SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model XM17 baswed on the civilian Model SIG SAUER P 320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980's. The tender was a competition against GLOCK and BERETTA.
The basis for this new XM17 version was released in 2014. The modular system of SIG Sauer P320 pistols is a polymer striker-fired concept, that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets.
The new XM17 model for the US-Army 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/USA.
The MHS Program of XM17 models provides for the delivery of both full size and compact P320's variantes, over a period of ten (10) years. All pistols will be configurable to receive silencers and will also include both standard and extended capacity magazines.
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."
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