pistol AmmoIncendiary Pistol Bullets, and Pistol Bullets. The Thompson is commonly used with disposable armor kits, used in conjunction with a Hazmat Suit in Lockers near the exits of applicable bases.

The weapon boasts decent versatility, being commonplace for PVE situations like the Oil Rig and other monuments, as well as limited range PVP. It has a considerably better single-tap range over the Custom SMG and is a favorite due to its ease of acquisition and cost to craft.

The Thompson has a slightly smaller magazine size than the comparable custom SMG, with roughly 20% less ammo per clip. The rate of fire is also slightly less, but the recoil is more manageable, especially over a greater distance.

Thompsons may be acquired from a number of military or locked crate types, as well as from scientist NPCs. Sought after as early game weapons, they can quickly turn the tide on wipe day, giving you a dominating advantage in close-to-mid range fights. 

Players can research Thompsons directly or invest 1350 Scrap into a tier 2 workbench for acquisition via the tech tree.

In addition, this weapon is a prime choice for setting up Auto Turret defense systems.

Ammo used by the Thompson

RUST Thompson Skins

Item Information
Short Namesmg.thompson
Item DescriptionA medium damage machine gun.
Default Stacksize1
Item Crafting Data
Required Workbench Level2
Crafting Time30
Crafting Yield1
Crafting Ingredients
RUST Metal SpringMetal Spring x1
image of rust woodWood x100
image of rust high quality metalHigh Quality Metal x10
icon of rust item smg bodySMG Body x1