I see that the USAF is replacing the steel M9 Beretta pistols with the
Mattel SIG M18.
M9s are larger, heavier, all-metal pistols; whereas M18s are lighter polymer pistols with a more consistent trigger pull and adjustable grips for large and small hands.
Well, isn’t that special. They’re catering to the metrosexuals, even.
It must be a better pistol: 18 is twice as good as 9, right?
I’m just surprised that the Zoomies kept that mega-macho 9mm Parabellum cartridge, instead of going for the lighter-still, gentle-recoil .22 LR option. I mean, with the difference in weight, you can carry 500 rounds of .22 LR compared to just one hundred of the 9mm.