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Nevada Highway Patrol Adopts SIG P320

I really don’t no what to make of this. I am not a fan of Glocks. I don’t hate them, I’m just indifferent to them mostly. I do recognize them for what they are so it baffles me that any LE agency at this point would chose the SIG over a Glock

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 21, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Nevada Highway Patrol has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 9mm pistol as their official duty pistol. The Nevada Highway Patrol is a division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety responsible for law enforcement across the entire state of Nevada with over 480 sworn Troopers.

“Our initial transition to the SIG SAUER P320 has been seamless, and our Troopers are impressed with the accuracy and superior performance of the pistol,” said Colonel Daniel Solow, Nevada Highway Patrol. “Our diverse group of Troopers is going to appreciate the custom fit of their P320, and having the ability to choose a grip size based on their personal preference due to the unique modularity that the P320 is known for.”

“SIG SAUER is honored to continue our long-standing relationship with the Troopers of the Nevada Highway Patrol through their selection of the P320 as their official duty pistol,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice president, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We are proud of the positive feedback we have received during their transition to the P320, and with the inclusion of the optics-cut on their slides they have the ability to easily expand the pistols capabilities in the future with the addition of a red dot optic.”

Is this a case of the SIG being in the government supply system and all that? The P320 is fine I guess, But I just don’t see it being better than a Glock for this kind of service.

5 thoughts on “Nevada Highway Patrol Adopts SIG P320”

  1. I would call it a combination of fashion since the M17 is the new military issue pistol, and low bid because SIG wants visibility and market share.

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  2. Shoot one.

    Retired LE. I’ve carried and owned Glocks for a long time, I recently shot a P320. The stock trigger is superior to the Glock, in my opinion. Ergonomically good, accurate. Not a SIG fan after using their P229 with the terrible DAK trigger. They have redeemed themselves with this pistol.

    YMMV.

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      • Colt 1911a1 (5 inch), Detonics Servicemaster (4.25 inch), Springfield Armory GI 1911a1 Micro Compact (3 inch) and Detonics Combatmaster (even more compact 3 inch barrel and slide) are my 1911’s. Currently only one Glock, formerly used on duty.

        In other words, I agree.

        but that P320 trigger was pretty sweet, like a 1911 trigger…

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  3. I shot a rental 320 back before the drop safety business came out. Yeah, the trigger was really sweet. Too sweet for a carry gun with no manual safety IMHO. And no trigger dingus? Yeah, hard pass on a carry gun.

    As for picking the 320 over a Glock, the variable frame sizes are a huge advantage when outfitting a crew. Glock’s length of pull is too long for an enormous percentage of the population. Having outfitted dozens of women with rental pistols, very few women can get a good grip on a Glock—I’d unscientifically estimate that 80% can’t. I have relatively small hands for a man, and I can and do make Glocks work for me, but if I had my druthers, the length of pull would be a bit shorter.

    I personally strongly prefer Glocks and recommend them a lot, but I don’t know that I’d outfit a crew with them in 2020, especially if I knew that a big portion of that crew were women who were new shooters and largely indifferent to the discipline.

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