"Customized machine pistol that is light, compact, and optimal at short range. Possesses a high rate of fire."
— In-game description

The SMG-12 is a machine pistol featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation White Noise expansion. It is available for use by Dokkaebi, Vigil, and Warden.[1][2]

Overview

The MPA935SST, known in game as the SMG-12, is a version of the SAS SMG-11, both have very similar statistics and functions very similarly. However, unlike the former, it cannot equip barrel attachments, this is due to its integral suppressor. However, it can equip an Angled Grip.

Performance-wise, it is a fast-firing weapon, but its recoil is incredibly difficult to control, primarily due to its extremely random and unpredictable horizontal bounce. This means that while it thrives in close quarters, it struggles at long range without firing in controlled bursts, not helped by its incredibly high fire rate. Tap firing solves the issue of the bouncy recoil and can limit potentially missing shots.

Pros

  • Very high rate of fire
  • Integral suppressor
  • High magazine capacity

Cons

  • Very high vertical recoil
  • Unpredictable horizontal recoil
  • No barrel attachments

Weapon Attachments

Sight
Grip
Under Barrel

Gallery

Gameplay

Reloads (Dokkaebi & Vigil)

Reloads (Warden)

Trivia

  • The SMG-12 is heavily based on the MasterPiece Arms MPA935SST pistol, while its trigger guard draws inspiration from the MPA930DMG. It features a custom folding wire stock and a KeyMod interface on its integral suppressor.
  • Unlike the SMG-11, the folding stock does not close when not in use.
  • The reload animation for the SMG-12 has been changed a few times:
    • Initially, the reload animation was the exact same as the SMG-11, where the charging handle was depicted as non-reciprocating, as is the case for the real life MPA series of pistols.
    • Later the charging handle was depicted as reciprocating, staying locked in the rear when not firing, which is appropriate for an open-bolt firearm.
    • When Warden was introduced, his SMG-12 depicted the charging handle as once again non-reciprocating. During a reload, he would lock back the bolt to the rear, and replace the magazine. Curiously, the handle would return to the forward position by itself shortly after a new magazine was loaded. This animation was later used for Dokkaebi and Vigil's SMG-12s.


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