US Army Selects Sig Sauer P320 to Replace the M9

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol

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    The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company's P320 handgun.

    Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, program.

    "We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice," Ron Cohen, chief executive officer of Sig Sauer, said in a statement to Military.com here at SHOT Show, the world's largest gun show, taking place this week in the city.

    "Securing this contract is a testimony to Sig Sauer employees, their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world," Cohen added.

    The Army launched its long-awaited XM17 MHS competition in late August 2015 to replace its Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01...320-handgun-to-replace-m9-service-pistol.html

     
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    It's a good gun but they should buy from American company like S&W.

    M9 was a good gun, very famous, reliable, and well built.
     
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    Unfortunately the last %100 US made service pistol was the Colt 1911 but I think alot of the foreign companies have some really nice designs like FN Herstal, Beretta, Glock, Sig Sauer, and HK.
     
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    I think they made the right decision going with the P-230, Sig makes some reliable pistols and they are very well made. They are top of the line. I am not a fan of Smith and Wesson semi auto handguns, they just aren't that reliable. Their revolvers are a different story, if you are buying a revolver you want a Smith and Wesson.
     
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