Sig Sauer P320-M17


Sig Sauer P320-M17 Details

After one of the most rigorous and highly competitive review processes in the history of military firearms, the SIG SAUER P-320-M17 was awarded the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract for the U.S. Army. The M17 is a P320-based platform, and was selected for its uniquely innovative modularity, uncompromising performance, and unmatched capability. The P320-M17 closely follows the specifications of the U.S. Army’s M17.

Sig Sauer P320-M17

Sig Sauer P320-M17

“It was truly an honor for SIG SAUER to be chosen as the U.S. Army’s choice with the M17. When the selection was announced, civilian interest in the pistol was immediate,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We are proud to bring this P320-M17 to the marketplace to meet the substantial civilian interest, and the high demand, to own the pistol the Army uses as well as the other branches of the U.S. Military.”

The P320-M17 is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol and comes with two 17-round magazines. The pistol features a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide with the same optic cut as specified by the MHS contract, and black controls just like the pistols currently being shipped to the U.S. Army; it comes equipped with a SIGLITE front night sight and removable Night Sight rear plate. The P320-M17 features a coyote-tan carry-length grip module, available in three sizes, and comes standard with a manual safety. Non-manual safety P320-M17 pistols will be shipped at a later date.

*PLEASE NOTE* The optic cut on the P320-M17 guns are cut per the MHS contract, thus are not compatible with the ROMEO 1 optic from SIG SAUER.  New SIG Sauer Electro-Optics reflex sights which are compatible with all M17 pistol variations will be released in 2019.

320F-9-M17 (no manual safety), 320F-9-M17-MS (manual safety included)

Sig Sauer P320-M17 Specifications

  • CALIBER – 9mm Luger
  • ACTION TYPE – Semi-Auto
  • GRIP TYPE – Modular Polymer
  • FRAME SIZE – Full-Size
  • FRAME MATERIAL – Stainless Steel
  • FRAME FINISH – Stainless Steel
  • SLIDE MATERIAL – Stainless Steel
  • BARREL MATERIAL – Carbon Steel
  • TRIGGER – Striker
  • TRIGGER TYPE – Standard
  • BARREL LENGTH – 4.7 in (119 mm)
  • OVERALL LENGTH – 8 in (203 mm)
  • OVERALL WIDTH – 1.3 in (33 mm)
  • HEIGHT – 5.5 in (140 mm)
  • WEIGHT – 29.6 oz (840 g)

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Wilson Combat is now offering the Wilson Combat-Beretta Brigadier Tactical 92 with a Vertec-grip frame conversion. This conversion, performed by Wilson Combat reduces the size of the frame to the significantly smaller Beretta Vertec size which is ideal for shooters with smaller hands or who prefer the straighter, more 1911 style grip.



Wilson Combat’s skilled gunsmiths reduce the grip frame to Vertec size, checker the backstrap to match the front and complete the process with a frame refinish in matte Black Armor Tuff. This pistol comes standard with indestructible Black Cherry G-10 grips.


Some features of the limited production Wilson Combat/Beretta 92G Vertec/Brigadier Tactical include steel ambidextrous decocker-only levers (G model), enhanced Brigadier slide, a modified M9A1 style checkered frame with accessory rail and rounded trigger guard. This model also features enhanced accuracy with an “Elite” style match grade stainless barrel with recessed target crown, the action features a 13lb Chrome Silicone hammer spring for lighter trigger pulls, and Trijicon dovetail tritium front sight and Wilson Combat rear sight. Wilson Combat G-10 grips, Wilson Combat steel guide rod and numerous other features to enhance performance. The 92G Vertec/Brigadier Tactical slide is finished in Beretta black Bruniton with Armor Tuff frame and marked with the Wilson Combat logo and specially serialized to ensure its place in Beretta history. You might also be interested in the BERETTA WILSON COMBAT 92G CENTURION TACTICAL

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  • Action Type: SA/DA
  • Barrel Length: 4.7″
  • Capacity: 15+1-Round
  • Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
  • Finish: Black
  • Front Sight: Fixed
  • Length: 8.3″
  • Magazine Included: 3 x 15-Round
  • Magazine Type: Removable
  • Muzzle: Plain
  • Rear Sight: Fixed
  • Stock Material: G10
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Made in the USA


