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Spectre M4

image060 Caliber 9 x 19 mm
Weight (empty) 2.9 kg
Length 580 mm
Length (with folded stock) 350 mm
Barrel length 130 mm
Muzzle velocity 400 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 850 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 – 150 rpm
Magazine capacity 30,  50 rounds
Sighting range 200 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

image009  The Spectre M4 submachine gun was developed in Italy by Roberto Teppa and Claudio Gritti in the mid 1980s. It was produced by SITES factory. This weapon was designed primarily for close combat. Production ceased in 1997. Currently this submachine gun is in service with Italy, Switzerland and possibly some other countries. It is mainly used by law enforcement forces.
It is a blowback operated weapon, which fires from the closed bolt. It is chambered for 9 x 19 mm ammunition. The receiver is made of stamped steel. Some sources claim that the Spectre M4 has an effective range of only 50 m.
This SMG has a double action trigger group, without manual safety. The Spectre can be safely carried with loaded chamber and fired immediately. An ambidextrous cocking handle is located on top of the receiver, so the weapon can cocked using either hand.
The Spectre M4 SMG is fed from 30- or 50-round capacity magazines. It is worth mentioning that civilian versions of this weapon are available with 5-, 10- or 15- round magazines.