Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Handicapping the Trials

I meant to do this last night, but I was a sleepy puppy.

Six months or so ago I handicapped the big players for the Joint Combat's my new improved Top 5 for the Combat Pistol:

5) H-K...there's still a lot of lingering stink around the mercifully dead XM-8 project, but they do a lot of lunches inside the Beltway.

4) S&W...the M&P in .45 looks tailor-made for the CP, but initial response from the law enforcement has been lukewarm.

3) SIGARMS...been there; done that; got the t-shirt and the contract...biggest drawback is the lure of plastics to keep frame weight down.

2) Springfield Armory...the new XD in .45, with its ultra-thin frame specs, got a lot of people's attention; but can the XD survive the Trials?

1) FNH...the "secret backroom .45 pistol" FNH has been showing to military honchos has lots of mojo, and FNH has a long relationshio with SOCOM...

In truth, that list changes hourly...hopefully, I'll get to shoot the FNH pistol at the NRA Show in May.

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