Danish Armed Forces Selects SIG P320 X-Carry

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Danish Armed Forces adopt Sig P320 X-Carry

As reported last year by our own Matthew Moss, the Danish Army began trials in 2017 to replace the Sig P210 which had been in use for over 70 years. Four handguns were being tested: the Canik’s TP9 and TP9SF, Glock’s 17 and 19, SIG Sauer’s P320 full size and compact (which have been adopted by the US Army as the M17 and M18) and Smith & Wesson’s M&P9 2.0 and 2.0 Compact.

Recently, the Danish Armed Forces announced that the Sig P320 X-Carry had been selected to replace the aging P210. The guns were tested by experts from Direct Shooting Weapons (DSV) at HKIC. via drop test, penetration test and precision test. Additional tests consisted of malfunction tests, precision tests, shooting in the dark and field trajectory.

While the Canik TP9SF ran a close second, the ultimate choice was Sig Sauer’s P320 X-Carry

Sig Sauer P320 X-Carry Configuration

According to the Danish Armed Forces’ website:

The P320 will be supplied in two versions, a standard and a concealed carry version. These will replace all pistols in the Armed Forces, such as the M / 49 which would only carry 8 rounds compated to the 21 rounds of the P320.

Fielding has begun and the new pistol is expected to be full fielded to all units by the end of 2019 with new equipment training to be completed by the Commonwealth Defense Command (VFK).

This video from the Danish Defense’s YouTube Channel depicts the testing.

Prior to implementation, there will be training of both selected weapons mechanics and of shooting instructors. The plan for disbursement of the new gun will be prepared by Joint Defense Command (KSC). Detailed plans for which units will be first to receive the new gun will be compiled at a later date.

The Sig Sauer P320 is expected to be delivered to all units at the end of 2019.

Rachel Y
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Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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  • Stuki Moi Stuki Moi on Apr 17, 2018

    The square new Xs are nice handling guns. Combines the best parts of both previous P320s and Glocks, in the end beating out both, if you ask me.

    21 rounds is just a pointless amount of grip/magazine length to drag around in the field. I'm not really a Glock fanboi, but Gaston didn't get enough wrong wrt the basics (like mag capacity) of a modern striker fired plastic wonder, for any of those to be readily improvable upon. Stick to 17, and avoid the awkwardness in what is, after all, a gun that will almost never be fired, but carried all the bloody time.

  • Tiger Tiger on Apr 18, 2018

    Strange, only 4 bidders. No FN, no H&K, no Berreta, No Walther.......

    • Thomas L. Nielsen Thomas L. Nielsen on Apr 23, 2018

      @tiger As I understand it there were more than four bidders. The "four" were merely the ones downselected for the test phase.

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