|Schmidt Machine Pistol|
|Magazine capacity||30 / 120|
|Rate of fire||857 RPM|
|Weight (loaded)||1.3 kilograms|
|Projectile weight||8 grams|
|Muzzle velocity||1280 ft/s|
|Muzzle energy||606 joules|
|Reload time||2.1 seconds|
| Movement speed|
(units per second)
|250 / 250 (100%)|
The TMP, short for Tactical Machine Pistol, 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 wide recoil pattern. Due to these issues, it is very inaccurate. For those reasons, the TMP is uncommon, usually being replaced by the MP5 or P90. However, if used by the right player, it can surpass all the other SMGs and some assault rifles.
|CS 1.6 and CS:CZ|
|Chest & Arm||19||9|
|Chest & Arm||25||12|
The TMP is a lightweight 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.
- Silenced, harder to detect.
- Fast reload
- Fast rate of fire
- Light (No speed reduction)
- Very inaccurate
- Wide recoil
- Low damage (especially in 1.6)
- The silencer is fixed and cannot be detached
- This weapon is the most effective in close quarters rather than for medium and long ranges.
- This is also 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.
- Flanking or attack from behind is an effective tactic for TMP users, especially in older games, which at the most of the time, the enemy has the advantage if fought head on.
- At close ranges, spray full-auto and aim at the head. Two hits at the head will kill, which is surprisingly achievable due to its good rate of fire.
- When confronting an enemy player at medium range, be sure to crouch and aim low or at the chest or legs while firing. The inaccuracy of the weapon cannot guarantee a headshot and will just waste precious ammunition and time.
- If an enemy target is behind cover, switch to a pistol or retreat and wait until a target exposes himself.
- Use the TMP aggressively in small maps. Try to get close before attack or flank the enemy team from the rear. You should have the element of surprise due to the fact that your gun is silenced.
- Forget about using the TMP at long ranges, because its cone of fire is very large, the bullets will go all over the place even when used at medium range. It is best to utilize this weapon for ambush purposes when the enemy gets very close to your position.
- If the recoil from this submachine gun becomes too uncontrollable, be sure to aim for the legs or retreat and wait for a few seconds to increase accuracy (or lower accumulated recoil). Usually, the silencer will enable you to remain hidden behind props, especially if enemies are distracted by loud gunfire from a fight.
- If cover is available, reloading may be the better option instead of changing weapons due to the quick reload.
- Remember, this weapon is very weak. Frontline combat might not be the best option.
- In Source, you can use the TMP in early rounds but it's suggested to use a better weapon later on. Although the rate of fire of the TMP can be used as an advantage, the damage output is not enough to compete with the P90 and most rifles.
- It might be wise to pull out your sidearm in opening areas, due to this weapon's limited reach and accuracy.
- Remember to reload often, the TMP has a short reload time but it can empty the magazine very quickly. Furthermore, the TMP user may need more than half a magazine to kill an enemy.
- Keep strafing and taking cover while firing at enemies. This can allow the TMP to regain accuracy for every time you stop firing. You may even score a headshot with this technique.
- If the buy time has not expired, the TMP can be purchased during the pistol round if you can score more than 2 kills (provided you don't purchase any other items). This should allow you to eliminate Terrorists with this SMG, though users need to know it sacrifices accuracy for a high rate of fire.
- Although the TMP is best used for spraying bullets while retaining stealth, it is possible for a TMP user to burst-fire at medium ranges (excluding long distances). This is best done against exposed, unaware targets that are either armed with weaker weaponry or cannot fight back due to low health.
- Avoid all close contact with its users. Be wary of enclosed areas.
- Use long range weaponry against its users.
- Equip a Kevlar vest and a helmet. The TMP does not excel in damage and it should allow you to counter an enemy player with this weapon.
- Most submachine guns can be useful against its users, especially in 1.6 version.
- High caliber weapons such as Desert Eagle and AK-47 can be used to good effect on TMP users.
