SIG continues to eye the top spot of pistol manufacturers in the US in releasing new additions to its P320 line:
NEWINGTON, N.H. (January 12, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., redefined the polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun with last year’s introduction of the modular P320®. This year, SIG SAUER® continues to expand on that modularity with the introduction of .45-caliber variants, subcompact models, and two new finish options.
“With the modular design of the P320, there is no end to the variation of models,” said Jeff Creamer, “So, for 2015 we’ve added to the large end, with the addition of models chambered in .45Auto. We’ve also added to the small end, with new subcompact offerings.”
The P320 Compact in .45Auto utilizes the same modular fire control group as the rest of the P320 family. With user-selectable grip module sizes, P320 owners can set up their P320 pistols to have the same grip diameter and trigger pull, significantly reducing training time.
The P320 Subcompact places the same fire control module as the Fullsize, Carry, or Compact into a small, easy-to-carry package. Measuring just 6.67″ long and 1.06″ wide, the Subcompact frame holds 12 rounds of 9mm. It will also accept (15 round) and Fullsize (17 round) magazines. Weighing in at 24.9 ounces with a magazine, the P320 Subcompact is a perfect deep cover or backup option.
As with all P320 pistols, the Subcompact features a modular, one-piece stainless steel frame which is the serialized part. By simply removing the takedown pin, the fire-control module can be converted to accept different size grip modules. In addition, changing the length of barrel and caliber is as easy as field-stripping the gun. The P320 is available in 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG and .45Auto.
Featuring one of the best out-of-the-box striker triggers on the market, the P320 trigger delivers a crisp, clear break measuring in at 5.5-6.5 lbs, and has a short, tactile reset. SIGLITE® night sights come standard on most models.
For those wanting to add a little color to their pistol, the P320 Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Two-Tone FDE offer a break from the standard black polymer pistol. The FDE is completely finished in a PVD flat dark earth finish, with a matching polymer grip module.
The Two-Tone FDE offers the flat dark earth frame, with a Nitron® top end. As with all P320 models, slide assemblies and grip modules can be mixed and matched around the same fire-control module, allowing the shooter flexibility, without having to adapt to a different trigger pull.
P320® Compact Caliber .45Auto Action Type Double-Action Striker Trigger Pull 5.5-6.5 lbs Overall Height 5.5″ Overall Length 8.0″ Overall Width 1.06″ Barrel Length 3.9″ Sight Radius 5.8″ Weight w/Mag 26 oz Mag Capacity 9 Rounds Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights Grip Modules Polymer Frame One-piece Stainless Steel Slide Finish Nitron® Accessory Rail Yes Options User-changeable grip modules MSRP $713
P320® Subcompact Caliber 9mm Action Type Double-Action Striker Trigger Pull 5.5-6.5 lbs Overall Height 4.67″ Overall Length 6.67″ Overall Width 1.06″ Barrel Length 3.55″ Sight Radius 5.45″ Weight w/Mag 24.9 oz Mag Capacity 12 Rounds Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights Grip Modules Polymer Frame One-piece Stainless Steel Slide Finish Nitron® Accessory Rail Yes Options User-changeable grip modules MSRP $713
Weights and dimensions are approximate. Specifications subject to change without notice.
.45 compacts don’t really appeal to me, but there is clearly a market for them. SIG continues to release new products this season, clearly aiming to carve out a wider market segment for themselves.