A lot of times when gun collectors compare similar guns, they pick over small differences between the guns.
And then the differences are played up to an extreme degree.
The whole conversation does not conform to any historical information from actual combat use.
For example, you might see some thread where 1911s are compared to P38s.
The people in the thread will make very exaggerated statements about the guns like "The 1911 was TOTALLY OBSOLETE by WWII and COMPLETELY OUTCLASSED by the P38."
But in truth, these little differences have zero effect on the use of the guns in combat.
If you equipped the US troops with P38s and MP40s and the Germans with Thompsons and 1911s, it would not have made the tiniest little scrap of a difference in the outcome of any battle.
That's my point.
The internet is littered with threadS where guys are making dramatic statements about this gun or that gun and those statements have nothing to do with the actual use of the gun in combat.
My craftsman screw drivers are TOTALLY OUTCLASSED by snap-on screwdrivers but I have never encountered a screw I couldn't tighten or loosen with with craftsman screwdrivers, even though the snap-on screwdrivers are A HUNDRED MILLION TIMES MORE ERGONOMIC.
Edited by buzz, 21 December 2017 - 11:59 AM.