Yep. Hipfire insta-kill out to medium range, and they could be staggered to deal with multiple enemies up close. On CoD maps, that's a really big f***ing deal.
The MP40 was OP for W@W, but it had a ton of recoil (relatively speaking), and not-great range. Honestly, most guns in that game are objectively worse than most of the stuff in the more modern CoDs. --- Oh the movie never ends... GT: IHOP 13