Originally Posted by CDN_Stalker
You shouldn't see things that way, you have to learn that your pistol is your primary. Follow my mantra, when doing the sniper role, what weapon do you use to return fire when you suddenly walk into an ambush. The correct answer is your pistol, it's your primary and your rifle is only a special purpose (when you can get away with using it) weapon. You rock the MK23 NBB, so therefore it is a sub-extension of your rifle. Me, my preferred gun is the G19, too bad both of mine are down so have to settle for my MK23 and C11, but I never feel outgunned by AEGs, as long as I have and use cover properly. GBBs often will outrun AEGs if you learn to use them right, and apply that confidence when things go wrong.
We work on 2 different SOP, you and I.
When I'm falling in an ambush as a sniper, I GTFO, sometime not even returning fire, as my priority is getting to safety to regroup and take apripriate action. I won't do an Australian retreat with my pistol.
But I understand your SOP and it's a valid one.