Friday, June 19, 2015

I'm getting pretty jaded over here...

XM17 draft request for proposals released

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jun. 17, 2015) – The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier announced today that a draft solicitation for a new military handgun was released on the Federal Business Opportunities website. This announcement follows the agency’s notice that the Army intends to host a fourth industry day July 7-8 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to discuss the document and receive feedback from industry.
Oh, look! Lucy's holding the football again. Let's see who runs up to try and kick it this time.

"THE ARMY'S NEXT SERVICE PISTOL?" is turning into "NEXT-GENERATION MID-ENGINE CORVETTE?" of the firearms journalism industry. (Except there's actually a greater likelihood of the latter.)