Yeah, if the target is right in front of you, not moving, not in cover, and you're somehow completely calm. You'd be surprised at how difficult it can be, shooting accurately from a standing position.
However, in the event that you're a normal human being (or pony), you're going to need something that can be fired again immediately after a single discharge, in the event that you miss. If good aim was all you needed, we'd never have created automatic weapons in the first place, nor adopted rounds like the 5.56mm NATO.
I completely agree with you. But in my personal opinion I like bolt action a bit more, especially for shooting practices and hunting (or even games) XD
Though for preventing home invasion I'd use a second firearm as backup... I had a case here with a thief and I used my k98 old mauser; I did two shots and I didn't have to use my backup. Unfortunately I admit that you really have to know your weapon, have a lot of practice with it and be calm to shot accurately.
Automatic weapons are fobidden in my country, so I haven't had any practice with them besides video games. All my life I have used old school weapons, so my point of view may be biased.
Well yes, automatic firearms are generally universally illegal for civilian usage in modern countries. Automatic is just REALLY awesome, fun, and effective in close quarters (for me anyway).
However, in terms of practicality, I'd much rather sleep with a Sig P228 or M1911 under my pillow than something like a Mosin Nagant. It would be faster to draw, faster to aim, and would handle better indoors or in cramped areas. Plus I'm a massive fan of the M1911
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