SIG SAUER, Inc. Awarded the U.S. Army Contract For its New MHS

SIG SAUER, Inc. New Modular Handgun System
SIG SAUER, Inc. New Modular Handgun System
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NEWINGTON, N.H. -(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s.

Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator.

All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire.

The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact P320’s, over a period of ten years. All pistols will be configurable to receive silencers and will also include both standard and extended capacity magazines.

“I am tremendously proud of the Modular Handgun System Team,” said Army Acquisition Executive, Steffanie Easter in the release. “By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we truly have optimized the private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters.”

Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, said “We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice. Securing this contract is a testimony to SIG SAUER employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world.”

 

About SIG SAUER, Inc.:

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance which has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from firearms, ammunition, electro-optics to airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with approximately 1,600 employees.

For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to their website.

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Ivano
Ivano
4 years ago

Yes, it would have been nice if it was a U.S.A. company. However, the majority of funding will be expended in the U.S. Wages are a large expense and those wages will be paid to American workers. Steel and materials will be purchased from U.S. sources. Local property taxes and also state income taxes must be paid by SIG. Then Sig will pay also federal taxes on profits even though they are a foreign company. Not that much as a percentage of Revenue will be transferred to a foreign country. Still I agree. WHY SIG and Why the millions of… Read more »

Tcom
Tcom
4 years ago

Not to turn this political, but why would we award an America military contract to a foreign owned company when we have several manufacturers of excellent weapon systems right here. Yes, they will be manufactured in New Hampshire, but profits will be sent to another country. POTUS gets furious when US companies go overseas, and he is doing the exact same thing. If we as people, and as a country, purchased more US products we would dramatically improve our economy. We should limit military contracts to US companies unless a damn good business case can be made to go overseas…… Read more »

Ivano
Ivano
4 years ago

As expected…. the “safety” arguments. If you do not like them… just keep them in the off position. Seriously, the real issue is, why did it take over 10 yrs and millions of wasted dollars for the military to determine a replacement of a pistol they hated? I have seen numerous Glock service pistols in an armor’s junk box with cracked upper slides… So I doubt if Glocks could stand up to the punishment from front line troop training and combat usage. As a tax payer, I hope that the stupid procurement office is able to negotiate or arm twist… Read more »

Seth
Seth
4 years ago

Safeties are mechanical and mechanical things fail. I’d argue (with no facts to back me up) more people are shot by accident because they relied on a safety rather than the rules of gun safety and basic trigger control. The M9s have safeties and I personally witnessed a cop shoot into the ground about a foot in front of his foot on reholstering an M9 because he “thought the safety was on”.

j
j
4 years ago

I could be wrong and I hope I’ll be corrected if I am. The military selected Beretta, a foreign owned company. Now they have selected Sig, a foreign owned company. While the contracts may require that the guns be made here, providing jobs which is great, the profit reverts to the parent company, which is not American owned. While the income taxes of the employees remain here, the corporate profit taxes don’t. As to the merits of the gun I won’t argue except to say that I can’t believe that there is not an American owned and based company that… Read more »

Del So
Del So
4 years ago

Awesome new pistol!

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
4 years ago

Interesting and a good choice with a good balance. Only reason I am replying is I Noticed The Manual Safety! See I have been a CCP card carrier for 40 years, and it would have been longer but my state of SD only started issuing them 40 years ago. Anyway, I Like A Safety. Now I own about 190 handguns, which means I have almost any kind made, but I still prefer a Safety, and of course so does The US Military. Now if our Cops would follow them they would not shoot so many holes in the ground when… Read more »

OBX Ned
OBX Ned
4 years ago

I still don’t like the grip angle, but my biggest concern is the extremely high bore axis.
This would not be my choice, although Sigs are well made, reliable firearms.
Of course, nobody wanted my input, which is fine since I don’t have to live with it.