Submachine Gun as a Support Weapon for the Escort Team

Submachine Gun as a Support Weapon for the Escort Team

Ing. Paweł Pajorski, Ph.D., Rafał Jarosz, M.A.
University of Public and Individual Security APEIRON in Cracow, POLAND

Submachine gun, next to classic pistol, is a regular support weapon in an escort team. This type of weapon is issued in the case of elevated level of threat for the protected person. It is used as the main weapon to equip at least one of the protection employees in an escort team. The task of a protection employee equipped with this type of weapon is to “pin down” the assailant(s) and enable evacuation of the protected person from the danger zone to a safe place. In order to allow it, the submachine gun has to meet the criteria, among others those concerning reliability. To put it shortly, it has to be a good submachine gun.
Article history
Received: 20.12.2017 Accepted 16.01.2018

Key words
Support weapon, escort team, submachine gun, PDW

10.24356/SD/25/8