Just when it seemed the farce that is the Canadian Armed Forces couldn’t get any more farcical, the National Post reports that our troops on mission in Afghanistan are using the Browning 9mm pistol, which has been in service since the Second World War.
This begs the question, why did we did we buy the C7 assault rifle to replace the CFN1? Surely there must have been a few Ross rifles left over from The Great War, and it appears the Browning 9mm is every bit as good:
Then again, we did send soldiers to fight in the desert wearing forest green uniforms :loco:
<The army’s section head for small arms> said the Browning was adopted as a sidearm in 1937, and the last pistol was produced by John Inglis & Co. in 1944. But while the handguns may be old, he said they are in excellent condition. [/quote]
Yeah, for a museum piece. The Browning should have been mothballed decades ago, along with the high command’s brain trust.
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