« The Vermin SMG utilizes a downward pointed recoil force together with an inline design, moving barrel to line with the shooters shoulder and hand to reduce the amount of recoil as well as muzzle climb. This greatly enhances the weapon's accuracy.
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Vermin .45
Faction NATO
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber .45 ACP
Variants None

The Vermin is a .45 submachine gun used by NATO pilots in ArmA 3.


The Vermin is a personal defense weapon that uses a delayed blowback, closed bolt operation and is chambered to fire the .45 ACP round.

It loads from 30 round box magazines and can achieve an impressive top fire rate of up to 1200 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 280 m/s. The Vermin can be fitted with optical sights on its top rail, and can also mount attachments onto its muzzle. Although it does not have a side rail to attach laser pointers, it can fit a custom-designed flashlight in the notch located just above the end of the barrel.

The Vermin is generally superior to all of the other submachine guns because of its high damage, due to being the only SMG that is chambered to fire the .45 ACP round. Combined with having the highest fire rate of all the SMGs and being relatively light and compact, it makes for an excellent weapon of choice for both close quarters combat and use by vehicle crews.


  • The Vermin is based on its real-world counterpart, the "KRISS Vector" SMG designed by KRISS USA, Inc.
  • Prior to Game Update 1.76, it was one of the few in-game weapons that could utilise an integrated flashlight. The Vermin was later refactored so that it could accept its flashlight (designed specifically for mounting on it) as an attachment instead.


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Weapons of comparable role and configuration