It’s common knowledge that you should hold a pistol with two hands when firing. That being said, you can still do it one-handed, and this has the benefit of making you look cooler, and we all know that being tacti-cool is at least as important as being safe, and accurate.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin M. Schlosser

Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie

The gun enthusiast world was set buzzing recently with the news that Naval Special Warfare would be adopting the Glock 19 pistol to replace the SIG Sauer P226. The Glock has recently become prominent within the American special operations community; Rangers, Green Berets, and Air Force special operators have all informally carried variants of it. More officially, Marine Special Operations Command authorized the use of the Glock 19 for annual pistol qualifications. As the end date for solicitation bids on the Army's controversial Modular Handgun System program approaches, the Glock’s spread throughout U.S. Special Operations Command demonstrates the new standard for combat handguns.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade

Earlier this month, the Army updated its notice for the Modular Handgun System that is slated to find a replacement for the M9 pistol currently in service. The official request for proposals now dubs the prototype weapon the XM17, and the full draft reveals some interesting specifications for the new pistol.

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