- Assault Rifles or the XM1014 auto-shotgun can be useful at close range.
- Due to the weapon's bad accuracy, it is normally easy to take down a Schmidt Machine Pistol user, even at close range. In this case, nearly any weapon is recommended in taking down the user.
- In certain maps such as Office, beware of hiding spots since TMP users are attempt to set an ambush to kill a lone player. To counter this, throw a flashbang at the hiding spots and quickly eliminate the users.
Comparison to the Ingram MAC-10
- Cheaper ($1250 vs $1400)
- Cheaper magazine cost ($20 vs $25)
- More spare magazines (120 rounds vs 100 rounds)
- Higher rate of fire (857 rpm vs 800 rpm)
- Faster reload (2.2 vs 3.45 seconds)
- Lower recoil
- Quiet (has a Silencer)
- Same magazine size (30 rounds)
- Same movement speed (250 units per second)
- Less damage
- Less accurate in full-auto
In Tour of Duty, there are 2 CT bots that use the Schmidt Machine Pistol as their main weapon. They are:
- Gus: Cost 1 (with a random secondary weapon)
- Leon: Cost 2 (with the Five-SeveN as a secondary weapon)
The TMP appeared only once in Deleted Scenes, mainly because of its ineffective performance in combat and being a Terrorist exclusive weapon (as opposed to its multiplayer version). The TMP made its sole appearance in the Miami Heat operation as a starting loadout. The TMP is seen commonly used by the Terrorists in other missions, but is not usable.
Despite being a Counter-Terrorist exclusive weapon in multiplayer, the TMP is never used by Counter-Terrorist NPCs in Deleted Scenes; in fact, they've only used its Terrorist counterpart, the MAC-10, while the TMP is mainly used by Terrorists.
- The silencer attached to the TMP cannot be removed and this is the only weapon with an unremoveable silencer. However, the HUD icons show the TMP without its silencer. This is probably implemented to reduce the size of the icon.
- The TMP in Condition Zero and Deleted Scenes appears to have a picatinny rail, while it is not included in Counter-Strike or Counter-Strike: Source. The silencer in later games are different as well as the silencer in Counter-Strike: Source is featureless and slightly larger.
- Despite being exclusive to Counter-Terrorists in the multiplayer games, it is mainly used by Terrorists in Deleted Scenes. In fact, the only time the TMP 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.
- However, in Counter-Strike 1.0, it also had an idle animation. This was removed in Counter-Strike 1.6.
- If equipped with the 9x19mm Sidearm or .40 Dual Elites, they will draw from a single ammo reserve due to sharing the same cartridge. Also, prior to Source version, if you find KM Sub-Machinegun then drop it, you can get more ammunition for your TMP.
- In Source, the TMP is more accurate and has surprisingly lower spread like the MAC-10 (though the MAC-10 still has wild recoil in Source). Thus, they are more effective than their older game counterparts.
- The TMP in real life is easily controllable, rather than being "very wild" in older games. It's probably made to balance with the MAC-10.
- In Counter-Strike and Condition Zero, the player model featured players holding the TMP as a pistol. However, in Counter-Strike: Source, they hold the left hand on the grip.
- The TMP is arguably the weakest primary weapon in terms of damage and penetration power, especially in 1.6.
- Unlike most weapons, the TMP's animations doesn't involve the user cocking or cycling the gun. Instead, the player simply put his left hand on the foregrip in the draw animation and replace the magazine without even cocking the bolt in the reload animation.
- The other weapons that share this trait are the Dual Elites, the XM1014 and the Desert Eagle.
- The MP9 and the TMP share the same design in real life. Steyr sold the design rights for the TMP to Brügger & Thomet, who later developed it as the MP9.
- Like its counterpart, the MAC-10, the TMP shares its cartridge with the spawn pistol of the opposing faction (the Glock 18).
- Steyr TMP at Wikipedia.