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Blast From The Past – AUSA 2014 – SIG SAUER Gives Us A Look At Their Modular Handgun System Candidate

In consideration of SIG SAUER’s win of the Modular Handgun Program earlier today, we are sharing this story from October 2014, showcasing what the SIG P320-based submission looked like at the time. Congrats to Team SIG on this win.

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At AUSA, SIG SAUER‘s Kevin Brittingham walked us through their candidate for the Army’s Modular Handgun System program which may replace the M9 Pistol issued since the mid-80s and is based on the Beretta 92F.

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Although based on the commercially available P320 modular pistol, SIG made a few changes to be in compliance with the Army’s requirement.

-Tan Color
-Ambi Thumb Safety
-Lower Profile Ambi Slide Release
-Loaded Chamber Indicator
-Trigger Boot
-Firing Pin Assembly

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Although SIG is very optimistic about their chances, they also look at programs like this as an opportunity to improve their firearms. Some of these changes may we find their way into the P320 and other SIG firearms.

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According to SIG, this is what the winning MHS candidates look like.

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4 Responses to “Blast From The Past – AUSA 2014 – SIG SAUER Gives Us A Look At Their Modular Handgun System Candidate”

  1. Archer says:

    Wait… I thought Kevin Brittingham was heading up Q. But he’s still shlupping for SIG??? Umm….

  2. Rus says:

    Hey SSD, when you looked at the display – were any of the models “RX” type (for mounting optics)?

  3. Seamus says:

    Seems odd the Army wants such a lite shade of tan vs tan499 or coyote, since those are the OCP colors, OCIE colors and boot color.

    Also it doesn’t mention this in the itemized description list but is sure looks like those slides are cut for an RMR or other such optic. That would be a real win and certainly forward thinking for the Army.

    FYI would have preferred the Glock 19 MOS model, but hey my victory this year was Trump so I’m not complaining.