We’re very, very busy right now, and so we’d just like to throw some gun zen at you, maybe to be elaborated later.
I: The safety never breaks on a Tokarev TT-33.
II: Anything good enough gets copied. The better it is, the faster it spreads.
III: German engineers love complexity above all. It’s a natural characteristic.
IV: The most successful guns are not just functional, but beautiful also. (Perhaps it helps them sell. Even military designs must attract boards of officers). Most failures are ugly.
V: Over time, good designs drive out bad. This drives consolidation until there are new breakthroughs, in a process of punctuated equilibrium.