ARMY to REPLACE BERETTA M9 PISTOL with SIG SAUER P320 MODULAR HANDGUN SYSTEM
The SIG Sauer P320 was chosen over a long list of modular handguns, including the Beretta APX, Glock 17 Gen4 and 22 Gen4, Smith & Wesson M&P, Springfield Armory XDM and Taurus PT24/7 OSS.
SIG’s P320 was released in 2014. It is a polymer striker-fired pistol and is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also adjust in frame size and caliber.
The Modular Handgun System (MHS) Program in New Hampshire provides both full size and compact P320 pistols over a period of 10 years. All pistols will be configurable to receive silencers and include standard and extended capacity mags.
“I am tremendously proud of the Modular Handgun System Team,” Army Acquisition Executive Steffanie Easter said in a press release. “By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we truly have optimized the private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our war-fighters.”
Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG Sauer, said, “We are both humbled and proud that the SIG Sauer 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.”
- Beretta APX
- CZ P-09 MHS
- FN Herstal (unknown pistol)
- Glock 17 Gen4 and 22 Gen4
- Heckler & Koch VP9 and VP40
- KRISS USA Sphinx SDP variant
- Sig Sauer P320
- Smith & Wesson M&P
- Springfield Armory XDM
- STI-Detonics Defense STX
- Taurus PT24/7 OSS
- Walther PPQ M2