California Sheriffs to Get Sig Sauer P320s
Will they work?
The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs have selected Sig Sauer’s P320s as their firearm of choice. The striker-fired P320 pistol was chosen and hailed as reliable and modular. We hope they heard about the problems that New Jersey was having with their Sigs that they chose for their troopers. New Jersey ended up sending back a delivery of 3,000 pistols that they claim didn’t work and is now suing the New Hampshire-based gun manufacturer. New Jersey chose Sig’s P229 for its troopers.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the state of California–it was founded in 1850. The agency employs more than 700 regular employees and utilizes more than 200 volunteers. “After extensive testing, we selected the P320 in both 9mm and .40 and were impressed by its accuracy, reliability and modularity,” said Commander Sol Linver, in a press release announced by Sig Sauer. “We were literally one week away from selecting a competitor’s pistol when SIG Law Enforcement Representative Tony Levatino visited us. We couldn’t be happier with our selection of the P320, and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Sig Sauer.”
The P320 was introduced in January 2014. Earlier this year, the US Army announced that it would switch its service arm to a modified P320. The Santa Barbara sheriffs liked the P320 for its interchangeable trigger group, which allows the shooter to transform the size and caliber of the pistol. The P320 is available in Full size, Carry, Compact, and Subcompact frames. Grip frames are further divided into small, medium, and large to accommodate any hand size.
Shown is the Sig Sauer P320 RX Full-Size, taken from sigsauer.com