Sig Sauer has made the P320 M17 and M17 Commemorative pistols available for purchase, the later of which includes some authentic upgrades for those interested in owning the closest facsimile of the U.S. Military’s newest handgun. The M17 Commemorative will be limited to 5,000 units.
At the risk of making Sig Sauer, you (our readers) and the 1911 gods unhappy – my personal belief is that a manual safety is unnecessary on a defensive handgun. There, I said it, and I know it will make many of you angry. But the U.S. Army’s requirements specifically called for a manual safety, and of course the M17 P320 Commemorative is as close as it gets to the real-deal.
As always, deciding on and carrying a firearm is an extremely personal choice and shooters should pick the gun that best suits there skills and abilities: manual safety or not.
Details and specifications can be found below.
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- CALIBER: 9mm Luger
- ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
- FRAME SIZE:Full-Size
- GRIP TYPE: Modular Polymer
- FRAME FINISH: Stainless Steel
- FRAME MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
- SLIDE FINISH: Coyote PVD
- SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
- BARREL MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
- ACCESSORY RAIL: M1913
- TRIGGER: Striker
- TRIGGER TYPE: Standard
- BARREL LENGTH: 4.6 in (117 mm)
- OVERALL LENGTH: 7.9 in (202 mm)
- OVERALL WIDTH: 1.3 in (33 mm)
- HEIGHT: 5.5 in (140 mm)
- WEIGHT: 29.6 oz (840 g)
- MSRP: $1,122
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the limited release of the M17-Commemorative Edition of the U.S. Army’s M17 official service pistol, a variant of the SIG SAUER P320. The M17-Commemorative pistol shares the same components, coatings, and markings as the firearm that was awarded the U.S. Army contract for the modular handgun system (MHS).
Only 5,000 M17-Commemorative Edition pistols have been produced for sale, and each SIG SAUER M17-Commemorative pistol is serialized M17-0001 through M17-5000 and includes the Army’s required unique identifier (UID). The M17 is sold in the same cardboard packaging as delivered to the U.S. Army. From the pistol to the packaging, the M17-Commemorative Edition is identical to the U.S. Army’s official M17 service pistol.
“The U.S. Army’s selection of the M17 earned the SIG SAUER P320 a place in history. It’s regarded as one of the world’s most influential firearms as it enters service with America’s Armed Forces across the globe,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The M17 is the culmination of SIG SAUER’s steadfast commitment to providing the military with the very best, and our determination to never settle. We are excited that collectors and civilians have an opportunity to participate in this history.”
Upon registration of the M17-Commemorative pistol, the purchaser will receive an official certificate of authenticity and commemorative challenge coin, both with serial numbers matching the purchased M17-Commemorative pistol.
The M17-Commemorative is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol, and comes with two 21-round magazines and one 17-round magazine. The pistol features a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with the same optic cut as specified by the MHS contract, coyote-tan colored controls just like the original pistols shipped to the 101st Airborne, and a manual safety. The M17 is equipped with a SIGLITE front night sight and removable Night Sight rear plate. The M17-Commemorative comes with a coyote-tan carry-length grip module.