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  • At short range a sword has a chance,

    At long range a sword user wouldn't be able to get close, but if at short range a sword can be drawn faster than a gun, especially knowing a sword user is likely to be better trained. A gun requires being aimed, a sword requires a good hit.

    And swords are just cooler.

  • It is plausible

    The skill of the swordsman will make a huge difference. The sword will have a higher chance if used by someone who has trained constantly. Also, the skill of the gunman would matter. If the gunman can't hit anything, then the swords will obviously win, but if the gunman can hit a bottle cap from a mile away, then the gunman has a higher chance of winning.

  • It is plausible

    Depending on the context. What kind of guns are we talking about here? If it is a machine gun then no, if it is about a hand gun then maybe. Besides guns can be very unreliable since they can jam, be broken, and be out of bullets anytime while swords cannot.

  • Some highly skilled dude

    Ignore the fact that guns are more lighter yet stronger, also, ignore the fact that a gun can be used as a melee weapon and can possibly hit better tgahan a sword, imagine a samurai, he was fighting some western dudes trying to fuvk the Japanese over and uh, he used his sweet skills to like um I dunno, just reflect those bullets I guess :P

  • 21 foot rule

    The 21 foot rule states that if a man with gun turned with his back to another man with a knife could turn around, cock his gun, and shoots he knife-fighter, the knife holder would have a better chance of surviving. Think about applying that rule to a sword, which is longer and more center-heavy, giving it a better chance to kill than a knife.

  • I don't think so

    Technologically speaking, there is no possible way that a sword will measure up to a gun. Swords are a melee weapon solely, while guns are ranged weapons that can also be used in hand-to-hand combat if need be with the use of bayonets. Swords are in every way inferior weapons to guns.

  • I don't think so

    Technologically speaking, there is no possible way that a sword will measure up to a gun. Swords are a melee weapon solely, while guns are ranged weapons that can also be used in hand-to-hand combat if need be with the use of bayonets. Swords are in every way inferior weapons to guns.

  • Sure, if certain conditions are met.

    We're assuming a sharp, durable lightweight sword made from modern composite materials, and a 16th century matchlock gun with poor accuracy, inoperability under reasonably moist conditions, and a reloading time of about two minutes. If all of the above is the case, then yes, the guy with the sword could feasibly win quite handily, provided he managed to get the gunman to fire and miss.

  • In limited circumstances

    If the swordsman has surprises on their side and assaults the other person at close range they could kill or cripple their enemy before they have a chance to draw their weapon. However that isn't to say the sword is necessarily better than the gun in these circumstances. If the attack have a fire arm draw and attacks another person who does not have their weapon drawn at close range the former will still have the clear advantage and arguably would have an ever greater chance to succeed than the swordsman,

  • Never Bring a Sword to A Gun Fight.

    It doesn't really matter how well-trained you are in your craft or if your sword was forged by the greatest blacksmith this side of Middle-Earth, a sniper can take you out from miles away in a split second. Check out Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark as well.

  • I don't think so

    Guns are much faster than a sword. The gun has a much harder impact than the sword would have, the gun has range for long distance and the sword does not. So more likely you'll have a better chance with a gun than you would have with a sword. More power with a gun than there is in a sword.

  • Can't (Effectively) Hunt With Swords

    Guns are made for more than just fighting in a battle situation. Guns are both weapons AND tools, while swords are simply designed as weapons.

    Firearms have more applications as tools than they do as weapons. A tool is used to achieve a purpose, such as hunting. A weapon is used to kill, destroy, and intimidate humans and their property. A gun, in most scenarios, can only be used as a weapon against other humans. Guns are used to provide food through hunting. Guns are used to cull destructive wildlife. Guns are used to target shoot. Its a past-time. Guns are used for home defense. In most situations, a gun is going to be superior to any other type of weapon any day of the week. A firearm's main strength is stopping power. Many, many uses, as you can see.

    Swords, on the other hand, are best at home on a medieval battlefield or in the hands of natives from a remote jungle tribe. Swords are simple weapons. When wars are over, your sword gets hung up or tossed in a corner until it needs to be used again. They have no real use in a bushcraft or survival scenario. They can't effectively provide food for you. They are really, really bad in close quarters because you normally wouldn't have the room necessary to swing them.

    Guns are far superior to swords in many areas. Guns have the ability to be used as both a tool and a weapon, while a sword is far more specialized, reducing it's uses as an everyday object.

    I'm willing to debate this.

  • Swords are inferior to guns

    Swords are inferior to guns simply because Swords are traditionally close range weapons. Guns are long range weapons and it allows you to attack from a distance. Plus guns have more functions than a sword does such as sniping, firing off hundreds of rounds at a time. While there are different types of swords, they all serve the same purpose.

  • I don't think so

    Technologically speaking, there is no possible way that a sword will measure up to a gun. Swords are a melee weapon solely, while guns are ranged weapons that can also be used in hand-to-hand combat if need be with the use of bayonets. Swords are in every way inferior weapons to guns.

  • Swords are technologically inferior to guns.

    Technologically speaking, there is no possible way that a sword will measure up to a gun. Swords are a melee weapon solely, while guns are ranged weapons that can also be used in hand-to-hand combat if need be with the use of bayonets. Swords are in every way inferior weapons to guns.


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