Strike Industries to Make SIG P320 Frames

Strike Industries has announced on its Facebook page that they are working to introduce SIG P320 frames. So far they have shown only one picture of their frame prototype. It looks to be a 3D printed one of a carry size SIG P320.

Strike Industries also said that there will be more than five models available with many unique features. Whether these will be different size frames or different style ones is not specified yet. They have also promised to introduce a lot of other SIG P320 parts.

Let me remind you, that the serialized part of the SIG P320 is not the frame but the inner chassis. It means that from the standpoint of law, the frame itself is not the firearm. It is just a part that can be replaced on the same firearm.

WIth the US Army adopting the SIG P320 as their new handgun, there will probably be more and more companies offering parts and accessories for this handgun. Not that it will become the next Glock in terms of the amount of aftermarket parts made for it, but there should be a higher interest in this firearm. I also think that the military adoption of the handgun will significantly boost the civilian market sales. I believe there are many people in the civilian market who make their purchase decision based on what the military or law enforcement use for their needs.



Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • mlk18

    What’s that you say about Glock? Never heard of them. Oh wait I think my Grandpa has one of those. Was that the gun the had the ergonomics of a brick and the company whined and cried like a 300# feminist protestor?

    • SGT Fish

      dude. let it go. your comment is worse than the glock fanboys. there was not a thing said about glock. you are like the annoying kid at the party that has to try to steal the conversation by obnoxiously interjecting your own topic into the conversation

      • A.WChuck

        Well, Glock was mentioned FWIW: “Not that it will become the next Glock in terms of the amount of aftermarket parts made for it,”

        • Rob

          And Sig guys have spent the last 30 years flying the butt hurt flag higher than anyone else. It doesn’t have to be brought up every time.

          Barring any large revelations the Sig will be issued in November. Nothing anyone says on the internet will change that.

          • Anonymoose

            Glock fanbois have been complaining about the same thing for the same amount of time since the government wouldn’t even let them compete in the XM9 trials.

      • n0truscotsman

        I like how delusional people are. They believe that the P320 will somehow magically replace all glocks among the rest of the world’s militaries and police forces.

        That is fanboyism if there ever was an example of it.

      • mlk18

        Uh except that part about Glock in the article. The only thing worse than glock fans is the self-appointed playground monitors who defend them out of ignorance.

    • S. Cullen

      Exactly described why I freakin can’t stand Glocks… Feels like I am holding a brick…

      Sigs on the other hand are guns that you can truly love… Got the 280, P320 (fine with it just like it is thank you) P229 /9 and M400… Next up is the 40 cal in the P229

  • SGT Fish

    this is pretty awesome. Can wait to see what they come up with. no more sending your gun out for custom stippling and BS.

  • Phillip Cooper

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but this ISN’T the frame. This is the plastic that goes around it, and is not a frame (the frame of a P320 being the steel part inside the plastic).

    • SGT Fish

      its basically an enclosure. the frame is more of a chassis and this is the grip and rail/dustcover that goes around it

    • Joshua

      It’s a frame, but not a receiver. On most pistols they are one and the same, Sig decided to try and separate them

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Right.

        Grip Module “Frame” + Fire Control Group

    • You are correct. SIG calls these grip modules because frame typically implies the part that hold the rails or other major operating parts and it typically serialized.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      The frame is the part that has the rails that the slide rides on and contains the trigger assembly. The part you grab on to is called a grip. Sometimes the frame has an integrated grip (as with pretty much pistol except the P320, APX, and I believe the Honor Guard)

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It’s not called a frame at all. It’s a Fire Control Group.

        You could still call the frame (which has no bearing on the serial number location) the grip. Or say that the P320 has a FCG and a housing but no “frame” in the traditional sense.

  • Joe

    How about aluminum and set up for wooden grip panels? Bring P22x-series aesthetics to the 320.
    P320 is pretty much good to go as is; I don’t see the added value in an aftermarket polymer grip vs. factory polymer grip.

    • Phillip Cooper

      The ability to buy a cheap replacement and just stiple away to your heart’s content without ruining a $200 piece of overpriced plastic, if you must.

      Oh wait, that is what Sig already did.

      • PK

        SHOTS FIRED!

    • catfish252

      Maybe they will come out with a variety of colors, would be cheaper than the spray coatings.

    • StickShift

      The X5 has a much improved grip shape. SIG doesn’t seem interested in selling just the X5 frame, though, so if someone can make a knockoff (or a better one), they’re going to sell a lot.

      • They will eventually be on the market separately. But SIG always dedicates initial production to complete pistols, until they get pretty caught up with orders.

