Yah, in the bottom pic I have the 30rd stick. The sticks are the most reliable, but simply dumping a 50rd drum is incredible fun!
There are two common 'styles' of TSMG, the Model of 1928 as above, and the M1 style. The M1 has the actuator on the side rather than the top, and only has the horizontal foregrip. It was the 'simplfied' version created to meet demand during WWII, when the Model of 1928 style could not be produced fast enough. The M1 does not take a drum, while the 1928 takes either. While the gun itself is surprisingly heavy, with a full 50 rd drum it is really heavy, and with a full 100rd drum its ridiculous.
Thompsons are remarkably accurate, even with the 10" barrel on the Class III Thompsons, and are remarkably controllable in burst fire, unlike some fully automatic subguns. The modern replicas might be more accurate, as they have significantly longer barrels.
But aren't you in NJ or NY?
Oh, wait.. snap! That's you shooting the thompsons above?!
I much prefer the M1. Below is the video I was referring to. This old man is kinda funny lol. He's a fantastic shot and I'd be happy being half as accurate at him. Also, at his playground.
Also, no. I live in Dallas. Planning on moving to NY soon, though, so I probably won't be buying any guns, although I kinda want to.