Another LEO sues Sig Sauer over P320 allegedly firing while holstered

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Police officer sues Sig Sauer alleging weapon fired by itself
He alleges his service weapon, a Sig Sauer P320 handgun, fired by itself, seriously injuring him.

On February 27, 2020, Northrop was working an extra job at the high school baseball and softball games and was just a few feet away from students when he brushed his service belt to try to attach a set of keys. He alleges that his department-issued gun fired by itself while holstered.
“It resembles many, many other prior incidents that have happened across the country,” said Attorney Nick Gurney, who is part of the legal team representing Northrop in his lawsuit.
Allegedly, as in the other fired-while-holstered cases, the user interacted with the firearm or holster in some way as the P320 discharged.

Another case in which it was claimed the P320 discharged while holstered:
Sig Sauer Faces $10 Million Lawsuit over P320 Pistol After Alleged Accidental Discharge Wounds Federal Agent

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With all the P-320 issued to military personnel how many cases of the faulty weapon discharge has happened?

On my wife's campus one of the Range instructors, in the police academy, was showing how he could do a quick draw with his P320 and shot himself in the leg. this person had already been told not to carry his weapon and to quit using very foul language describing people when instructing on the use of firearms.
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Re: Another LEO sues Sig Sauer over P320 allegedly firing while holstered

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SIG settled a class action lawsuit last year over an earlier version.
Sig Sauer Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over its P320 pistol, on which the Army's Modular Handgun System is based. The settlement requires the gunmaker to reimburse owners of its Sig P320 pistol who paid for repairs or upgrades to prevent an alleged safety glitch, which could cause the weapon to fire accidentally.

The plaintiffs in the case -- who number more than 100, according to court documents -- claim that P320 pistols made before Aug. 8, 2017, do not include a mechanical disconnector, a feature that blocks the pistol's ability to fire when the slide and barrel are in an unlocked condition.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... istol.html

Looks like all branches of the military will be using the P320. If there were major problems with the pistol, the US military would see it based on the volume of pistols they purchased.
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highdesert wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:54 pm SIG settled a class action lawsuit last year over an earlier version.
Sig Sauer Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over its P320 pistol, on which the Army's Modular Handgun System is based. The settlement requires the gunmaker to reimburse owners of its Sig P320 pistol who paid for repairs or upgrades to prevent an alleged safety glitch, which could cause the weapon to fire accidentally.

The plaintiffs in the case -- who number more than 100, according to court documents -- claim that P320 pistols made before Aug. 8, 2017, do not include a mechanical disconnector, a feature that blocks the pistol's ability to fire when the slide and barrel are in an unlocked condition.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... istol.html

Looks like all branches of the military will be using the P320. If there were major problems with the pistol, the US military would see it based on the volume of pistols they purchased.
They DID see issues, from the first batch sent to the USArmy.
HA..'SIG' leg....The Sig 320(M17/18) has had many well documented issues..many 'fixes' from Sig...the whole process of choosing a new pistol for the military smelled from early on. Basically, after limited testing, SIG told the government, 'we'll make you an offer you can't refuse'..undercutting the competitors by a YUGE amount.

AND altho the services have to use the SIG..
Your assumption is that since the US Army, USAF, USN and USMC adopted the M17 and M18 respectively, then SEALs Teams must do the same. The answer is no, NSW will not adopt the M17 (P320 Full-size) and M18 (P320 Compact) for that reason.

Officially the US Navy has purchased a ‘blocked’ amount of the M17/18 and they are all for the services conventional assets. USSOCOM has not be a part of the M17/18 order at all and neither has its component USNSWC.

Re: Another LEO sues Sig Sauer over P320 allegedly firing while holstered

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Whenever I hear of one these cases I make the cynical assumption that the plaintiff accidentally got his/her finger on the trigger and rather than acknowledging their own fuck up, they use the excuse that earlier P320s COULD have an AD for the suit.

This is despite the fact the only well-documented way the unmodified P320 COULD AD is if it was dropped straight down on the end of slide above the tang/beavertail. The "Voluntary Upgrade" was Sig's recall to address that and newer P320s have that "upgrade".

But people sue the "deepest pocket" as a rule.
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