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Proposed Program For New 9 mm. Handguns Should Be Reexamined

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[Technical Report, Inspector General Audit]

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United States General Accounting Office

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The Department of Defenses proposed program for new g-mm. pistols would cost about 133 million 1980 dollars more than it would cost to continue to use the present mix of sidearms. Since the purpose of adopting a new sidearm was to save money, the program should be reexamined. According to Defense, it canceled the initial large-scale purchase of g-mm. pistols because all candidate pistols failed specified tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Guns
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]