New Jersey State Police File Lawsuit Against Sig Sauer Over Gun Malfunctions
By Beth Baumann
A $2.5 million lawsuit has been brought against firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer by the New Jersey State Police. In the lawsuit, the law enforcement agency alleges Sig Sauer of providing defective firearms for its state troopers and failing to fix the issue, despite multiple opportunities to do so.
According to the lawsuit, the New Jersey State Police signed a contract for the firearms in May of 2011. During the firearm’s initial testing, there were no issues. They became apparent after another firearms qualifications test in September 2014.
Sig Sauer replaced multiple parts of the guns, including the extracting pins and barrels, and eventually, the guns themselves. The primary issue with the firearms? They failed to eject the spent brass, causing the firearm to jam. The next round was unable to fire.
Sig Sauer thought the malfunction was from a faulty mold. After running a bunch of tests, they determined it was the barrel’s coating. They sent a new batch of barrels to the agency but the problem persisted.
The agency realized the models they received (P229 Enhanced Elite) and the models they tested (P229 Legacy) were different. Sig Sauer agreed to replace the firearms with the correct models but only delivered half …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms