Army’s new pistol is a boost for New Hampshire

Jed Kim Jan 26, 2017
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Army’s new pistol is a boost for New Hampshire

Jed Kim Jan 26, 2017
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The U.S. Army is to have a new standard-issue sidearm. The P320 pistol will be made in New Hampshire by gunmaker Sig Sauer and will replace the old Beretta M9.

The new weapon has a modular design so you can change its size or caliber. The switch will be a big deal for military members who’ll have to get used to the new sidearm.

And it’s a huge deal for Sig Sauer. The contract to provide the weapons is worth $580 million.

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