Finally. After years and years of hints, teases, and the release of the red-headed step-child none of us asked for, Glock has a single-stack 9mm. The single-stack we actually wanted. A proper, 9x19mm rather than the 9mm short.
We will make every effort to get one into our hands and tested as soon as they become available. While we’re excited to see the gun enter the market, I promise, we won’t be “fan boys” who give it a glowing review just because it’s a Glock. If it fails, it fails. We’ll tell you what works for us and what doesn’t. But, we do hope, that like nearly every other Glock, it will work with boring monotony.
by late December, it was all over for Beretta’s engineering change proposal for the M9. The Army’s Configuration Control Board decided not to evaluate the M9A3, according to a source familiar with the decision.
The move clears the way for the Army to release a pending request for proposal that will launch the MHS competition.
via Army Rejects M9A3 Proposal, Opts for New Pistol | Military.com.
Looks like Beretta is officially getting kicked off the government tit. I don’t blame them for trying and it really would have been a logical move by the Army and Department of Defense to adopt the M9A3 but, it sounds like the majority of people with stroke on such decisions are committed to going in a new direction. Chances are this will be some polymer framed pistol as that is the “modern” method of manufacturing pistols these days. Many polymer framed pistols allow a great deal more versatility with respect to fitting a wide variety of hands compared to traditionally manufactured pistols. Time will tell.