Since I have for some time had my carry weapon system locked in, I don’t spend much effort trying to find the next pistol I want to buy. But once in a while a worthwhile innovation makes me sit up, take notice, and contemplate reconsidering my carry platform. The Sig P320 is one of these and I’ve been waiting with great anticipation to get my hands on a model other than the full size to try out.
In 2014, Sig Sauer released their very first polymer striker fired pistols: the P320 series. Despite the continued popularity of their metal-framed, hammer-fired 220 series pistols, the polymer pistol market grows every year, and it was clear that the future could get tough for Sig — especially with law enforcement sales — unless they came up with a modern striker-fired pistol to compete with Glock, Smith & Wesson, and others.
If you have been paying attention to the news recently you know that the FBI just selected an unknown Glock as their new sidearm. Shortly after the original solicitation was published many people had the opinion that it was written with the purpose of specifically targeting the Sig Sauer P320 as the obvious choice, when it was passed over I was rather surprised. The P320 has been heralded as a “Glock killer”, I just had to find out if that was fan boys talking or it could be a legitimate claim.