US Army reveals its new handguns: 'Far more lethal' M17 and M18 will replace the M9 Beretta that has been in use since 1986
The ‘dated technology’ used by US Army soldiers since the 1980s is set to get a major upgrade.
Soldiers at the 101st Airborne Division’s Fort Campbell base have received the Army’s new Modular Handgun System: the M17 and ‘compact’ M18 pistols.
According to the Army, the new weapons are more accurate, easier to fire, and more lethal than their predecessor, and will eventually replace the M9 pistol that has been the standard sidearm for the last 31 years.
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THE NEW GUNS Over the next decade, the new Modular Handgun System will be distributed to all units to replace the... read more
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