The US Airforce has official announced that is has begun to procure the first of approximately 125,000 new Sig Sauer M18 pistols. The Airforce announced back in 2018 that it would opt for the compact M18 over the full size M17 pistol as its next service pistol. The first M18 pistols where made available to Air Force Security Forces in May of 2019.
Back in 2018 Sig Sauer released the civilian version of the M17, the new modular U.S. service pistol. Sig Sauer won the Modular Handgun System by beating out Glock for the contract. Now, flash forward to late 2019 and Sig Sauer is introducing the P320-M18, the civilian version of compact. The M18 was chosen by the Marine Corps to replace Beretta M9 service pistol.