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L117A2 Pistol

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SIG-Sauer P228 9mm Parabellum pistol as in service with the US Military.

Good though the M9 Pistol is, it has two drawbacks in certain circumstances. Firstly, it is a full-sized pistol, not a compact, suited for use where space is less of a concern. Secondly, its double-stack grip is wider than that which many smaller personnel, particularly females, can comfortably accommodate. Thus the Armed services decided to have a new competition for a supplemental personal defense weapon, particularly to replace the .38 revolver in use with MPs and pilots, which the SIG-Sauer won. The M11 is in service with all service branches.