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Old 10-09-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
LegioX

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Default Why no pistols????

Why are pistols only for officers, pilots, and snipers?
In the real world, everyone carries a pistol or at least some type of sidearm in the case their primary weapon runs out of ammo or becomes combat deficient. This doesn't make any sense!! The question whether it's needed or not is up to the players, but reality says a pistol is a must have.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Considering that PR has extensive military advisers I'm pretty sure they got this one right.
Not to mention my own experience says other wise.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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Why are pistols only for officers, pilots, and snipers?
In the real world, everyone carries a pistol or at least some type of sidearm in the case their primary weapon runs out of ammo or becomes combat deficient. This doesn't make any sense!! The question whether it's needed or not is up to the players, but reality says a pistol is a must have.
nope ..its been discussed to death and only certain people in the military carry side arms, its not like COD4 or bf2, they have it wrong

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Old 10-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #4
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Why are pistols only for officers, pilots, and snipers?
In the real world, everyone carries a pistol or at least some type of sidearm in the case their primary weapon runs out of ammo or becomes combat deficient. This doesn't make any sense!! The question whether it's needed or not is up to the players, but reality says a pistol is a must have.
Question being answered, I ask you now... Why do you think sidearms are for all?

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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I'm very glad that PR got this right.

Almost every military only issues sidearms to the men that need it, or officers.

Naval personnel are issued sidearms, usually as their only firearm, but in the Army and Marines unless you're a spec ops operative or a tank crewman or something, you're issued a rifle.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Why no pistols????

Why don't pilots have ANY weapons?

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #7
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Why don't pilots have ANY weapons?
Because people were paradropping in with pilot kits and other stupid stuff in previous versions. They are re-adding pistols in .95 but pilots can only use the pilot seats(Or they'll die after a little while).

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #8
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http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f196...ures-list.html


"Updated Pilot kits to have handguns once more."

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:23 AM   #9
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Why don't pilots have ANY weapons?
Because people were doing paratrooper assaults with them, using the pilot's parachute.
It's dumb, especially because in real life most helicopter pilots have a rifle in addition to a pistol. But this has been discussed before, so I'll let it rest.

On topic, I don't really see whiy a pistol is neccesary for most soldiers in PR.
The officer, well, that's following realism.
The sniper, if he's attacked at close quarters he needs to defend himself, and that's hard with a bolt action rifle.

For everyone else, it seems either unneccesary or unrealistsic. A rifle on full auto is better for CQB, to be honest.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:47 AM   #10
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Why do officers have a pistol in real life? They have a rifle too, so what's the point? Is it because they are considered more important?
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