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Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:07 pm

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/06/ ... drop-fire/

Apparently Taurus isn't the only one with an alleged drop fire issue. From the reports I've heard though, Taurus CS is nothing like anyone else's CS (and I mean that in a very bad way :( )



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The Army got upgraded guns. For months, the public didn’t. Now, law enforcement officers are suing over a pistol that can fire when you drop it.

By Jose Pagliery, CNN Investigates

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

When gun manufacturer Sig Sauer was about to land a massive deal in 2016 to supply the US Army with a new pistol, the military made a disturbing discovery during testing. If dropped at a certain angle, the gun would go off by itself. The company won the deal last year anyway, then fixed the guns before shipping them.

The Army’s apparent endorsement helped make a nearly identical Sig Sauer pistol, the P320, a popular choice for police departments and the general public. But for several months, the company sold its commercial version of the gun without the fix it had made for the military, a CNN investigation has found.

Over the past two years, three law enforcement officers say they have suffered gunshot injuries when their P320s fired after being dropped or jostled, according to lawsuits and police department documents obtained by CNN Investigates. One sheriff’s deputy in Virginia had her femur shattered when the gun went off as she removed the holstered pistol, according to a lawsuit she filed against Sig Sauer in April, and she has been told she may never walk normally again. At least six other P320 users have had their guns go off accidentally as well.

As the gun community started to circulate word of the problem, Sig Sauer announced a “voluntary upgrade” program in August 2017, allowing P320 owners to ship their guns to the company for a free fix to guard against the “rare occurrence” of accidental discharge in a drop. But its website insists that the unrepaired gun “meets and exceeds all US safety standards,” and the company has not issued a recall.

“They had knowledge of defects with this weapon before my client was shot. The trigger was too heavy. It was fixed on the military version. They got the half-billion-dollar contract. But the commercial version was left alone,” said Jeff Bagnell, the lawyer for the Virginia deputy.

Despite CNN’s repeated requests over several weeks, Sig Sauer would not respond to questions. Company spokesman Joel Harris initially said CEO Ron Cohen was traveling and unavailable. Executives later ignored emails, phone calls, and LinkedIn messages. A lawyer representing Sig Sauer in court refused to comment last week, citing pending litigation.
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Re: Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby JimE » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 pm

[quote="M-Quigley"]

Apparently Taurus isn't the only one with an alleged drop fire issue. From the reports I've heard though, Taurus CS is nothing like anyone else's CS (and I mean that in a very bad way :( )

I believe Taurus's CS is best described as a clogged toilet, and has the same aroma.

As for Sig, I thought they addressed this issue with a recall ?
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Re: Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby JimE » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:39 pm

It was a "voluntary upgrade", not a recall , that they offered in August 2017.
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Re: Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby Tru-Heathen » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:58 pm

And it's pretty much a nothing burger with respect to the current and "upgraded" pistols.

And good on Sig for ignoring CNN. :twisted:
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Re: Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby High Power » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm

I just bought a Sig P320 a few weeks ago. It has the upgraded trigger and slide.

It is the first striker-fired pistol I've ever owned. It puts a big grin on my face every time I shoot it.
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Re: Sig investigates p320 drop fire

Postby bignflnut » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:39 pm

Today, SIG SAUER, Inc., announced the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) has integrated the SIG SAUER P320 as its official service firearm throughout its divisions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is the statewide agency responsible for law enforcement and vehicle registration headquartered in Austin, Texas. The TXDPS is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country and is comprised of thirteen divisions including the Texas Highway Patrol, and the Texas Rangers.
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