Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Look At The Evolution Of The U.S. Army Pistol

The U.S. Army's newest pistol, the SIG P320. Sig Sauer

Popular Mechanics: The 240-Year Evolution Of The Army Sidearm

The weapons that won a revolution and defended a republic.

In late January of this year, the U.S. Army selected a new pistol to replace the Beretta M9, a gun that's served the Armed Forces for 30 years. But like every weapon in the U.S.'s arsenal, the Army pistol has gone through a slow evolution, from slow-loading flintlocks that helped create a country to polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistols used in conflicts around the world today.

The U.S. Army has come along way in 242 years.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: The newest US Army pistol has the look of being a toy. I know it is not .... but still .... it looks like a plastic toy that will break apart after a short period of time.

1 comment:

TWN said...

If the war gets close enough to use a pistol, the war is not going all that well for you. Having said that the weight of the pistol, ammo and mags, was better used to carry ammo for the FN C1 or C7, beside a pistol on your hip is an invite for a sniper round, saying "look at me I'm important".