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Episode 28 – The Army’s New Sidearm

 

Question of the Week

This came from Adam in Illnois. “I want to start my own podcast talking about veteran issues in my area. Do you think I can do it?” I told him yes, if he had ideas and issues he wanted to talk about that this was a good time to jump into the pond than podcasting. I don’t think there has been a better time to create and share content. I think the hard part is determining your message and staying on it so people can relate to what you are trying to say.

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The Word

I have been following the story about the Army wanting to replace the M9 Beretta which replaced the Colt 1911. This was a multiyear search for the replacement that the Army conducted before selecting this weapon. I think that the Beretta could use some improvements, but I wonder how many are going to be sold for $580,000,000.00.

The Complaint Department

TCD, or The Compliant Department, is upset that the an American firearms company did not win the contract to replace the M9 Beretta which means an Italian and German company get U.S. Tax dollars to provide a sidearm for the U.S. Army. It is a valid question, and I don’t have an answer. It seems that Sig Sauer was able to meet the requirements the Army had for a new pistol. It will be interesting to see what the other services do since the Marine Corps still uses the M9 Beretta.

Unit Shout Out

The British Royal Navy removed a WWII bomb from the Thames last week. This appeared to be a German bomb that according to a spokesman. I know the Germans can build good stuff, but this is nuts that they were actually able to detonate it.

Royal Navy disarms WWII Bomb

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