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- May 26, 2010
this is lack of understanding the basics...A man carrying 84 mm RK is supposed to concentrate on that..Similarily, a 2 " mortar crew...
They are supposed to defend theself " personaly" when an enemy is within 50 yards. That is why their personal weapon is invariably a pistol...
Same is the case for an officer who is supposed to direct the battle rather than fire. That is why he carries a pistol ..
but when the battle is within 50m.. then there is no choice..
50m concept is not practical any longer when the same can kill you from 150m..
Now days Officers carry Rifles with Pistols and No solider carry pistol or carbine but Rifle..
Carbine are going back..
I never saw secondary as pistol in solider hand ?Secondary weapon generally is a pistol..or a carbine.....
weight of a soldier is one of the important consideration or he will throw away one of the weights...
Now days AR are lighter and compact as older carbine, No need for carbine any longer..