(Sig Sauerr via Guns.com)

After years in the works, the Army has finally deemed its new Modular Handgun System is officially ready for action — and that includes a few hundred just for general officers.

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The head-to-toe overhaul of Marine infantry arsenals that Commandant Gen. Robert Neller promised grunts last year is the gift that keeps on giving: the brand new M18 service pistol, the Corps' first new standard-issue sidearm since the mid-1980s, is coming to armories starting next year.

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Sig Sauer

The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier hold among the most revered posts in the U.S. armed forces, so it makes sense that they should have a sidearm to match.

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What’s even better than owning a commercial version of the U.S. Army’s brand new, highly controversial sidearm? Owning a commemorative version, of course!

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U.S. Army

A new report indicates the Army's brand new Modular Handgun System experienced some major issues during testing last year. But now, both the branch and MHS manufacturer Sig Sauer claim they've already fixed the problems.

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U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla

Despite a recent Department of Defense report detailing accidental discharges and frequent malfunctions, the Sig Sauer P320 9mm pistol, adopted as the M17 and M18 under the Army’s Modular Handgun System program, is “safe to operate,” Army and Sig Sauer officials told Task & Purpose on Jan. 31.

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