The Exceptional and Modular Sig P320 9mm Pistol

Oh yeah. The Sig Sauer P320. This is Sigs first polymer framed striker-fighter pistol, and to me it’s been a little bit late in the game. I’ll tell you what, what they come out with has been exceptional. This is something I’ve really wanted to get a hold of ever since Sigs released this pistol, because I knew it would be really good quality. One of the things about Sigs typically, is that it has a pretty high bore axis. I’m a fan of low borax’s pistols, but one of the things about Sigs is the quality is just so well executed that I just am a big fan of Sigs regardless. Of course, to get things started we’re going to go ahead and safe check the pistol, and it is unloaded.

It does come with two steel 17 plus one round magazines for you .9 mm. Of course, that’s in the free states. They do all for 10 round magazines as well. This does come in .40 caliber which has 14 rounds. 357 Sig, which is 14 rounds. There is a 45 ACP version coming, and it’ll hold 10 rounds, and this is all of the full-size version. The one great thing, the really cool thing about these pistols is that they are very modular, and we’re going to look at that in a few minutes, but they have different frames and slides, and barrels, and caliber conversions for these pistols.

Which makes this rally exceptional. One of the things I really like about this pistol is the trigger pull, and we’re going to make sure the gun is unloaded. When you squeeze the trigger, it has a little bit of takeout, and then it has a really nice crisp snap. Reset. It is really quick. Trigger pull, takeout, snap, reset. It’s a really nice quick reset. Then you trigger pull. Now according to Sig, the trigger pull goes from anywhere from 5.5 lbs to 7.5 lbs. On the standard Glock it’s typically 5.5 lbs. Putting this on my trigger gauge it was just a little over 6 lbs, in fact it was around 6.5 lb mark. So it’s still a very smooth crisp trigger even at 6.5 lbs. It belithes the weight of the trigger.

It’s one of the really important things is not necessarily the weight. You can have an excessive trigger pull weight, but the big thing is as long as it’s crisp and it’s consistent. That’s one of the things about this pistol, it’s very consistent. There are some law enforcement models that will have a trigger safety, and they’re also coming out that have a frame safety, and that’s important to department specs or department requirements. Now the frame is a really beautifully executed frame, and I’ll tell you guys, I’m not a Sig fan boy, but Sig’s quality is just what it is, and so there’s going to be a lot of adjectives about the good quality of Sig Sauer, but one of the thing’s also about this frame is it’s very smooth finish. To me it’s more similar to the glass nylon field polymers that are a little bit more rigid than your Glocks.

It really allows for very crisp executing, especially right here at the grip, and you’ll notice it’s a really fine grit texturing. It’s definitely some kind of laser edging because of the way this feels in your hand. It’s not too aggressive, but it has a really great feel to it. Back on the back strap, front strap, which really these are the two areas that you really need to concentrate on. We’re really getting a great grip on your pistol, but with that said, it has a thicker palm swell right here.

So the gun really fits in the hand very well, and yet you have these areas right here that come together down this way. It really allows of those fingers to be able to come in and manipulate your trigger with ease. That’s one of the things about it, you get too thick, your finger’s coming around, and it can get a little bit uncomfortable.

This is a very ergonomic pistol. I definitely recommend it. If you’re in a gun shop that has one of these is just to get it out and put it in your hand and just feel the weight this does in your hand. Sig, of course the 226 is just a legendary pistol. This is about the same size as far as the full-size version. Very similar, as far as even the boraxes, but it has a totally different feel to it to me. In fact, I really like this better than the P226. Now I know that some of you guys that are 226 aficionados, which there are a lot of them out there, you might disagree. For me and for what I really like to shoot, this really fits the hand exceptionally well. It has the Sig nitron finish on it.

This penetrates the metal. It’s very corrosion resistant. Very wear resistant. I love the matte-finish. To me, this really reminds me, and I don’t know why exactly, but it reminds me more of the Spartan type Glock feel to it. The look to it. I guess because the matte finish the smoothness of the frame. It just really has that military. It looks like something a special operator would be carrying, just because the way it looks. It does have front and rear serrations. Makes it really nice.

Corporal check press, which personally I like. The slide serrations are very finely executed. They’re not very aggressive, but yet the cuts, and the angles allow you to really get a good grip on that slot. It does have these really nice slide catch that bring the slide down into a more of an angle here. IT still is pretty squared off and it’s pretty large. I think it’s 1.4 inches in width, but what I really like about it is it is pretty smooth on the side. You do have your tape down lever here which does stick out just a little bit, but right here at the rear everything is smoothed down.

Not only is your slide stop on the right side, it’s also on the left side. Of course, with no external safety’s, it’s really fully ambidextrous, except for your take-down lever, and you’re not going to need that unless you have it out on the bench to take apart. So that’s really not left or right handed. It just happens to be on this side of the pistol. The one thing is the mag release here, which is a nice triangular mag release. Easy to get to. You can switch it to the other side.

The slide lock, which is really nice. Very reminiscent of the Glock, is actually brought back on the frame from the Glock, which is about right in this position. I’m going to pull out a Glock to compare it with because it seems to be one of the standards. Does have a really nice accessory round. This again is the full-size frame. They do make a full-size, a carry-frame, which is a little bit shorter frame, full grip. Then they have the compact, then they have the sub-compact. ON thing you’ll notice right away is there is no trigger safety, which the Glock style trigger safety which has been really big with most of your Striker Park pistols with the little lever here. You don’t have that. In fact, there are no external safeties at all. Which is kind of unusual.