M9A1/Vertec Frame with 92A1 Round Trigger Guard Profile and Improved Checkering

    • Dehorned 92G Brigadier Slide
    • Slide to Frame Fit as Tight as Practical within Production Gun Limits
    • Trijicon Tritium Dovetail Front Sight
    • Stainless Barrel with Recessed Crown, 4.7″ Elite Il Length, Black Finish
    • Oversize Steel Magazine Release
    • Steel De-Cocking Levers
    • Skeletonized Elite Il Hammer
    • Chrome Silicone Action Tune 13lb Hammer Spring
    • Wilson Combat Mag Guide Steel Trigger
    • Wilson Combat Rear U-Notch Battlesight
    • Wilson Combat Fluted Steel Guide Rod
    • G10 Vertec Black Cherry Grips with Wilson Combat Logo Medallion
    • Wilson Combat Logo on Slide
    • 3 15rd M9A1 Beretta Sand Resistant Magazines


    • G Configuration Ambidextrous De-Cocker Only
    • All Steel Components (De-Cocker, Trigger, Magazine Release, Guide Rod)
    • Checkered Front strap and Vertec Backstrap
    • Beveled Magazine Well
    • Rail for Mounting Light or Laser
    • Special Serial Number Range with WC Prefix
    • IDPA Enhanced Service Pistol Approved
    • Not CA Compliant (Unless LEO Purchase)


The 92G Centurion Tactical merges our award winning, high-performance Brigadier Tactical enhanced frame with a shorter, 4.25” Centurion slide to create the ideal everyday carry Beretta 9mm pistol. The first time ever offered by Beretta in this special configuration-exclusively from Wilson Combat!




The 92G Centurion Tactical features all-steel Beretta and Wilson Combat custom parts. Some features of the limited-production 92G Centurion Tactical include steel ambidextrous decocker-only levers (G model), Centurion length slide, a modified M9A1-style checkered frame with accessory rail, and rounded trigger guard. The 92G Centurion Tactical ships with two 17 and one 20-round capacity magazines.



This new model also features an Elite-style, match-grade stainless barrel with a recessed target crown for enhanced accuracy and an Ameriglo Hackathorn high visibility dovetailed tritium front sight paired with a Wilson Combat black battlesight rear. The 92G Centurion Tactical also features gray/black Wilson Combat Ultra Thin G-10 grips, steel guide rod, Wilson Combat Mag Guide and oversize mag release and other custom features to enhance overall shooting and tactical performance. Like all Wilson Combat-Beretta collaborations, this model has factory optimized action parts and improved slide to frame tolerances.

You might also be interested in the Wilson Combat-Beretta Vertec Brigadier Tactical 92

Sig Sauer Shows Off New Army Handgun M17

Sig Sauer Shows Off New Army Handgun M17

Sig Sauer Shows Off New Army Handgun M17

Sig Sauer Shows Off New Army Handgun M17

LAS VEGAS — The makers of the Army’s new handgun on Sunday showcased the weapon with features that have not yet been fielded to soldiers.

Sig Sauer showed off a suppressor and a top-mounted, open-reflex sight during a media event leading up to this year’s SHOT Show, an annual shooting, hunting and outdoor trade show.

The two features are expected to be used by special operations forces or for special missions, though the sight may take longer to adopt, based on a November information session at the Army’s Program Executive Officer Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

The M17, or the military version of Sig Sauer’s P320 pistol chambered in 9mm, was selected a year ago this month by the Army and other services to replace the Beretta-made M9.

Some of the integral features of the handgun that helped it win the contract are the upper receiver base plate that allows for mounting the reflex sight and the ability to add a suppressor.

Sig Sauer Shows Off New Army Handgun M17

Here’s a closer look at the reflex sight mounted on the Army’s new M17 handgun. Gun maker Sig Sauer featured the sight during a range day leading up to the 2018 SHOT Show.

Sig beat several of its competitors, including Glock, for the 10-year, $580 million contract to produce more than 200,000 pistols for the Army.

Sig Sauer P320 Replaces Army Beretta M9

Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer P320

After almost 30 years of U.S. Army soldiers carrying the M9 Beretta as their sidearm, there’s a new handgun in town. The Beretta will be replaced by the Sig Sauer P320 at a cost of about $580 million. The top of the line weapons range in price from $762 to $830. But those are retail prices. Surely the army gets a substantial discount by ordering in bulk.

Like the Italian-owned Beretta, Sig Sauer is foreign-owned (controlled by the privately held German company L&O Holding). But like the Berettas produced for the Army, the Sig Sauers will be manufactured in America.

