The DoD has released a photo showing the U.S. Army’s new M17 pistol getting put through its paces by a Soldier deployed overseas, marking the first time—that we’re aware of—the gun has been pictured in use on deployment.
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“Brave Rifles” Use The M17 Pistol
In the first photo above, an unidentified U.S. Army soldier with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, a.k.a. the “Brave Rifles,” can be seen firing his M17 pistol while wearing NVGs at a handgun night fire range. The included DoD caption says the image was taken “near the Iraqi-Syrian border” on June 21, 2018.
The photo caption also states, “Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support and continually work on combat skills to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria.”
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Source:: Tactical Life