Originally Posted by abcman
a sword is just as effect as a gun. To prove my point I'll use a few scenarios...now like many things in like place and timing is a must if you want your desired outcome to happen. A gun in close quarters with the SAFETY is just a metal rod when the sword will simply slash you before you can take the saftety off (true the first slaash may not kill you but lets be honest if someone is trying to kill you and your already cut your trying to get away not worry about the gun. Natrual fears will take over and thats that)
Meeting the enemy in a dark area and you must draw i'll assume that if your target is close enough you should be able to wound them >_> if not...(slash) One can only assume that the draw time on the gun must me faster than the sword but a weapon in ahands of a master is well deadly
so for t'he whole thing...noth can killl you so, so what :P
Although urban combat has increased since the age of Napoleonic Warfare combat is still normally conducted with targets more than 20 feet away (well past the reach of a sword). Swords generally aren't designed to be thrown. Usually when the target is withing sword strike range is during a raid of a building. In that instance the safeties are usually off and the guns are ready to go. As for the safety taking a long time to take off that is not quite true. Most safeties are located in a location for simple engagement and disengagement. While the gun is being drawn from the holster you can take the safety off usually. Upholstering a gun is similar to taking a sword from its sheath. Swords are not just as effective as guns. If 5 swordsmen were to charge me from 50 feet and I had an M249 then more likely than not the swordsmen won't have a snowballs chance in hell.
I know that a sword in the hand of a master is deadly, but no matter how much skill you have you will never have the skill to deflect bullets like samurai jack.