[Press Release] Montgomery PD Selects SIG P320 as New Duty Firearm

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
SIG Sauer P320 adopted by more LE agencies (SIG)

SIG Sauer have announced that Alabama’s Montgomery Police Department will be adopting the SIG P320 as their next official duty pistol. The department has over 500 officers, currently armed with Glocks. SIG have been enjoying a steady stream of law enforcement contracts of late, Montgomery PDs being the latest in a series including Virginia State Police, Tampa PD, Arkansas’ Jacksonville PD and the Texas Department for Public Safety.

SIG Sauer released a statement about the selection on the 13th August:

SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Montgomery Alabama Police Department has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens.

“We are honored that the Montgomery, Alabama Police Department has chosen the P320 as their official duty firearm for its full complement of officers,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P320’s unique modular design and serialized trigger-group give the men and women of the Montgomery Police Department the ability to select frame and grip size for their official duty pistol according to personal preference. This is really an ideal feature for a large police force like Montgomery.”

The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.
SIG SAUER will deliver P320 pistols to replace their previously issued Glock pistols.

“SIG SAUER’s commitment to the law enforcement community is to provide them with superior firearms to protect and serve their communities – and the P320 exemplifies this commitment. We look forward to developing our partnership with the Montgomery Police Department and supporting their mission – to safeguard the life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.


Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: TheFirearmBlog.com & Overt Defense.com. Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • Ryan L Ryan L on Aug 16, 2018

    If the price is equal or less and you throw in the "no pull trigger, take apart" (/caveman accent) you win the contract. It's that simple.

    Glock will cave on this in the next year or so I imagine.

  • Trapman Trapman on Aug 18, 2018

    SIG has had more than their fair share of design failures and recalls. Most notably the P250, and more recently the 365. I live near SIG here in NH (their SIG Academy is 10 minutes away). I shoot with two or three SIG employees ( weapons testers and a sales rep). None shoot SIG as their personal firearm. I did own a P228 once and never got it to work despite two trips to their repair facility. It boggles my mind that the federal government adopted the 320 even before the contract trials were completed. And I agree about the influence of what the military and LE uses has on civilian consumers purchasing habits. The choice is made up from various factors unrelated to the quality and usefulness of the weapon itself.