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SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol

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

Newington, NH (August 4, 2017) – 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.”

For more information on SIG SAUER, please visit us at sigsauer.com.


5 Responses to “SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol”

  1. SamHill says:

    I’ve been carrying one for almost 2 years with over 10k rounds on mine. I have also used it in competitions. I’ve dropped it at least once with out issue. The gun runs great and feeds every ammo I’ve tried except that Winchester forged crap. The trigger is fantastic and I definitely believe it to be a safe weapon.

  2. Fanboy says:

    Sounds like SIG didnt affirm it much to Dallas Police Department who started this whole issue.

  3. thutch08 says:

    In the last week, Omaha Outdoors decided to test internet rumors about the Sig P320 firing when dropped. Although the issues seemed to be settled, the results of our tests were in contradiction to the prevailing wisdom of the internet. We found that when dropped it a certain angle, the P320 would fire.


    • SSD says:

      Since you conducted a test, looking forward to seeing your test plan, protocols and logs.

      • thutch08 says:

        I didn’t conduct the test. This testing was done by Omaha Outdoors last week. The video was released today and thought it was relevant to the conversation. All of the information about the testing is in the video link posted above.