Originally Posted by TLuker
A single shot is what gave a poor Utah Mormon gun smith his first big break. His name was John Moses Browning and the gun was the rifle became the Winchester 1885 single shot. You load one round at a time.
I was being obtuse. A joke, as it were.
Chainfire, while I agree wholeheartedly about the 1911A1,
I have to respectfully disagree about the Garand. I would dread
being in a firefight against a platoon or company of Garands,
regardless of WHAT new doo-dad you handed me. These rifles
can shoot accurately to 600+ yards,with iron sights,
in the right hands, and the
caliber has the punch to get the job done, in massed fire,
to over 1500 yards. They have the penetration to shoot up
light armor, shoot down planes, and change the paradigm
for "safe cover and concealment".
Most the surviving Wehrmacht, by now, have died of old
age, but their testimonies live on, and it's a fact that
the Garand is a powerful and feared weapon.