The U.S. Marine Corps is set to adopt the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System as its official duty pistol.
The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer, in 2017. Now, with production well under way, the guns are serving with American soldiers all over the world.
How about a big heaping bowl of 9 mm? To paraphrase the iconic 1972 commercial for Life cereal, when it comes to the next sidearm of the U.S. Army, the soldiers like it—“They really, really like it.”
The Army News Service is reporting the 101st Airborne, based in Fort Campbell, Ky., will receive the first shipments of the new Modular Handgun System in November. The pistol is based on the commercially available SIG Sauer P320 and is chambered in 9 mm.