Sig launches ‘voluntary upgrade program’ covering all P320 pistols
By Daniel Terrill
The Sig P320 on display during a demonstration. (Photo: Sig/Facebook)
Gun maker Sig Sauer launched a webpage for owners of P320 pistols concerned with drop safety issues to voluntarily upgrade their guns at no cost.
The issue gained momentum this month after the Dallas Police Department suspended the use of the pistol by its officers because of safety concerns and then an independent test revealed the potential problem.
The company’s webpage for the voluntary upgrade contends the P320 design meets industry and government safety standards, but it also confirms that the consumer model could discharge if dropped. The company specifies that it takes “multiple drops, at certain angles and conditions” to trigger the occurrence.
However, Andrew Tuohy, the gun writer who identified the circumstances for an “uncommanded discharge” with the P320, told Guns.com that at first he thought: “there’s no way this thing is going to fire, but then it did, like really fast.” After releasing his video, multiple people shared their own showing both new and used P320 pistols discharging when dropped after only a couple tries.
While the FAQ section answers basic questions, Guns.com made multiple attempts to reach Sig by phone and email to request an interview for greater clarity on the