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Spartan198 01-20-2017 11:50 AM

SIG-Sauer P320 to replace Beretta M9
 
My eyes just about bugged out of my head when I saw the headline.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...ce-pistol.html

I did NOT expect anything to come of the MHS program.

funkychinaman 01-20-2017 01:26 PM

I wonder what the Army's reasoning is. I'm not for or against any of the entrants, I just want to know why they choose this and not one of the others.

SPEMack618 01-20-2017 02:23 PM

That's a good question. I'm not sure. In no,world I can,picture will the M-17 be any sort of modular pistol once it becomes standard issue.

Spartan198 01-20-2017 02:40 PM

I'll bet Beretta ends up contesting, or at least trying to contest, the decision.

Excalibur 01-20-2017 03:15 PM

It can still be awhile before this effects the entire Army and the rest of the branches. It used to be that all branches were forced to switch sidearms for the sake of being standard but this came right away the Marines officially adopted the Glock 19 as their pistol.

Spartan198 01-20-2017 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 43314)
It can still be awhile before this effects the entire Army and the rest of the branches. It used to be that all branches were forced to switch sidearms for the sake of being standard but this came right away the Marines officially adopted the Glock 19 as their pistol.

Only certain MARSOC units adopted the Glock 19, not the whole force. Rank and file still use M9s.

Nyles 01-20-2017 06:14 PM

Meanwhile we've announced our intention to define the requirements to replace our 1940s Hi Powers by 2020... and to have a new pistol in service by 2026.

That said the P320 actually looks like a good choice to me. Light, reasonably inexpensive and suited to use by troops with small hands. Because let's be honest, most people carrying a sidearm are support trades, not doorkickers.

SPEMack618 01-20-2017 06:25 PM

I'm sorry but I look at this like a thumbnail version of the F-35.

In no way will the modular features ever be used by any a guy in a line unit unless it as a SF type unit. And those guys like Glock. And will keep their Glocks.

For all that money I don't understand why we just didn't make the damn M-11 issue for the masses.

Hell, I'm gonna be that guy longing for my Beretta when I finally have to give it up.

Excalibur 01-20-2017 07:36 PM

Realistically, a firearm should be as simple as possible. A sidearm should just have no manual safety or a decocker. Just point and shoot and teach basic safety to the troops when handling them. A striker fire gun has a good trigger and is less problematic than a hammer fire gun

AdAstra2009 01-20-2017 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nyles (Post 43322)
Meanwhile we've announced our intention to define the requirements to replace our 1940s Hi Powers by 2020... and to have a new pistol in service by 2026.

That said the P320 actually looks like a good choice to me. Light, reasonably inexpensive and suited to use by troops with small hands. Because let's be honest, most people carrying a sidearm are support trades, not doorkickers.

Yep, sidearms are not exactly decisive weapons. If your issued a sidearm its because your not expected to really use it.


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