An SMG (submachine gun) is an type of ranged weapon in 7 Days to Die. It can be looted from Supply Crates, Shotgun Messiah Crates, Munitions Boxes, and Feral Zombies. It can also be crafted after reading the SMG Schematic. The SMG uses 10mm Bullets as Ammunition and can hold 30 cartridges. It has a Durability of 500 (meaning it will last for 500 shots). An SMG will reload automatically or it can be done manually by pressing the reload key (default key 'R').
Before being able to craft a SMG, the recipe must be unlocked. This is done by reading the required recipe book.
During combat, an SMG is a very effective short to medium range Weapon, eliminating any enemy within seconds due to its accuracy and high rate of fire. This Weapon is most effective against large packs of Zombies, but can take down individual targets with 1-2 head shots. Currently it is the most effective Weapon against large groups of Zombies because of its accuracy, large magazine, high rate of fire, and fast reloading speed. It also has virtually no recoil, making it extremely accurate when aiming down the sight.
The required items are placed into the crafting grid in the positions as shown below.
The condition of an SMG deteriorates with each use until eventually it will stop working and will need to be repaired. This can be done using a Weapon Repair Kit.
- One Weapon Repair Kit will restore 40 durability.
- With a durability of 500, 13 Weapon Repair Kits will be required to restore a fully depleted SMG.
The example shown below is merely to illustrate the items needed as currently they can be placed into the crafting grid in any position.
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A SMG can be dismantled by placing it into the output slot of the crafting grid. This will break the weapon down into its component state, and display the parts in the main crafting grid. The player can then remove the parts and place them into their bag or tool belt.
Players who have read the appropriate Recipe Book can also use this method to upgrade gun parts in the weapon to a higher quality. To do so, remove the desired gun part from the crafting grid, and replace it with a similar gun part of higher quality. Note that this action must be done in a specific order. You cannot first drag the NEW gun part onto the crafting grid and "swap" it with the OLD one. You must first drag the OLD gun part off of the crafting grid and replace or swap it with the NEW one.
Any player can place the weapon in the output slot, observe the weapon's component gun parts, and remove it from the output slot again without dismantling it. This action will also automatically unload the bullets into their bag or tool belt.
However, although any player can dismantle a weapon, only players who have read the appropriate Recipe Book can reassemble or upgrade it. Players without this knowledge should never remove any gun parts from the crafting grid, unless they intend to permanently dismantle the weapon.
The player can place an SMG into the forge and will be melted down into iron. Each SMG will produce 6.8 lbs of iron.
An SMG can be scrapped by placing it into the center of the crafting grid to craft Scrap Iron.
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- An SMG, like all weapons, can destroy blocks and structures.
- The model used in the game closely resembles the Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD3 as used by the US Navy Seals and the British SAS.