Old firearms are worthy of remembrance, they come from simpler times. Just kidding, the world has always been at war and weapons must evolve to keep up. Think of the musket, and all of those weapons from the time gunpowder was developed onward. If you were an intelligent person, would you not assume such development would continue taking place? If you were adding an Amendment involving guns to the Constitution would this not be a consideration? Sure, instead of something like: The right to keep and Bear muskets, you might use a word covering all types of weapons, like Arms!
The resulting weapon was given the Navy designation 9mm Pistol Mark 22 Mod 0. The weapon could be used by SEALs to covertly take out sentries guarding an enemy-held village or enemy stronghold, or even dogs that threatened to bark and reveal a SEAL unit’s presence. The Mark 22 Mod 0 received the nickname “Hush Puppy” for this reason.
Key point: The Model 39 is a capable gun that earned its spot in American firearms history.
One of the earliest American nine-millimeter pistols was adopted for wartime service to take out enemy sentries… and barking dogs.
The Smith & Wesson Model 39 semi-automatic handgun served U.S. Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War and then went on to become one of the American nine-millimeter high capacity pistols, the Model 59.The Smith & Wesson Model 39 had its roots in postwar America. U.S. troops, encountering the Walther P-38 on the battlefield, had a favorable impression of the German pistol. U.S. gunmaker Smith […]