highdesert wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:54 pm
SIG settled a class action lawsuit last year over an earlier version.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... istol.html
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.
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.