Glock is protesting Army’s selection of Sig Sauer XM 17 for next sidearm.

Glock is protesting Army’s selection of Sig Sauer for next sidearm.

The protest stalls Army’s plans to begin testing its XM17 Modular Handgun System until it is settled.   The Army announced in January 2017 during SHOT show a 9mm Sig Sauer P320 variant  will replace the M9 Beretta (92SF) as it’s sidearm. Sig  released the P320 in 2014, a polymer striker fired pistol with interchangeable modules for adjusted frame size and calibers. Solicitation was announced 2011. Sig finally surpassed Smith and Wesson, Beretta, and Glock for the some $580 million contract,including weapons, accessories and ammunition to be delivered over ten years. The US Army has until June 5th 2017 to reply to Glock’s protest.

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