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Old 01-19-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Army Picks Sig Sauer's P320 Handgun to Replace M9 Service Pistol

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...=todayinmil.sm

I have never used the Sig personally, but I am no fan of the Beretta.
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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Wow...well,they DO have an Exeter NH plant...maybe they will ramp up without dropping QC...
 
Old 01-19-2017, 07:36 PM   #3
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I don't really 'like' the beretta 92, but it's completely serviceable imo. It's kind of big for its caliber and capacity, but functionally it works. I'm mainly wondering if any military surplus berettas will hit the market the way LE surplus guns used to...
 
 
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I don't really 'like' the beretta 92, but it's completely serviceable imo. It's kind of big for its caliber and capacity, but functionally it works. I'm mainly wondering if any military surplus berettas will hit the market the way LE surplus guns used to...
I doubt it. The government hasn't released surplus handgun's in my lifetime. I do remember the DOJ was going to offer S&W 9MM's to DOJ LEO's as commemorative pistols when the S&W was dropped in favor of the Ruger P89. The offer was hastily withdrawn when the power's to be decided the liability was too great. Figure that one out.
 
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Never did like the Beretta. Sig seems like a good replacement. BUT THEY WILL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS A 1911 was for all those years. Hell they should replace all the semiautos with a Smith model 66 or a 686.
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...THEY WILL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS A 1911 was for all those years. Hell they should replace all the semiautos with a Smith model 66 or a 686.
I love the 1911, but a more simple gun like the Sig (glock, M&P, etc) is probably a LOT easier to train a bunch of people on, at least to the "don't shoot yourself or your buddy with it" level of training.

On the revolver thing, I'm a bigger revolver fan than a lot of people. My woods gun (where I can't hardly envision a scenario needing more rounds fast) is still a revolver. But for defensive/combat use, I'm pretty much an auto guy anymore. The little Kahr cm9/pm9 gives right at the same power per round as my old J-frame revolvers, with 40% increased capacity (7 vs. 5), in a package that's flatter than the revolver and smaller than my old .380acp was. And for an unrepentant revolver-phile like me, it even gives the same kind of trigger pull as a very-good DA revolver did.
 
Old 01-23-2017, 08:49 AM   #7
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You are correct about simple guns. 95% of all soldiers expend less than 100 rds a year (if even that) qualifying on a handgun. During my last 10 years in uniform that annual qualifications on "personal weapons" had become an inconvenience for the big green machine, as it took valuable training time away from some computer.

Special Ops soldiers should have the opportunity to equip their soldiers with mission specific firearms, since they are the ones that will spend most time utilizing them.
 
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