As you certainly know by now, SIG SAUER won the Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract with a version of their P320. TTAG regularly reminded readers that the MHS contract wasn’t only about a pistol, it was about a pistol system that included suppressors (plus relevant parts like threaded barrels and tall sights) and ammunition, too. We thought SIG’s positioning as “The Complete Systems Provider” gave them a leg up through SIG suppressors and SIG ammo, but it looks like they actually partnered with Winchester to provide the Army with the copious quantities of gun food it needs. . .
Winchester® Awarded as Ammunition Supplier for the U.S. Army Modular Handgun System Program
EAST ALTON, Ill. (February 8, 2017) – Winchester has been awarded as the ammunition supplier for the U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) program, considered one of the most important military handgun contracts in recent history. Winchester will supply Full Metal Jacket and Special Purpose ammunition in support of the MHS program.
“This is a significant opportunity for Winchester to continue its steadfast support of the U.S. military, just as we have for decades,” said Brett Flaugher, President of Winchester Ammunition. “We are honored to work with SIG SAUER as part of the MHS contract.”
On January 19, 2017, it was announced that SIG SAUER would be the next supplier of pistols for the United States Army, replacing the M9 pistol, which had been in service members’ holsters since the mid-1980s.
Winchester, a current provider of ammunition to the U.S. government, collaborated with SIG SAUER in supplying ammunition for the rigorous MHS testing. The testing began in August, 2015.
“Partnering with Winchester to provide the U.S. Military with the Modular Handgun System is a point of pride for each and every employee of SIG SAUER,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “Winchester has a long history of supporting our service members, and we are honored to collaborate with them on this project.”
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