      • Ebby123

        So much so this ^^^
        The X5 320 frame erases every complaint I ever had about SIG pistols.
        IMO it represents the pinnacle of striker fired pistols today.

    • Ebby123

      There’s room for improvement – especially in the rear beaver tail area. The current design causes an unnecessarily high bore axis.

      Now granted, the SIG X5 frame fixes that beautifully, but the more the merrier as far as I’m concerned.

  • Big Al

    It would be pretty funny if someone made one that looked like a Glock.

    • PK

      …that accepts Glock mags…

      • JumpIf NotZero

        One that takes Glock mags and runs well would be so stupid popular.

        • b0x3r0ck

          There is already a gun that uses glock holsters that I want to put my hands on.

        • SGT Fish

          some guys on arfcom looked into it. problem is that the glock mags are too wide at the top to fit in the chassis/frame

          • JumpIf NotZero

            Ah, I see.

  • Hyasuma

    Glock still the best gun, period. I don’t care what the government says.

    • transvaluation

      You know someone commented about Sig fanboys being whiny for 30 years, don’t recall that, other than passing comments when discussing the Beretta 92. But Glock Fanboys certainly seem to be bent out of shape that their weapon of choice wasn’t picked. Maybe 30 years from now they will get over it?

      • Samuel Millwright

        30 years from now glock won’t exist in all likelihood…

        They’ve pretty much blown the titanic lead they had by not actually doing anything new…. You know, exactly like Colt didn’t do anything new or useful with the 1911, which opened the door glock walked right through to take the top spot from them…

        Truthfully though this is mostly the fault of pistol guys who are retardedly conservative and hostile to change for the most part. If your company depends on revenue from a popular pistol design you are taking your life in your hands every single time you change ANYTHING much less actually innovate or do something new.

        • Although I agree that Glock likes to coast along until they have to release an update to win a contract. And that companies like SIG and others are chipping away at the near total monopoly they once had.

          Short of complete mismanagement of the company, I think Glock has enough institutional momentum that it will always be a player in the market.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            The Glock will become the 1911 if the future. Its completely obsolete, but there will still be a few who think its the holy grail and carry nothing else decades into the future.

            Except 1911s are actually pleasant to shoot.

          • Samuel Millwright

            Colt banked on exactly the same thing right down to the big institutional contracts it THOUGHT it had locked up tight….

          • There are a few problems with your example of Colt.

            1. When I used the words institutional momentum I wasn’t talking specifically about LE/Gov Agencies. Simply the idea that they had market momentum.
            2. Colt is still around.
            3. Colt hasn’t had a major presence in the consumer market in many years, while Glock sells a large majority of their guns to consumers.
            4. Lacking consumer sales isn’t the major cause of Colt’s modern problems, but their investors not reinvesting in the company.

          • Samuel Millwright

            That’s the thing though, Glock has “other problems” too… BIG TIME!

            Just because i didn’t lay out every single piece of my reasoning for very deliberately choosing the comparison company i used to illustrate what’s very likely going to happen to Glock too doesn’t make those reasons any less real or valid.

            I just chose not to lay it out completely for the sake of brevity.

            FWIW though, I’m not saying that history will repeat itself exactly here… But it’s probably gonna rhyme

          • Meh, who knows we are talking about 30 years in the future. Personally many days I can’t predict what will happen in the next 24 hours let alone 30 years in the future.

          • Samuel Millwright

            Me either, but if we don’t talk about this stuff what else is left?….

            That’s how you end up with a man bun and hemp cargo shorts

          • n0truscotsman

            Your reasoning isn’t realistic nor is it valid. Take a look at Glock sales to military and police clients over the past 5 years and get back to us.

            There has to be a paradigm changing technology in the firearms world for it to be truly rendered obsolete. If this occurs, it wont only be glock going the way of the dinosaur.

          • Billy Vegas

            Given the weirdness surrounding Gaston & the Glockettes, its entirely possible the company is ran into the ground.

          • That certainly is a possibility. But at present there is no evidence that it is currently happening.

        • n0truscotsman

          “They’ve pretty much blown the titanic lead they had by not actually doing anything new”

          I keep hearing this, yet nobody has given a satisfactory answer to the question of: innovate *HOW*?

          its a reliable, inexpensive, polymer 9mm, magazine fed handgun.

          Other johnnie come latelies were inevitable, although that doesn’t mean they do anything measurably superior to glock.

          Assuming the status quo continues for the next 30 years (and it wont), Glock will still be a major player.

