Why did Britain stick with pic related when pistols were superior? Webley even had the Self loading pistol.

Why did Britain stick with pic related when pistols were superior? Webley even had the Self loading pistol.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Handguns are not really much use military outside of very specific situations. They are more a police thing. So for the siituations where they are used why not stick with something that is reliable in killing and reliable in function and has the ammunition stocks and armourers etc laid in?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SOVL.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Stop.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can't stop SOVL.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    An officers sidearm is a status symbol, not a practical weapon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They have more use than controlling mutinying men or arresting them though, for example cavalrymen need them to destroy injured horses that are threshing around endangering other people and horses, they might be handy for trench raiders or military engineers in mining operations etc. Really though pistols are pretty irrelevant after the cavalry ceases to be. Up to WW2 semi autos offered very little practical advantage for the cost and hassle of switching over. In fact even the USA which after ww1 had a much greater industrial capacity was still widely distributing M1917
      revolvers to their men during ww2

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >destroy injured horses
        Is this the correct verb?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did Britain stick with pic related when pistols were superior?
    O I forgot and the other thing a pistol just means a handgun and I presume you mean that semi automatic handguns were superior and the fact is they really were not. An original 1911 holds in theory 7 rounds but if you want it to cycle you only put six in , a primer failure will be far slower to clear. Those big old large bore revolvers were incredibly reliable as they have been evolving since the 1870s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      a revolver is categorically not a pistol since the firing chamber is separate from the barrel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        how long do you think it will be until that anon uses the term "gun" for a weapon with rifling?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >take resources from air/tank/ship production
    >to replace a perfectly kino wheelgat that won't see much use
    Yeah ill take another blenheim over giving fifty officers a newfangled automatic.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the Spanish conquered the west

    and Webley conquered the rest

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Custer actually carried a bulldog revolver, as in the webley RIC bulldog

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pistols weren't superior until later. You ever shot a webley Self-loader?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Brits used the hi-power in ww2

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like other anons have said, they were a status implement and didn't see an urgent need for them, as well as the custom of having officers procure their own sidearms.
    Naturally this explains why in both world wars they realised "Oh fuck we need a lot of these actual and now" and so turned to our good buddy The Insurmountable Industrial Capacity of the United States of America to buy as many of them as they could, hence the Colts and S&W revolvers, the 1911's in .455 Webley and the Inglis Hi-Powers from the canucks.
    Much like today a service pistol isn't something that needs updating that often since the people being issued one aren't intended to engage in direct combat beyond self-defense.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because british are fucking retarded
    for example archer tank(i know it's not a tank i forgot the name but you know)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >i forgot the name
      >while im on a device that can be used to look up the name
      >but the british, they're the real retards

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