New pistols in - old pistols re-issued as PPWs?

#1
In light of the current situation in the UK with a substantial fifth column bent on our destruction, would it be best to issue all the withdrawn Brownings and Sigs as PPWs now the Glock is on its way or should we have something else?

I'd be quite content with the Browning although a slim pocket pistol might be a bit more convenient.
 

Legs

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#2
Are you suggesting that all Armed Forces personnel are given a handgun to carry at all times?

Can you imagine the carnage, the Loss Reports, the mugging (known) soldiers for their weapons?

What a stupid idea.
 
#4
In the highly unlikely event of the powers that be deciding to issue pistols to everyone as PPW, I'd say that standardisation would be the way forward. Only one type of weapon to train on, only one type of spares to be held.

Glocks for everyone!
 
#5
Glock 26, commonality of training with the G17. Although i would suggest that PPW were issued on a licence, ie people certified by the Firearms Licencing branches and had adequate storage for the weapons. Also, you are currently not allowed to keep Firearms in SLA, so that problem needs sorting out first.
 
#8
In light of the current situation in the UK with a substantial fifth column bent on our destruction, would it be best to issue all the withdrawn Brownings and Sigs as PPWs now the Glock is on its way or should we have something else?

I'd be quite content with the Browning although a slim pocket pistol might be a bit more convenient.
You are bored, aren't you?
 
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#12
In light of the current situation in the UK with a substantial fifth column bent on our destruction, would it be best to issue all the withdrawn Brownings and Sigs as PPWs now the Glock is on its way or should we have something else?

I'd be quite content with the Browning although a slim pocket pistol might be a bit more convenient.
No, you'll be perfectly safe if you lock yourself in the cupboard under the stairs. Just remember that the fifth-columnists will be able to track you through your IP, so log-off first. Do it now.
 

rampant

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#13
.45 ACP 1911A1 because shooting them twice is a waste of time! :-D

Urgh, how gauche, why would one want some nasty colonial weapon.

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Fosberys for all I say!!!
 
#15
In light of the current situation in the UK with a substantial fifth column bent on our destruction, would it be best to issue all the withdrawn Brownings and Sigs as PPWs now the Glock is on its way or should we have something else?

I'd be quite content with the Browning although a slim pocket pistol might be a bit more convenient.
The only reasonable excuse for this post is that you have never been on a pistol range.

I put a few lads through their WHT's on Pistols in the run up to me leaving. All bar none failed at least once on safety points.

When they finally got on the range the shooting was atrocious (including my own) as its just not something the vast majority of the army have much experience in.

I wouldn't issue a sharpened lolly Ice stick to your average Tom never mind a pistol.


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#20
Well there would have to be criteria before individuals were allowed to carry a PPW
1. a gun safe
2. pass a pistol shoot
3. judgemental training every 6 months
4. maybe a ppw course
5. maybe even psychological screening?
 

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