Even though I hate the term “Assault Rifle”, that is exactly what the title of this weapon (Sturmgewehr) means. “Sturmgewehr” means- “Storm/Assault Rifle”. Whatever modern name you care to give it, the STG-44 was the first of it’s kind and every rifle similar to it that was made afterwards, owes it’s creation to the STG-44.
The weapons’ existence wasn’t mentioned to Hitler until later in 1944 after it had been in use for a few months. Hitler believed that the bolt action Karabiner 98k battle rifle of the German Army was more than adequate for his troops. But once he actually saw the STG-44 and was told of it’s awesome rate of fire, he changed his mind regarding the weapon and gave it his blessing for use on the battlefield.
If you could find an original STG-44 you would need to have a FFL to own one. But it appears that the STG-44 is being resurrected for the civilian market by the folks at Palmetto State Armory and from what I’m seeing, they won’t be too expensive.
STG-44 reproductions have been in the works from Hill & Mac Gun Works for a while, and now Palmetto State Armory is onboard to bring it across the finish line! The STG-44 reproduction is part of PSA’s new “Battlefield” line of retro inspired guns. There area few modern touches such as a new magazine pattern, and a tweaked gas system to help make the gun more shootable, but the look and feel is faithful to the original.
About Palmetto State Armory:
FREEDOM OVER PROFIT.
Since its inception, Palmetto State Armory has focused on providing the best quality AR-15 parts and accessories for the best price possible. Following year after year of exponential growth, Palmetto State Armory’s core principle remains the same, and our commitment to freedom before profit remains unwavering. The idea is simple:
SELL AS MANY GUNS TO AS MANY LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE.
Putting guns into “common use” is an important legal defense established by the Supreme Court that safeguards the rights of the people against tyranny by prohibiting restrictions on firearms found to be “in common use”. Putting any gun into “common use” protects against any attempt by the government to further infringe on the Second Amendment right of all Americans.
100% LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Palmetto State Armory firearms are covered by an industry leading 100% LIFETIME WARRANTY. This extends beyond the original purchaser. We want the person who bought a great quality firearm at an excellent price to have comfort in knowing that no matter what, the firearm can be fixed at no additional cost