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Sig Sauer Issues Voluntary Upgrade for P320

No doubt by know you’ve heard of the safety concerns about the Sig Sauer P320. Yesterday, with the video of a P320 discharging when dropped posted by Omaha Outdoors, the unease ramped up considerably. We’re just as concerned about the safety of the P320–obviously a gun that goes off when it isn’t supposed to is a humongous safety issue. Which is why we’re at Sig Sauer today.

UPDATE AT BOTTOM

Sig Sauer just dropped this release:

Newington, NH (August 8, 2017) –

The P320 meets US. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of Justice (N U ), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.

The design of the SIG SAUER P320 overcomes the most significant safety concern in striker-fired pistols today: the practice of pressing the trigger for disassembly. This can be performed with a round in the chamber which has resulted in numerous incidents of property damage, physical injury, and death. The disassembly process of the P320, however, uses a take-down lever rather than pressing the trigger, eliminating the possibility of discharge during the disassembly process.

Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond US standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge.

As a result of input from law enforcement, government and military customers, SIG has developed a number of enhancements in function, reliability, and overall safety including drop performance. SIG SAUER is offering these enhancements to its customers. Details of this program will be available at sigsauer.com on Monday, August 14, 2017.

The M17 variant of the P320, selected by the US. Government as the US. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), is not affected by the Voluntary Upgrade.

“SIG SAUER is committed to our approach on innovation, optimization, and performance, ensuring we produce the finest possible products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Durability, reliability and safety, as well as end-user confidence in the SIG SAUER brand are the priorities for our team.”

For more information on SIG SAUER, please visit us at sigsauer.com


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Currently Sig is still working out whether these enhancements will be performed at no charge or what it will cost the end user. We also note that it’s not being called a safety recall. Either way, we should know more next Monday. You’ll know more when we know more.


UPDATE
Here are some photos of the revised parts and a photo of some of the drop testing from today
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Revised parts include striker, chassis, trigger, disconnector, and sear housing
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