Using .22 LR ammo with 165 bullets, this submachine gun has minimized recoil and can be utilized by even the least coordinated mercenary.
- Weapon description

American-180 is a submachine gun in CrossFire.


American-180 is a submachine gun developed in the 1960s which fires .22 Long Rifle cartridges from a pan magazine. Each pan magazine able to hold 165 rounds of .22 LRs. It has a good accuracy, low recoil and fires at a relatively high rate of fire. Due to the relatively low power of the .22 LR round, the weapon is weaker than any other submachine guns.


  • Very high rate of fire.
  • High accuracy.
  • Moderate-low recoil.
  • Very high magazine capacity for a submachine gun.
  • Fast drawing speed.


  • Very low damage dealing.
  • Low armor penetration.
  • Loud firing sound.
  • Bad spraying pattern.
  • Slow reloading speed.
  • Has only one spare magazine.
  • Easily runs dry.


  • CF China
  • CF Vietnam
  • CF Indonesia
  • CF Philippines
  • CF West
  • CF Korea
  • CF Brazil



  • Use this weapon only in close range.
    American-180 is very weak against the enemy in long range, so this gun is more suitable in small and medium maps.
  • Use this weapon on Mutation Modes.
    In Mutation Mode and similar modes, the American-180 makes a good weapon for stopping mutants due to its high rate of fire and large magazine capacity, though it won't be able to kill mutants easily.



  • American-180 is the only SMG that's more stable when firing continuously rather than bursting. When burst-firing, the screen will shake rapidly while it will remain stable when fired continuously.
  • This gun was supposed to update in CF Vietnam's 1147 patch, but was left out for some reason. It's later added in a mini-update along with Pindad SS2 and CheyTac M200.
  • In real life, the American-180 has no visible recoil whatsoever (because of its relatively weak Ammunition). But in CF, you can clearly see the gun shaking violently.
  • This gun has highest rate of fire in SMG category but it was defeated to MAC-10 which consider as SMG but instead it was classified as Pistol.
  • In CF Philippines, this gun can be obtain for new user by opening the box. But in later certain patches this gun is no longer obtainable in fact for being unpopular.
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