There are a myriad of opinions within the industry on an even larger selection of topics. Too that point, often TFB writers disagree on topics. Ian from Forgotten Weapons (one of our contributors) has taken to disagree with Nathaniel F. on his post “7 Reasons I Don’t Like the MP-44 Sturmgewehr”.
It is worth pointing out that Nathaniel was in fact planning on writing an article on the positive points of the MP-44 when Ian emailed us saying he was interested in doing the same. Nathaniel told Ian to go ahead with his video.
Ian and his friend go through Nathaniel’s 7 points in detail, Armed with their knowledge of historical firearms across various countries. If anything, the lively debate ensures the Sturmgewehr will never be a Forgotten Weapon.
Myself? I know that this may seem like a “cop-out” I think both are right across various points. I personally took issue with Nathaniel’s point on ammunition weight which while factually true, failed to take into account the ability to put fire downrange in larger quantities without reloading (which Ian discusses)
On the other hand, Nathaniel was quite right on the technical side in that there certainly were firearms that previously existed that met many of the requirements. In this regard, the MP-44 was nothing special.
What do you think? Are either completely off-base or do both make good points?