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The Marines Go Compact – USMC Begin Issuing MHS M18

The US Marine Corps has confirmed to TFB that the Corps will be procuring only the M18 compact variant of the Modular Handgun System. Back in March 2018, the USMC confirmed that they would be procuring the SIG Sauer Modular Handgun System and while it was stated that 35,000 MHS pistols would be purchased they […] Read More … The post The Marines Go Compact – USMC Begin Issuing MHS M18 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Mhs, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, Semi-Auto, M17, M18


USAF Continues Security Forces Roll-out of the M18 Pistol

Back in March, we reported that the Air Force Security Forces Center had received its first Modular Handgun System compact M18 pistols. Now the first USAF Security Force Squadrons are receiving their first pistols with the 673d SFS, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, receiving new M18s. Captain Dane Johnson, the 673d SFS’ logistics officer said: […] Read More … The post USAF Continues Security Forces Roll-out of the M18 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Alaska, Usaf, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Pistols, M18, Dane Johnson, USAF Continues Security Forces Roll, Air Force Security Forces Center, USAF Security Force Squadrons


TFB FIELD STRIP: The U.S. Army SIG Sauer P320 M17 Pistol

Ah, the famous SIG Sauer P320 M17 pistol, placed into service by the U.S. Army and other branches after a long and pronounced testing and evaluation period that was not without controversy. But, besides a few slight specifications and material treatment variations, the M17 is nearly identical to the civilian P320 pistols laying on the […] Read More … The post TFB FIELD STRIP: The U.S. Army SIG Sauer P320 M17 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Mhs, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Field Strip, P320, M17, TFB FIELD STRIP, U S Army SIG Sauer


TFBTV | S&W’s Military Pistol: The M&P M2.0 5″ Review

In this episode of TFBTV, James reviews Smith & Wesson’s MHS competitor, the M&P 2.0 5 inch model. From S&W’s press materials: The M&P M2.0 pistol, the newest innovation to the respected M&P polymer pistol line. Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P M2.0 delivers an entirely new platform, introducing innovative features in […] Read More … The post TFBTV | S&W’s Military Pistol: The M&P M2.0 5″ Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Mhs, Smith & Wesson, Pistols, TFBTV, Semi-Auto, M&P M2.0


US Air Force Begins Issuing M18 Pistol

The US Air Force has begun to issue the new M18 Modular Handgun System to Air Force Security Forces. The new compact M18 will replace both the Beretta M9 and the older SIG Sauer M11A1 pistols with Air Force security personnel. Interestingly, the Air Force also noted that the M18 will also replace the last […] Read More … The post US Air Force Begins Issuing M18 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Air Force, Usaf, US Air Force, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, M18, SIG SAUER M18, M18 MHS, Air Force Security Forces


SIG SAUER M18 Sets New Standard for U.S. Army’s MHS Reliability Test

SIG SAUER M18 Sets New Standard for U.S. Army’s MHS Reliability Test NEWINGTON, N.H. –-(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), has successfully completed a recent Lot Acceptance Test (LAT) with zero stoppages during the required MHS Material Reliability Testing. Historically, Lot Acceptance Testing would include testing handguns to 5,000 rounds and allow for up to 12 stoppages to pass. The recent MHS Ma...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Mhs, Cohen, U S Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Sig Sauer, Ron Cohen, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, Newington New Hampshire, SIG SAUER GmbH Co KG, SIG SAUER M18


Meet the U.S. Army’s New Pistol for Civilians, SIG SAUER P320-M17

SIG SAUER P320-M17 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The fighting guns of the United States Army holds a special significance to nearly all groups in our country. Some despise them and others hold them in reverence. In the gun world, we tend to do both, but for our own reasons. Today we are looking at the civilian version of SIG SAUER’s M17. SIG Sauer P320-M17 When the P320 series was first released, it was met with some criticism. The negative press continued for several years as the design was put th...
Tags: Guns, Army, Mhs, Josh, Barnes, U.S. Army, United States Army, Sig Sauer, Black Hills, Featured Articles, Firearm News, Pistols, Camp Perry, Gun Reviews, SIG SAUER P320, Josh Wayner


SIG SAUER Introduces The M17 Air Pistol

SIG Sauer has introduced the .177 caliber CO2 powered airgun replica of the M17 pistol. The M17 Air Pistol is externally identical to the US Military’s new handgun both in terms of dimensions and color. The company has also designed this airgun to feel like the M17 by making it with a polymer frame, metal […] Read More … The post SIG SAUER Introduces The M17 Air Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US, Co2, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Air Guns, 177, M17 Air Pistol


