Dallas Police have recalled the SIG P320s because of concerns about the guns discharging when dropped. At the same time, Omaha Outdoors has suspended sales of the pistol. Watching how readily the SIG pistol discharges when dropped in the TTAG video and story earlier this week convinced my fellow instructor team.
GSL Defense Training has banned the SIG P320 family of pistols from all of our future courses, effective immediately.
The safety of our students and bystanders is our first priority. Especially with lawyers lurking behind every blade of grass in America today. While dropped guns remain exceedingly few and far between, in our minds it’s a risk we just can’t take. Like many trainers and training schools, we have loaner guns that students can use that haven’t shown a propensity to discharge when dropped.
Furthermore, we decided on the blanket ban at this time because we simply can’t tell whether the guns have been repaired under the “voluntary recall” or not. Time will tell if other training organizations invoke similar pistola non grata policies regarding the P320.
For now though, while I personally like the P320 and consider it an excellent pistol, it’s not worth the risk.