Marine Corps fields first new service pistol in 35 years - A Marine instructor shoots the M18 Modular Handgun System at a firing range during Instructor and Key Personnel Training June 25 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 in September. The striker-fired, semi-automatic 9-mm weapon will be the Marine Corps’ new service pistol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by David Jordan)
The Corps’ secret agents get their own 007 - Individual Weapons project officer Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson prepares to draw the M007 concealed carry weapon. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the M007 to Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Jennifer Napier)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.