It’s finally here: SIG Sauer has just announced the introduction to the market of the commercial variant of the US Army’s M17 official service pistol. In January 2017 the SIG Sauer M17 – based on the already known and appreciated P320 pistol platform – was awarded the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract for the U.S. Army after a long and competitive review process. We already reported on this here.
The new commercial version, called the P320-M17, closely follows the specifications of the US Army M17.
SIG Sauer P320-M17, “a substantial civilian interest”
The 9mm M17 is a striker-fired pistol featuring a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with the same optic cut as specified by the MHS contract, and black controls just like the pistols currently being shipped to the US Army. The pistol comes equipped with a SIGLITE front night sight and removable Night Sight rear plate. Two magazines are included. The P320-M17 also features a coyote-tan carry-length grip module, available in three sizes, and comes standard with a manual safety. Non-manual safety P320-M17 pistols will be shipped at a later date.
“We are proud to bring this P320-M17 to the marketplace to meet the substantial civilian interest, and the high demand, to own the pistol the Army uses as well as the other branches of the US Military,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the P320-M17 will be 768 USD, with shipping to stores starting in August 2018.
To complement the P320-M17, an exclusive M17 Collector’s Case is available for purchase separately at sigsauer.com/store. The case is a solid cherry box, with dark mahogany stain, a tempered glass top, a brushed nickel latch, and a keyhole back for optional wall-hanging.
The M17 Collector’s Case features a slate-grey flocked foam insert with an affixed U.S. Army logo. Included are a P320-M17 certificate and P320-M17 Official Challenge Coin. MSRP for the Collector’s Case is 199.99 USD.
SIG Sauer P320-M17: technical data
length: ||4.7 in
/ 119 mm|
length:||8 in /
203 mm |
(incl. magazine): ||29.6
oz./ 839 g|
/ 139 mm|
|Width: ||1.3 in
/ 33 mm |
radius: ||6.6 in
/ 167 mm |