Monday, April 30, 2018

Is The Army's M17 Pistol That Good?

Warrior Maven: Army Sends New M17 Pistol to War - Says it Changes Combat

Service weapons say the new M17 pistol changes combat for infantry

In recent months, soldiers with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division were the first to receive the services’ new high-tech 9mm pistol engineered to give dismounted infantry a vastly increased ability to fight and close with an enemy in caves, tunnels, crawl spaces, houses and other close quarter combat scenarios.

Service weapons developers and soldiers say the new M17 and M18 pistol, designed as a next-generation handgun to follow the Army’s current M9 Beretta, is expected to substantially change combat tactics, techniques and strategies for dismounted soldiers on-the-move.

“You can close with the enemy in close quarter combat and engage the enemy with one hand. It is tough to do this with the M9,” Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, spokesman for the 101st Airborne, told reporters several months ago.

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WNU Editor: Apparently the soldiers like it.


Anonymous said...

If i was honest, a M1911 is most prob a superior firearm. With military contracts such as these, they offer high profit margins if your prototypes can perform. I still argue its more about the rounds then the gun.

Anonymous said...

One of the problems is the marketing departments are running wild. "Changing combat?" Really? What's the price tag for this glorious "combat changing" upgrade?