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It’s Sig for the Army’s XM17 Pistol – and Winchester for their Ammo

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We were recently advised that Illinois-based Winchester Ammunition has been selected as the ammunition supplier for the US Army XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). As one might imagine, that is going to be a significant project. Winchester will be supplying both Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) and Special Purpose ammunition in support of the MHS program.

Industry News: It's Sig for the Army's XM18 Pistol – and Winchester for their Ammo

As we reported back in January, the SIG SAUER P320 modular, striker-fired pistol was selected as the foundation platform for the MHS. The new service weapon will (if it is indeed the new service weapon and not a Glock) replace the M9 pistol (a Beretta 92 based handgun). That pistol has been in use since the mid-1980s. It's a contract awarding “…Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with Firm Fixed Price (FFP) delivery orders…” That contract is expected to be worth as much as $80 million USD. One can reasonably presume the value of the ammunition contract to be equally substantial.

Says Brett Flaugher, President of Winchester Ammunition,

“This is a significant opportunity for Winchester to continue its steadfast support of the U.S. military, just as we have for decades. We are honored to work with Sig Sauer as part of MHS contract.”

Sig Sauer's President and CEO was of a similar mind.

“Partnering with Winchester to provide the U.S. Military [sic] with the Modular Handgun System is a point of pride for each and every employee of SIG SAUER,” said Ron Cohen. “Winchester has a long history of supporting our service members, and we are honored to collaborate with them on this project.

You can find Winchester Ammunition online here.



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