Sig Sauer to release 5,000 M-17 commemorative edition pistols
By Jacki Billings
Sig Sauer offers a commemorative collector’s case for owners who want more protection for their M-17 Commemorative Edition pistol. The box retails for $199. (Photo: Sig Sauer)
After announcing the launch of its civilian version of the U.S. Army’s M-17 pistol, Sig Sauer has decided to release 5,000 M-17 Commemorative Edition pistols to civilians.
The limited release pistol shares the same parts, coatings and markings as the Sig Sauer handgun that was ultimately awarded the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System contract. The commemorative pistols are serialized M17-0001 through M17-5000. After registering the pistol, owners will be sent a certificate of authenticity as well as a challenge coin with serial numbers matching the M-17.
Sold in the same packaging as the U.S. Army’s, the M-17 Commemorative Edition looks to emulate the look and feel of the service pistol in the civilian world.
The pistol ships with three magazines total. (Photo: Sig Sauer)
“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.