31 Jan '18, 6pm

Army Responds to DoD Report Criticizing New Sidearm Reliability

Army Responds to DoD Report Criticizing New Sidearm Reliability

The pistol the U.S. Army chose to become its new Modular Handgun System failed reliability requirements during testing while firing the Defense Department's most common type of 9mm ammunition, according to a new Pentagon report. The Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation recently released its fiscal 2017 report, criticizing the Army's XM17 and XM18 MHS models, made by Sig Sauer, for their performance firing 9mm ball ammunition during the Product Verification Test. The Army's MHS requirement called for the pistol to use ball ammo, as well as a new special-purpose, jacketed hollow point ammo. Both MHS variants performed well when firing the new special-purpose ammunition but failed to meet portions of the MHS reliability requirements when using ball ammunition during product testing, the report shows. "Both the XM17 and XM18 pistols experienced double-ejec...

Full article: https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/01/31/army-responds-d...

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