Friday, March 3, 2017

Glock to Army on SIG MHS Contract: Not So Fast

Glock is protesting the military’s decision to replace its current sidearm with the relatively new SIG P320-based XM17. The military selected the SIG design to replace the aging Beretta M9 series pistols in service late last year.

The protest, filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, needs a response from the U.S. Army Materiel Command by June 5th of 2017.

Until the Army responds to the protest the switch from Beretta pistols to SIG pistols will not move forward. Time will tell if this is a business formality or if it will alter the course of the Army’s hunt for their next sidearm.

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  1. It just doesn't matter. I'm sure it matters to Glock. But from the point of view of the Army, it's just a pistol. Any large pistol maker could do it, we just picked Sig. It was basically an 8 way tie for first place. We don't want to fight over this for the next 20 years. In 20 years these will all be worn out and need replacement too. No matter who we picked or why, there was bound to be a disgruntled loser. There always is and the cost of litigating all these claims is billions of defense dollars. That's billions that aren't going to buy pistols, artillery, aircraft and ships.