The army modular gun has officially rolled out: The Sig Sauer P320. the gun was distributed to soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, this fall. Now, the Marines is considering a similar move. Marine Corps officials have said their personnel may soon adopt a more compact version of the pistol, called the XM18. Earlier this year, an official from the Marine Corps Capabilities Development Directorate's Maneuver Branch said the Corps was taking part in the Army's Modular Handgun System selection effort in order facilitate its own search for a new sidearm.Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christian Wade, the small arms expert for 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, said that Marines will in fact very soon conduct a review to determine which Marines need the new compact variety.
“We prefer our pistol be as compact as possible without loss of capability ... after all, it’s a pistol,” Wade said. “As soon as the U.S. Army is ready to sell them to us, we will begin this program.”
The flagship of the 320 X-Series and the pinnacle for competition or every-day range use right out of the box, the Sig Sauer P320 is poised to be a very significant upgrade. It features:
Detachable Magwell to help facilitate faster reloads
Nitron Stainless Slide with Lightening Cuts, which is the ideal slide weight for function and finished for ultimate corrosion resistance.
Straight X-Series Trigger with a flat surface that breaks at 90 degrees, resulting in the best factory P320 trigger yet.
The new Army Modular Gun, the P320 X-Five 9mm incorporates all of the most important features to maximize accuracy, shootability, and ergonomics while maintaining the modularity of the standard P320 platform. The X-Series grip module is exclusive to this line and features a deeper trigger guard undercut, a higher back strap and an extended beavertail to ensure a higher grip for better recoil management. It also comes standard with a removable grip weight for improved balance, as well as a removable magazine funnel and extended slide catch lever to facilitate faster reloads. Like all X-Series P320s, the X-Five has the straight trigger that breaks at 90 degrees for an even better feeling pull. The 5" bull barrel and lightened slide pair perfectly for match-grade accuracy and are equipped with Dawson Precision® Fiber Optic front and fully-adjustable rear sights. Additionally, the rear sight plate can be easily removed as a unit and replaced with a ROMEO1 optic, which means every P320 X-Five pistol is optics-ready right out of the box. Each P320 X-Five includes four (4) 21rd steel magazines. Get more gun info here!