The Marines may eventually follow suit in selecting the P320, according to Marine Times.

Among the features of the Sig Sauer P320 that presumably helped it beat out competitors such as Smith & Wesson and Glock are what the company calls a “unique modular and adoptable design.”

  • The grip can be adjusted to the shooter.
  • The P320 can be converted to fire 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W ammunition.
  • It can be configured for silencers.
  • Multiple sizes of the stainless-steel frame are available.

The Sig Sauer P320 will be produced in New Hampshire and phased in over the next decade, according to Army Times.


You may also be interested in Sig Sauer P250





Browning Hi-Power

Browning High Power

Browning Hi-Power

Belgium Browning Hi-Power 9mm Semi Automatic Handgun FN GP35

For me there are only two pistol designs that fit, function and feel perfect to me and they are both classic designs of John Browning. Those pistols are the 1911 Colt .45  and the Browning Hi-Power 9mm. The Belgium manufactured Browning Hi-Power has long been on my want list from the first time I fired one back in 1992 or so. Over the years I have purchased several  1911 Colt’s but for some reason I never came across the right Browning Hi-Power that appealed to me.


Browning Hi-Power Links

Browning Hi-Power Owners Manual – Here is an old scanned copy of an original Hi-Power Power Owners Manual. If anyone has an older manual to share please contact me and I will upload it.

Date Your Browning Hi-Power Pistol – Determine the age of your Browning Hi-Power Pistol based upon it’s serial number.



 Browning Hi-Power Pistol Specifications

A locked-breech, semi-automatic, single-action, recoil-operated pistol. The Browning Hi-Power Mk I uses a 13-round staggered magazine.

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Length: 197 mm
  • Barrel length: 118 mm
    • length of rifled part: 100 mm
    • number of grooves: 6
    • direction of twist: right
  • Height (without sight, loaded): 127.5 mm
  • Width (with stocks): 36 mm
    • (without stocks): 25.5 mm
  • Weight (with empty magazine): 0.9 kg
    • (with loaded magazine): 1.060 kg
  • Capacity of magazine: 13 cartridges
  • Modes of fire: Single action
  • Muzzle velocity: 350 m/s
    • V12.50: 340 m/s
  • Muzzle energy: 500 J
  • Safeties: Half-cock notch, manual thumb safety, firing pin block, and magazine disconnect
  • Trigger pull: 7.5 lb
  • Effective Range: 50 m
  • Dispersion (firing 10 shots with rest)
    • at 15 meters: 95 mm (height 50 mm, width 45 mm)
    • at 30 meters: 200 mm (height 105 mm, width 95 mm)
    • at 50 meters: 320 mm (height 170 mm, width 150 mm)

SIG to Introduce the P227 double-stack .45 ACP at SHOT Show 2013


SIG aficionados at SIG Sauer Guns and Accessories blogged about an upcoming addition to the SIG lineup, the P227, a double-stack version of the P220. We have contacted SIG and confirmed that this rumor to be true, and that SIG will be launching the P227 at the 2013 SHOT Show. Not all the final details have been hammered out, so there is still some room for speculation.

We do know that with a capacity of 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP and with 14-round extended magazines, this handgun is already going to be a success and we don’t even have proper photos of it yet.

They report that the P227 is likely to be offered in three models, a full-size P227 with a 4.4-inch barrel, one with and one without night sights, and a 3.9-inch Compact SIG Anti-Snag model with night sights. SIG’s SAS handguns are dehorned, with the sharp corners rounded off, and are intended for concealed-carry and come without a Picatinney rail and with night sights.

The P227 will be parts-compatible to a large degree with the P220 and you will be able to swap slides between them. They will likely use E2 grips to keep the grip size down. Double-stack .45s are usually on the girthy side and anything to slim down the grip will be welcome.

Prices have not yet been written in stone but they are likely to be priced in-line with SIGs other classic P-series pistols, but of course we wouldn’t be surprised if, by virtue of being shiny, new and awesome will command a bit of a price premium at first.

Actually, the only thing that could hold this gun back is SIG. When they announced the P224 people were ready to buy the instant they got word. However, the execution and delivery wasn’t great. Instead of a 9mm DA/SA concealed-carry pistol with the new, slender E2 grips, they produced a DAK pistol chambered in .40 S&W with chunky “Extreme” grips.

And even with the group of buyers who wanted that exact configuration, availability of the pistol was practically nil. We really hope the case isn’t the same with the P227.

