Saturday morning I overheard a customer discussing a gun rental with the clerk at the range I was patronizing. He was renting a silenced weapon of some sort. The gun looked like a MAC-10 or some such arm.
I heard the clerk tell the customer that when he had fired the gun, he could only hear it wracking cycling, and the bullets hitting the steel back of the bullet trap. Apparently he fired the weapon on the auxilliary range where he could be alone, free from the gunfire of other customers. I think for a fixed fee customers can rent exotic weapons and a magazine of ammo to try different things. Once two young men came in with what looked like a Sten gun and two loaded magazines. They fired off a magazine each and left.
Our local range has a MP5, Uzi, and 9mm AR for rent. I want to give the MP5 a try, but the $25 for the first mag and $10 per additional mag are holding me back. At the rate those things fire at, I'd blow through $100+ worth of ammo in a few minutes!
Well, sort of. I did not see the extendable stock (tho it could have had one) and only saw the barrel protrusion maybe an inch or two out from the receiver, no padded suppressor was seen. Also, I did not see any magazine and the clerk held the weapon by the grip. That leaves me seeing only the top left hand side of the receiver. So, yes, that much looked similar.