Tan is the new black

Just in case you have had your head in the sand in the past few years, everyone in the gun industry seems to be smitten with khaki guns. Described as “coyote” or “flat dark earth” or simply just the more low-speed “tan,” Sig and Glock jumped on board with the muted sand color a few years ago with their offerings to the Army’s Modular Handgun System program which became the M17/M18 pistol– as it was a Picatinny Arsenal requirement in the contract. Since then, it has become the biggest thing not only in the rifle and riot gun market but especially in handguns.

With that in mind, in the past few weeks both Smith and Walther have come out with factory FDE/Coyote versions of their M&P M2.0 Compact and PPQ M2 pistolas.

The S&W M&P M2.0 in other-than-noir

The companion Walther.

The Smith, with a very aggressive texture on the grip, could actually be better than the traditional black as it will hide the skin that is harvested from the carrier’s side. I speak from experience!

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