When you look at it you think, well there’s just not any – there’s no decocker, of course we. It is a fighter-striker pistol, but there are a number of safeties. It does have an internal striker safety. It has a disconnect safety, but it has a number of safety features, especially breaking the pistol down. One of the things about this pistol is you don’t have to pull the trigger to be able to break the pistol down or to disassemble.

In fact, you have to remove the magazine to disassemble the pistol. You can’t even bring this, in fact bringing the slide back, it won’t even allow you to use the take-down lever. Also, of course, the slide has to be in the rear position, for the take-down lever to engage as well. So we’re bring it all the way back. Bring your take-down lever all the way around, and then release your slide stop, and the slide comes right off. Here we have a full-length guide rod steel guide-rod and the flat coil spring, which I really like. The flat recoil spring really allows for good recoil management.

It just seems to soften the gun. That’s one of the things about this gun is that it’s a very soft shooting pistol. Of course, we have our linkless Browning designing barrel. Very well executed. Now one thing you’ll notice is the cuts that are done into the slide. This is a deep cut on this side here, and then of course right here at the top of your slide. This is to relieve weight, and so it’s made to be as light-weight as possible yet retain its strength. Here the pistol is fully field-stripped. One of the really cool things about this pistol is that it’s no totally broken down.

Take your slide stop right here, and of course we bring it all the way into this rear position. Then over here, push through and we’re going to just remove our take-down lever. One of the cool things about the breakdown is, is that the tool’s designed, but if you want to remove this internal frame. This is actually the receiver, right there. This is a very modular system. This is what’s considered the gun. This is what the ATF regulates. The rest of this stuff you can order different parts. We can order different frames. We can order different slides, barrels, and different calibers for this same piece. Now that’s really attractive to those that, number one have to go through a lot of hoops to get a pistol in the first place. There’s a lot of states that require a lot of things.

This way you can buy one pistol, and then have your full-range gun your duty sidearm, or your self-defense home defense sidearm. Then you can go down to whatever fits your concealed carry, or however you like to carry. Especially in countries that you can only own one pistol this is a big advantage. It is a stainless steel frame, just beautiful is what it is. The frame itself, very light-weight, there’s just no metal parts to this polymer frame which is pretty wild. Not to return the receiver you have to bring it up and then back down like this. One of things you want to do is make sure it’s in place. It can come a little forward a bit.

One thing you’ll notice is there’s a little shelf right here, and so when you put your take-down pin in you’ll notice there’s a little small cut that matches, and you’ll need to make sure that’s aligned up. It takes a little bit of just working around to get it right, but first. One little trick that I’ve noticed is when you line it up with that other hole you want the lever to be at the front right here, and that seems to bring it in to place. One thing you’ll want to do is to bring this lever back, and you get ready to return your slide.

Lock it into place and you’re done. Again, it’s not going to come loose inadvertently, and the slide has to be brought back, again the magazine has to be inserted. Of course, in the frame right here’s your serial number, and it’s showing through the frame here in this cut. Now to show you a little bit of a size comparison, here’s the Glock .23, and of course it is unloaded as well.

Even though this is more of the size of the model 17 which really would be just your extended barrel, but this will show you some differences between any of the Glock pistols. The one big difference thought is that you’re going to notice the slide comes above where the Glock slide goes. It’s going to give you a little bit of a higher boraxes, it’s going to give you a little bit more of a beaver tail here. In the hand you can see, it’s definitely going to be higher, which is typical for Sig. It’s usually a pretty high borax, which typically causes more muzzle flow, but with this pistol, to me, it was very pleasurable to shoot at the range. One of the things too is you’re going to have a little more slide thickness with the Sig.

It’s 1.4 inches whereas your Glock is 1.1 inches. It does come with the three-dot SigLite sights. These are night-sights. I believe it does have an option to have just standard sights as well. The sights really show up well. We didn’t get any real accuracy shots from this. Now this is a loaner from my good friend Mike, Mr. Guns and Gear, good channel you need to check it out. He let me borrow this pistol to do the review. In fact, I gave him a couple of pistols as well for him to review. We’re getting ready to go up to the NRA show up in Nashville, 2015.

I’ve really been dying to check out the Sig P320, and I think one of these is coming to the Swish compound in the near future. Now Sig does offer a holster that comes with it. Of course it comes with two magazines. I don’t have the holster with me. It’s a pretty generic holster. It’s great to have a hold-off until you get a nice holster for it. Of course with Sig’s reputation you’re going to be able to find holsters and accessories for these guns.

Again, with all the different slide conversion, barrel conversions, four caliber this is a highly versatile pistol. If you’re really looking for something that you really want to focus your energy on I think this would be one. Especially those who really like to just have one pistol that they trust. You can go with your full-size, your compact, your sub-compact, and you’ll be able to be shooting same ergonomic, same muscle memory, same controls, with the same pistol.

Which I think is really incredible. For me I’m a big Glock guy, so I have my Glock 26, my Glock 19, my Glock 17, and Glock 34. With this it’s one pistol does all. Of course, you’ll have to buy your slide, and your frame, and you’ll do those things. It keep the paperwork down, and it allows me to do this much easier. Now one of the big things about Sig is typically they’re pretty expensive on the market. They are the higher end, typically with most of the thrift stores. Of course, it’s usually aluminum frame, hammer double-single action, and so it really causes a lot to produce really fine quality pistols like that.

The one great thing is Sig is really now competing in the striker-fire market. In fact, you’d think this pistol would be much more expensive being a Sig, but honestly I was finding these online for around the $460 to $500 range.

That really comes lower that your Glock pistol, which to me is exceptional. So this is a really great option for those even on a budget, and still having the Sig quality. You can put a lot of confidence in that. The Sig P320, thumbs way up. Be strong. Be of courage. God bless America. Long live the republic.