The TMP is a fairly weak submachine gun only available to the Counter-Terrorists. Most players tend not to use it because of its low damage and wild crosshair. Due to the wild crosshair, it is very inaccurate. For those reasons, the TMP is uncommon, usually being replaced by the MP5 or P90. However, if used with the right player, it can surpass all the other SMGs and some assault rifles.
The TMP is a fairly light weapon. While wielded, the player's movement speed is 250 units per second, meaning they suffer no speed reduction. The TMP is one of the many guns that have the ability to shoot underwater. It is also one of the many weapons that cannot perform collateral damage.
Fast rate of fire
This is a good stealth weapon due to the silencer. It may have more use on winding maps such as Office or Nuke than maps such as Dust2.
If encountering an enemy, try aiming low, particularly at the feet or legs. This will make headshots slightly easier.
If cover is available, reloading may be the better option instead of changing weapons due to the quick animation.
Remember, this weapon is very weak. Frontline combat might not be the best option.
It might be wise to pull out your sidearm in opening areas.
Remember to reload often.
This weapon is most effective in close quarters, especially airshafts.
Pick up other weapon such MP5 or Glock 18 to add more ammo, since this weapon empties its magazine pretty fast.
Forget using the TMP for medium and long ranges. It is best to utilize this weapon for ambush purposes when the enemy gets very close to your position.
Use long range weaponry against its users.
Most submachine guns can be useful against its users.
High caliber weapons such as Desert Eagle and AK-47 can be used to good effect on TMP users.
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The silencer attached to the TMP cannot be removed, and this is the only weapon with unremoveable silencer. However, the HUD icons show the TMP without its silencer. This is probably done to reduce the size of the icon.
Despite being exclusive to Counter-Terrorists in the multiplayer games, it is commonly used by Terrorists in Deleted Scenes and in fact the only time it is usable by the player is the mission Miami Heat.
In Counter-Strike: Source, this is the only weapon to have an idle animation other than the knife.