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  • Sword

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The Gun or the Sword?

This is a discussion on The Gun or the Sword? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Guns run out of bullets, the sword will keep choppin' as long as you have the strength/stamina to use it....

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    Guns run out of bullets, the sword will keep choppin' as long as you have the strength/stamina to use it.
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    as far as video games go i get quit a kick out of shooting the crap out of other people with guns on the multiplayer. plus guns have the advantage of range, whereas with a sword you have to run all the way up next to them to kill um! so i think i prefer guns although i have nothing much against swords either.
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    The sword.

    More capable of inflicting damage, far less likely for the "noob killing the master by luck" syndrome, far more precise (in skilled hands). It is considerably easier to build defenses against bullets than against sword cuts/thrusts (esp. thrusts). That and in the real world I am reasonably competent with a katana.
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    Pah, Swords are for 'cool' and '7331' people.
    If youre smart you just pick the gun, why be cool with a nice
    big sword? The result is the same, The gun justs kills faster.

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    A rifle with a bayonette? A little of both...
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    I pick ICBM.

    I'm also amazed to be the first to say this thread is stupid beyond reason.

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    Swords are far better at dealing damage. True, against an unprepared human, a sword is overkill (the very reason why this debate exists) however consider an armored opponent, bullets are relatively easy to defend against (decent metal armor is near impervious to most man portable firearms) while a decent slash (esp. with large European swords) can punch through most armor in a few swings. Soft body armor, while fairly effective versus firearms, is laughable against a sword.
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    i think ill take a suitcase nuke over your icbm just because it is a little more easy to move around. but thats just me.
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    >>> I'm also amazed to be the first to say this thread is stupid beyond reason.

    You were not the first to think it.
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    yes it is stupid but that does not mean it isnt fun!!!!!
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    Originally posted by hk_mp5kpdw
    Guns run out of bullets, the sword will keep choppin' as long as you have the strength/stamina to use it.
    How many bullets do you need to kill somebody at the same
    range as you would kil someone with a sword? Yes 1 bullet.

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    Sometimes just getting a head shot doesn't mean you got a kill. Maybe you just took the guy's jaw off or an ear. With a sword, a blow to the head (assuming no armor) is surely fatal due to crushing bone into the brain, severing of major arteries, etc.
    A shot to the chest doesn't necessarily mean a perforated heart either. It is possible to miss killing someone by a fraction of a millimeter with a gun, just by not knowing exactly where the bullet will go (freak wind conditions have been known to spoil aim).
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    Originally posted by deathstryke
    Maybe you just took the guy's jaw off or an ear.
    Let's assume you can goddamn aim ok? Many people cant even
    lift a sword nor handle it.

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    Let's assume you can goddamn aim ok? Many people cant even
    That would be like me saying let's assume you can use a damn sword.

    Plus, if your using a gun in melee range, there is a good chance that it will end in both dying simultaneously.

    Do note that many kinds of mortal wounds don't actually kill for a period of hours or days after being sustained. I know quite a few people who have survived gunshot wounds, often with few ill effects after recovery. Most sword wounds (intended to kill) cause far too much damage to tissues to survive without being maimed. However this just boils down to how bad you want the guy dead. If you have enough willpower, it is extremely difficult to sustain enough damage to keep you from finishing the job in melee combat.
    Last edited by deathstryke; 01-28-2003 at 10:00 AM.
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    Well, at the distance you stand to be able to use a sword
    you can make a fatal wound with a gun.

    You cant possible miss your target standing at a sword distance.

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