With the P227, SIG needs to bring a DA/SA decocker handgun true to the original P220, just now with a much greater capacity. Down the road they can come out with a SAO model and a DAK for those crowds, an Elite model and a Stainless version, but to launch the gun right they need to stay with their base. SIG is aware of this and is likely to quite literally stick to their guns and kick off the P227 with traditional configurations and controls.

The P220 was developed in 1975 to replace the WWII-era SIG P210 standard issue with the Swiss military, and is the first and original model of what is considered today to be the “classic P-series” SIG pistols. All the other designs are derivatives of the now-iconic P220.

We still have some waiting and seeing to do, and we look forward to every bit of it. It gets the name P227 because it will be similar in size to the P226, even if we think P221 would have made more sense. It will fit in standard P220/P226 holsters. Zombie Elimination Crew





There is a new SILENCER manufacturer about to quietly make some noise. This new manufacturer TACTICAL ARMZ has been in the SOUND SUPPRESSOR business for quite some time producing and designing weapon SILENCERS for “Special Projects”. Recently TACTICAL ARMZ a division of Lutheriecorp Inc was formed to offer SILENCERS to civilian markets. One of the thing that differentiates TACTICAL ARMZ  from competitors is cost. Due to efficient designs and manufacturing processes TACTICAL ARMZ is often able to provide SILENCERS at significantly lower prices than comparable competitive models while meeting or exceeding performance.

“With state of the art computer aided technology”, Moll says, “economy of scale is maximized while very tight tolerances can be held easily”. Going on, “There is absolutely no reason why a highly efficient, and superior quality can needs to cost an arm and a leg.”

Bill of TACTICAL ARMZ is available for discussion on the forum. Drop by and discuss your needs with him. or contact him directly at: Contact: Bill Moll


The Open Carry Argument

Shooters with concealed weapons permits often have very strong opinions on open carry. There is a good post that possibly dispells common logic on the subject


read about it here at


Federal’s New Guard Dog Self-Defense Ammunition Getting More Popular


Federal Guard Dog Ammunition

Federal Guard Dog Ammunition

Federal Ammunition was awarded the NRA publication Shooting Illustrated’s Golden Bullseye award for their premium self-defense Guard Dog expanding full metal jacket ammunition not too long ago. The award is for the Ammunition Product of the Year. And at the very least, this is interesting ammo.

The design is a combination of both hollowpoint and full-metal jacket features. Guard Dog ammunition has a polymer-filled cavity inside the front of the bullet that is constructed similarly to hollowpoints and scored inside to split apart.  But the petals are all connected together by a thin jacket over the bullet’s tip.

Instead of blooming like flower petals Guard Dog ammo flattens and pancakes, the polymer acting as a mechanical force that pushes the walls of the cavity into an even disk for very predictable expansion. While the overall diameter of the expanded bullet is going to be slightly less than the maximum diameter of a traditional hollowpoint, the polymer also fills the gaps between the petals, greatly increasing the surface area of the flattened bullet point. Behind the hollow cavity is a standard lead-filled bullet base.

Another interesting thing is that these are not +P or even particularly high-energy bullets. Because of the bullets more reliable expansion, Federal did not soup up these cartridges to extremely high pressures (which could be a con from a different perspective) which makes them extremely fast shooters, insuring ease of follow-up.

Also, because they’re fully-jacketed, they are much less likely to encounter feeding problems, particularly with older designs that center around lead, ball, or soft-point ammo.

But perhaps the most important thing about Federal’s Guard Dog ammunition is that by being a fully-jacketed bullet, it is available for sale in jurisdictions where hollowpoints are restricted or banned. Almost every school of thought regarding self-defense ammunition is that the bullets need to be expanding. But even so, in many places hollowpoints are prohibited, which is why these Guard Dog cartridges are so important. They can go where hollowpoints can’t, and are available in the following configurations:

  • 9mm 105-grain Expanding FMJ 1230 fps
  • .40 S&W 135-grain Expanding FMJ 1200 fps
  • .45 ACP 165-grain Expanding FMJ 1140 fps


However, as new products go, it will be a while before they’re proven rounds, and even longer before they’re widely adopted. Have you had any experience with Federal’s Guard Dog ammo? What are your thoughts?


Finally received my tax stamp for the AAC TiRANT SOUND SUPPRESSOR. Below is the AAC TiRANT SOUND SUPPRESSOR mounted on my FNH FNP 45 TACTICAL.



Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC has teamed up with Crimson Trace Corporation for the first ever Lasergrips®, grip-integrated laser sight emblazoned with the Colt® logo, which is now standard on the Colt New Agent® pistol. This compact, lightweight Colt 1911 series pistol with wrap-around, front activation laser sight, gives shooters increased accuracy and confidence in their shot placement.

“The Colt New Agent is an excellent choice for a concealable pistol for personal protection,” said Joyce Rubino, Colt’s Vice President of Marketing, “With the addition of Crimson Trace® laser sights, New Agent shooters can be increasingly confident that their shots will hit the mark.”

The upgraded New Agent model 1911 weighs less than 24 ounces and measures 6.75 inches in length. While possessing the power and protection of a full sized pistol, this compact model is a great option for concealed carry. Colt’s New Agent offers a seven-round magazine capacity in .45 ACP and an eight-round magazine capacity in 9 mm Parabellum.

The carbon steel slide is finished in matte blue and the lightweight alloy frame is black anodized. The New Agent’s trigger is skeletonized aluminum with a 3-inch bushingless barrel.

The New Agent’s traditional double diamond grips have been replaced with black, wrap-around Crimson Trace grips made of a polymer and rubber combination. With the Crimson Trace laser sight and trench style sighting system in lieu of iron sights, the New Agent has a snagless draw, adding to the capability of this pistol.

Highly visible at self-defense distances, the red laser comes factory-zeroed at 50 feet. The unit may be fine tuned by the user for their choice of ammunition, via integral windage and elevation adjustments. When the pistol is held with a natural firing grip, the instinctive, front-activation laser is initiated.

“We’re thrilled to offer this quality Colt pistol paired with Crimson Trace’s popular laser sight to give shooters a product combination that will increase shot confidence,” said Rubino.

Brownells & Glockworx Team Up To Deliver Slides For Glocks

Glockworx Slide


Through an exclusive partnership with Glockworx, Brownells is now offering a selection of slides pre-cut for popular optics to fit the Glock 17, in-stock and ready-to-ship.

Made for the Glock 17, the top rear of each Optic Cut Slide features a large precision-relieved slot allowing close-to-the-bore mounting of optics to minimize sight offset problems on short range targets. Also, the slide top near the front sight is ported to reduce overall slide weight, reduce recoil impulse and improve control of the pistol.

“The design teams at Glockworx and Brownells have worked together to develop four Glock slides to fit the Model 17 with pre-cut slots at the precise depth, width and angle to fit the most popular optics on the market.,” said Pete Brownell, President of Brownells Inc. “The custom work has been done already, just swap your Glock 17 factory slide for a Glockwork slide, install your optics or iron sights, and you’re ready to shoot.”

The Optic Cut Slides accommodate Dr Optic, Burris FastFire, JPoint, and RMR Optics. The cut on each slide model varies to fit the specialized base shape and mounting-screw pattern of those optics. There’s also an iron-sight-ready model. Because the optics sit down into the Glockworx cuts, they present a reduced profile and have very little offset between the sight and barrel – a critical advantage for those really close shots.

Six ports cut into the top of the slides reduce slide weight for faster target transitions and reduced recoil impulse.

Each replacement Glockworx slide is CNC-machined from aircraft-grade heat-treated stainless steel for long life. The sight cuts, ports, lowered ejection port, firing pin hole, breech face, and front and rear cocking serrations are precision-machined to ensure a precise fit and flawless function. The surfaces are finished with Zev Technology’s black DLC coating to resist corrosion and damage. All are currently available here.

At Brownells everything is guaranteed period! …Forever, 100%, with no restocking fees. Founded in 1939, they supply more than 50,000 firearms parts, accessories, gunsmithing tools and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, and shooters worldwide. Brownells provides free tech help and there’s no minimum order size or small order fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit



FNP 45 Tactical with Docter Red Dot Sight


The FN FNP tactical 45 comes with a slide machined ready to accept a red dot optic. Additionally there is a factory version of this model that ships with the red dot optic installed. The purpose of this post is for me to select the correct red dot sight for my pistol.

There are several different options available some are better suited than others to be installed on this pistol. It’s worth noting that FN ships this pistol with a docter optic Red dot sight. while I investigate my options I would also like feedback from visitors of this website. If you have any experience with a red dot sight on the FN FNP tactical 45 I would love to hear about it.


I will update this page as my search progresses.