SCH-21 Gorda

Notes: This Georgian submachinegun bucks current trends in SMG design. Most newer submachineguns are not actually true submachineguns; they are "small assault rifles" or "personal defense weapons" firing assault rifle cartridges or reduced assault rifle cartridges. The Gorda is, however, a standard submachinegun, firing pistol rounds. Such weapons are not as effective as small assault rifles or PDWs, but are much more inexpensive to build and feed.

The Gorda is basically something to do with a worn out AKM it is an AKM receiver that has been modified to fire 9mm Parabellum ammunition, after appropriate modifications, a new folding buttstock, sights, and a new barrel and magazine. The AKM receiver itself has been modified as little as possible to allow this. Two models exist: the standard version has a fixed foregrip, and another version has a suppressed barrel and no foregrip. The suppressed model also uses different sights appropriate for the subsonic ammunition it uses (and both of these sights are on the receiver instead of this version of the Gorda having a conventional front sight). Both models can mount a red-dot-type collimator sight, a laser aiming module, a tactical light, or even a telescopic sight.

The Gorda is currently in use primarily by Georgian Internal Ministry units, though there is also some use by the small special operations capability that Georgia does have.

Twilight /Merc2000 Story: This weapon does not exist in either of these timelines.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SCH-21 Gorda

9mm Parabellum

3.08 kg

30

$282

SCH-21 Gorda (Suppressed)

9mm Parabellum Subsonic

3.42 kg

30

$394

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SCH-21 Gorda

5

2

Nil

2/3

1

2

17

SCH-21 Gorda (Suppressed)

5

1

Nil

3/4

1

2

16