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The Sig Sauer M17 Co2 Air Pistol.

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Wild Bill, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    Just a small and quick review of my latest acquisition, the Sig Sauer M17 pistol. A worthy addition to my armoury of co2 firearms.

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    I have had quite a few blowback BB pistols and they are more realistic in operation but having sold all of them I have moved onto pellet firers.
    Now after doing some research into co2 blowback air pistols I came to the conclusion that the M17 was to be on my shortlist. It ticked all the boxes for my personal checklist.

    1. It uses pellets (I only use pellet guns, no BB's)
    2. It has nice crisp and strong blowback
    3. It has the wonderful belt feed 20 round magazine
    4. It has white dot sights (I always prefer pistols to have painted dots on their sights)
    5. It is field strippable to an extent and I like that for cleaning.
    6. It looks good and feels good to me.


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    The pistol is a nice weight and feels like the real thing according to reviews on tinterweb especially in the States. It looks damn nice to me and I especially like the cut away ejection port. Many modern co2 pellet blowbacks don't have that.

    The M17 has a hefty jolt to the blowback that needs to be managed. Unlike a CP-88 or the likes of with no blowback, getting pellets to group requires practice just like the real thing. I remember training on the Browning Hi power when I was serving in the military and getting a group was damn hard due to the kick and using open sights but it was manageable after plenty of range time. These blowback pellet air pistols are no different. They require time, practice and consistent hold.

    I like the way the M17 is constructed. I like the way it can be field stripped for maintenance like cleaning the barrel easily and clearing possible jammed pellets.
    The magazine holds 20 pellets in a belt which rotates very smoothly but is even better after I coated it in PTFE spray. It positively glides around now and makes the pistols double action trigger a lot better. The co2 cylinder iis pierced automatically when you close the lever and the whole magazine housing adds some weight to the grip housing and this balances the pistol very well.


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    Now I am really used to my cowboy SAA pistols for plinking in the garden and I normally don't shoot targets but I have decided to start doing more paper punching with all my co2 firearms. And I am enjoying it. For pistol shooting I normally shoot at roughly 8-10 yds at the paper targets and with my SAA's I can normally get a great grouping about the size of an old 50p coin and obviously it's much harder with a blowback pellet firer but I am not doing too bad and they are getting tighter. But at the moment using a combat grip stance and controlled firing I can at least put all rounds on target.:confused:;) Just.

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    I am using Bisley Practice mostly but I decided to try a tin of my Field and target Trophy green pellets made from lighter alloy. They look nice and by goodness the seem to fly nicer too. Look at the difference between Bisleys and these Trophy's. I really like alloy pellets and wish they were cheaper.

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    Now ironically for me, when I shoot fast the groups seen to be better for me than when I take my time and do single shots. I wrecked this target with 60 shots as fast as I could pull the trigger. That's mighty fine combat shooting if I don't say so myself......:ranger::) It would serve me alright in the zombie apocalypse. :thumb:

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    I am enjoying my backyard plinking and target shooting more now than I have ever done. There is no pressure, just fun. And fun is what it's all about folks.

    Thanks for reading.:up:

    PS, I wonder what the next pellet firing blowback pistol will be for me........? PT-85? Glock 17? Umarex SA-10? The world is my oyster.
     
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  2. Douglas Soal

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    Nice review Bill, glad you got one. I believe the slide is actually steel as well but have not tried the magnet test.
     
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  3. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    Excellent review Bill, they do look good I've been looking for a co2 replica that looks and feels the part. Glad to hear your enjoying yours :D
     
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    I'd be extremely surprised if it's steel, they're usually cast zinc alloy.
     
  5. Douglas Soal

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    Yes I know, but I did read in a review that this one had a steel slide, I sold mine a while back so can’t test one myself. Perhaps Bill can confirm one way or another?
     
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    garryt Engaging Member

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    Some reviews I'm sure are done by monkeys....;)
    I saw one recently where the reviewer said the slide on the pistol he was holding was plastic, but it's actually metal.
     
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  7. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    How would I know? I don't really care to be honest. :cool:
     
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    Aww,

    C'mon Bill, surely you can find a magnet?.............:p
     
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  9. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    Gotta fridge magnet from Hunstanton. Will that do? :thumb:
     
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    Yep.....:D
     
  11. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    Just tried the magnet test. :up: I'm afraid you will have to test one yourself for the answer. :D
     
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    Bleddy spoilsport.......:(
     
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    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    Great review. I'm sorely tempted. It's close cousin, the P320, isn't strippable which put me off. Apparently stuck pellets are a mare. But this looks sweet, FDE is so tasty...
     
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  14. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    This M17 is really powerful though. I tested it on a water melon today. Took some footage.............

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    Great information on the Sig Sauer M17 with great photos to had to the information Wild Bill:thumb:.
     
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    Nice shooting Wild Bill...………..:laff:
     
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  17. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging led me'..

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    Yep glad your enjoying it!.. Its a fun little shooter that rather addictive.. Good groups with this are very rewarding..

    ps just put a drop of pellgun oil on the belt's, nice tip Bill.. Buttery smooth action now (trigger). Sould tighten my groups up!..
     
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  18. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    Thanks, I use PTFE spray on the belt. Smooth as a baby's bum. :thumb:

    PS, been using it again today using Field & Trophy Green Alloy pellets and it's fantastic with these.
     
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  19. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging led me'..

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    Yes since lubing belt's, with trigger so good now I was able to achieve these result's at 10m also using your pellet of choice..
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    I have also picked up this super compact little Sig Sauer case. Nearly fits down me britches its so small..
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    All fits in lovely :thumb:..
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    As you say.. Its a great Replica.. Well worth a extra mag too. Not sure what FPS its doing with
    these H&N Greens, but produce great groupings.. :thumb:
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