If you love military surplus, you won't want to miss these mil-surp M17 pistols Sig Sauer is releasing in the market.
What The Mil-Surp M17 Pistols Offer:
- All coyote tan finish, including controls and slide.
- Configured to shoot high pressure military ammo; second guide-rod assembly for standard velocity ammo.
- One 17-round and two 21-round magazines.
Military surplus… there are few sweeter words in the English language. (Maybe select fire.) If your ears perk up when you hear them, you’ll want to pay attention to the news coming out of Sig Sauer. Almost a heartbeat after the U.S. Military adopted the P320 (designated the M17) as its service pistol, surplus models are now being offered in the civilian market. Quite a deal when you think about it.
First off, given many of the M17s will have seen use and are surplus, they should come in at a discount (no promises). How much? Good question; Sig isn’t saying and a cursory web search didn’t turn up any surplus M17s at the usual outlets. Secondly, the guns aren’t that old. The longest in the tooth are only pushing three years old; yes, hard use could make a rag out of one in that time. Still, the design is relatively new and replacement parts and upgrades are abundant. Finally, mil-surp guns just tend to be cool in and of themselves. It’s always nice to have a gun with a bit of history to it, even if it’s extremely recent.
A few notes on what you’ll get with the military surplus M17. The pistols are in the original all coyote tan finish, where later contract models had black controls and slide. Furthermore, these M17s were tested and configured to shoot military spec ammunition, high-pressure 9mm, akin to commercial +P. If you happen to shy away from the relatively bucky ammo, Sig has you covered, including a guide-rod assembly with a lighter spring so the gun will cycle standard velocity rounds. The mil-surp M17 also comes with one 17-round magazine and two 21-round extended capacity magazines.
More from Sig Sauer:
NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 17, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to bring authentic, M17 Military Surplus handguns to the commercial market. The M17 Military Surplus handguns were manufactured under contract with the U.S. Army according to the original specifications of the Modular Handgun System (MHS). This is an exclusive, limited availability offering from SIG SAUER and the condition of the handguns will vary based on field use.
“The M17 Military Surplus handguns are a very special release from SIG SAUER, that gives consumers the opportunity to own a piece of history, and includes a certificate of authenticity,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “These handguns were originally issued by the U.S. Army and fielded during the initial domestic and in-theater deployment of the Modular Handgun System. The unique, one-of-a-kind, features of the M17 Surplus handguns include coyote controls, the original government-issue markings and serial numbers, and orange rear and green front SIGLITE Night Sights, which will make them coveted by both military and firearms collectors alike.”
The M17 Surplus handgun is a 9mm, striker-fired, P320-based handgun platform, featuring a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide, coyote-tan controls, a coyote-tan medium carry grip module, with the U.S. Government slide markings and serial numbers. The handguns are equipped with SIGLITE sights (orange rear & green front), removable night sight rear plates, and the same optic cut as specified by the MHS contract, and ready to fit a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro Optic. The M17 features an ambidextrous manual safety, ships with (1) 17-round and (2) 21-round magazines, includes an official SIG SAUER M17 Certificate of Authenticity, and comes packed just as the handguns are delivered to the U.S. Military.
M17 Surplus Handgun Specs:
Overall Length: 8.0”
Overall Height: 5.5”
Overall Width: 1.6”
Barrel Length: 4.7”
Sight Radium: 6.6”
Weight (incl. magazine): 29.6 oz.