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What is a PDW? [The 4 types of Personal Defense Weapons]

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Since NATO seeked a new PDW class of weapons in the 90’s, many have argued over the definition of the PDW… but did not realize how old the concept actually is.

What makes a PDW – Personal Defense Weapon?

This seems like a difficult definition to tackle, but in reality it isn’t. The role-based definition may seem to apply to many, but when we boil it down to the the 4 different type of PDWs, it all becomes clear.

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0:00 SBI
0:10 Video Start
1:00 Intro
2:03 PDW – Definition
3:48 PDW users
5:26 The 4 types of PDW
6:03 Type I PDW
8:38 Type II PDW
10:42 Type III PDW
11:52 Type IV PDW
14:43 Hybrid PDW – Vz61
15:18 Hybrid PDW – Kriss Vector
15:57 M1 Carbine – Type I PDW
16:33 Offensive Use
16:57 Conclusion

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