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Tao SMG
Tao
Country of origin

Georgia

Manufacturer(s)

STC Delta

Year(s) designed

2003

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9×19mm Parabellum

Action

Gas-operated

Overall length

22.4 in (57 cm)

Barrel length

11.8 in (30 cm)

Weight

7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

32 rounds

Cyclic rate

600rpm

Muzzle velocity

1,300 ft/s (400 m/s)

The Tao (Georgian: ავტომატ ტაო-ს) is a Georgian submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The Tao was designed in the early 2000s by Georgian engineers. Initially it was a hand-made gun made from spare parts of existing weapons, however the designers were later employed by a Georgian armory, STC Delta. The Tao is no longer in production.

DesignEdit

The Tao is a gas-operated submachine gun. It is a bullpup 9×19mm conversion of the Kalashnikov rifle, with external modifications including a short wooden butt and redesigned handguard. The muzzle has a four-slot compensator. The rear sight is an adjustable diopter sight.

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