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American Rifleman Tests the P320-M17

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by USBP379, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. USBP379

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    The pistol shot pretty well. Heck I've shot guns that are twice the price that don't shoot as well.

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/11/13/tested-sig-sauer-p320-m17-pistol/

    What do we know about the M17 commercial model vs the Real Deal? What's different between the Army's pistol and the civilian one?

    And what's the deal with the M18? Anyone heard a rumor about a commemorative or commercial model? Or maybe an M18 conversion kit?
     
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    This interview answers most, or all, questions regarding the M17 variants and the plans for an M18.
     
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    Looks nice, but the manual safety crossed it off of my want list.
     
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    The manual safety doesn't have to be used. I carried the M9 for years and used only the de-cocker function.
     
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    One of the things he mentions in the American Rifleman article is that the inclusion of the thumb safety means that it can't be exchanged into commercially available grip modules... weeeelll.. I have a black carry frame that has the cutout for the safety clearly marked. It would take all of 30 seconds and a dremmel to finish cutting it out. Kind of gives me the feeling SIG already thought of this issue and did that on purpose.
     
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    There's also a version of this gun that does not have the manual safety.
     
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    Interesting. How recent is your frame? Can you post a pic?
     
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    The production date on it indicates it's from February 2017.

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  10. USBP379

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    That's interesting.

    I bought a FDE module fairly recently. It has the smaller slide release and the different fence around it but it does not have the "cut here" pattern as shown here.
     
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    The differences between M17 military & M17 civilian are largely the finish on some internal parts.
    The civilian M17 doesn't get the same anti-corrosion coating on those parts.
    SIG is indicating a civilian M17 without thumb safety is in the works.
    Denis
     
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    There you go.
    Denis
     
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    I've got a Ruger SR9c with a manual safety. If I ignore it, it's just like it's not there. I would expect that to be the case with this gun, too.
     
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    Yeah, my Gen 5 Glock has a slide release on the left side and the right side... I almost threw a fit until I realized I didn't have to use the one on the right side...
     
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