Sig Sauer is releasing a limited run of 5,000 M17-Commemorative Edition pistols. As the name would imply, these pistols boast the same components, coatings, and markings as the M17 pistol—itself based on the SIG P320—chosen as the winner of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition.
While the P320-M17 offered a few distinct departures from the Army’s M17 at the low, low price of $768, the commemorative versions were designed to “emulate the look and feel of the service pistol in the civilian world.
Serialized with the numbers M17-0001 through M17-5000, each commemorative pistol comes with commemorative goodies: a certificate of authenticity, a challenge coin with a matching serial number, and a cherry wood collector’s case with a glass top and the Army logo. In Sig Sauer’s telling, it’s a little piece of history that can be yours for just $1,122.
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,” Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sig Sauer said in a press release. “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.”
Once you register your M17-Commemorative after getting it in that cool cardboard package, you’ll get an official certificate of authenticity and a commemorative challenge coin. Both have serial numbers that match the M17-Commemorative pistol.
SIG says the M17-Commemorative is a 9mm, striker-fired gun that comes with two 21-round mags and one 17-rounder magazine. It sports a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with the same optic cut specified in the MHS contract; coyote-tan controls; SIGLITE front night sight and removable night sight rear plate; and a coyote-tan carry-length grip module.