Santa, in the form of the Army’s Program Executive Office Solider, came down the chimney with more than 2,000 XM17s. On Nov. 28, the first 2,000 or so of the Army’s new pistols were issued to the 101st at Fort Campbell, Ky.
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.”
Watch this Rifleman Review segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV as Joe Kurtenbach reviews the SIG Sauer P320 pistol.
While much of the attention has been focused on the XM17 and XM18 MHS pistols, there is one aspect that has not received much attention—the ammunition.
Not only has the U.S. Army announced which units will conduct the next phase of testing and first field issue for the XM 17 Modular Handgun System (MHS), but other services have indicated how many units of the new pistol they are interested in acquiring.