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A New U.S. Military Handgun? The Modular Handgun System

There have been rumors that the U.S. military will be soon adopting a new service handgun—the Modular Handgun System (MHS). Anyone with any familiarity with U.S. military procurement knows that nothing happens quickly. This is just a beginning of a very long process. While more likely than an invasion of Canada, it is not happening this week.

New U.S. Military Bullet Partially Revealed

The U.S. military is soon to field a new projectile in its standard issue 5.56 mm NATO cartridge. There are two purposes to the new projectile: increased performance and less toxicity in the environment (i.e., lead-free).

Rifleman Q&A: What's the Rarest U.S. Military 'Trench Gun?'

I have become interested in U.S. military shotguns, especially the bayonet-equipped “trench guns.” Can you tell me which were the rarest?

SIG Sauer Delivers 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military

SIG Sauer has delivered the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017.

History of U.S. Military Gun Salutes

Military salutes are are steeped in tradition and intended to demonstrate great honor to those for whom they are conducted, yet misconceptions exist. Let's clear them up.

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns, the Model 37 Ithaca served from World War II all the way through Vietnam.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: FN America, Stag Arms

Did you know FN is one the largest makers of firearms for the U.S. military? While Herstal, Belgium, is home to Fabrique Nationale, the company’s factory in Columbia, S.C., has supplied the U.S. military with M16A2/A4 rifles, M4/M4A1 carbines and belt-fed machine guns.

SHOT Show 2018: Lithgow LA105 Woomera Rifle

The LA105 Woomera (an Australian Aboriginal word for “spear thrower”) from Lithgow Arms evolved out of advice from Australian and U.S. military snipers.

This Old Gun: M1919 Browning Machine Gun

The M1919 Browning was the workhorse machine gun of the U.S. Military during World War II. Learn about the background behind this durable and reliable design.

Inside Look: SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun

As part of the package put together for a U.S. Military contract, SIG Sauer took the next step in machine-gun evolution with its MG 338. We got a closer look here.

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