          • Samuel Millwright

            Glock carbine that they’ve NOT released in how many decades…

            *drops mic*

          • Samuel Millwright

            Glocks are hardly inexpensive at the retail level, and in case you haven’t noticed everyone else are dropping prices faster than… You get the picture…

            I honestly forgot to factor that into my earlier assessment…

            I pretty literally got an m&p9 and an m&p shield for about the price of one of the “current model” glocks a couple months ago…

            Swore like a drunken sailor when i had to order f***ing mags, but still, i got a 3 season carry gun and a subcompact it’s too f***ing hot carry gun for the price of a Glock

          • n0truscotsman

            I’ve been running a shield and M&P 9 both for a couple years now for EDC and as a tactical handgun. Both are excellent.

          • Samuel Millwright

            Yup i like mine too…

            I also like g19’s czechnology and … Ok fine!!! I just plain like guns

      • Hyasuma

        you know I’m “trolling” right?

      • Hyasuma

        I dont care for Sig or Glock, I shoot them both regardless. Both good guns

  • Mmmtacos

    To what point are they doing this? They say it’ll have features but this one picture looks identical to a factory Sig P320 frame, only it’s white. Same lines on the grip, rail, slide release, etc.

    Strike makes good products, and this doesn’t even come across as a tease to me but just a ho-hum announcement unless they can at least hint towards some gained or alternative functionality than what Sig offers.

    • FightFireJay

      The one shown is only a prototype, probably just to test their polymer and fit dimensions. I assume actual for sale models will have different size/shape/ergos/texture/color than the OEM products.

      • Mmmtacos

        Maybe, but that’s part of my argument: why bother in the first place? You don’t tease a product that has no visible proof of being superior and just say “it is” without even a hint of a claim of to how you’re doing that. What you’re describing is hardly even a prototype, and if they are going to make a product that differs from the OEM frame then why not tease that?

        Even a discerning eye, with no context, would just claim this as being a white OEM P320 frame. Sorry, it just seems pretty lame to me. Cool that they’re doing it, but until there’s something real to show or more substantial information it’s still just ho-hum to me.

        • FightFireJay

          Dude, chill. They’re just releasing prototype info to get people aware of what they’re doing, or about to do. It’s part of how companies have to market products in the age of social media. Look how much attention they have already garnered with this article.

          They just want to to know they are working on (potentially) cool stuff. At least wait until the finished product to denounce it as useless.

    • Zundfolge

      the copy under the photo on their FB page says “First prototype in the works. Started the design process for Strike
      Industries lower frame’s’ for P320. (More than 5 models with tons of
      unique functions!)”

    • transvaluation

      To increase production of the polymer grip module, probably to meet the military production need, Sig seems to be contracting out it’s production to other companies. These other companies in turn may offer variants to the consumer market. heavier stippling, might be one, different colors for those that need it, etc.

      • Rob

        This is nothing new. If you order some small parts it will say made in india right on the bag it ships in. Nearly all companies will subcontract parts.

      • Mmmtacos

        I doubt it’d be to meet military production. Generally speaking that’s not something you can even (by law) promote. Even then, if they have to pick up Sig’s slack to make more frames (unlikely but not improbable) then it has to be identical to what Sig offers because that is what the contract requires, “Give us this pistol in this form, no variations”

        They could offer different things like you mentioned, but there’s no evidence or claim thereof.

    • Gary Kirk

      Knowing Strike.. They’ll just be making them in off the wall ass colors..

  • PK

    Well, now I want a P320.

    • Just Say’n

      They’re pretty sweet. I don’t regret picking one up.

  • Zundfolge

    What someone needs to do is figure a way to make P320 grip-frames that will accept multiple different types of magazines without requiring any modifications to switch from mag to mag. So you could go from SIG mag to Glock mag to Beretta mag to M&P mag like they were all the same mags.

    • Zundfolge

      I read that back and I hear a bunch of guys dressed as vikings singing “mag mag mag mag mag mag mag mag Lovely mag, wonderful mag!”

      • Edeco

        One of the things my Writing-for-Neanderthals prof ripped me for. He didn’t care if it sounded awkward since none of us was going to be James Joyce anyway, but it was a red flag for extra verbage. We couldn’t be allowed to do that of course or we’d just blather to meet the page requirement or, infinitely worse, attempt self-expression and expose him to god-knows-what from our feeble, disorderly and perverse minds.

  • john huscio

    Apparently DPD has banned 320s for carry…….sonething about firing when dropped….

    • Rob

      I saw that. There have been multiple reported instances. I know of an agency in NY that had a pistol discharge when dropped and another east coast PD had three incidents, two of which occurred while the pistols were still holstered. One as an officer was getting into his squad car and bumped the gun, and another as he was walking through a door with his hands full and bumped his gun.

      • Ebby123

        Link? Sounds nearly impossible for a firearm with an active firing pin block.

        • Rob

          There are active threads on sigtalk and various other forums. Pistol forum has a thread front and center started by a DPD officer with a copy of the email that was sent department wide along with expected corrective actions from officers if they carry a P320.

          There is a video of one firing when dropped as well but we do not know enough about the the person filming or weather or not the gun was altered.

          • Ebby123

            I would be highly suspect of the officers explanation of events as well. No one wants to admit “I was playing with my gun and it went off”… especially when it may cost him his job.

            It could all be true – but I would be highly skeptical until compelling evidence is offered.

    • Yeah I read that. Some firearms instructor dropped a pistol several times, and eventually the strike released off the sear.

      Which can happen if you drop something enough on their pre-cocked guns the striker my slip off the sear. But the firing pin block will stop it from hitting the cartridge.

  • Brett baker

    How soon for a kit, aftermarket parts and ghost gunner 80% frame?😁

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      The P80 guys are already working on an 80% chassis.

      • PK

        I love their products so very much. Wonderful line of thought behind the development, too!

      • Wzrd

        I’ve seen that announced from Ghost Guns but is P80 doing it too?

  • PeterK

    YES. I wish I had the capital to start a company. I’d try and do my part in the sig-ification of the world. 🙂

  • John Bear Ross

    Rail-less full size in .45, please, in small.
    Or adapt a grip module that can take P220 single-stack mags.
    Or one that can take 1911 mags and grip panels at a 1911 grip angle.
    Best,
    JBR

    • Ryobiwankenobi

      Modules that accept single-column mags would be a great addition. For me personally the slimmer single-column guns conceal a lot better but double-column mags give me a lot more shots if I need it for home defense. Also the ability to swap between double-column and single-column frames might allow you to use the same gun in multiple IPSC/USPSA matches.

      • Dakota Raduenz

        Technically (and most importantly I think), the same *trigger*

  • Bigbigpoopi

    They need to make a FIST frame and a “commander” one

    • Ebby123

      *insert joke about fisting*

  • Badwolf

    They put a Grip Zone. Without it, I wouldn’t know where it is.

    • Ebby123

      HELP!! I CAN’T FIND THE GRIP!! WHERE IS MY HAND SUPPOSED TO G… oh thank you Springfield, just in the nick of time too!

  • Jack Burton

    “Not that it will become the next Glock in terms of the amount of aftermarket parts made for it”

    I see absolutely no reason why this won’t be the case a few years down the road.

  • Shankbone

    Are they going to post the file so I can print a grip frame on my 3D printer?

    • John Bear Ross

      There is an STL of a P250 grip module out there.
      It will interchange with a P320.
      Easy Google search.
      Best,
      JBR

  • Hoova_cripz

    Do deez tak da fram hushuas lik da hi ponit bran glock fotys? An can a playa get a big benny franklin cover frame?

  • Polaritypictures Ken

    Think They are getting sued by Steyr for the removable fire control pack. See how that’s gonna affect the future of this Firearm.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    … Wait.

    Didn’t Strike Industries also make an aluminum MP5 upper?

    OMG MP5 upper with P320 Fire Control Group lower…. MAKE IT NOW

    • Ebby123

      #doichlandfetish

  • Louis C

    Actually it would be more correct to say that the chassis is the frame and the plastic part is just a grip. Frame and receiver are specific words that the ATF uses when referring to actual firearms. You can see this on the ATF form 4473 question 16 and instructions for question 16.

  • Bug

    The GLOCK remark toward the end of the article and the remark about some civilians being influenced by what the military does were analogous to a high school girl’s subtweet about her ex-bestie’s hideous fashion choice. Fanboy much?

  • Blake

    Hopefully a carbine kit is in the works…

  • Aaron J Franklin

    In 10 years this will have more aftermarket products then Glock will

  • plumber576

    X5-style grip module that accepts Glock mags, please.
    Magpul GL9 Pmags + P320 = Huge win

  • mig1nc

    A long time ago I told a buddy of mine I wanted to get a Sig P320 and then do a 3D scan of my Walther PPQ grip so I could print a grip module with PPQ ergos. I hope they actually do try something like that.

  • Micheal

    Wish there was more love for the Sig P250.

    • Dakota Raduenz

      Much like anything that has a botched v1, it had to get a facelift. But i agree. Sad they messed it up and ruined the rep.