"Well, jeepers creepers, thousands of commie-bloc uniformed personnel carried 7.62x25 weapons during many decades."
Yeah, they did. Because they were ISSUED to them. It wasn't exactly a case of their choosing those guns based on a list of options.
As I noted above, the Germans called it the Russian Ice Pick. The round wasn't know for doing a lot of damage to its target. The Germans felt their 9mm round was a much better stopper as it tended to do a lot more damage.
The major benefit the Soviet soldier had was that, if he was armed with a 7.62x25, it was most likely a PPSh that fired 900 rounds a minute. What a single round lacks in wounding ability is more than compensated for when you have that much lead flying.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Last edited by Mike Irwin; November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM.