By Tom Knighton
Sig Sauer has been riding a bit of a rollercoaster lately. First, they get the lucrative contract with the Department of Defense for their Modular Handgun System (MHS), then word breaks that the P320—the very pistol that formed the basis for the MHS—has a design flaw that may permit the weapon to fire if dropped.
Apparently trying to stay out in front of the problem, Sig Sauer announced today that it would offer voluntary upgrades for the P320. The company notes that the pistol passed all relevant U.S. testing, but described the drops as “beyond U.S. standards for safety.”
They also note that the M17, the official designation for the MHS, will not be affected by this offer. Whether that means the military weapons already have the new upgrades in place or something else entirely was not mentioned in the company’s statement.
The press release in its entirety:
SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol
Published Date: 08/08/2017
P320 pistol meets requirements for industry and government safety standards; performance enhancements optimize function, safety, and reliability.
Newington, NH (August 8, 2017) – The P320 meets U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms