SIG SAUER’s P320 X-VTAC

P320 X-VTAC

SIG SAUER’s P320 handgun line is the darling of the firearms industry right now. Fresh off of winning the new pistol contract with the US Army, the pistols have garnered a lot of attention from the shooting public lately.

One of the newest variations is the P320 X-VTAC. This new gun was shown at the SHOT Show back in January and is available exclusively through Talo Distributors. A sharp eye will recognize the gun immediately as a P320 variant. However, there are a number of changes from the base pistols sold by SIG SAUER. Here’s a quick rundown on the gun should you be interested in picking one up from your local gun shop.

X-Series Grip Frame – The X-VTAC model uses the X-series polymer frame. It has an extended beavertail on the backside and a relatively high undercut behind the trigger guard. The undercut is nice considering the relatively (for a striker fired pistol) high bore axis. It allows you to get your hand a little farther up on the grip.

Straight X-Series Trigger – This is a semi-custom flat trigger that is preferred by some shooters.

Slide Cuts and Color – The slide has a variety of cuts to give the gun a more custom look. This includes “enhanced serrations” and “slide lightening cuts.” The gun is finished in a brownish color similar to flat dark earth.

Sights – The VTAC day/night sights are standard on this pistol. A fiber optic pipe is on top with tritium vials underneath. This makes for 6-dot sights, though some shooters have said you never see the tritium sights as the fiber optics are so bright in most conditions.

The guns come with three 17 round magazines. The suggested retail price of this gun is $918, and it should begin shipping around the first of July.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

    i wish this model came cut with the same sight plate as the other x5’s, but i will just upgrade my p320rx to an x frame down the road

  • I would actually buy one of these.

    • USMC03Vet

      I’d get a XDm with optic for cheaper. That +4 magazine, range holster, and range mag holster deal is just too gud.

      • plumber576

        But then you’d have to own an XD.

        • None

          Nothing wrong with that. I own 2 XDms.

      • Dave Shriva

        why would you ever want to own an XD

        • USMC03Vet

          Cuz it’s better than Glock. Yeah I said it.

  • Nicks87

    Cool gun but I will probably wait and see if CZ decides to put out a long-slide/competition version of the P-10c. MSRP is a bit high for just a fancy 320.

  • USMC03Vet

    The sights are the only thing that sound interesting.

    • The sights are kinda busy for my tastes, same as on the M&P VTAC right?

    • Lee M Attinger

      I had the M&P vtac with these sights and really liked them.

  • Tim

    “….is the darling of the firearms industry right now.”

    Which is why I can’t find a damn holster for the railed-subcompact…

    • Ebby123

      Look into making your own with Kydex from Knifekits(dot)com. This is what I did and its about the same price as a cheap holster, but you’ll have the supplies to make as many holsters as you want, exactly the way you want.

      (Note: I have no affiliation with the above website, I was just surprised at how easy it was to work with Kydex after looking around on youtube, and they seem to have the best selection of supplies)

    • Rj0821

      Check miholsterco. I think they can make just about anything.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Only thing that frustrates me is no slide cut for a mini red dot. Perfect platform for one too.

    • K-Gunner

      You can just get the X-Five version, although it’s drilled for the Romeo1 exclusively.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Great, extend the beaver tail, change the slide, toss a non-reciprocating optic on it, make it take the B&T stock, and I’ll gladly buy a P320 USW

  • Just Say’n

    So, just waiting for Magpul to come out with a replaceable grip with these features for under $50….

    (since it’s the fire control group that’s serialized)

    Or maybe I’ll just 3D print my own custom grip.

    • Ebby123

      Its been looked into by several companies, but you’d have to guarantee a minimum volume in the 6 figures for it to be worth it.

      Unfortunately, plastic injection molds are expensive. One as complex as a grip module would probably run $80,000-$150,000. If you’re selling them for $28 ea to wholesalers, it’ll be 6,000 units before you even pay for the tooling.

      In this market my guess is you’d only sell about 1,000 if you’re lucky. If the 320 becomes the universal standard (like Glock used to be), then that equation might change.

      • Just Say’n

        I get your point but my experience with injection molding I’d put it closer to $20k for a mold that size (and then I guess you need three: small, medium and large, or maybe that’s what you meant?). I mean, obviously SIG spun a new mold for this custom grip for Talo, which I highly doubt they’ll sell 6,000 units of, so it must not be too big of an investment relatively speaking.

        The future is in sending in an play-dough custom-fit mold of your hand grip to a 3D printing house that scans the mold and prints a new grip for your P320. 5 day turn-around and less than $200 to start with, cheaper as print times are reduced with newer tech.

        • Dave Shriva

          We are prob better of waiting for polymer 80% to jump on this frame than waiting for the 320 to not be back ordered

          • Just Say’n

            Yes! The P320 trigger group is the “AR Lower” of striker-fired pistols. I suspect we’ll see the democratization of it (depending on how they can get around the patent) and everyone will be offering one, or at least a non-serialized 80% version. Then add your Magpul or Houge grip, a slide assembly and barrel from a PSA or Del-Ton type outfilt, and whatchout, P320s will be breeding faster than rabbits (oh, and I almost forgot the Taurus knock-off coming soon to a gun counter near you…..).

            If SIG won’t/can’t fill the need, capitalism will. Heck, I had to drive 2.5 hours to buy the only 9mm full size left in the state.

        • To be fair, the grip on this guy is the same as on the X-5 series, so it’s not a new, unique mold just for TALO.

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        Magpul has the financial capability to invest that kind of cash. Heck, they just released a 5.45×39 mag. How big is that market, and guns that take it’s mags hve been around for decades. The P320 is brand new and adopted by OUR entire military, so it has millions of customers that aren’t even born yet. Also, Magpul has a huge, very loyal following, so anything they produce will at least break even.

  • Raptor Fred

    Are the X frames out for the regular 320s? Interchangeable I hope?

    • Havok

      X Frames and Slides aren’t available as individual items currently. Spoke to the Sig rep at SHOT and according to him, “It is planned, but I can’t even begin to imagine when we will release them.”

      So basically, just buy an X-Series.

  • Dickie

    Ill wait for the P320 Legion

    • Dickie

      Hope they make it anyhow. Already got wird there making a 1911 Legion altho id much rather have the P220 than a 1911

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I don’t understand the point of a full or even partial beavertail on the P320. Unless you have ape hands there is no way you are going to get slide bit with a P320. I ground the slight beavertail on the P320 frame off to get a slightly higher grip and I’m still no where near slide bit while I get it like crazy with my glock.

    I feel like they just wanted to check the feature box with that feature. Besides that it looks like a cool gun and hopefully street price will be lower.

    • plumber576

      Until you’ve fondled a 320 with x-grip it doesn’t make too much sense. It’s leaps and bounds better than the standard 320 grip.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    I have the “tactical” 320. with 4 21 round mags. Runs flawlessly.

    However owners NEED to Know there is a bit of a trouble with breakdown. When you find your thumb bleeding in order to turn the break down lever. Just lift up on the guide rod and wiggle it. It makes turning the lever easier.

    • andrey kireev

      That’s weird, I have the “carry” model, and mine doesn’t seem to have that issue… wonder what’s up with yours ?

      • Mike Lashewitz

        I had the same question. I talked to the tech rep and he had never heard of it and then I had him research is and he found the same claims I did. One claimant actually stating his thumbs bled when the skin separated under the nail.
        n the older versions there was also a recall because the break down lever “handle” was riveted to the shaft and kept breaking during normal use.

        I am just glad I found a work around and the Weapon runs flawlessly otherwise.

    • Ebby123

      I’ve never heard of anyone having this issue before. Do you think yours might be damaged, incorrectly assembled, or defective?

      • Mike Lashewitz

        When I went online to check out the problem I found many with the same

        complaint. That is where I learned that lifting up on the guide rod makes the break down lever move more easily. However it is still difficult but not impossible if you have strong thumbs.
        I break down and clean every new weapon before shooting. I look for manufacturer defects like flashing from molding as well as inspect polished surfaces. I found no problems. but at first I could not break it down at all until I found the recommendation.
        I was not happy until I found that little tidbit.

    • Rj0821

      I have four P320’s and have never had this issue.

    • PaulWVa

      Hmm?….i have two 320s that have shared over 2000 rds in the last year. I have cleaned and field stripped them dozens of times. Plus my buddies RX a few times and have never experienced anything like this. My disassembly levers offer no undue resistance at all. I can’t even figure out how you could cut yourself on this lever. What is a “tactical 320”?….never heard of it. Full size, compact, sub, RX, X5, VTAC,, X-VTAC ?…nope, can’t find the “tactical” model. The only one I can find with 4 twenty-one mags is the X5 Target….hardly tactical.

  • Michigunner

    If SIG makes it available with a black finished slide and a curved trigger, I will have to explain another gun to the wife.

  • Ark

    Better sell well on the civilian market. Gotta make up for that $207/unit sweetheart deal they gave the military.

  • jonp

    Sounds high to me for a plastic gun

  • WPZ

    So, this is what the 320 should have been in the first place?
    Or just, a bait-and-switch we fell for?

    • PaulWVa

      Please name a gun maker that doesn’t have a number of different models?…sizes?…options?…for it’s hand guns. They all do. So…so does Sig. You didn’t fall for anything that wasn’t already there.

  • PaulWVa

    Lot’s of people complaining about finding these guns. I guess I was a little ahead of the curve, I bought a 9mm, 320 Compact over a year ago and a Sub-compact last winter. I love these guns. I’ve had a really good time shooting, customizing and tinkering with my 320s.
    The X-VTAC looks great but I really want the X5.