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Why the GIGN adopted the MR73 revolver?

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Ian from Forgotten Weapons interviewed GIGN founder and original commander Christian Prouteau, who was also responsible for the RFP that lead to Manurhin creating the MR73 for the GIGN. The choice of a 6 shot DA/SA .357 Magnum revolver may seen anachronistic by the 1970s when the GIGN was established. But the reasons revolve around accuracy, stopping power, performance and user skill and confidence.

 
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