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Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by KLB » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:39 pm

SIG Sauer announced this week that the U.S. Marine Corps is adopting the M18—the compact version of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS)—as its official duty pistol. Speculation the branch would go with one of the two MHS versions was put to rest in the Navy’s 2019 budget estimate [PDF]—published in February 2018—although there was no early indication it preferred the 3.7-barreled version over the 4.7-inch barreled M17 receiving widest distribution by the U.S. Army.
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/art ... 8-handgun/

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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by joe817 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm

From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by DocV » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:25 pm

joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
Over here :

https://rmi.marines.com/request-information :biggrinjester:
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by Jusme » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm

joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
I bet hammer manufacturers are worried now, knowing that the military actually got a discount. :mrgreen:
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by Liberty » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Jusme wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm
joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
I bet hammer manufacturers are worried now, knowing that the military actually got a discount. :mrgreen:
There are no hammers involved with this transaction.
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by Jusme » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:59 pm

Liberty wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Jusme wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm
joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
I bet hammer manufacturers are worried now, knowing that the military actually got a discount. :mrgreen:
There are no hammers involved with this transaction.

Yes but the US government has a history of overpaying for hammers, and other items. I'm just glad they managed to negotiate a good price for pistols. My fear is that each extra magazine will run approximately $7000.00 each. :roll:
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by Liberty » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:53 pm

Jusme wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:59 pm
Liberty wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Jusme wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm
joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
I bet hammer manufacturers are worried now, knowing that the military actually got a discount. :mrgreen:
There are no hammers involved with this transaction.

Yes but the US government has a history of overpaying for hammers, and other items. I'm just glad they managed to negotiate a good price for pistols. My fear is that each extra magazine will run approximately $7000.00 each. :roll:
My concern is that the government has given up on hammers. The next thing you know they will be buying striker fired M-4s
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by RogueUSMC » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:28 am

KLB wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:39 pm
SIG Sauer announced this week that the U.S. Marine Corps is adopting the M18—the compact version of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS)—as its official duty pistol. Speculation the branch would go with one of the two MHS versions was put to rest in the Navy’s 2019 budget estimate [PDF]—published in February 2018—although there was no early indication it preferred the 3.7-barreled version over the 4.7-inch barreled M17 receiving widest distribution by the U.S. Army.
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/art ... 8-handgun/
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Re: Marine Corps Adopts Sig Sauer M18

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Post by oljames3 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:50 am

DocV wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:25 pm
joe817 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
From the article:

"This year the branch is scheduled purchase 35,000 at a price of roughly $6 million. " Wow! That's about $171.42 each! :shock:

Can I get in on that action? :biggrinjester:
Over here :

https://rmi.marines.com/request-information :biggrinjester:
Doesn't being able to correctly fill in a form disqualify one from joining the USMC? Or is it that doing so automatically qualifies one to be a Marine Corps officer?

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