The Sig Is a Ticking Time Bomb?
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.