SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol

Striker-fired pistol exceeds safety standards of ANSI/SAAMI and U.S. military testing

SIG SAUER P320 Polymer-Frame Service Pistol
SIG SAUER P320 Polymer-Frame Service Pistol

SIG SAUERNewington, NH-( In response to social media rumors questioning the safety of the P320 pistol, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), SIG SAUER, Inc. has full confidence in the reliability, durability, and safety of its striker-fired handgun platform. There have been zero (0) reported drop-related P320 incidents in the U.S. commercial market, with hundreds of thousands of guns delivered to date.

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

All SIG SAUER pistols incorporate effective mechanical safeties to ensure they only fire when the trigger is pressed. However, like any mechanical device, exposure to acute conditions (e.g. shock, vibration, heavy or repeated drops) may have a negative effect on these safety mechanisms and cause them to not work as designed. This language is common to owner’s manuals of major handgun manufacturers.

As a result, individual attempts to perform drop tests outside of professionally controlled environments should not be attempted.

“SIG SAUER is committed to producing only the finest products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Safety and reliability have been and always will be paramount to the SIG SAUER brand.”

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  • 6 thoughts on “SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol

    1. This has to be faked. Notice there is NO recoil from the supposed drop tests? Watch the video closely. The man drops what they claim to be a loaded weapon with their bare hands and no safety shield between them and the gun. Now I ask you, would you drop a loaded firearm like that? I hope you would have better sense than that! Seeing as they have NO fear whatsoever, and the lack of recoil of any kind, I feel they were using blanks, NOT the cartridges of several manufacturers as the video claims. So now, if they would use blanks and lie about the ammo used, I now have to assume that the entire test was a lie! Thereby I call BS! Go back and review the tests!

      1. Marshall, with all due respect, low power blanks, just like poor blanks in any firearm, will not effect much, if any, of a recoil. If they used a primer without the powder, it will provide the same result. Whether they used just a primer, or just blanks, the issue is the striker firing the load. Why, then, is SIG doing a recall?
        Attached is another test, and, notice that there is no recoil.
        Here is another two:

    2. That was an excellent empirically based and probability focused research program. I like the fact that you were able to do a systematic approach and narrow the problem down to the trigger. I thought you would find a problem on the block on the striker hold-back. I also like that you put the lighter trigger onto the other pistols to further test your hypothesis. Well done, guys! I grew up on the SIG 226 in the SEAL Teams, but I have become a GLOCK fan. Still have my personal 226 with “Made in W.Germany”. GOD Bless.

      1. Thank you for your service Sandy (also my wife’s name, but she’s not a SEAL!)… I also have many SIGs – for years, including the P320 and 226 (several 1911s). My favorite and most carried is my P229 Legion. I carry a G27 and G29, but my favorite carry is still the 229C. The 226 is my night stand preference (and a big bad Coonan!). God Bless America…

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