Fort Moore Loses 31 SIGs, Offers $5,000 Reward

Zac K
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The Army is looking for a whole bunch of M17 pistols. Perhaps they should print this off for the side of a milk carton. [CID]

Well, this is awkward. Even as the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Gun Storage Check Week” program runs June 1-7, promoting safe firearm storage, we see the U.S. Army has lost a pile of pistols, and it wants them back, badly. How badly, you ask? Fort Moore wants the pistols back so badly that they’re offering a $5,000 reward for info that cracks the case, as they believe the pistols were stolen.

Military @ TFB:

Fort Moore, aka The Military Base Formerly Known As Fort Benning (the name changed in 2023), is specifically missing 31 SIG Sauer M17 pistols. The handguns went missing from the Cresenez Consolidated Equipment Pool between March and May of this year.

This is obviously a pretty big problem for the military police, but no, they haven’t called Jack Reacher in from retirement to crack the case (and a few heads along the way). Instead, the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is offering big bucks for details to help them solve the Mystery Of The Missing Handguns.

Instead of threatening a beatdown from Jack Reacher, the military police are trying to solve this case with the temptation of cold, hard cash. [CID]
Here’s what their announcement on the case says:

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for credible information leading to the recovery of the 31 missing M17 Pistols or for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the theft. The pistols were reported missing from the Cresenez Consolidated Equipment Pool located on Fort Moore, GA 31905, between March and May 2024.

On May 16th, 2024, the Southern Field Office received notification that 31 M17 Pistols were reported missing from the Cresenez Consolidated Equipment Pool, located on Fort Moore, GA 31905. The pistols are believed to have gone missing between the months of March and May 2024. Army CID is actively seeking any information relevant to the theft of these M17 pistols.

For contact details and the inevitable fine print, you can read the rest of the posting here.

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  • Johann du Toit Johann du Toit on Jun 07, 2024

    Thousands of weapons are lost/stolen every year from the South African Police Service and South African Army. 80% of illegal firearms used in crimes here are ex-LE/MIL. So the US Army still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of negligence and incompetence.

  • Armed Partisan Armed Partisan on Jun 08, 2024

    Fort Benning was renamed for the type of people who are undoubtedly responsible for the theft.