Sojurs say Army's new Sig MHS pistol shi*hot !
[Mil.com] The Army's new Modular Handgun System (MHS) is creating a lot of excitement on the range, according to soldiers from the 1st Armored Division, who recently got the chance to shoot the service's new 9mm sidearm.
Since its adoption in 2017, the MHS, made by Sig Sauer, has begun to replace the Army's Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol, made by Beretta. Soldiers from the 1st AD's 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Bliss, Texas recently shot the new M17 MHS for the first time.
First Lt. Shannon Martin, an armor officer assigned to 1-67, noticed the enthusiasm soldiers showed during the recent training day at the range.
"I think having a new weapons system has sprouted interest," Martin said in a recent Army news release. "We have soldiers who say 'cool, I'm so excited to go and shoot these,' so it creates more interest in qualifying with a handgun."
Martin said she first saw the M17 during a deployment to Korea.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-10-23