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It looks like the Sig P320 is header for a voluntary recall: https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2017/08/08/breaking-news-sig-sauer-issues-voluntary-upgrade-p320-pistol/
Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge.
Testers are finding that the P320 will fire pretty consistently in an accidental discharge when dropped on the rear of the slide. In the videos, you can actually see the trigger come back when dropped, firing the firearm.

The fix for this is apparently Sig replacing the striker, chassis, trigger, disconnector, and sear housing.

Apparently the Sig that were provided as part of the military testing and resulting US Government contract are unaffected by this problem.
 

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GLOCK Inc.‏ @GLOCKInc [URL="https://twitter.com/GLOCKInc/status/895394281325809664]10m10 minutes ago[/URL]

Before you drop that P320...pick up a GLOCK.

 

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Glock? Oh yeah - the pistol that lost out on the US Army deal to the Sig P320. No thanks. I get people love their Glocks, but I had a Gen 3 G19 and realized Glock wasn't the Gun for me.
 

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Notice tagline below.

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I'm less worried about the issue itself--though I want my P320 fixed--and much more disturbed by this apparently being known about for a while but not mentioned until the interwebs blew up about it.

My wife is furious and wants to take me pistol shopping for a replacement/birthday present (G17 or G19 most likely, if I go that way). I'm kind of torn on how to handle that one... though we're at least going to wait until after Monday.

(Sig better not expect us to pay for this...)
 

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Had a friend drop my combat knife after I let him examine it. Sucker went right into my knee cap.
Never gonna buy a knife again if it can just stick in someone if it gets dropped.
 

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So thats where Chicago gets the outlawed guns there. Laws are so strict there it near impossible to get one any other way.

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Had a friend drop my combat knife after I let him examine it. Sucker went right into my knee cap.
Never gonna buy a knife again if it can just stick in someone if it gets dropped.
Sounds to me like that capability should be noted in the Good Points side of the sheet for that knife--

Sticks in knees and other stuff if dropped.

Yes, I would call that a good point.

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The Morrow Police emergency switch to Glocks is being reported on the news, WSB radio, with quotes from Chief Calloway.
 

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Very good read from The Firearm Blog

The SIG P320 Has Problems, and We Have Questions

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/08/11/sig-p320-problems-questions/

ETA: 8 months ago a SIG P320 is alleged to have fired after being dropped while still in a holster. Striking the LEO who dropped it while loading equipment into his vehicle.

MHS Winner SIG Sauer SUED by Police Officer Shot by Dropped, Holstered P320 http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...d-police-officer-shot-dropped-holstered-p320/
SIG Sauer - recent winner of the US Army's Modular Handgun System competition - is being sued by an officer from the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department Special Response Team over an incident he claims was the result of a defect in their P320 handgun. In the suit, the officer alleges that he dropped the pistol - still in its holster - while he was loading equipment into the back of his vehicle, which caused it to discharge a bullet into his leg.
 

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Very good read from The Firearm Blog

The SIG P320 Has Problems, and We Have Questions

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/08/11/sig-p320-problems-questions/

ETA: 8 months ago a SIG P320 is alleged to have fired after being dropped while still in a holster. Striking the LEO who dropped it while loading equipment into his vehicle.

MHS Winner SIG Sauer SUED by Police Officer Shot by Dropped, Holstered P320 http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...d-police-officer-shot-dropped-holstered-p320/
I think that TFB, even with different writers, has a definite Block bias, but the points raised are valid. Frankly, I think that Sig didn't move on this as they wanted to cement the US Army deal. Sig is ultimately going to fix the issue with their resolution announced to P320 owners in the next few days. Until then I'll likely switch to Condition 3 carry.
 

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My wife is furious and wants to take me pistol shopping for a replacement/birthday present (G17 or G19 most likely, if I go that way). I'm kind of torn on how to handle that one... though we're at least going to wait until after Monday.
I've had a G19 and there is no way I'd trade the P320 for it. I think that the likelihood of an AD is pretty small (hence the few reports that we've heard about). It still needs to be fixed - and will be as per Sig. With that said, Sig definitely could have stepped up sooner to bring the fix to market.
 
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