What is a sidearm?

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a sidearm is a smaller weapon used for backup when a larger weapon is carried.A soldier's m-16 would be the primary weapon and the bereta 9 mm pistol would be the sidearm. The sidearm is mostly used by people who operate lager weapons such as artilery or heavier tank weapons .

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What happened on march 29 1911?

The United States Army officially adopted the M1911 pistol as its standard sidearm, giving the gun its 1911 designation.

Did American troops carry 1911 handguns in World War 2?

Yes, it was the standard sidearm in all branches of the US military until finally replaced in the 1980s. So it was also used in Korea and Vietnam.

Did Adolf Ditler kill anybody himself?

When Berlin was falling, Hitler commited suicide, together with his wife, Eva braun. Eva took a cyanide pill, Hitler shot himself in the head with his sidearm. They died in the command bunker under the reichstag, Berlin.

Do all soldiers Cary pistols?

With the possible exception of the US Navy (during the Vietnam War years), primarily CREW served weapons crewmen are armed with sidearms. Examples: 1. Aircraft crewmen 2. Tank crewmen (officially classified as ARMOR CREWMEN during the Vietnam War) 3. Machinegun crews 4. Officers, to include naval officers 5. Military Policemen Note: The military sidearm (pistol/revolver) has traditionally been considered a self defense weapon. The rifle/tank/aircraft (bomber)/machine gun are offensive weapons.

Who makes the ruger pistol that German officers carried in World War 2?

You're thinking of the Luger P08 (Pistole-Parabellum 1908, named after its creator, Herr Georg L. Luger) manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) during the early 1900's. The most typical sidearm of German officers until the introduction of the Walther P38 in the late 30's. The end of the war caused its final manufacturer, Waffenfabrik Bern, to cease production in 1945."Ruger" is, on the other hand, a current American firearms company started in 1949 Connecticut and is also named after one of its creators.

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In baseball, sidearm is a manner of throwing the ball while keeping the hand below the shoulder. It also called "dropping down". Some pitchers always throw sidearm. Infielders and outfielders are usually discouraged from using this delivery since it harder to throw accurately that way.

What sidearm does the guards of the unknowns at Arlington carry?


Is Glock 18 also MM Sidearm?


What sidearm did MacArthur carry?

Colt .45 ACP

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Yes, studies say that pitching sidearm can damage your arm, making it weaker, meaning less velocity in your pitches and throws.

Can vets keep their sidearms?

No veterans cannot keep their sidearm

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