Sunday, January 22, 2017

US Army selects replacement to iconic M9 pistol

The US Army has selected the Sig Sauer P320 to replace the iconic M9 Beretta, the Army’s pistol of choice for more than three decades.
The Beretta M9, the current sidearm, officially entered service with the US military in 1990. However, reliability issues, design flaws, and concerns over low stopping power began emerging with time. In September 2015, the military held a competition called the Modular Handgun System (MHS) to seek an appropriate replacement to the M9.

One of the major goals of the MHS was to find a pistol chambered for a more potent round than the current 9mm.