SIG SAUER, Inc. Thanks Partners for U.S. Army Modular Handgun System

SIG Sauer M17 Handgun
SIG Sauer M17 Handgun

Newington, NH –  -( SIG SAUER, Inc. extends a special thanks to the industry partners who collaborated on the U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS).

The MHS request for proposal (RFP) was issued in August 2015 and was awarded on January 19, 2017 when SIG SAUER was chosen to field the replacement for the M9 pistol that has been in service since the mid-1980s.

Two industry leaders partnered with SIG SAUER in the RFP, including Winchester® of East Alton, Illinois, and Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM™) of North Branch, New Jersey. Winchester supplied ammunition for the rigorous MHS testing, while UTM supplied non-lethal ammunition and conversion components for training.

Winchester and UTM join SIG SAUER by being selected as the ammunition and training component providers for the MHS award.

“This is a significant opportunity for Winchester to continue its steadfast support of the U.S. military, just as we have for decades,” said Brett Flaugher, President of Winchester Ammunition. “We are honored to work with SIG SAUER as part of the MHS contract.”

“Ultimate Training Munitions is honored to be the training solution for the new U.S. Army MHS,” said Parag Mehta, President of UTM. “We are committed to providing the safest and most reliable training products for those who serve and protect us every day.”

SIG SAUER is both honored and proud to have been awarded the MHS contract. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world's most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products and services to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) 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 more than 1,400 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM log on to

  • 3 thoughts on “SIG SAUER, Inc. Thanks Partners for U.S. Army Modular Handgun System

    1. Sigs are great guns, but I had hoped for a simpler mechanism. I have worked on several brands of pistols, and I have found Glocks to be the simplest and very reliable. I am retired LEO, and I became a Glock armorer for my department when they switched over in 1987. If they get jammed up, which they do very infrequently, you can usually un-jam them with a good wack from a mallet or a 2×4. Seriously. A Sig is a little more complicated mechanism, and I had one brought in by a customer that he had managed to jam open with the slide retracted. If I remember correctly it was a 226. I still do not know what caused this type of malfunction on this particular pistol, and the customer was very vague. So, I called Sig to get some advice before I started to work on the gun to seek their advice, as it was a 2-week old gun. We were Sig dealers, too. They would not connect me with a smith or armorer, and told me to send the pistol back to them and they would fix it I have always been able to talk to Glock or S&W smiths/armorers. I did as Sig requested, which made the customer very unhappy because he figured his new gun would be gone for weeks, as did I. Sig did get the pistol back to us in about 10 days. Not too bad. When I called Sig again to ask what the problem had been with this gun, they would not give me the time of day. I hope they have changed since then, and I do think their products are top shelf. Only time will tell.

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