Heavy Metal: Sig Custom Works’ P320 AXG Scorpion

Heavy Metal: Sig Custom Works’ P320 AXG Scorpion

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Marking a new direction for the pistol, the P320 AXG Scorpion is the first commercially available metal-framed pistol in the series.

Important Points Of The P320 AXG Scorpion:

  • Boasts 31.3-ounce aluminum-alloy grip module.
  • Hogue G10 Piranha grip panels and rear insert come standard.
  • Outfitted with X-Series flat skeleton trigger.
  • Comes with XRay3 Day/Night sights with U-notch rear.
  • Features X-Series Optic ready slide, compatible with SIG Romeo 1PRO, Leupold Delta Point Pro, or Trijicon RMR red dots.

Running like a prairie fire, Sig Sauer has burned through the handgun market in recent years. Not that the gunmaker hasn’t always been a major player, it’s minted some out-and-out classics in its decades of turning out pistols. But since the release of the P360, it’s adoption by the U.S. Military, and following up with the P365, the company has been white-hot. Looking to continue this streak, Sig recently released an enhanced version of its popular modular polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol it’s dubbed P320 AXG Scorpion.

Not attempting to reinvent the wheel, the pistol retains all the P320’s popular features that won the handgun legions of fans in the first place. Chief among these, a modular chassis system. For those not familiar with this bit of gun tech, the fire control mechanism is the serialized part, meaning it is considered the gun. Thus, shooters can remove it and jump from frame to frame to match their pistol’s size and configuration to meet their particular needs at the moment. Pretty clever.

Sig builds off this ingenious piece of engineering in the P320 AXG Scorpion with a number of structural and ergonomic improvements for arguably a more rugged and intuitive iron. Most distinctive, the AXG Scorpion’s Alloy XSERIES Grip module.

“The P320 AXG Scorpion is an exciting product introduction because it’s our very first commercially available metal P320, and the first pistol release from SIG Custom Works,” said Tom Taylor, Sig’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “The P320 AXG Scorpion combines the weight and balance of a metal-framed pistol with the performance and reliability of the P320, delivering a uniquely refined shooting experience unlike anything else. This SIG Custom Works exclusive delivers performance you can feel.”

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With the same dimensions as the P320 Compact, the 3.9-inch barreled AXG Scorpion has an additional 5-ounces of heft. At 31.3 ounces, the 9mm is still very much an EDC candidate, one that should prove a mild-mannered shooter, producing less felt recoil and muzzle flip. Competent shooters should be capable of running the pistol fast, thanks to its weight, without worry of accuracy degeneration.

Sig outfits the P320 AXG Scorpion with the upgrades to let it run. These include the very positive Hogue G10 Piranha grip panels and rear insert, X-Series flat skeleton trigger and XRay3 Day/Night sights with U-notch rear. Additionally, the pistol features an X-Series Optic ready slide, compatible with SIG Romeo 1PRO, Leupold Delta Point Pro, or Trijicon RMR red dots.

The pistol is finished in a flat dark earth Cerakote and ships with three 17-round magazines, Sig Custom Works Case, challenge coin and certificate of authenticity. As to price, the P320 AXG Scorpion has an MSPR of $1,129.99, so expect it around $1,000 when it hits your local gun store’s shelves.

Sig P320 AXG Scorpion Specs
Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 17+1
Sights: X-RAY3 Day/Night
Overall Length: 7.4 inches
Overall Width: 1.3 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
Barrel Length: 3.9 inches
Weight: 31.3 ounces
Sight Radius: 5.8 inches
Accessory Rail: M1913
Trigger: Striker
Trigger Type: Skeletonized Flat Trigger
Grip Module: Carry AXG
Finish: Cerakote FDE
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Frame Materal: Aluminum Alloy
MSRP: $1,129.99

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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