Anyone See A Problem ?














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3 Responses to Anyone See A Problem ?

  1. Samson Gris says:

    Off hand thumb trigger pull! Nice…


  2. Tim says:

    I don’t see a trigger in the Beretta in the background but I also see what looks like a loaded mag in the dirt…( poor lil mag ) it needs to be shot instead of lying in the dirt.


  3. Sal Palma says:

    The other day I commented on a defense article suggesting the Army should refocus and refine its priorities in light of the less than favorable budget picture. In addition to the camouflage fiasco, I talked about the “new pistol search”, which is what I call it; its proper name is the MHS or Modular Handgun System.
    Now, note that the services moved from the 1911 platform and standardized on the Beretta M9 in 1985. It now appears they want to move off the M9 to something else with greater lethality and more modern. Read this Army Times
    Here’s the problem with that thought process. First, the vast majority of pistols on the market still use the John Browning design, which dates back to 1911. Ergo, the only improvements made over the years have occurred in the frames to improve ergonomics, reduce manufacturing costs, reduce weight and increase magazine capacity. This meant moving to a polymer frame, which for the military has some serious drawbacks. But, when you combine the polymer frame with a stouter caliber you end up with problems. It’s a scenario all too familiar to the law enforcement community who discovered, over several years, that frames were failing due to cracks.
    The 9mm cartridge has a number of interesting benefits. First, you can have a high capacity magazine and still keep the grip size at manageable dimensions. Second, there is a commonality of ammunition between pistol and the SMG. Lastly, it has enough velocity to achieve good penetration even through heavy clothing. So what’s the deal?
    This picture tells the story. You could walk up the soldier firing the M9, yell BOO and the individual will likely lose control of that sidearm. Look at how high the M9 is sitting on the strong hand and never mind what’s happening with the support hand. So, you’re not witnessing a failure of the M9, but you are witnessing a failure on the part of the Army to train its soldiers so they achieve acceptable levels of proficiency and understand the importance of shot placement.


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