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U.S. Marine Corps Adopts SIG Sauer M18 Handgun


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#1 jimmy958

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Posted June 23 2019 - 07:24 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."

Read more: https://www.shooting...er-m18-handgun/

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#2 NRATC53

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Posted June 23 2019 - 08:58 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."

Read more: https://www.shooting...er-m18-handgun/

Well, I've got the M11A1 (228), and the M17 (320) so another purchase is in order. On a related note, a department just went with the Sig 365 as their backup weapon


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Posted June 28 2020 - 03:11 PM

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#4 Phoenix69

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Posted June 28 2020 - 03:26 PM

Go away.



#5 NRATC53

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Posted June 28 2020 - 08:58 PM

Sig now makes a conversion kit for the 9mm and .40 P320 to change it into an M18, comes with grip module, slide, 2 17 rd and 2 21 rd mags, all in FDE 5 Bills


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#6 NRATC53

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Posted June 28 2020 - 08:59 PM

Might have to convert my Sig P320 Carry



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Posted June 29 2020 - 03:01 PM

Sig now makes a conversion kit for the 9mm and .40 P320 to change it into an M18, comes with grip module, slide, 2 17 rd and 2 21 rd mags, all in FDE 5 Bills

 

and one for the M17 as well.



#8 NRATC53

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Posted June 29 2020 - 03:06 PM

and one for the M17 as well.

Nice!, but I already bought a NIB M17 for $100 more than what the kit cost. Got the 320 for 329, so if I bought the M18 kit, I wouldn't b that far off, and I'll play with the old slide to match it to Wilson Combat's version.....Now I'll need anothe sig 320.....Damn, this just keeps on going....



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Posted June 29 2020 - 03:12 PM

Nice!, but I already bought a NIB M17 for $100 more than what the kit cost. Got the 320 for 329, so if I bought the M18 kit, I wouldn't b that far off, and I'll play with the old slide to match it to Wilson Combat's version.....Now I'll need anothe sig 320.....Damn, this just keeps on going....

 

Did you get the M17 without safety and 3 mags?  I recently got one as well.  About $150 more than the conversion kit.  It seems once you have a few of these, they just keep multiplying.  I already picked up the 40 s&w conversion kit and a 357 sig barrel and a Wilson Combat grip.   Maybe I need another FCU just to have :)



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Posted June 29 2020 - 07:46 PM

Did you get the M17 without safety and 3 mags?  I recently got one as well.  About $150 more than the conversion kit.  It seems once you have a few of these, they just keep multiplying.  I already picked up the 40 s&w conversion kit and a 357 sig barrel and a Wilson Combat grip.   Maybe I need another FCU just to have :)

Honestly can't remember right now....long day, but yes, they just keep multiplying. I bought the M17 because I knew we were going to be using p320s at the World Scout Jamboree in 2019, member here who I know alerted me to a great deal and they had 1 left, which I bought. We had roughly 150 of the full size 320 in West Virginia, we shot them constantly for 10 days straight, and they didn't hiccup once, even in the hands of kids who had never held a gun of any kind in their home countries

 

ETA: I've had a 2 tone 226 for years, and got the M11 D A1 as I liked my friend's 228, and that is pretty much the same. Bought the 320 Carry as a Sig Red Box, couldn't pass it up, now I'll just have to get another....Looking at the LIMA Grip Module w/Green Laser


Edited by NRATC53, June 29 2020 - 07:52 PM.

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#11 mason852

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Posted June 30 2020 - 01:33 PM

So the military is still stuck on 9mm but special ops prefer sumptin ! bigger



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Posted July 01 2020 - 07:18 AM

Unless the Marine Corps has radically changed since I was in, the tenet for use of a handgun is to fight your way to obtain a rifle. Some Marines depending upon MOS are issued handguns however it is not a primary weapon.



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Posted July 01 2020 - 08:13 PM

Unless the Marine Corps has radically changed since I was in, the tenet for use of a handgun is to fight your way to obtain a rifle. Some Marines depending upon MOS are issued handguns however it is not a primary weapon.

For most Marines, yes, but handguns have a place for particular situations, as part of a varied array of equipment

 

So the military is still stuck on 9mm but special ops prefer sumptin ! bigger

They DID, but have now gone for the 9mm as well






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