SIG SAUER Presents Ceremonial M17 Pistols for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

SIG SAUER to Present Ceremonial M17 Pistols to U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Newington, N.H. –-(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the production and presentation of the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Pistols for the U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for the Tomb Guard Sentinels.The M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols are unique M17 pistols that were created using the same specifications for the U...
Tags: Guns, Germany, US Army, Mhs, United States of America, Arlington National Cemetery, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Tomb of the Unknown, 3rd U S Infantry Regiment, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER P320, Newington New Hampshire


NEW GLOCK! G45 First Shots – The Ultimate Service Pistol

Building on the success of the G19X, GLOCK has released a new crossover hybrid that brings the form factor of the MHS submission along with a blend of Gen5 and “summer series” features. Christened the G45 and referred to as the Ultimate Service Pistol, Austria and Smyrna are taking aim at a law enforcement market […] Read More … The post NEW GLOCK! G45 First Shots – The Ultimate Service Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Austria, Breaking News, Mhs, Smyrna, Pistols, Product Announcement, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE


SIG SAUER Launches Sweepstakes for U.S. Army M17-Commemorative Pistol

Own a Piece of History: SIG SAUER Launches September Sweepstakes for U.S. Army M17-Commemorative Pistol Newington, N.H. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today SIG SAUER announced the September Sweepstakes for the newly released M17-Commemorative pistol and M17 Collector’s Case. The sweepstakes will be active at sigsauer.com/promotions now through Friday, September 21, 2018 to participate in this promotion.“The M17 was selected by the U.S. Army for its uniquely innovative modularity, uncompromising performanc...
Tags: Guns, Germany, US Army, Mhs, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Tom Taylor, 101st Airborne, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER P320, Newington New Hampshire, SIG SAUER GmbH Co KG


Roundup.

I've gotten serious trigger time on...and feature-length SI reviews out of... commercial analogues of three of the four serious MHS finalists. The P320 in several varieties, the M&P 2.0, and the FN 509. So it's kind of karmic that I'll be reviewing this one for Shooting Illustrated, too. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Mhs, Tam, Boomsticks, G-Lock


US Navy Awards Trijicon a Handgun Reflex Sight Contract

US Department of Defence has published on their website a contract award announcement telling about a US Navy contract awarded to Trijicon for delivery of handgun reflex sights. Although the model of the sight is not specified, I think it is safe to say that the subject of the contract is one of the Trijicon […] Read More … The post US Navy Awards Trijicon a Handgun Reflex Sight Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Contract, US Navy, Optics, US department of defence, Mhs, Daily News, RMR, Trijicon, M17, M18, Reflex/Red Dot, US Navy Awards Trijicon


SIG Sauer Announce Limited Edition Commemorative M17

As we reported last week SIG Sauer are about to release versions of their government-adopted M17 ato the civilian market, however, only one of these will be identical to the US Ary’s Modular Handgun spec, complete with manual safety. Just 5,000 of these authentically government-marked M17s will be made available. An additional M17 Collectors Case will also […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer Announce Limited Edition Commemorative M17 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Press Releases, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Pistol, Modular Handgun System, M17, SIG Sauer Announce Limited Edition Commemorative


SIG SAUER P320-M17 Pistol Brings the U.S. Army’s M17 to the Commercial Market

SIG SAUER P320-M17 NEWINGTON, N.H. – -(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the commercial variant of the U.S. Army’s M17 official service pistol called the P320-M17.After one of the most rigorous and highly competitive review processes in the history of military firearms the SIG SAUER M17 was awarded the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract for the U.S. Army. The M17 is a P320-based platform, and was selected for its uniquely innovative modularity, uncompromising performanc...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Army, Mhs, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Tom Taylor, Firearm News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, Newington New Hampshire, SIG SAUER GmbH Co KG


BREAKING: FN 509 Tactical Released

FN has just announced the release of the 509 Tactical, the anticipated MHS pistol variant submitted by the Virginia-based manufacturer as part of the Army trials that ended in January 2017. Both TFB and TFBTV have the new guns in house and will bring you first-hand reviews in the coming days. The list of features […] Read More … The post BREAKING: FN 509 Tactical Released appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Army, Breaking News, Mhs, TFB, FN, Pistols, TFBTV, Product Announcement, Semi-Auto


100K+ In 180 Days – GLOCK 19X Breaks Sales Forecasts

The announcement and subsequent release of the GLOCK 19X pistol was an emotional time for the company, fans and critics alike. For years the Austrian powerhouse’s MHS pistol submission was shrouded in secrecy, salivating curious onlookers with possible models like the law enforcement-only 17M and 19M guns. Whereas GLOCK fans understood the reason for the […] Read More … The post 100K+ In 180 Days – GLOCK 19X Breaks Sales Forecasts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Breaking News, Mhs, Glock, Sales Forecast, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Gen5, G19x


M17 Handgun Seeing Operational Service in Iraq, Syria During Low-Light Shoot under NVGs

An image of the sidearm that has replaced the Beretta M9 in U.S. Army service has recently surfaced through DOD media outlets. The image is of a soldier from the “Brave Rifles” 3rd Cavalry Regiment that is currently deployed to Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria. The image caption states that the photograph was taken […] Read More … The post M17 Handgun Seeing Operational Service in Iraq, Syria During Low-Light Shoot under NVGs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Iraq, Defense, Syria, Afghanistan, Mhs, Daily News, Dod, Iraq Syria, U S Army, Handgun, Pistols, Semi-Auto, M17, Brave Rifles 3rd Cavalry Regiment


TFBTV Beretta APX Review: 5000 rounds through the APX and a Mud Test

In this episode of TFBTV, James reviews the Beretta APX in 9mm. The Beretta APX was Beretta’s striker-fired entry into the MHS competition to replace the service pistol of the US Armed Forces. Now, it’s making its presence known in the civilian market. In addition to an overview, James looks at an APX with 5000 […] Read More … The post TFBTV Beretta APX Review: 5000 rounds through the APX and a Mud Test appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Beretta, James, Mhs, Pistols, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, Beretta APX, Semi-Auto, TFBTV Beretta APX Review, US Armed Forces Now


How this USPSA Production Legal Apex Tactical Flat Faced Trigger Changed My Life

The Rev recalls how the Apex Tactical Flat Faced Forward Set Trigger has changed his everyday carry ways. M&P 2.0 with the Apex Tactical Flat Faced Forward Set Trigger U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, I'm going to share how a simple little Apex Trigger changed my daily life.  The Glock 19 has been my companion for years…most of my concealed carry life, in fact. However, after much deliberation, I believe my life has transitioned. Amazing Competition Among the influx of polymer that resulted fr...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, Htc, Brian, Smith, Beretta, Mhs, Smith Wesson, Wesson, Reese, Sig, Lloyd Christmas, USPSA, Apex Flat Faced Forward Set Trigger, Brian Rev Norris


US Navy & Air Force Order the XM18 Compact MHS

The US Navy and Air Force have confirmed their adoption of the compact variant of the US Army’s new pistol, the Modular Handgun System. Last month the US Navy confirmed the procurement of 60,000 XM18 MHS pistols, the compact variant of the SIG pistol. The Navy will replace its Beretta M9s and SIG Sauer M11 […] Read More … The post US Navy & Air Force Order the XM18 Compact MHS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Navy, Defense, Air Force, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, Xm17, M18, US Navy Air Force


USMC Explains Modular Handgun Choice

The commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command has explained why the Corps is going to adopt the Army’s M17/M18 Modular Handgun System. Speaking at the recent Sea-Air-Space exposition, held at National Harbor, Maryland, Brigadier General Joseph Shrader, the commander of Marine Corps Systems Command, told Military.com why the Corps would adopt the Modular Handgun System already adopted […] Read More … The post USMC Explains Modular Handgun Choice appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, Mhs, Daily News, Usmc, Corps, National Harbor Maryland, Pistols, Pistol, Modular Handgun System, Xm17, Marine Corps Systems Command, Joseph Shrader, Xm18, Sea Air Space


Beretta APX RDO Pistol is Red Dot Optics-Ready ~ Gun Review

Tom McHale reviews and range tests the newest optics ready Beretta APX RDO Pistol. The Beretta APX RDO Pistol (Red Dot Optic) Model. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- One good thing about the recent Army Modular Handgun System Trials is that the process lit a fire at many gun companies to create an entry pistol capable of winning the big bucks government contract. Of course, the intangible value of being chosen as the U.S. Military’s sidearm and all the associated bragging rights pushed gun makers to put...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Army, Beretta, Winchester, Mhs, Sig Sauer, Facebook Twitter Instagram, RDO, U S Military, Firearm News, Burris FastFire, My Gun Culture, Tom McHale, Apx, Tom McHale Tom McHale


