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The Sig Is a Ticking Time Bomb?

allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,886 ✭✭✭✭
edited May 22 in General Discussion

Lengthy and interesting article, with video. Here is the start of the article:

One of America’s most popular guns is a “ticking time bomb” that allegedly fires spontaneously and has injured dozens of cops.

The SIG Sauer P320 semi-automatic handgun is used by some 1,000 law enforcement agencies from the local to the federal level, as well as being a popular civilian purchase.

But its manufacturer is facing a slew of lawsuits alleging that it can fire even when holstered, even when the trigger isn’t pulled, and even when it is just sitting at rest, lawyers allege.

According to the suits against SIG Sauer, some 150 people claim to have suffered injuries, or frightening near misses, when their department-issued P320 went off on its own.

One law enforcement source told The Post, “The P320 isn’t just a gun, it’s a ticking time bomb.”

And one of the attorneys handling the many cases calls the P320 “America’s most dangerously defective gun.”

The Sig Sauer company, based in Newington, New Hampshire, did not respond to requests for comment.


  • tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭

    Sounds like anti gun bs

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,939 ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds similar to trigger assembly on 700 Remington? ----------------------Ray

  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,886 ✭✭✭✭

    One problem with this story, this is being pushed by a bunch of lawyers, Sig is wealthy, what is called a deep pocket defendant.

    If these shysters know that all these shootings are ADs, or, operator error, they still would sue because they might win a huge payoff.

    Never shot a Sig, I don't know but I hear they are good guns.

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 33,488 ✭✭✭✭

    Some folks will blame anything or anyone before they will admit to being negligent with a firearm

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 56,971 ******

    Here is the link to SIG's voluntary upgrade notice, with explanation , and photos.

    I believe this notice dates back to 2017 (??)

    P320 Voluntary Upgrade Program | SIG SAUER

    Yeah, totally agree with comments thus far

  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 5,247 ✭✭✭✭

    I sold mine, it was a very nice gun, but why take a chance?

  • mike55mike55 Member Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭

    The 1st gen Ruger LCPs supposedly had a defect too. They MIGHT go off if dropped on a hard surface. Sent it in for the recall, but DONT drop em and no problem.

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 56,971 ******
  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,084 ✭✭✭✭

    I was at the range with one of my buddies about 20 years ago.He was going to sight in his new just out of the box Remington 700. First round he loaded,the rifle went off as soon as he closed the bolt.It was pointed down range so there was no damage to anyone or anything,but the rifle went back to the factory for repair but he never used it again.I think it is still in his safe.

  • 62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 770 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm not familiar with the internal mechanical layout of the P320........but I'd like to know if forgemonkey may have some thoughts/experience on the handgun.

  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,282 ✭✭✭✭

    We saw the same old BS when Beretta got the contract 0ver 40 years ago: Lawyers, gold diggers, and whiners

    I have owned a 320 for nearly 4 years now. Never a problem. It is another striker fired pistol like the Glock. The only difference is the entire firing mechanism can be removed as a whole unit.

    The 320 would NOT be my choice for a sidearm. IMHO the Beretta is superior due to the faster ability to clear a FTF.

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 56,971 ******
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