I bought up the question about what Officers carried when my father was in France and he said that every officer in his group carried ether a M1 carbine or a few carried Grands along with 1911's.
When out in the hedgerows of France not caring a rifle meant you were an officer like it did in the German army. This makes you a prime target for snipers.
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits" Albert Einstine
Did you hear about the latest study.....5 out of 6 liberals say that Russian Roulette is safe.