It has been announced that the US Army’s Modular Handgun System, the XM17, will officially become the M17 and begin issue to units near the end of the year. The Army anticipates that the XM17 will complete the materiel release process, which ensures equipment is safe for issue, in November. Show More Summary
SIG Sauer certainly didn’t waste its opportunity to show off its win of the Modular Handgun System contract at the 2017 Association of the United States Army annual meeting, bringing not XM17 MHS prototypes, but full-fledged M17 and M18 MHS production (or possibly pre-production) pistols to the show. Show More Summary
The Army plans to start distributing its new Modular Handgun System, the Sig Sauer P320, to soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, this fall. The rollout would come less than a year after the Army awarded...Show More Summary
The first photos of the Army’s new M17 Modular Handgun System in action have emerged. The photos, taken during U.S. Army Operational Test Command testing at Range 29 at Fort Bragg, show service personnel from a number of units getting trigger time behind the MHS. Show More Summary
Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas. If fielded, according to officials, the new modular handgun system, also known as MHS, will offer improved durability
The defense magazine European Security & Defence has published an article detailing for the first time Glock’s Modular Handgun System submission and its Federal-engineered ammunition. The article – part technical overview, part interview,...Show More Summary
Task and Purpose Security, Americas The pistol apparently fires when dropped. Since winning the U.S. Army’s coveted Modular Handgun System competition back in January, things have been less than smooth sailing for Sig Sauer. First, Sig’s primary MHS rival Glock lodged a protest with the U.S. Show More Summary
Those who take advantage of SIG’s recently announced “voluntary upgrade” may soon be taking home a little piece of the Modular Handgun System program: The company evidently plans to introduce a new trigger design developed for the MHS...Show More Summary
The M17 variant of the P320, selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), is not affected by the Voluntary Upgrade. This post SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
SIG Sauer – recent winner of the US Army’s Modular Handgun System competition – is being sued by an officer from the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department Special Response Team over an incident he claims was the result of a defect in their P320 handgun. Show More Summary
Jared Keller, Task and Purpose Security, North America The army will officially field Sig Sauer’s P320 to soldiers downrange in November. After a seeming eternity of waiting, the Army will officially field Sig Sauer’s P320 to soldiers...Show More Summary
In a recent article, Guns & Ammo editor Eric Poole gave us our first look at the Army’s new XM17 Modular Handgun System in action. Within the 3:12 runtime of the brief video, Poole gives a rundown of the handgun’s features and advertised benefits vs. Show More Summary
Americas The US Army will commence fielding its new Sig Sauer XM17 modular handgun system (MHS) to troops in November, starting with 2,000 pistols going to the 101st Airborne Division. Under current Army plans, the semi-automatic weapons will be fielded to a new post each month from November until September 2018, except for March and […]
Much ado has been made recently about the US Army’s piss-poor performance in completing the evaluations of handguns in the Modular Handgun System contract. While yes, they should have completed the testing, it is fair to say that the Sig is even 3/4 as good as Glock, their $100,000,000 more worth it. Show More Summary
According to a recent article at Military.com, US Army spokespersons said in emails with the magazine that the Army would not be re-trying the Modular Handgun System competition between finalists SIG Sauer and Glock. This statement comes...Show More Summary
After 13 years of searching for the US Army’s next pistol, a successor to the Beretta M9 has been selected. However, with the selection of the SIG P320 as the M17 and M18 Modular Handgun System, many individuals in the industry haveShow More Summary
Glock Inc. says that the decision to select Sig to make the new Modular Handgun System was driven by cost, not performance.
Since the Government Accountability Office’s decision to reject Glock’s protest of the Modular Handgun System contract award to SIG Sauer, the GAO has released a statement. The 17 page document outlines not only the reason for the GAO’s decision, but provides insight as to the deciding factors in the MHS contract award as well. Show More Summary
SMYRNA, GA. – Jun 6th, 2017 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied GLOCK, Inc.’s protest of the Army’s award of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to Sig Sauer. The focus of GLOCK, Inc.’s protest was that the U.S. Show More Summary
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied GLOCK, Inc.’s protest of the Army’s award of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to Sig Sauer. This post The GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.