The Sig Sauer P320 is an excellent defensive handgun option — mostly because of its many great features.
In the few short years since its introduction, the Sig Sauer P320 has established itself as an outstanding choice for a defensive handgun. It’s simple to use and operate, easy to field strip and has proven to be both a reliable and accurate shooter. Nowhere is this fact more evident than in the U.S. military’s recent selection of the P320 as the winner of its XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition.
Sig Sauer started producing the striker-fired P320 back in 2014 with a standard 9mm pistol. Since then, however, it has brought out a whole host of variations ranging from guns designed for carry to full-size race guns. And, as the manufacturer has expanded into other markets, such as optics, it has even introduced versions that come optic-equipped straight from the factory.
All of these newer models have been built with the same dedication to quality and reliability as prior ones. And they all share features that have made the original so popular.
One of the most prominent of these features is its impressive modularity — both in terms of caliber and configuration and in terms of comfort to the shooter. The Sig Sauer P320 can be relatively easily converted between its available calibers. It also is designed to fit the hands of virtually any shooter, and, due to its ambidextrous controls, it’s a friendly platform for both right- and left-handed shooters.
Of course, there’s a lot of other things to like about the P320. For more on this excellent platform, check out the video above, in which Gun Digest columnist and contributor Richard Mann covers some of the gun’s key features.
Editor’s Note: This video is one of several that were created during a torture test of Sig Sauer P320 series pistols. Stay tuned for more videos, and keep an eye out for Richard Mann’s full article in an upcoming issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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