Watch independent testing of the sidearm just adopted by the US Army

This is from a couple years ago and Sigg and the Army didn’t perform this test back then – and I don’t believe they do, nowadays. I’d be pleased to be corrected.

Though I embrace pretty much every progressive legal requirement for gun ownership, I’ve been a gun owner my whole adult life. I come from an extended family that had beaucoup years working for gun manufacturers all the way up to prototype gunsmiths. I still own guns. I still shoot pretty damn good for an old geezer.

I think if a firearm is passed for military use it should be able to pass more rigorous testing than what is apparently considered sufficient. If the folks who produced this video still have it right.

‘Nuff said.

One thought on “Watch independent testing of the sidearm just adopted by the US Army

  1. Ricochet says:

    June 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps will adopt a new standard-issue pistol for the first time in 30 years, replacing the Beretta M9 with Sig Sauer’s M18 starting in 2020.
    The M18 handgun, based on the Sig Sauer Model P320, will begin arriving at Marine Corps artillery arsenals in the third quarter of 2020, with a complete overhaul of weaponry expected by late 2023. It’s a more compact version of the M17 service pistol. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/06/19/Marines-to-start-issuing-Sig-Sauer-M18-as-official-duty-pistol-in-2020/2441560966459/ The Marine Corps ordered 12,184 M18s under the MHS program to supplement the 20,648 it procured in 2018 as part of its $17 million request for infantry weapons [link]. By next year, the M17 or M18 will be the only 9mm pistol used across each branch of the U.S. military.

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