U.S. Army’s New Pistol of Choice

Posted January 23, 2017 at 12:06pm

The Washington Post reports that “after more than two years of searching the Army has finally settled on the pistol that will replace the branch’s nearly 32-year-old sidearm.”

“The up-to $580 million contract for the ‘Modular Handgun System’ has been awarded to Sig Sauer, a German firearms company, according to a release from the Army. The Army’s aging 9mm M9 Beretta will be replaced by a variant of Sig’s P320 pistol.”

“Though the Army did not name the specific pistol in its announcement, a Sig representative at a firearms exposition in Las Vegas confirmed that it was the P320 to Military.com.”