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Sig Sauer P320 Compact

Army Announces New Gun to Replace M9 Service Pistol

A long-awaited decision is finally made.

Sig Sauer was the lucky winner of a government contract worth $580 million to begin making the next Army service pistol. Glock, FN America and Beretta were in the running along with Sig Sauer for the contract to supply guns for the MHS (Modular Handgun…
The End of Gun Free Zones on Military Bases

The End of Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases

New Department of Defense document sets the ground rules.

In late November, the Department of Defense released detailed guidelines to allow U.S. military personnel to carry their personal concealed firearms on military bases. This 26-page document does the following: • Establishes policy and standards and assigns responsibilities for arming, carrying of firearms, and the use of force…
Women Need to Take On Combat Roles

Army Lieutenant Encourages Military Women to Enter Combat Roles

Ernst stresses that women should take the opportunity.

Sen. Joni Ernst, the first female combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate, is encouraging women to enter combat roles. A small number of female service members are able to fulfill this type of role adequately, but Ernst underscores the importance of women…
Replacements still pending for the current Modular Handgun System (MHS)

Replacements still pending for the current Modular Handgun System (MHS)

3 pistols the DOD is considering for U.S. military personnel

The Department of Defense is on the brink of deciding which three pistols will be the new sidearms outfitted on military personnel in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). According to Popular Mechanics, one of the three finalists could go on to…
female Army officers

Rise in Females in Infantry and Armor Units Show Army’s Shifting Focus

U.S. Army's changes to gender restrictions start to show results

The Army Times announced in April that Capt. Kristen Griest, one of the first women to earn the coveted Ranger tab, will once again make history by becoming the Army’s first female infantry officer. Military.com reported that "Capt. Kristen Griest, a 26-year-old military police officer from Connecticut,…
Older woman are growing demographic of gun owners

Smith & Wesson Awards Military-Grade Barrel Contract to General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems

Hammer forged, military grade gun barrels are now on order

Smith & Wesson has awarded a multi-year contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to produce hammer forged, military grade gun barrels. According to a recent press release, the barrels produced under the contract will be used in Smith & Wesson's M&P pistol. This is…