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SIG SAUER Delivers Milestone 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 19, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the delivery of the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. Military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017.

“In the month of October SIG SAUER exceeded our manufacturing requirements by thirty percent and delivered a record-setting 12,100 handguns to the U.S. Military to achieve this historic milestone for SIG SAUER and the MHS program,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the strict accuracy and acceptance specifications that the M17 and M18 are continuously exceeding, it’s clear that the success of this program can be directly attributed to the reliability, durability, and accuracy of the handgun, which has resulted in the high demand for both the M17 and M18 from every branch of the U.S. Military.”

The M17 and M18 handguns are a 9mm, striker-fired, P320-based handgun platform, featuring coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slides with black controls and utilize both 17-round and 21-round magazines. The handguns are equipped with SIGLITE front night sights, removable night sight rear plates, and manual safeties. To date SIG SAUER has delivered M17 and M18 handguns to all branches of the U.S. Military and the U.S. Coast Guard.

“From the very beginning the MHS program has been a true partnership between SIG SAUER and the U.S. Army which has resulted in the overwhelming success of the program, and ensuring that the M17 and M18 handguns are entering service, and in the field with our military,” concluded Cohen.

5 Responses to “SIG SAUER Delivers Milestone 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military”

  1. EODMadBomb says:

    The “Day Job”, has had the M18 for about 9 months now. The consensus is very positive…

    …the SL Holster is mixed, with most saying it’s nothing special, but that it’s ok.

  2. Dave says:

    100000 delivered? Where’s mine? There aren’t 100000 on the MTOE at Campbell. I can’t wait to get mine, so where it is SSD?

  3. Amer-Rican says:

    NCO squad leaders will even be issued MHS pistols. Pretty cool.

  4. JON ALLIE says:

    Military should issue the Medusa 47 revolver to Officers. This hand gun fires over 100 calibers. And would work very well if units are ever running short of ammo then allow use of the enemies ammo. Also, could fire CT Ammo or be used for testing experimental rounds of various calibers without the need to change out revolvers for every caliber to be tested. After thought: I use to have several Officers as friends and we would target shoot together – it always became a show and tell event for everyone to show off new weapons and rounds. This is very fun and can be used for Officers to break the ice and bond with their soldiers using a common interest which benefits the Army, Navy or Marine Corps.