Posted August 17, 2017 8:04 pm by Comments

By G&A Staff


It came to the attention of Guns & Ammo early last week that the commercial variant of SIG Sauer’s P320 pistol, under certain conditions, can unintentionally discharge if repeatedly dropped at a negative 30-degree angle onto a concrete surface from a height of at least 4 feet.

SIGP320_30percentdropG&A staff and a handful of other media visited SIG Sauer’s United States headquarters last Monday, Aug. 7, to meet with SIG Sauer executive staff, engineers and project managers to discuss its P320 — all of whom had tirelessly worked over the weekend to pinpoint and finalize upgrades to make the P320 even safer. Over the weekend, SIG Sauer engineers conducted 2,200 drops using 11 pistols across three different test protocols, including dropping the pistol at a negative 30-degree angle.

All staff G&A spoke with acknowledged that the commercial P320, used by law enforcement officers and armed citizens, may unintentionally discharge when dropped from a negative 30-degree angle from a height of at least 1¼ meters. The drop safety, under some circumstances, could fail after repeated drops on a hard surface, such as a concrete slab.

The P320 meets and exceeds all U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute …Read the Rest

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