I have a special place in my heart, and gun safe, for pistols from SIG Sauer and Wilson Combat. So, when two of my favorite gun manufacturers collaborated on a pistol, I was excited to take a look. Wilson Combat took the already fantastic design of the SIG Sauer P320 to the next level with some incredible upgrades and improvements.
Be sure to enter our March Range Day Friday giveaway for a chance to win a Wilson Combat SIG Sauer P320!
The SIG Sauer P320 was designed for the XM17 Modular Handgun contract, which it won. Selection by the U.S. military catapulted the P320 to instant fame with high demand among shooters. However, this was quickly dampened by a safety issue where some pistols could fire if dropped at a specific angle. This hiccup was quickly remedied by SIG and the P320’s sales and popularity were back to going strong.
One huge selling point of the SIG P320 is the complete modularity of the firearm’s design. All of the pistol’s firing controls are contained within a single housing unit that can easily be removed. This chassis contains the serial number. It is the only part of the pistol that is legally considered a firearm. This allows you to mix and match different slide lengths and grip frame sizes just by dropping in your existing P320 Fire Control Unit (FCU).
As the SIG Sauer P320 gained more of a reputation for being an excellent service and defensive pistol, Wilson Combat came into the picture. While Wilson Combat makes incredible guns, it’s also known for upgrading and customizing existing pistols. Wilson Combat and SIG Sauer teamed up to create the ultimate P320 model.
SIG/WC P320 Features
The Wilson Combat SIG P320 features enhanced X-TAC slide milling for rapid manipulations to load or clear malfunctions. It incorporates Wilson’s P320 enhanced grip module, which provides additional grip traction for greater control of the pistol and faster follow-up shots.
The sights have been upgraded to Wilson Combat Battlesights with a blacked-out rear notch and fiber-optic front. This makes for easy accuracy, even out to ranges where a fatter night sight would obstruct the target.
Wilson Combat offers the upgraded P320 both with and without an action tune. The action tune improves your trigger pull and reset. My pistol features the improved trigger. The action tune gives the pistol a 3-pound trigger pull (sometimes 2.9 pounds) according to my RCBS trigger pull gauge. This is incredible and makes for fast and accurate shooting. Needless to say, I suggest getting the version with the factory-action tune. You’ll also need to decide between the version with the flat X-Series trigger and the standard curved trigger.
Additionally, the Wilson Combat P320 is offered in both full-size and carry variants with 4.7 and 3.9-inch barrels, respectively. There are even versions in both black and FDE two-tone. Common among all P320s, the pistol features an ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and on models with a manual safety, it’s ambidextrous.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action: Semi-auto, striker-fired
Sights: Fiber-optic front, blacked-out rear
Barrel length: 4.7 inches
Overall length: 8.25 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
Weight: 29.2 ounces (empty)
At the Range
I had a great time shooting the Wilson Combat P320 at the range. This is the kind of gun that makes any halfway-decent shooter a skilled marksman. More importantly, you look good in front of your friends. The pistol handles well and recoil was minimal. The Wilson Combat grip module provided good texturing and a solid grip for fast follow-up shots. I appreciated the ambidextrous slide stop. I don’t train with one because I’m used to so many pistols without them, but it’s nice to see.
Accuracy was superb, I was able to put 10 rounds into about 2 inches at 12 yards with one flier stretching it out to 3 inches. I’m sure the pistol is capable of far more. My boss took the pistol out and was ringing steel silhouettes at 50 yards. I kept finding myself wanting to feed this thing more ammo.
Conclusion: Wilson Combat P320
Deciding whether or not the Wilson Combat upgrades are going to be worth it is up to you. For me, I believe they are. The pistol handles exactly how I want it to, and the additional performance and features are well worth the additional cost.
Either way, remember to enter our March Range Day Friday giveaway for a chance to win a Wilson Combat SIG Sauer P320! Just post a picture of you with your favorite gun or at the range with the #rangedayfriday and be sure to tag us @cheaperthandirt, and at the end of the month, we’ll randomly select a winner.