|Action||Open Bolt, Blowback||Barrel Length||10.6″|
|Magazine||35rnd stick, 71rnd drum||Weight||8 lb|
Perhaps the only Russian firearm more iconic than the Mosin-Nagant, the PPSh-41 appears in numerous prints, posters, and statues dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. Let’s cover a few more details.
|Pistol||Nambu Type 94||Manufacturer||Nambu Rifle|
|Action||Short Recoil||Barrel Length||3.8″|
|Magazine||6 rnds rmvbl mag||Weight||1.7 lbs.|
Nambu’s Type 94 pistol is popularly known as the worst military handgun ever made. While there are some Chinese 1900′s that may disagree, it certainly has some interesting features.
Military expansion across the Pacific and into mainland China was consuming more and more equipment. Officers at the front were becoming frustrated with the cumbersome Nambu Type 14 and were turning to European pocket pistols in .32 ACP. But these were, at best, defensive rounds and really just confused supply lines. Additionally, army aircrew and tankers needed a capable, small pistol which would chamber the standard 8mm Nambu cartridge.