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.
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 journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the country’s first armory-produced sidearm was a long one.
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.