Modern Military usage of Pistols
Combat Pistol Calibers: Does Size Really Matter?
Future of Military Pistols
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Why doesn't every soldier carry a pistol?
- Radio Operator
- Heavy weapons operators
- Special Operations soldiers.
- Armored vehicle crews
- Artillery crews
- Military police officers
- Guard duty detail
- Dog handlers
Science Fiction's Perception of Pistols
Where would we be without the iconic large-framed blaster in most sci-fi works, or even the ray-gun of the action-adventurer of the atomic rocket ship pulp-era? The field of sci-fi is littered with all manner of combat pistols, most are the popular "blasters" that seem to fulfill both offensive and defensive roles. The popularity of these DEW large framed weapons as altered the public and sci-fi fans on the role of the pistol and its capabilities. Han Solo holding off a team of Stormtroopers with his DL-44 comes to mind. Often, the pistols in science fiction are used as primaries, and little regard is cast towards the reality of combat pistols. Some shooter MSF video games have attempted to demonstrate the reality of using a pistol in a combat zone, via the benefits and weaknesses. However, most gamers drop the "weaker" pistols for another kind of assault rifle or shotgun, making pistols low on the list for video game creators.