SIG SAUER Releases Authentic M17 Military Surplus Handguns Commercially

SIG SAUER Releases Authentic M17 Military Surplus Handguns Commercially
SIG SAUER Releases Authentic M17 Military Surplus Handguns Commercially

NEWINGTON, N.H.-( 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.

The M17 Surplus handgun is now shipping.


SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit:

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American Patriot

Big deal because some pvt shot it during training or testing or maybe even qualification. So I’m guessing there selling for more then we tax payers bought them for.


If you are considering this handgun, please note putting a Leupold DPP on the slide leaves an ope hole over the fire striker unit. Yes, you heard me right. Removing the plate leaves three holes – two of which are used by the DPP. Reliability is at risk with this firearm. I have the M17-Commemorative (military grade version). SIg customer service essentially says it is just the way it is and their is no solution. The DPP was supposed to be the preferred optic of the US Army. Maybe this is the reason they are dumping this unit.


After fruitlessly going around and around Sig Sauer’s website I was unable to see a price or a way to purchase one of these surplus M17 pistols. I finally gave up and called Sig Sauer and left a message since no one was available to answer the phone call. Never heard back boo, a-holes, Thus, fulfilling one of my pet peeves, i.e. vendors who won’t take the time to respond to inquires. Decided to call one of the local dealers listed on their websites who didn’t know anything about it, but promised to get back to me….crickets. Fortunately there is… Read more »


What’s the difference between these and the available new-in-box M17 P320?
Just the government markings?
The new ones can be had around $600


Almost all small arms contracts with the US Gov’t prevent the firearms from being dumped on the open market as surplus. This is why we have not seen 500,000+ M-92 Beretta pistols for sale. When no longer needed they go in Depo storage and eventually end up in Foreign Military Sales. The article does not mention them being marked “Property of the US Government”. These could be manufacture supplied “Test” items that never actually belonged to the US Army.
If this is the case, they should just say so!


And the cost is…???


I guess if you have to ask it’s too much.


Wasn’t able to get a quote, but can get the P320 M17 for 648.48