Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Modular Handgun System solicitation announced

Army finally announced final draft of Modular Handgun System solicitation. The gun will be designated as XM17. The contract is estimated to be $580 million

Requirements for the gun is,

  • modifiable grips
  • varied magazine options
  • ambidextrous controls
  • rails
  • hit 4 inch target at 50m range at least 90%
  • ammunition should penetrate 14 inches into ballistic gel at 50 meters

Deadline is Jan. 28

The requirements are quite high, and it will be interesting to see if the guns make the requirement and be cost-effective. Ruger aleady announced they are not participating according to

Smith & Wesson is teaming up with General Dynamics, and Beretta is trying to retain its hold with new offering.


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