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All military units have weapons, issued according to the TO&E --the table of organization and equipment which specifies who gets what.

Our three main weapons were:


The M3A1 .45 cal submachine gun.

M3-submachine gun

Caliber: .45ACP (also 9x19mm Luger/Para in M3A1)
Weight: 3.7 kg
Lenght (stock closed/open): 570 / 745 mm
Barrel length: 203 mm
Rate of fire: ca. 450 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Effective range: 50 meters
For details re .45 submachine gun.
The Colt .45 automatic pistol.  



Detective special

The .38 cal. revolver with a two inch barrel. These were either the Colt Agent or the Colt Detective Special. (The only difference being the 16oz weight of the ... , compared to the other's 14oz weight.) They were normally loaded with only five rounds -- the sixth chamber under the hammer remained empty for safety reasons.

Weight: 1.3 lbs (1.1 kg) empty. Caliber: .38 Special Barrel Length: 2 inch (5.1 cm). Action: Double Action. Range: 70 ft (21 m). Cylinder: 6 rounds . Cost: $ 408. Made in: America. Special: General Purpose .38 Revolver, Easily Concealed, and is available with a bobbed hammer