The SIG Sauer P320 pistol is the U.S. armyäó»s choice of handgun for a number of good reasons. Whether or not you happen to serve (or have served) in the military, this firearm offers certain features that any gun owner would find useful. Gun reviewers have described the SIG P320 as a striker-fired version of the SIGäó»s P250 , which is a modular-framed double or single action introduced a couple of years back.
DE Guns can supply you with this firearm, as well as magazines, accessories and ammunition for it. Our mission is to bring you top quality firearms at affordable and reasonable prices. This guide will provide you with a rundown of everything you need to know about the SIG Sauer P320, and what benefits you can expect to come with obtaining this gun, including reliability, excellent performance, and some impressive features of design that enhance safety for both the shooter and people who happen to be in the vicinity.
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After listening to input from military and police training officers, the P320 was designed to be an excellent fast-access style firearm with a premium level of safety not often found with other modern service pistols. Specs on the SIG Sauer P320 from the product page:
- Caliber: 9mm
- Action Type: Striker Fired DAO
- Trigger Pull: 5.5-7.5 pounds
- Overall Length: 8 inches
- Overall Height: 5.5 inches
- Sight Radius: 6.6 inches
- Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
- Sights: SIGLITE Night Sights
- Grips: Interchangeable Polymer
The SIG Sauer P320 is a Modular Firearm
Modular means you can change the caliber, size and fit of this firearm at will. This means almost any shooter can find utility for this gun. The serialized frame of the Sig Sauer P320 is a stainless steel chassis that sits within the polymer grip module. The number itself can be viewed through a window in the plastic to the right side of the grip. SIG offers modules in grip sizes ranging from small to medium to large. The size is indicated by a marking above the accessory rail and on the butt so that you know what to try next if you want to move a size up or down as needed.
More Specs on the Sig Sauer P320
The full sized version of this gun sports a 4.7-inch barrel and weight of 29.4 ounces when the magazine is unloaded. Its capacity in 9mm is 17+1 and 14+1 in .40. When you go for the compact version, the barrel is 3.9 inches, the grip is shorter, and depending on the caliber, youäó»ll be giving up about two rounds. SIGäó»s Nitron finish is on the slide, with traditional SIG lines, and forward cocking serrations. The Siglite night sights referenced above are standard for all models of the P320. These are steel sights with three-dot tritium inserts. In the name of simplicity, the SIG Sauer P320 does not have controls beyond a slide stop/release that is conveniently ambidextrous, a takedown lever and magazine release. The triangular magazine release has been reviewed as nicely ergonomical, and easy to use.
As for texturing, the gun appears smooth due to a fine texturing on the front, back and both sides of the frame. While this effect produces a smooth appearance, it still provides the type of grippy, aggressive tactile experience that help maintains security and usability for the operator, particularly if you are pressed for time. For those familiar with the P250 and P290RS, it is the same type of texturing found on these firearms.
This is an area where the P320 shines. Reviewers rave about how good the trigger pull experience is on this gun compared to other striker-fired firearms. The weight of the pull is between 5.5 and 7.5 pounds. The length of the pull, and this figure includes when taking up slack, is only .4 inch. It is a quarter inch when slack is discounted. The benefits of this pull are less time to disturb the sight picture during firing. This is the factor that lets you get a shot off quickly if necessary. As for construction, the steel trigger is made without polymer, delivering a consistent trigger pull for the operator. Should you practice using this striker-fired gun by dry firing, you will find it necessary to adjust the slide between each trigger pull in order to recock the striker.
The SIG Sauer P320äó»s striker is pre-cocked, or to use their terminology, äóìpartially pre-tensionedäó. Operators overall report a positive experience when firing the P320. The gun is reliable, accurate, easy to learn and use, and well suited to getting shots off quickly should you find the need to do so. It outperforms a number of comparable firearms when it comes to accuracy, making it a good choice for shooting competitions and self-defense situations.
SIG Sauer 3-Point Take Down Safety System
This feature of the P320 has been promoted heavily so far. In order to disassemble the gun, you need to take out the magazine and lock the slide to the rear. Unlike striker-fired guns from some other makers, this one is a little safer because you are not required to pull the trigger to disassemble the firearm. This is a great benefit to new shooters or owners who may be less familiar with safe handling of a firearm. While you should always follow the best practices of safe firearm handling, an extra factor in your favor is never a bad thing.
Contact DE Guns to Learn More About the SIG Sauer P320
If you have any more questions about the SIG Sauer P320, do not hesitate to contact DE Guns at your soonest convenience by calling 402-875-6500 or visiting our website to see pictures, prices, styles, options, accessories, ammunition and so much more. After outfitting innumerable people with firearms that perform well in the field, and help maintain the safety and security of both households and individuals, we are more than confident we can do the same for you. Whether the SIG Sauer P320 is the right choice of gun for you, or if you would be better served by exploring other options, DE Guns is here to help.