In response to recent media fervor regarding the Dallas PD recalling the P320 pistol platform due to possible safety issues, Sig Sauer has issued the following press release.
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.”
This is great news for the throngs of Sig Sauer users, and in particular, men and women who rely on the innovative P320 platform to protect themselves, their families, and the public. This should set the record straight and hopefully quiet down the swirling rumors, so we can all go back to dearly loving and coveting Sig Sauer firearms.