Have you been waiting with bated breath to get your hands on one of the Sig Sauer M17 or M18 pistols? You are in luck then because Sig is offering a pair of M17 and M18 pistols with matching serial numbers as a part of an online auction benefitting the Sterling Promise Foundation.
The Sterling Foundation was founded in memory of Scott Sterling, who was a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st SFOD-D. In his retirement, he, unfortunately, was diagnosed and ultimately passed from cancer that was caused by exposure during his military career. The Foundation helps provide financial support for early cancer detection and fills financial gaps between treatment and benefits incurred by affected special operations veterans. All proceeds from the online auction for the Sig M17 and M18 pistols will go directly to the Foundation. The auction is especially well timed with Special Operations Foundation Week (SOF Week) happening soon.
The Sig Modular Handgun System (MHS) pistols with matching serial numbers, are one of nine sets of surplus pistols, but the only set to be released to the public. The M17 and M18 pistols were originally manufactured under the contract with the US Army to the original specifications. Both were originally issued by the US Army and fielded during the initial deployment of the MHS.
“It is an honor for SIG SAUER to join forces with Sterling’s Promise to celebrate the life and service of Staff Sergeant Scott Sterling, who passed away early into his civilian career after a heroic battle with cancer, through this rare opportunity to own a piece of U.S. military history,” said Jason St. John, Sr. Director, Government Products. “We are hopeful that the rarity of these pistols will entice collectors to bid for a worthy cause. Not only are these pistols a rare set, but I would also note that this M18 surplus is the first-ever to be released. With only 75 of the M18 surplus pistols in existence SIG SAUER has no plans to offer them commercially, only through charitable auctions such as this or for historical display.”
The M17 and M18 MHS pistols are unique and have coyote controls. Both pistols also sport the original government-issued markings and serial numbers. They also feature an orange rear with a green front SIGLITE Night Sights set.
The auction is being hosted by Guns America on their site and runs between now and Thursday, May 11, with the winner announced the next day on May 12th. So, if this strikes your fancy, the time to act is now, especially with funds going to such a great cause.