SIG Sauer Announces New Striker-fired P320 Pistol
Matt Korovesis 01.16.14
SIG Sauer announced the release of the striker-fired P320 series of pistols at SHOT Show at a private event on Monday, and several production models were available to inspect on the show floor. The new line is geared towards the law enforcement market and has several attractive features for both officers in the line of duty and the shooting public.
“The main thing the P320 is focused on is ‘added value,'” explained Allen Forkner, a SIG Sauer public relations representative. The P320 is based around an internal stainless steel frame that contains the fire control group, which is the official “gun” part of the pistol. Nearly everything else on the gun is easily interchangeable, including the polymer grip modules (available in small, medium, and large sizes), threaded and non-threaded barrels, and slide assemblies. This gives the user a great deal of flexibility in determining how they want to run their pistol according to specific needs. The polymer grip modules also feature a Picatinny rail.
The striker-fired pistol’s trigger breaks at 5.5 pounds and has a very tactile reset. Disassembly can be performed without ever pulling the gun’s trigger, greatly reducing the chances of an accidental discharge.
The P320 will initially be offered in Full-Size and Carry versions, with 4.7-inch and 3.9-inch barrels, respectively. The Full-Size weighs 29.4 ounces with magazine and the Carry 26 ounces with magazine. The first calibers offered will be 9x19mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG, with .45 ACP forthcoming. The Full-Size 9mm has a 17-round magazine capacity, while the .40 S&W and .357 SIG magazines have 14-round capacities. The 9mm Carry’s magazine can hold 15 rounds and the .40 S&W and .357 SIG 13 rounds. Both models’ MSRP is $713.
SIG also plans to offer “exchange kits” containing conversion items like grip modules and barrels in the near future, for which no pricing information is currently available. The first P320s should begin shipping in a few weeks.