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Army orders 10 different types of new subguns for testing (PHOTOS)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:57
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Sgt. Robert Brown fires an MP5 submachine gun at a range on the Iraqi Special Operations Forces compound at Baghdad’s Victory Base Complex, Oct. 16, 2009. (Photo: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army plans to award a flurry of small contracts to 10 different firearm companies for what it is terming “Sub Compact Weapons.”

A synopsis of the contract award says the Army is looking for a commercially available design to meet the branch’s need for a “highly concealable” SCW “capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal and accurate fires at close range with minimal collateral damage.” The awards, ranging from $8,500 to $39,060 would include a small quantity of 9mm weapons with along with magazines, cleaning kits, suppressors, spare parts and other tools and accessories if needed.

The guns would include Beretta’s PMX, Brügger & Thomet MP9s provided by Trident Rifles, Colt’s Modular 9mm, CMMG’s Ultra PDW, CZ’s Scorpion EVO 3 A1, Lewis Machine & Tool Company’s MARS-L9, PTR’s HK MP5-style 9CS; Quarter Circle 10’s 5.5 CLT, and 5.5 QV5; Sig Sauer’s MPX series, and MP5-style Z-5RS, Z-5P and Z-5K guns from Zenith Firearms.

The selection of so many MP5 variants should come as no surprise as the Army currently uses MP5s for personal security detachments for high-ranking officers.

The Beretta PMX (Photo: Beretta Defense Technology)

The Swiss-designed Brügger & Thomet MP9 is very nice. (Photo: B&T)

CZ’s EVO3 A1 (Photo: CZ-USA)

PTR recently showed off their M-Lok equipped 9C line at SHOT Show this year. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Sig's MPX, shown here on the range in Dallas in May. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Sig’s MPX, shown here on the range in Dallas in May. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Zenith has a slew of MP5-style blowback action 9mm offerings (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The weapons will be acquired for further testing and evaluation.

The award goes on to specify that, “Currently, Personal Security Detail (PSD) military personnel utilize pistols and rifles, however, there is an operational need for additional concealability and lethality. Failure to provide the selected SCW for assessment and evaluation will leave PSD military personnel with a capability gap which can result in increased warfighter casualties and jeopardize the success of the U.S. mission.”

Since you have come this far, check out the SIG MPX in action.

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