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

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20 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: US Army Selects Sig Sauer P320 to Replace Beretta M9

    1. The benefit of the P320 over the Glovk is the abikity to change calibers and handgaurds/slides. My P320 can go from fullsize .40S&W to a subcompact 9mm with a simple conversion kit

  1. Unlike the P250, The P320 .45 ACP is not compatible with the 9mm, .380sig or .40S&W. This due to the larger cartridge on the .45ACP not being compatible with the striker fired chassis of the other calibers. Still an excellent pistol and i doubt they are going .45 anyway (.40 is more likely)

    1. Weighs less than my 1911, slimmer than my Glocks, as simple as a revolver in use and as reliable as a good hammer. Nothing big about it. Ugly? Yeah, Sig’s ain’t pretty.

  2. “aging Beretta M9 pistol” what are they talking about? army used the 1911 up to the 1980s, then went to the M9. I heard within the supply chain that some M9s break once in a while, not sure it’s true. But I do know there were claims of magazine jams. Returned mags showed some troops cleaned & reassembled mags with the mag spring reversed front to back, causing the follower to stick, could happen in the dark or when guys are in a rush to get desert crud out of their guns.

    1. There is also slide fatigue cracks, but that could happen with any weapon being fired this often. I totally agree, this statement about again M9’s is just an excuse considering as you stated the life that the 1911 had. Why not just fix the weapons we have, like we did with the 1911 for the close to 50 yrs or so of service and upgrade the 9mm ammo.

  3. Exactly how many Sig Sauer’s P320 Modular Handgun System including handgun, accessories and ammunition does $580,217,000 buy?

  4. So here we go wasting big monies yet again. It was not that long ago that the Army spent close to 100 million on new style holsters for the M9. It has already been proven that .40 cal guns are not currently holding up to Military or Law Enforcement type usage. It was a mistake to go with 9mm to begin with. But instead of spending the ludicrous monies that are being talked about now, how about some better ammo for the weapons we already have ? I am former Military and currently work in Federal Law Enforcement and I personally really dislike the 9mm using the current “legal ammo” my .40 cal is definitely more accurate and for sure my 1911 would only take one good placed round. But isn’t that what the problem is already “crap ammo and lack of accuracy” .

    1. What kind of round do you need to kill a human at close distance? Jesus christ, you act like you need mp5 with black talon to do a car stop. It’s shot placement in any leathal game bro. The 9mm is a killing machine, just ask the Navy Seals. Personally I carry a G17 and shoot a titanium pinned hollow point. Sucks you folks have to carry ammo that gives a suspect a chance at survival. Is it the goal of federal officers to KILL the suspect when you press the trigger, or to use the round to force compliance of your directives?

      1. Maybe read up on law enforcement and the purpose of a firearm before you go around actually carrying one?

      2. Will the modular concept change the definition of what constitutes a firearm. ?? Different frames and caliber options ought to really mess up any federal attempts at serial number or fired cartridge related record keeping.

  5. No big deal, the military replaces it’s weapons every so often and the Beretta had its run and did well. Bust news for us is that there might be some surplus Beretta on the market as soon as they get the contract going. I’ll certainly take a few of them.

  6. Sigh….Another person that doesn’t know how to use the word, “humbled”, correctly. To put your pistol into a competition and NOT get selected would be a humbling experience; to instead win a $600 million contract is anything but humbling.

  7. I love my custom Mark IV Series 70 1911 (owned it for 35 years), my Kimber Eclipse Ultra Carry II and the .45 ACP. That said, my Sig P320 RX is a beautiful piece of gear and goes everywhere I drive my truck. I also love my Glock 27 for concealed carry in hot weather and minimal clothing. I have barrels for 9mm and .40S&W.

    If you need to worry about the differences between 9mm, .45 ACP and .40S&W when shooting at a bad guy…. you need to worry more about other things. Like shot placement and training. All three rounds are proven effective in warfare and law enforcement, excepting goofy departmental restrictions surrounding ammo choices. The mythology surrounding the .45 and 9mm are exactly that, myths.

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