BREAKING: USMC To Adopt Modular Handgun System

The US Marine Corps is set to replace its M9s with 35,000 Modular Handgun System pistols, budgeting over $6 million for the procurement. Since the US army’s adoption of the XM17/18 in January 2017, there has been much speculation around if and when the other services would follow. It seems the Marine Corps will be the first. […] Read More … The post BREAKING: USMC To Adopt Modular Handgun System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Marine Corps, Breaking News, Mhs, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, Xm17, Semi-Auto, P320, Xm18


US Army’s New MHS Pistol Suffering Teething Troubles

A new report from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) has revealed that the US Army’s new pistol, the XM17/XM18 Modular Handgun System has suffered from a number of failures during testing. MHS Suffering Teething Troubles The 2017 Annual Report, published last month, includes general reports on the progress of testing and development of programs […] Read More … The post US Army’s New MHS Pistol Suffering Teething Troubles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, Mhs, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Pistol, Modular Handgun System, Xm17, Xm18, SIG P320


[SHOT 2018] Universal 1911, IWB Holsters and the MHS Competition with Safariland

In today’s episode, we follow Miles to Shot Show 2018 and visit the Safariland booth to look at some new holster offerings for 2018. First, we take a look at the new 1911 ALS OWB holster. The beauty of this holster is that it allows for 1911s with or without a rail. This holster also […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2018] Universal 1911, IWB Holsters and the MHS Competition with Safariland appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Shooting, Guns, Law, Cops, Police, System, Light, Companies, Show, Military, 2018, Day, Angle, Gun, Shot, Duty


L versus X

So, in the circles in which I run, a fairly common Glock modification is to take a 17 and chop the grip to take 19 magazines. It's even got an informal nickname: the Glock 19L, playing off of Glock's own name for their longslide 17L.The reasoning behind this is that, when you're carrying inside-the-waistband, barrel length is largely irrelevant to concealment, while grip length is very relevant. So theoretically the "19L" has all the velocity and sight radius and other benefits of the full-size...
Tags: Guns, Mhs, Tam, Glock, Pearce, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, G-Lock, Spitting In The Wind, Gunsite


First Look at the New Glock 19X, Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS, & Glock 26 Gen 5

Glock 19X U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You know that ultra awesome Glock 19 MHS gun that was teased earlier this year? Well, Glock is offering the ‘crossover' concept to the general public under the Glock 19X model number. Glock also had two new Gen 5 guns on hand for us to take a look at while we were visiting the Glock facility in Smyrna Georgia for the writer's summit.NOTE: This is not a review. I will not review any of these guns without several thousand rounds through them. Call it being over...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, Fbi, Mhs, Glock, Shooting Industry News, Ammoland TV, MOS, Smyrna Georgia, Glock 34, Glock Gen 5, Patrick R Patrick, Glock 19X, Glock 26, Glock Glock, MOS Glock


Opinion: Why Holster Choice and Billet Issue are Important with the Army’s M17 Adoption

  Two important decisions by the Army have stood out among the recent news of the M17 handgun starting to replace M9s throughout armories service-wide. First, is the news that within the Army Infantry, the handguns will be issued down to team leaders. Second, is the choice of a holster with the Safariland 7TS. Both of […] Read More … The post Opinion: Why Holster Choice and Billet Issue are Important with the Army’s M17 Adoption appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Photos, Guns, Defense, Military, Army, Handguns, M4, Misc, Team Leader, Mhs, Handgun, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Safariland, Pistol, M17


TFB REVIEW: GLOCK MHS Submission Available As The 19X

Glock’s newest, and likely to be most talked about firearm for 2018, is the model 19X. The Glock 19X is meant to be a crossover that will hopefully allow consumers to do so with confidence. The Glock 19X is a step into a new direction and quite possibly a new iteration of future pistols. This aberration of a […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: GLOCK MHS Submission Available As The 19X appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, News, Guns, Companies, Press Releases, Breaking News, US Army, Mhs, Daily News, Crossover, Glock, Pistols, Gaston Glock, 19X, Crossover with Confidence



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