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Here is the link to the US Government Accountability Office report on Glock's protest on not winning the US Army's contract (for different reasons). https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/685461.pdfThat's because they tried (and failed) to do the same thing for the US Army pistol buy.
So the BHP will end up with a service life similar to the Brown Bess?
Weld a Pic rail onto the BHP, add a coat of blueing, some Pachmayr grips and 3-dot sights. Good as new.I am sure that there is a crate or two of Brown Bess bayonets languishing under several feet of dust in some supply depot somewhere. Somebody should dig around. Perhaps they can be adapted to fit the Browning Bess.
If the Army ever gets serious about teaching pistol correctly and effectively to the masses, starting a newbie out on a .22 cal platform is far cheaper and more effective. Remember the .22 cal inserts for the C1A1?The option to change calibre and slide/barrel length seems like a "nice to have" feature that will never get used in practice.
That would actually be a game changer, if we started teaching pistolery that way.If the Army ever gets serious about teaching pistol correctly and effectively to the masses, starting a newbie out on a .22 cal platform is far cheaper and more effective. Remember the .22 cal inserts for the C1A1?
Yup, we served in the same Army.What is this "teaching" of which you speak? Cpl Noreau in the back of a MLVW delivering his four minute conversion training from the C1 to the C7? Experiential learning on the BHP on the range? Almost enough ammo to qualify, but not do any of the familiarization and practices?
I have a couple of different ones for the AR platform. I also have a sub kit for my .45 Commander. They all work flawlessly. Glock, Sig & Beretta all have .22 sub kits an full sized pistols in .22. For the government, 20 of these per unit, would not be a big deal and what is does costs them will be saved in ammo costs.I have a sub-cal set for an AR, used it in my Nork (Eff you JT) and it's great for doing CQB and drills with. Accuracy sucks after 30m as it uses the standard barrel. But it's a great tool and easy to use.