Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct weapons familiarization with the M17 service pistol, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, September 2, 2020. The new M17 and compact M18 pistols comprise the Modular Handgun System, a weapons system replacing the M9 and M11 pistols, offering improved ergonomics and lighter load which increases maneuverability on the drop-zone for Paratroopers. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Lloyd Bedford)

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