HANDGUNS & SUB MACHINE GUNS by James Marchington
Pistols and SMGs (submachine guns) are the personal weapons used universally by all armed forces. In their basic form they are inexpensive to manufacture and simple to use and, as a result, they are easily available to both legal and illegal users alike. This work contains those weapons in widest distribution throughout the world. It is an easy-to-use reference guide to the equipment in use today by armed forces, paramilitary forces and police forces. The pace of development in equipment for the world's armies, paramilitary and security forces has never been greater. Every year brings great leaps in technology, which are rapidly incorporated into weapons and defensive systems. Yet, financial constraints mean that obsolete equipment remains in service around the world - often upgraded by the addition of new weaponry, armour and fire-control systems. For the modern soldier, keeping up to date with the latest advances is vital. He must be totally familiar with his own weapons, as well as those he is likely to face on the battlefield. The "Brassey's Modern Military Equipment" series has been compiled to provide a reference for soldiers at all levels in the command chain, as well as for the civiliar observer. It gives concise and accurate intelligence on vehicles and equipment which are currently in service, with detailed descriptions, photographs and specifications.