Spray, Ore. (Aug. 10, 2017) As SIG SAUER® detailed in their press release Tuesday, the P320 pistol does meet “U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.”
We have no reason to believe the pistol does not meet those accepted standards. That said, we are aware of the claims made earlier this week that some P320s may unintentionally discharge if the pistol is dropped in a specific way. SIG SAUER confirmed this noting “dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge.”
We are independently evaluating those claims here at Grayguns, and it appears that there is some merit to claims that some P320s may unintentionally discharge after being dropped at a specific angle. We strongly advise against attempting to test your own pistols, as this can be dangerous and may negatively affect the existing drop safety mechanisms. Self-testing may also void any warranties. Consequences for the handling or misuse of any firearm are the operator’s sole responsibility. Safe gun handling practices should be practiced at all times. Never rely upon any mechanical device for your safety.
As Grayguns provides aftermarket triggers and action work for the P320, we are obviously concerned and continuing to closely examine this serious issue. We are working closely with SIG SAUER on addressing concerns relating to Grayguns products and services in particular, to ensure that our mutual customers will be offered the most satisfactory options possible, and will provide additional information to our customers once it becomes available.
“As we have done for more than 30 years, Grayguns will always stand behind our work and the products we manufacture,” said Bruce Gray, president and founder of Grayguns Inc. “We will work diligently with our friends at SIG SAUER during the next few weeks to ensure all of our customers are confident in the products and services we provide.”
For more information on Grayguns, visit us at grayguns.com.
About Grayguns & Bruce Gray
Located in Spray and Reedsport, Oregon, Grayguns Inc. is the leading custom gunsmith shop for SIG SAUER and HK pistols in the United States. Grayguns Inc. is proud to be technical consultants to SIG SAUER, the world’s premier gunmaker. Grayguns Inc. offers a variety of precision upgrade components for SIG SAUER firearms, and offers custom action work on a variety of pistols suited to law enforcement duty, carry and competition use.
Bruce Gray, president of Grayguns, has been an internationally respected pistol smith, professional shooter, writer and firearms consultant since 1976. Bruce is a California POST certified rangemaster-instructor, and sworn Oregon peace officer. Bruce is the author of Operation Specific Training’s Practical Fundamentals course, which encapsulates the lessons learned during his career. Bruce’s competitive career includes holding the highest classifications in three action shooting disciplines, National Rifle Association (NRA) Action Pistol, USPSA and International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). It also includes winning a number of state, regional, national and international awards and titles while driving SIG SAUER, HK, 1911 and other pistol platforms.
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