The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier hold among the most revered posts in the U.S. armed forces, so it makes sense that they should have a sidearm to match.
Sig Sauer will present a cache of four specially-designed 9mm M17 pistols to Tomb Guard Platoon of the Armyâ€™s 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the company announced on Oct. 3.
Created to the same specs as the M17â€™s adopted as part of the Armyâ€™s Modular Handgun System and fielded to soldiers earlier this year, the ceremonial M17 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Pistols are distinguished by a stainless steel slide and a custom wood and aluminum grip.
More importantly, each of the four pistols will have a unique name: Silence, Respect, Dignity, or Perseverance.
The names are tributes to the special mission of the Old Guard.
04 Dec 2018