Combat proven handguns for sale at Omaha Outdoors, an online firearm store, include sidearms used widely by the US Military as well as foreign allied militaries, but also small purchases of other handguns in use by special operations forces (SOF) of the American armed forces. These include, but are not limited to, offerings from Beretta, Heckler Koch, Sig Sauer, and FN Herstal.
Combat Proven Pistols
When researching the best combat proven hand gun for sale, one must realize that this is a topic which leaves even the most experienced military procurement experts confounded on a regular basis. One must also realize that quality handguns like the M9 and P226 from companies like Beretta and Sig Sauer, as submitted to the US Army during the 1980s, would have been equally suited to the task at hand, and no one who had to use the pistols at the pointy end of the military stick was at all concerned about the items those in charge of awarding contracts were concerned about. Often, contracts are awarded to one of two manufacturers because while both met all specifications, one was a few dollars cheaper, and thus represented a savings for the taxpayer when hundreds of thousands of guns were purchased. To the end user like you, those price differences might not be as important, if they exist at all.
With all of that said, the steel framed service pistols of the early 1900s, such as the 1911, gave way to the aluminum framed combat handguns of the 1980s, such as the Beretta M9 and the Sig Sauer P226 – which in turn have given way to the polymer framed modern combat pistol. This last group of guns takes the form of the Sig Sauer 320, now known as the M17, the Heckler & Koch P30, the Beretta APX, and the FN Herstal FNX, FNS, and 509.
We would be remiss in not mentioning Glocks, however. It's one of the worst kept secrets of the military handgun world that the Glock 22 Gen 4 in .40 S&W is in use by one of the Army's premier special operations units, not to mention that the Glock Gen 3 has been in use by Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) units for quite some time as well. Glock submitted something called the Glock 19 MHS for the Army's latest trials, which featured a number of differences from the standard Glocks we know today, including a frame-mounted ambi safety and a pronounced lanyard ring, among other differences. Between all of the special operations units which have used Glock handguns, it's safe to say that the company's pistols are definitely combat proven.
As much heat as the Beretta M9 has taken, and despite the fact that the company's updated version, the M9A3, wasn't chosen as the Army's new sidearm, it is one of the world's most combat proven pistols. It's fantastically reliable when fed ammunition from quality magazines, a statement that would apply to any of the handguns discussed above. When selecting a pistol for combat, one must not follow up that selection by buying magazines from the lowest bidder, as any semi-auto pistol will have subpar reliability when fed ammunition from subpar magazines. Most problems with the Beretta M9 in military service can be traced to bad magazines, and you should know that Omaha Outdoors sells quality magazines for all of these handguns, something you can never have too much of.
Sig pistols, in addition to being selected as the US Army's new sidearm, have been in use by Navy SEALs since the 1980s, when that elite special operations command selected the P226 as their standard sidearm. It's still in use today by the SEALs as the Mk25, alongside the Mk23 Mod 0, a .45 caliber Heckler & Koch pistol designed for use with a sound suppressor.
Everyone has a pistol for sale these days, or so it would seem. But few can offer as many combat proven pistols for sale, with many custom cerakote options to boot, as Omaha Outdoors.