SIG Sauer have shared information and images on the specially built M17 trophy pistols built for the 2021 Best Ranger Competition being held at Fort Benning this month. Built by SIG’s custom works, the pistols have a custom black nitron engraved slide and black AXG metal grip along with a gold trigger.
The gruelling competition is open to Rangers and Ranger-coded personnel from across the US Army and those from foreign militaries who have completed the Ranger course. You can find out more about the competition at www.bestrangercompetition.com
Here’s what SIG Sauer have to say about the trophy pistols:
SIG SAUER is honored to announce the creation of the U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition M17 Trophy Pistols for the upcoming 2021 Best Ranger Competition being held at Fort Benning, Georgia, April 16-18, 2021. The custom M17 pistols were designed and built by SIG Custom Works and beginning this year, the custom M17 pistols will be presented as the official Best Ranger Competition Trophy pistols to the two-man team that earns the Best Ranger title annually.
The U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition is a grueling competition that identifies the best, two-man U.S. Army Ranger buddy team on a course that is designed to place extreme demand on each team’s physical, mental, technical and tactical skills. The competition is open to all Ranger-coded positions within the U.S. Army and each year competitors from across the globe come to compete with the hopes of earning the prestigious Best Ranger title.
“The Best Ranger Competition is the ultimate physical challenge that puts any operational and traditional skills to test, under extreme circumstances, for sixty straight hours of punishing, non-stop, endurance competition,” said Jason St. John, Director, Government Products, SIG SAUER, Inc. and Sergeant First Class (Retired), U.S. Army Ranger. “It’s an incredible honor for SIG SAUER to be afforded this opportunity to present this custom M17 pistol as the official trophy pistol of this prestigious competition to recognize the elite Ranger competitors and their sacrifice.”
The unique distinguishing features of the SIG Custom Works, U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition M17 Trophy Pistols are:
- M17 Pistol: The official sidearm of the U.S. Army with a custom black nitron engraved slide and black AXG metal grip and a gold trigger.
- Right Slide Engraving: Best Ranger Competition (to include competition year)
- Left Side Engraving: Rangers Lead The Way
- Sight Plate: Engraved with Best Ranger competition logo (to include the name of competition winner)
- Pistol Grips: Black G10 Grips with a Ranger Tab Medallion inset
The U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition M17 Trophy Pistols will be presented, for the first time as the official trophy pistol, at the 2021 competition trophy presentation on Monday, April 19, 2021.