BREAKING NEWS: US Army Selects Sig Sauer P320 to Replace Beretta M9
OutdoorHub Social 01.19.17
The Army has a new pistol.
The Army’s year long XM17 MHS program to replace the venerable, but aging Beretta M9 pistol has come to a close. The winner of the modular pistol program was the Sig Sauer P320. There is no word yet on what caliber was chosen, but given the modularity of the system it could easily be switched from 9mm to 45ACP.
Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, said in their press release, “We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice. Securing this contract is a testimony to SIG SAUER employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world.”
Here’s the press release from the Army:
Sig Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $580,217,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Modular Handgun System including handgun, accessories and ammunition to replace the current M9 handgun. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 19, 2027. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity
Also check out the new Sig Sauer X-320 Series handguns released at SHOT Show