Its not going to happen lol....As long as were apart of NATO and ISAF operations, it will be the 9mm and 5.56. If it does I hope Glock gets it, I just got smart though and used a black marker on the red dots below the decocker. Keeps the fobbits of me..... "Exuse me, your weapon is on fire!" IT IS!?!?!? OMG
Does the military not have confidence in it's soldiers and believe that they cannot safely handle a gun without a safety?
Food for thought: In a time when spending is decreasing, do you really think that they are going to invest in a contract to replace all sidearms across the board and rework the logistics to maintain and supply ammo for them?
Lets not think that the Army speaks for the other services... Navy still issues M9 Beretta's...
and in other news from Beretta:Quote:
In September 2012, Beretta USA announced that the US Army had bought 100,000 M9 pistols and that the M9 "would remain their sidearm for the next five years.
I doubt the military will have sufficient funding now that the "cliff" is within sight.Quote:
The M9 was scheduled to be replaced under a United States Army program, the Future Handgun System (FHS), which was merged with the SOF Combat Pistol program to create the Joint Combat Pistol (JCP). In early 2006, the JCP was renamed Combat Pistol (CP), and the number of pistols to be bought was drastically cut back. The joint U.S. Army/Air Force Modular Handgun System could select a commercial off-the-shelf handgun to replace the M9 pistol in Fiscal Year 2013–14 if budget funds allows the implementation of the study.
what say you?
At the time we switched to to the 9mm for NATO Things were different NATO is not so tight woven together anymore.
They have slipped the 45 back in here and there many units have been authorized 45's in place of the 9mm just no a permanent change and no major press about it.
There have been rumors of the 45 coming back for a long time. I am sure most would be happy to see it.
I stand by Glocks be highly over rated if they were half as good as Glock followers claim they would have some sales to back it it they don't.
Used them not impressed .