Sig M17

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by army_eod, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

    Messages:
    2,806
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    AL
    Anybody out there shooting the M17?

    I figured as a retired Army guy, it is time to get one of these to compliment my M9.

    How is it working for you?
     
    Glock 17L likes this.
  2. pgg00

    pgg00

    Messages:
    16,240
    Likes Received:
    35,720
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Fled the emerald triangle
    I have the normal full size P320. It is a decent gun. No complaints about it. Only thing i would do is make it a little larger grip module.
     
    rfd339 likes this.

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    57,766
    Likes Received:
    44,580
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    LTC Patrick Sleem, the commander of the USAR Service Pistol team, has been using an M17 for a few years now. He has been high in the President's Hundred with it the last 2 years (basically, the 100 best precision pistol shooters in the USA/world), since I've been shooting with him, and I think a year before that. He is a gunsmith, so he did his own trigger mods and fitted a Bar-Sto barrel. I have been using a P320 X-Five with a stock barrel and Gray Guns trigger kit in the same matches and have shot my personal best score with it.

    If you aren't familiar, the President's Match that decides the Hundred and from which service members get the tab, is a 40-shot match, shot half at 50 yards and half at 25 yards, with iron sights, at NRA B6 and B8 targets.

    Here's a video of what is called "the short line" (25-yard portion) to give you an idea of the precision involved. For the "long line" half of the match, we move back to those tables way in the background and shoot at the same targets (but with one extra ring colored in - same size scoring rings).

    View: https://youtu.be/tVeMXz34gfk

    EDIT: I just noticed the two guys to the left of the Air Force shooter in that video are Maj. Tom Bourne and SGM George Greene, from the USAR Service Pistol Team.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
    rfd339, syntaxerrorsix, J-Doo and 3 others like this.
  4. BuckeyeGlock77

    BuckeyeGlock77

    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    845
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Yes, it’s a tack driver and very nice shooter. I’m impressed with it - very.
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    121,169
    Likes Received:
    22,313
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    They do nothing for me, but they certainly appear to be a crowd favorite. :cool:
     
    LS357, 835mag and Darkangel1846 like this.
  6. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

    Messages:
    2,806
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    AL
    I waited a bit to let the Sig hate settle out on this. I am sure it is a great gun.
     
  7. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    121,169
    Likes Received:
    22,313
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    I love Sigs, just depends on the model.

    I get the appeal of the P320. I’m just not a big polymer pistol fan to begin with. Outside my Glock’s for carry, I see little reason to own any. I do like the Strike One quite a bit. I’ve got a few of those.
     
  8. hardluk1

    hardluk1

    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    857
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Location:
    NC mountains
    I bought a full size p320 40sw 5 years ago well before they became "popular " . Its a fine shooter just a bit taller and longer than what works well for carry for me so I also bought a compact with nigh sights size too a month later and it was my edc for 4.5 years .

    I just picked up a p320 XCompact in 9mm and I know one day I will want a less snappy pistol than my 40sw version and may need a dot optic !! I like the new grip design better and now use that same style grip on my old p320 . The full size stays in the gun safe .
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    121,169
    Likes Received:
    22,313
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    The newer grip design definitely allows for a slightly lower bore axis, which is great.
     
    J-Doo likes this.
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    65,123
    Likes Received:
    26,945
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    Not all US military issued firearms appeal to me, especially guns that I didn’t serve with. The M17 neither pluck at my heartstring first nostalgia nor aesthetically appeal to me.
     
    Cambo likes this.
  11. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Messages:
    28,071
    Likes Received:
    17,222
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    Where the turbines scream, and the door guns gleam
    We got ours issued a month or two months ago.


    I’m unimpressed with the money they spent on it, but they seem like an ok pistol. Would prefer the 18
     
  12. UncleDave

    UncleDave

    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    2,226
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2018
    Location:
    CT
    Got one a couple weeks ago. As far as plastic pistols go, it's one of the best IMHO. I really like the ergonomics, and it's an absolute tack driver that so far eats whatever I feed it.

    What I don't like is the optic mount is R1 Pro or DPP-only. I'd prefer an RMR, but it's not likely I'll be mounting an optic anyway.
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    65,123
    Likes Received:
    26,945
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    Who gets issued the M18?
     
  14. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Messages:
    28,071
    Likes Received:
    17,222
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    Where the turbines scream, and the door guns gleam
    I haven’t seen any, but I think CID got some.

    I’ve heard the Marines went to the 18 instead of the 17
     
  15. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    121,169
    Likes Received:
    22,313
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Interesting
     
  16. jhooten

    jhooten NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    259
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Central Texas.
    I'll Stick with the M1873, M1911, and M11A1. The Beretta is a 92 because I carried one As a LEO not in the military. No plans now or in the foreseeable future to get a M17/18.
     
  17. Nick B

    Nick B

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    675
    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Location:
    Fl.
    I wouldn’t mind picking one up but I have too many guns now that I just had to have and after one trip to the range they sit in the safe .
     
  18. Nick B

    Nick B

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    675
    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Location:
    Fl.
    Is it also shot one handed at the 50 yard line ?
     
  19. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    57,766
    Likes Received:
    44,580
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Yes. All bullseye and service pistol is shot one handed.

    A perfect target from the 25-yard line (Brian Zins)
    NRA-National-Pistol-Championship-Target.jpg

    This guy is a little better than me at 50 yards, but this is more like an average target among expert and master level shooters.

    20140721_01.jpg

    The black part of the target is 8" at 50 yards and that's as tight as I can hold a 10-shot group, with my experience and factory guns, but serious shooters need to keep all or nearly all shots in the 3.36" 10-ring. the X ring is 1.695" and a serious shooter at 25 yards will have 10 shots in or touching that circle.
     
    syntaxerrorsix and Nick B like this.
  20. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    57,766
    Likes Received:
    44,580
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Do you compete? All of those guns will make more sense if you use them in competition or for some other purpose. Having a safe full of guns and not competing or hunting is like having a collection of basketballs but never playing the game.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019
    MD357 likes this.