Should the U.S. Army Replace the M9 Pistol?


By John McAdams

The United States Army is looking for a new sidearm and is considering replacing the M9 after more than 30 years of service.

Officially adopted by the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force in the 1980s, over 600,000 M9 pistols have been delivered to the military by Beretta. After the remaining 20,000 under contract are delivered, the U.S. Army is considering replacing the M9 pistol as its standard sidearm.

The U.S. Army recently announced that it will be formally requesting proposals for a new standard-issue sidearm in January of 2015. So far, Smith & Wesson, partnered with …read more

Source:: Wide Open Spaces