SHOT 2014 — SIG Sauer P320 Striker-Fired Polymer Pistol

By CTD Suzanne published on in News

SIG Sauer decided to skip Industry Day this year and hold their own exclusive event—which we did not attend—so we can’t attest to how well the gun shoots, but we do know the specs of SIG Sauer’s new and first striker-fired pistol, the P320.

Designed with help from law enforcement, SIG accomplished producing a completely modular polymer-framed duty pistol. SIG’s marketing includes a nifty video detailing all the requirements law enforcement officers have in a service gun—simplicity, accuracy and safe to disassemble.

Picture shows the new SIG Sauer polymer-framed P320.

SIG Sauer’s new and first striker-fired pistol, the P320.

Simplicity

The P320 has no external safety or decocking lever to catch or snag while drawing. Further, under stress, the P320 is quick to fire. For lefties, the magazine release is reversible. A partially pretensioned striker makes the trigger shorter than other polymer pistols in this class and creates a definite reset. Gun Nuts Radio—who was invited to SIG’s special range day—said the P320 has the “best out of the box striker-fired trigger on the market.” It will be available with a thumb safety if you require one. Further, a tabbed safety trigger will also be available.

Accuracy

Three words; it’s a SIG. All models come with SIGLITE night sights for shooting in low light and all frames on the SIG are modular. The fire control unit is the part on the firearm that is serialized, so you may customize the gun to fit your size and your needs. This in turn, will aid your accuracy. There are three basic frame sizes; full, compact and sub-compact. Slide and barrel conversions are available. Currently, the P320 comes chambered for 9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W; .45 ACP will follow shortly.

Safe to Disassemble

Picture shows the bottom of the barrel on a SIG Sauer P320 pistol.

SIG accomplished producing a completely modular polymer-framed duty pistol.

No tools are needed to field strip the SIG P320 for cleaning and maintenance. SIG says unlike their competition, you don’t need to pull the trigger to take down the gun. Simply remove the magazine, pull the slide completely back and push the takedown lever and the SIG comes apart into three major components.

Both the full size and the carry models have a stainless steel frame with a matte black Nitron finish and black polymer grips. A standard Picatinny rail allows you to add a flashlight or laser.

I’m sure many SIG devotees have been waiting for this day for a very long time. By the sound of it, I think I’m going to like the trigger. SIG lists MSRP for both models at $713.

Specifications and Features

SIG P320 Carry

  • Caliber: 9mm, .357 SIG or .40 S&W
  • Barrel length: 3.9”
  • Capacity: 15 rounds (9mm), 13 rounds (.357 Sig and .40 S&W)
  • Trigger pull: 5.5 to 7.5 pounds
  • Sights: SIGLITE night sights
  • Frame: Stainless steel
  • Grips: Interchangeable polymer grip module
  • Finish: black matte Nitron
  • Overall length: 7.2”
  • Overall height: 5.1”
  • Sight radius: 5.8”
  • Weight: 26.9 ounces (with magazine)

SIG P320 Full Size

  • Caliber: 9mm, .357 SIG or .40 S&W
  • Barrel length: 4.7”
  • Capacity: 17 rounds (9mm), 14 rounds (.357 Sig and .40 S&W)
  • Trigger pull: 5.5 to 7.5 pounds
  • Sights: SIGLITE night sights
  • Frame: Stainless steel
  • Grips: Interchangeable polymer grip module
  • Finish: black matte Nitron
  • Overall length: 8”
  • Overall height: 5.5”
  • Sight radius: 6.6”
  • Weight: 29.4 ounces (with magazine)

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Comments (3)

  • Joe Zander

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    Does sig plan on making a California compliant p320?

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    • jay_cue

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      no one plans on making any new CA compliant guns. as of right now new guns must have Microstamping to be added to the roster. only way in CA will be LEO exemption or SSE.

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  • John Clemens

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    Does this replace the P250?

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