A Tommy Gun From Space: Standard Manufacturing’s G4S

Want a space Thompson? Standard’s got it. (Photo: Standard Manufacturing)

Standard Manufacturing just announced a totally revamped version of their scaled-down Tommy gun in .22 Long Rifle, the G4S. They’re also getting ready to roll out a blued and case-hardened beauty, a .22 target pistol that takes after the Colt Woodsman to go along with a .45 Colt Single Action revolver released last year.

Starting with the G4S, the new Standard Manufacturing rifle is a retro-futuristic space gun. It’s not too hard to see the Thompson elements in the design but its style is very far removed from the original.

The G4S takes modular to its extreme, with front and rear Picatinny rails on top with a third 6-o’clock rail on the bottom of the forend. In addition, the rifle has both KeyMod and M-Lok slots along the length of the handguard and the receiver on both sides.

The G4S also has an adjustable thumbhole stock and a Thompson-style slant brake. It feeds from either 10-round stick mags or 50-round drums. It has a machined 7075 alloy receiver and a 16.5-inch barrel.

The G4S is priced at $549, with stick mags running $49 and drums $249. If the looks of the G4S aren’t for you, then their upcoming handgun probably is.

This gorgeous .22 will be available soon. (Photo: Standard Manufacturing)

Standard Manufacturing is prepping the launch of their .22 Semi Automatic Pistol. These handsome and traditionally styled handguns feature case-hardened frames with polished blued barrels and walnut stocks.

The Semi Automatic has a nicely engraved frame and slide in addition to its decorative case-colored finish and checkered grips. It features a traditional blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight and comes with a 6-5/8-inch barrel.

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The .45 Colt Single Action revolver currently comes with a number of different barrel options, 4.75-, 5.5- and 7.5-inches and optional fancy walnut or checkered walnut grips. It’s entirely constructed from 4140 steel, with no cast or injection molded parts.

Like the Single Action, the Semi Automatic is a premium pistol that’s hand-fit and hand-polished and carries a suggested price of $1,999. The Single Action Revolver starts at $1,895 with the standard grips.

For more about these and the rest of the Standard Manufacturing catalog, check them out online.

And the Single Action Revolver is currently shipping. (Photo: Standard Manufacturing)

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Norm Fishler April 9, 2021, 8:56 pm

    Inconceivable as it may seem, you gotta know that there are those who will agonize over such a decision.

  • Jake April 9, 2021, 1:05 pm

    With the name Standard I thought this was a new .22LR High Standard Sport King. For 50% more than a SIG P210 Target this is too darn much for even this beauty. I think that’s twice the cost of a Hammerli Xesse .22 Target pistol. I wish someone would bring back the old High Standard Sport King.

  • Todd April 9, 2021, 11:12 am

    If I wanted a very high capacity .22 with rails all over it – that *clone* would be at the top of the list.

    As it happens, I truly enjoy shooting my .22s slow and iron-sighted so just now, I am not a potential customer.

    No animosity, simply no joy on my part.

    NOW, what this roll-out HAS provided me with is to draw me over to the company’s site to take note of those AMAZING; 1911s, SAAs and *Woodsmen*.

    I am hooked!

    I had never looked at the company before as the weirdness of offerings led me to believe that the company had interests decidedly other than my own.

    Whatever it takes to pay the bills.

    I will be on the hook for one of their SAAs in short order….. And, maybe a *Woodsman* to boot.


  • Mark N. April 8, 2021, 1:35 am

    I’ll save my jonesing for the SAA, which I understand is one of the finest versions of the famous six gun ever built (even if it sports a funny shaped two piece grip). AT roughly 2 grand a copy, it’ll be a while saving up.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) April 7, 2021, 11:38 am

    The phrase to describe that Thompson clone is “the abomination of desolation”. What some sick mind has done here is nothing short of hideous – does it even have a front sight? And then to contrast that grotesquerie with that graceful beauty that showcases the art of gunsmithing at its height! Beauty and the beast, truly. The best and worst of what firearms can be as an art form.

    One thing I have learned owning a Thompson clone, when you show up at the range with one of those, everyone wants to be your friend. With this tinker toy, you’d have to go around explaining that it is a Thompson, because why have a Thompson and not show it off?

    • Bobo April 9, 2021, 11:15 am

      Yep, if you want a Thompson (clone or not) get a Thompson (clone or not), not sure why anyone would want a “Thompson” that looks like an AR of some sort.

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