By Tom Knighton
The men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are among the sharpest looking soldiers in the armed forces. As a veteran, I still look in awe over how squared away those guys are.
In this country, we treat our war dead with a great deal of care. I don’t know if other countries do similar, but we do.
Not only that, but we remember and honor those whose identities we have lost for whatever reason.
But the troops who guard the Tomb can’t get away with just any old sidearm. The polymer M17 may be great for combat troops, but for those guarding the Tomb, it would just look off.
Luckily, Sig took care of that.
Newington, N.H. (October 3, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the production and presentation of the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Pistols for the U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for the Tomb Guard Sentinels.
The M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols are unique M17 pistols that were created using the same specifications for the U.S. Army’s M17 Modular Handgun System. The ceremonial pistols are 9mm striker-fired pistols with a non-railed aluminum grip module, stainless steel slide, wood grip …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms