Hickok45 puts it through its paces. FN makes fine firearms, after watching this video, I might have to go test fire one
As Hickok notes, there are a lot of really good polymer, striker fired pistols out there. I like Sigs the most, but I also realize that Springfield, Smith, FN, H&K, Beretta, Ruger, Walther, and yes Glock make awesome semi-auto pistols. It come down to personal choice. Why do I shoot my Ruger SR9C so well? The trigger/sights, just works with my trigger finger/eye. My point? If you are going to buy a first pistol, go do your research, rent them and test fire them at your local range. There are great options, take your time, and then, train, learn, practice, and most of all learn and live by the Four Rules of Firearm Safety. Remember a firearm is a deadly weapon, it can save your life. But if you are careless, well…….
Hickok, who has a great gig I must say gives us a look at the new, possibly improved M&P in 9mm. I had an older M&P and liked it OK. But, after buying and shooting a Ruger SR9c, I liked the M&P less and less the more I shot the Ruger. The trigger on the M&P and I did not get along very well. The Ruger just had better sights, and far better trigger, at least to me. Remember we are all individuals, and I would like to get my hands on a newer M&P to see if I like the new version better.
The U.S. Army and Air Force are moving one step closer to replacing the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol that has been the U.S. military’s “go to” sidearm for more than 30 years.
The Department of Defense will soon chose three finalists in a competition to be the U.S. Army and Air Force’s new sidearm. One of the three finalists could go on to outfit all of the services, with total sales of of 500,000 handguns—but not before the Pentagon bureaucracy makes it as long and complicated as possible.
The Modular Handgun System (MHS) is a $17 million dollar effort to replace the aging Beretta M92 handgun. First adopted in the 1980s, the U.S. Army’s Berettas are beginning to wear out. The M92 is also a product of another time, and hasn’t kept up with recent advances in pistol technology.
You can, and should go read it all. Owens, who really should link this blog sometime, knows a great deal about firearms, more than me, and I value his opinion. As for my “two cents” Let me say four little words about the P-320, and yes, I do own one, those four words? It is a Sig! There is a reason Sig Sauer’s firearms are so revered.
The Sig Sauer P320 pistol has been chosen as the winner of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition to replace the Beretta M9 as the service pistol of the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the service’s next service pistol.
Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol.
“I am tremendously proud of the Modular Handgun System team,” Army Acquisition Executive Steffanie Easter said in a Jan.19 press announcement. “By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we have optimized private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines, and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters.”
The Army did not offer any details about what caliber the new Sig Sauer pistol will be.
The caliber will be, I would think, as does that Owens guy, 9mm. An upgraded version, but 9mm Of course, I heard today the Army had decided on the P 320, and figured I would have some fun by posting the first part of this post!