Investment Piece? Sig Sauer Releases Limited-Edition Commemorative M17

Sig Sauer provided more details this week on the release of the M17-Commemorative Edition, a near-exact replica of the P320 variant that won the U.S. Army contract for the modular handgun system last year. Sig has only produced 5,000 of these handguns, and they’re selling for $1,220 a pop.

“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,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Sig Sauer, Inc. “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.”

Each handgun will arrive in the same plain cardboard box Sig uses to ship the M17 to the U.S. Army. The package will include one 17-round magazine and two 21-round magazines. All the components, coatings, and markings will match the M17, including a cutout for the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro sight. The gun also ships with the SIGLITE front night sight and removable Night Sight rear plate.

Besides the DeltaPoint cutout, the M17-Commemorative Edition differs from the commercial Sig P320 in its inclusion of a manual safety, which the Army required in its contract. As Clay pointed out at SHOT Show, the M17 also includes internal coatings that help resist corrosion not included on the P320.

The M17-Commemorative Edition differs from the actual M17 only in the absence of anti-tamper devices.

Once customers register their M17 with Sig, they’ll receive an official certificate of authenticity and commemorative challenge coin, both with serial numbers matching the purchased pistol. Sig is also producing collector’s cases with cutouts for the handgun, certificate, and challenge coin. The cases are being sold separately for $199.

Each pistol will be serialized M17-0001 through M17-5000 and include the Army’s required unique identifier (UID).

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  • Manny Luis October 5, 2019, 12:45 pm

    I happen to have four of them with the card , coin and button . Also I have the glass case if interested let me know

  • Pete M. January 11, 2019, 5:50 pm

    I got one of the M17 commemorative’s here in Australia fully delivered for $2000 AUS, difference is it comes with 3 x 10 R Mags (due to Aus Laws). It will be the only one in the country as far as I know.

    The P320 M17 civilian version here Runs at $1400.00 AUS with 2 x 10 R mags. And they are no problem to aquire the civilian version. Just not the M17 commemorative.

    So if you can get one, do!

    • Ricardo August 21, 2019, 6:25 pm

      Is the M17 Commemorative you have, by any chance serial number M17 1970, out of 5,000? Just Yes or No, please, friend. Only reason I ask is because I want to buy one and that is the serial number I would like out the limited run of 5,000 guns made by Sig Sauer. I know it sounds weird, and I know I’m trying to find a needle in a haystack, but that number has meaning for me. Thank You.

  • Sepp W September 1, 2018, 8:04 pm

    Good luck finding one in retail. Likely have to buy on secondary and gray markets at some ridiculously mark up. Most, if not all, were sold out well before this article was even published.

  • Joey August 31, 2018, 9:47 am

    Is the cardboard box it comes in collectable.

  • Alex August 31, 2018, 8:55 am

    My local guy has them for $900.

    • Ricardo August 21, 2019, 6:29 pm

      Would you please share your local dealer’s contact info? Thanks!

  • Wm. Schildgen August 31, 2018, 7:26 am

    Safety? $1200? Insane?

  • Jon August 31, 2018, 5:57 am

    I picked up a P320 in a trade 2 years ago. I came out about $50.00 bucks ahead on the deal. Took the Sig to the range and was very impressed with the trigger. Other than that it felt to chunky in my hand. I ending up getting rid of it and got another Commander 1911.

    • Ron Dubreuil September 21, 2018, 12:43 pm

      It’s modular, you could have swapped out the grip, it does come in three sizes.

  • Randy August 31, 2018, 5:14 am

    And Sig charges the Army less than $300 for the same gun, what a ripoff for the regular consumer!!!!!

    • RL August 31, 2018, 6:35 am

      Ridiculous how they try to overprice these to the customers

    • James September 1, 2018, 2:21 pm

      Buy 500 million dollars worth and I bet SIG will cut you a deal on price per unit.

    • Sepp W September 1, 2018, 8:07 pm

      Quantity discounts and probably 10-20 years for spare parts or depot support.

    • Ron September 21, 2018, 12:42 pm

      Don’t know where you’re coming up with that number, military is paying $756 a piece.

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