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The military's MHS Contenders

Postby Chasbo00 » Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:57:07

We’re just a week away from the fourth and final industry day where handgun manufacturers will meet to discuss the U.S. Military’s requirements for the XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The XM17 project winner will be a replacement for the venerable, but now worn-out M9s made by Beretta that have been the nation’s top military pistol for 30 years.

The meeting will take place on July 7-8 at New Jersey’s Picatinny Arsenal.

The winner of the MHS contract is expected to be awarded the contract for roughly 280,000 full-size handguns for the Army, more than 200,000 for the Navy, Air Force, and Marines, and perhaps as many as 10,000 compact variants for concealed carry by military and DoD civilain law enforcement and clandestine special operations use.

While numerous companies will be vying for the lucrative contract, it’s going to be very tough for companies to meet the demands of the contract, which are designed to obtain the best handgun possible based upon new advances in the field of combat human factors and anthropomorphic research.

Official requirements for the XM17 program include:

- non-caliber specific
- modular grips
- grip that accepts a wide-range of hand-sizes (5th to 95th percentile)
- ability to accept different fire-control devices/action types
- ability to accept various magazine sizes
- suppressor compatible
- ability to mount “target enablers” (lights, lasers, etc) on a picatinny rail
- match-grade accuracy (90% or better chance 4″ circle at 50 meters)
- low felt recoil impulse

You may be surprised at the top contenders… and at which popular companies don’t come close to making the cut.


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Re: The military's MHS Contenders

Postby Chasbo00 » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:10:16

Competition is one of the "great levelers" of ego.


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Re: The military's MHS Contenders

Postby Ironbear » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:31:54

Neither Detonics Defense nor STI are household names, nor are they even particularly well-known among other gun companies.

Detonics not well known!? Who're they asking, 20 year olds?
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Re: The military's MHS Contenders

Postby MarcSpaz » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:50:27

If its not a Glock, S&W, Colt, kids don't know what it is. LOL

I'd love to have a decked out MTX. Hasn't made the short list yet though.


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