Many of you criticized Omaha Outdoors, TTAG and others for failing to immediately drop test every other handgun on the market following last week’s revelations about the SIG SAUER P320. That, however is an expensive and time consuming proposition, something we’re not set up to do. Not to mention . . .
that failure- and drop-testing firearms isn’t one of our core competencies. We only ran our P320 test last week to try to debunk Omaha’s results. And you saw how that went.
Omaha Outdoors and Andrew Tuohy, however, have now dropped a brace of other popular pistols to see if they could get them to go bang and have just released the above video.
At the time that we released our first drop test video, we had conducted many other drop tests of common service handguns from other manufacturers, but we chose not to make the video a comparison between Sig and X manufacturer, simply a focus on that particular issue.
Needless to say, many folks were wondering if their chosen pistol platform was susceptible to this issue, so in this video we drop test, at many angles, a Glock 17 Gen 2, Glock 17 Gen 3 modified by Zev, Glock 22 Gen 4, Glock 43, Heckler & Koch VP9, HK VP9SK, Polymer80 PF940C Glock kit with all stock Glock parts, Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0, S&W M&P 45, and a Springfield TRP Operator 1911.
None of these firearms caused a primed case to discharge. It is not acceptable for a modern service handgun to fire a round when dropped and no excuse can be made for one that fires.
Omaha Outdoors will continue to test many of the firearms mentioned above at different angles and we will incorporate drop testing in all of our future reviews.
As we discover firearms that fire when dropped, we will attempt to confirm our results, contact the manufacturer for their comment, and then release the results of the failed tests in a timely manner to the public.