SIG SAUER P320-M17 Pistol Brings the U.S. Army’s M17 to the Commercial Market


NEWINGTON, N.H. – -( SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the commercial variant of the U.S. Army’s M17 official service pistol called the P320-M17.

After one of the most rigorous and highly competitive review processes in the history of military firearms the SIG SAUER M17 was awarded the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract for the U.S. Army. The M17 is a P320-based platform, and was selected for its uniquely innovative modularity, uncompromising performance, and unmatched capability. The P320-M17 closely follows the specifications of the U.S. Army’s M17.

“It was truly an honor for SIG SAUER to be chosen as the U.S. Army’s choice with the M17. When the selection was announced, civilian interest in the pistol was immediate,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.

“We are proud to bring this P320-M17 to the marketplace to meet the substantial civilian interest, and the high demand, to own the pistol the Army uses as well as the other branches of the U.S. Military.”

The P320-M17 is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol and comes with two 17-round magazines. The pistol features a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with the same optic cut as specified by the MHS contract, and black controls just like the pistols currently being shipped to the U.S. Army; it comes equipped with a SIGLITE front night sight and removable Night Sight rear plate. The P320-M17 features a coyote-tan carry-length grip module, available in three sizes, and comes standard with a manual safety. Non-manual safety P320-M17 pistols will be shipped at a later date.

The SIG SAUER P320-M17 Pistol Specs:

  • Total length: 8”
  • Barrel length: 4.7”
  • Weight (incl. magazine): 29.6 oz.
  • Height: 5.5”
  • Width: 1.3”
  • Sight radius: 6.6”
  • MSRP: $768.00

The P320-M17 is shipping to stores in August 2018.

To complement the P320-M17, an exclusive M17 Collector’s Case is available for purchase separately at The case is a solid cherry box, with dark mahogany stain, a tempered glass top, a brushed nickel latch, and a keyhole back for optional wall-hanging. The M17 Collector’s Case features a slate-grey flocked foam insert with an affixed U.S. Army logo, and precision laser placement cuts for the P320-M17 pistol, and included P320-M17 certificate and P320-M17 Official Challenge Coin.

M17 Collectors Case MSRP: $199.99 (sold separately at

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SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:

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Mike Aldrich

I work at a gun shop and if I have learned anything, it’s everyone has an opinion on what is the best make. Glock owners are among the most passionate. I don’t believe that Glock performs any better than Sigs, Barretas or Rugers. I prefer metal over plastic but see more and more plastic guns. I prefer hammer guns but more and more strikers are coming out. As far as the government bidding process, the government does very little well except spend other people’s money. As I said, everyone has their opinion. These are mine.


Check out this 24 Pistol Case for SIG Sauer M17 and M18 (P320) Pistols! This holds up to 24 firearms and 40 additional magazines!


Did I read this right? Does the rear sight come off with the optics cover plate? If so, no thanks.


The Sig P320 has a great trigger! I’ve got a collection of the firearms made for the modular handgun competition. They’re all great guns! Even the ones that were made and then didn’t enter like the S&W 2.0 and the Ruger American. The real winner is the American public, we have so many great options available now. Sorry for the states with the 10 round restrictions. Everyone else enjoys great freedoms, but even with the 10 round restrictions those states still have it better than many other countries. Practice with whichever gun you’re able to get. Buy good ammo for… Read more »

Ryan Olson

Glocks are good but the trial wasmt a sham the glock very well almost one the contract but you forget the military is also a business and also the contract was being awarded for handguns that met certain guidelines one of those guidelines was having a removable chassis the Glock that they submitted did not have a removable chassis and even the one that was brought to Mark brought to civilian Market does not have the removable chassis this was one of the guidelines that’s why you see it in the FN FN 509 it has a removable chassis that… Read more »

Matt in Oklahoma

annnnddd all the fanboys cheered and ran out and maxed the credit card

Thomas Moody

Much appreciation to Sig for offering a manual safety version of the gun to the public. I wish Glock had at least offered the manual safety as their military version has the safety.


Uuuuh, excuse me. The most exhaustive and rigorous testing in history? Really? That was a sham and anyone who knows how EVERY other weapon system in military history was conducted knows it was a sham. Please…..
Glock should have been awarded that honor and that’s a fact. Yes, I own one Glock and that does not qualify me as a Glock fanboy but I do own a better pistol than the military carries.

Don Bailey

No one will argue that Glock is the most reliable handgun out there.


now that’s a bunch of carp – I’ve have sig 226 and 225 for over 25 years of carrying and NEVER had one single MF, FTF, FTE


Any idea if these will ship with 10rd mags to capacity restriction states? Been looking forward to this for a long time. Would be upsetting to miss out because of that.


@Mike, do yourself a favor, and get you a Glock of your choice, and all the hundreds you save, you can buy plenty of ammo for the range, and have a much better pistol. I know, each to their own, but I have several hand guns in all calibers, but my go to everyday carry is always one of the Glocks. Easy to conceal, all day comfort, easy to maintain, and won’t let you down. I don’t know if you like single stacks or not, but my models 42-43 hold six rounds, but I put mag extensions on both, and… Read more »


I appreciate the feedback. I actually do own a Glock 17 and absolutely love it. I’ve also had a lot of fun at the range renting P320’s and would love to get one of my own. Carry is not an option for me anyway so every gun is a range gun, and I can appreciate what both have to offer.

Don McDougall

No one really loves a Glock…all plastic no soul.