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Old 06-07-2019, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by thelurkinghorror View Post
In the Pacific, Sledge regularly trades off Carbine, Garand, and Thompson. It's just a TV show, but pretty high accuracy it seems.
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It depended on what he was operating as. He was trained as a Mortar man, but circumstances required him to operate as an Infantryman at times. If he was carrying the mortar tube the Garand would have been very awkward to carry as well, while the Carbine was much better than a simple pistol for personal defense. When he operated as an an infantryman he would have wanted the stopping power of a rifle over a carbine.
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