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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Watching this makes me realize that Great Britain took killing people very seriously in WWII...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtzaVil5joc


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Nathan45 wrote:
Watching this makes me realize that Great Britain took killing people very seriously in WWII...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtzaVil5joc


What makes you think it wasn't serious prior or post..? ;)

Or, for that matter, that De Lisles (and Welrods) aren't still in use..?

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I haven't heard anything about that...

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It was worse than he had expected. It was so incomprehensibly bad that he'd rather watch Pearl Harbor on a constant, never-ending loop than...


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surprised they went with the .45

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Pure speculation here, but I'm wondering if using chamber venting to drop 9mm ammo below supersonic brought accuracy below what they were looking for. Not a issue with a suppressed sten smg, but enough to matter in a bolt action. Subsonic 9mm would complicate supply more since 45 was in common usage in the tommy gun.


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Nightwatch2 wrote:
surprised they went with the .45


It's in the video. They had plenty of .45 handguns in service at the time and the .45 ACP is not a supersonic bullet like 9mm.

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There's a video out there of a guy shooting steel plates with a DeLisle replica.

(pop) DING!

(pop) DING!

Not sure why it cracks me up so much, but it does...

https://youtu.be/IsUALdGog4U

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I suppose it was a bit more 'stand off' than the bang-stick that Cousteau later reworked as a shark repellent...

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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
I suppose it was a bit more 'stand off' than the bang-stick that Cousteau later reworked as a shark repellent...


They already had the Welrod...

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M.Becker wrote:
Nightwatch2 wrote:
surprised they went with the .45


It's in the video. They had plenty of .45 handguns in service at the time and the .45 ACP is not a supersonic bullet like 9mm.


yabut not so much in the British services, I thought. The US forces used a lot of .45 (obviously!) but I didn't realize the UK did too. That's what I was surprised to see.

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Nightwatch2 wrote:
yabut not so much in the British services, I thought. The US forces used a lot of .45 (obviously!) but I didn't realize the UK did too. That's what I was surprised to see.

The Commandos and the like used a lot of Tommy Guns...
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