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Okay, I’ll go read it and see if it actually has anything to do with what we’re talking about.
Hmm, looks like he’s using a rifle as a club.
well ya, you get one shot out of guns back then, and in a melee you don’t have time to reload. (Really good users could get at most 6 shots a minute, and that requires a ton of practice)
That’s why their was no time for law school, killing natives takes a lot longer when you try to club them with a musket.
It certainly doesn’t look like he’ll be using it as a gun again; if he connects with anything holding it like that, it’ll snap clean in two.
Muskets back then were sturdy enough to use as a bludgeon, and were commonly used that way in close-quarter fighting.
Oh, I know they’re fairly sturdy, but there’s a big weak point where a lot of wood is bored out for the lock. Holding it by the very end of the barrel like that would put a lot of stress on that spot when it hits, and I wouldn’t expect it to survive.
how long did it take you to write all of these comics??