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Surplus SIG Sauer M17 Pistols Now Being Offered to Civilians

The news that you can now get a surplus SIG Sauer M17 pistol is a bit out of the ordinary. It isn't often that you see US Military surplus pistols on the market, much less current issue surplus pistols. Make no mistake, these WILL be collectible.

SIG has announced that they are now shipping used surplus M17 pistols to dealers through their CPO program. The unknown number of M17 pistols will have a wide range of condition depending on how they were used in the field.

The pistols will be refurbished M17 pistols that were used for the initial domestic and in-theater deployment of the M17. Not only will the pistol have the US Government slide markings and contract serial numbers, but they will also throw in a certificate of authenticity.

Just like the initial issue M17s, the surplus guns will have the same PVD coated slide and tan controls. Also included in the box will be two 21-round magazines and one 17-round magazine.

SIG's Phil Strader says that the M17 contract matured, they were able to switch to black controls and use a slightly different color slide. Since the Army wants their pistols to be the same configuration, the Surplus M17's were swapped out for the current M17 configuration.

Just like the initial issue M17s, the surplus guns will have the same PVD coated slide and tan controls. Also included in the box will be two 21-round magazines and one 17-round magazine.

No MSRP has been released and the pistols haven't reached dealer shelves yet. Find more about the surplus M17 pistols on the SIG website.

SIG Sauer's Press Release:

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.

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Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video he spends his time with his wife, son, and his dog.

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