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SIG Sauer M18 clears reliability testing

7th February 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sig Sauer’s M18 modular handgun system (MHS) has successfully completed a lot acceptance test with zero stoppages during US Army material reliability testing, the company announced on 5 February.

The MHS material reliability test consisted of firing three M18 pistols to 12,000 rounds each. The hangun also passed a parts interchange test, met all of the stringent accuracy and dispersion requirements, and was tested for firing pin indent and trigger pull measurements to ensure consistency.

The M18 is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol featuring a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with black controls. The pistol is equipped with SIGLITE front night sights and removable night sight rear plate and manual safety.

The MHS contract for the full-size M17 and the compact M18 with the P320-based pistol platform was awarded to Sig Sauer in January 2017. The contract calls for delivery of 480,000 pistols over a ten year period for the army, air force, navy, marine corps and coast guard.

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