posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:15 AM
Cooks and clerks and whatnot are issued rifles, not pistols. Pistols are usually issued to upper echelon commanders, platoon leader, radio operators,
forward observers, medics, corpsmen and the like, for whom combat is not their primary function, even if they are assigned to line units.
While these weapons are smaller than rifles, the way they are carried would be cumbersome for those who have plenty of work to do in a firefight. As
for the one that is strapped to the chest. How would you like to have your life saved from a shot to the chest which also renders your weapon
useless? How could you do a low crawl with weapon that size strapped to your chest?
Frankly, I can see truck drivers, platoon leaders and special ops, and swashbuckling generals using these. I just can't see either one replacing the
[edit on 04/11/25 by GradyPhilpott]