The SIG P320 is among the softer-shooting 9mm handguns, but that doesn’t mean muzzle flip isn’t an issue. If you’re looking for a way to better manage it, Texas-based Align Tactical makes a replacement takedown lever with an angled thumb ramp designed to provide a comfortable platform for your support hand thumb.
Align Tactical also makes an aftermarket magazine release (image below) for the P320 thats designed to be easier on your finger than the the stock triangular button (see our earlier post here).
Installation of the thumb rest lever is a snap. It’s made in the US from S7 tool steel, so is tougher than the original P320 lever.
It’s slightly canted forward and provides a solid, comfortable platform for your forward thumb. You digit falls naturally on it when using a proper thumbs-forward grip.
Shooting both with and without the thumb rest, you notice the increased control and get back on target quicker for faster follow-up shots. Felt recoil is also reduced slightly.
While there are a few stock holsters that will accomodate the thumb rest, most won’t. But Align Tactical has a handy list of makers of holsters that will work with the platform.
Here’s Align’s press release on the new takedown lever . . .
Align Tactical, LLC introduces their performance “THUMB REST” Takedown Lever that is compatible with all Sig Sauer P320 product models, to offer:
- Improved recoil control
- Consistent Index for the support hand grip
- An additional contact point with the pistol
The Align Tactical THUMB REST TAKEDOWN LEVER integrates an ergonomic ledge for the support hand’s thumb to firmly lock down against, serving as a brake against muzzle flip to provide the fastest follow-up sight picture. Increased surface contact with the pistol reduces support hand slippage while providing an index point for a consistent high thumbs-forward grip. Swaps in seconds to offer maximum control and speed in Sig Sauer® P320® (M17/M18)® pistols for a competitive edge.
Price = $55.00