There’s a rumor flying around the internet: the folks at ICE (the Department of Homeland Security / Office of Customs and Border Protection / Immigration and Customs Enforcement sub group) is about to follow the U.S. military and issue agents the SIG SAUER P320.
ICE’s current duty gun is the H&K P2000 chambered in .40 S&W. They use a number of other firearms as well, including the SIG SAUER P229 DAK (also in .40 S&W).
According to a post on Pistol Forum reportedly showing an internal ICE website announcing the change, the P320 will be replacing the P229 DAK in CBP’s arsenal, not necessarily replacing the P2000 as the primary duty weapon.
According to the original poster CBP had done their homework on the new firearm:
The ICE live fire testing involved 10 guns, each firing 10,000 rounds in 250 round strings for a total of 100,000 rounds. 5 guns were tested with WML mounted and 5 without. Combined with the DOD MHS testing I’d say the design is proven. Whether AIG can maintain QC is another question.
Early 320’s had some issues – which were addressed. Barrel hood wear was an issue on very early (first six months of production) Full Sixe models. It was addressed, as were the guns with high POI.
In addition to external changes to the trigger and takedown lever, SIG strengthened the striker springs on all 320’s and changed the relief cuts on the Compacts to add mass to the slide.
TTAG was unable to confirm the reports through other channels, but we’re working on it.