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 Ammo, Incendiary 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.