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Why were pistols used in World War 2?

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Answered 2009-05-12 22:00:20

Pistols were light, and effective. They were a nice close quarter weapon, good for short range killing. They were easy to reload,shoot, and carry. Most soldiers and all officers had a pistol. The Germans used pistols for quick, brutal executions, so they served many convienient purposes.

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