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Old August 2nd, 2017, 03:09 PM #1
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Dallas PD investigates Sig P320 safety

http://gunmagwarehouse.com/blog/Sig_P320_DropFail/
"Based on an incident that occured on a range during training with Dallas PD, the P320 is being investigated and taken out of service. According to DPD Officers, a P320 discharged as a result of being dropped during training. "

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Sounds a lot like the infamous Montgomery Co. PD's 9mm ammo going off by itself when dropped, when it was caused by some idiot putting a loaded semi-auto pistol on a peg through the trigger guard and causing it fire when the trigger was depressed and the handgun keep firing as the trigger impacted the peg under recoil.
I would think that just about every modern handgun manufacturer has that warning in their instruction manual to minimize their exposure due to someone dropping a handgun. I would dig out my Sig's manual to check for the drop warning, but it is deep in the safe and it's the only new handgun that I have bought in 20 years.
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 05:52 AM #3
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It is drop safe.
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 05:55 AM #4
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Gun manufacturers do extensive drop tests to make sure the guns work. The only time I've ever seen something like this happen, there was something mechanically wrong with the gun.
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Firearm blog has updated info.

Clear as mud!

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...till-repaired/

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There has been at least one other publication that has posted a story about the P320 recall with an incorrect tip stating that sources at Dallas PD reported a discharge occurred when a P320 was dropped. We took the opportunity to ask Webb if there has been an instance of an officer dropping the firearm resulting in a discharge. and received the following statement from the Dallas Police Department.

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There have been no reported incidents of an accidental discharge involving this weapon because of the defect
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This is a departmental recall not a factory recall... for now.
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Not a Sig, but Walther has a recall out for its CCP for potential discharge if dropped. Here's the thread on that one. https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=208303
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Well this is a clear as mud case of a handgun failure.
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In the 320, the striker is mechanically blocked from hitting the primer unless the trigger is pressed to the rear. Could it fail? Maybe, but it is a solid design.
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http://www.tactical-life.com/news/si...pd/#sig-p320-2
There was never a “defect” with the P320. The confusion stemmed from an out-of-date manual that was given to the Dallas Police Department’s new lieutenant, according to Hunter.

Taking the necessary precautions with the older manual, the lieutenant temporarily suspended use of the P320 until Dallas PD could get in touch with Sig Sauer to clarify the issue.

A memo was issued to the Dallas Police Department detailing the temporary suspension, which someone leaked to another blog and the rumor mill began turning at a ferocious pace.


   
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