Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I wonder who they're trying to accommodate now?

Army extends pistol search yet again: New deadline Feb. 12


Chiu ChunLing said...

The idea of a one-size-fits-all pistol is nonsense and always will be.

Of course they haven't found one. I'm just amazed they're sufficiently cognizant of that obvious fact to avoid claiming they have...it seems unlikely enough that it's quite natural to suspect that they believe they have found one or more but are holding out for a different one.

That says something about our expectations for the acquisition process when we take it for granted that they'll believe they have something that anyone can see doesn't exist but are holding out for a version made by someone who is willing to 'play ball' with the right people.

ag42b said...

It is odd that procurement has taken so long. Several firearms commentators who are current and retired service members have emphasized how minor the pistol's role is in modern military forces. Special operator units like Seals and Delta, who are most often the units tasked to use a pistol in combat, if at all, are allowed great leeway anyway. What is the holdup?