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Sig Sauer US Army M17

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Michael A Ferber, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Michael A Ferber

    Michael A Ferber Member

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    This is my third P320 variations. I have about 500 rounds through it. It hated the American Eagle 124g but loved Winchester NATO 124g FMJ. Very easy to shoot, great ergos, and a pure tack driver. This one is a keeper. 42789236420_94d80e22e0_k.jpg
     
  2. Michael A Ferber

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    Sharing space with my P229 Nitron... 44599550761_ce4d39266c_k.jpg
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    Michael A Ferber

    Have yet to try out an M17 but I do share your appreciation for the P229!

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  4. RA40

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    CA is deprived so I can only dream. I also share the appreciation for the 229.
     
  5. Michael A Ferber

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    The P229 is hands down the best pistol I own. Beats the crap out of any striker-fire pistol. My two cents!
     
  6. dodo bird

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    Nice looking pistol. I have eyeballed one. Did it not feed American eagle or just inaccurate?
     
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  7. Michael A Ferber

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    I had about three or four stovepipes with American Eagle. The slide did not lock back a few times also. No problems at all with the NATO ammo!
     
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    Nice. But I'll wait for the version without the manual safety.
     
  9. jmr40

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    Those have been available for a long time. I've been waiting for one with the safety. This is the 1st photo of one I've seen other than military issue.
     
  10. Michael A Ferber

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    The M17 is a very accurate gun. My P320 Compact was easier to shoot. Felt great in the hand, and IMHO a better gun than the Glock 19.
     
  11. JR24

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    It's called a 320. Apart from the thumb safety and color, I dont think the M17 is very different than the standard 320 internally.

    I tried one, found it... OK. The grip on stock 320s dont really work for me and the M17 trigger didnt seem nice enough to justify a safety (since it's a 320 after all) BUT I did find the safety in a nice place for my 1911 trained hands and worked very easily.

    I'd rather have a VTAC for the beavertail frame, but that's just me.

    Glad your like yours! My new 226 SAO Legion is quickly becoming my favorite gun and my wife recently declared my 229 is now hers.
     
  12. Speedo66

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    Interesting. I wonder how much a US military contract is worth to a company in civilian sales?
     
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    I really like the looks of those, especially the milled slide for a red dot. A red dot ready 9mm is on my soon to buy list.
     
  14. Michael A Ferber

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    Out of 150 rounds, maybe 5 or 6 stovepipes and at least the same number of slide returns. With Winchester NATO 124g rounds, absolutely perfect!
     
  15. Mosin Bubba

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    I'm betting they make quite a bit on "residuals" like civilian or LEO sales, given how willing they are to sell millions of handguns to the govt pretty much at cost.
     
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    Very nice, I am itching really bad for a 228 or 229 in a 9mm.
     
  17. Michael A Ferber

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    I really love my P229 9mm, Nitron. Shoots like a dream and reasonably priced for a Sig! 25125668927_b99ef05fd6_o.jpg
     
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    I got an M17 Commercial shortly after they came out and I definitely like the Glock 19X more. It's definitely nice to have in the collection though.
     

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  19. Michael A Ferber

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    Question, why do you prefer the 19X to the M17? Interested to hear some of your observations. I also own both.
     
  20. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I find that the M17 has more muzzle flip than the 19X and that the trigger has a much heavier break than the 19X. The ergonomics I find to be lacking for my hands with the M17 as well. If they released a M18 Commercial I would get that because I find that the Carry 320s have no muzzle flip even compared to a Glock but they still have that heavier trigger.
     
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    My P229 is becoming one of my favorite pistols. It's a 40 caliber police trade-in that is pretty scuffed up. I think I only gave something like $280 for it. I like it so much that now I'm keeping my eyes open for a 226. I'm glad I finally bought one of their "real" service pistols. My P230 is okay, but now I understand what all of the fuss is about.

     
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    Nice. I liked my "trade in" (ok, fine I bought off a relative who retired as an LEO) 229 SRT quite a bit, until my wife stole it has her bedside gun.

    So I got a 226 and realized the slightly bigger grip fit me much better. I'm a full blown 226 convert now.
     
  23. Tallball

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    P226 will probably be my next purchase. I've already started watching for them.
     
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    You can kiss that P229 goodbye for sure lol. Oh well, you will just have to buy yourself a 229 Legion too! :evil:
     
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    I just might whenever the release the SAO version, but I do REALLY like my 226 so I may not need it.
     
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