The webpage re-affirms the guns are safe, but the company will upgrade P320 triggers for concerned owners. Reportedly, some 500,000 pistols are circulating in the consumer market.
A White House statement issued Sunday said President Trump does condemn the bigotry and racism espoused by white nationalists, adding clarity to a clumsy speech blaming “many sides” for ratcheting up racial tensions before the Charlottesville violence.
A video showing the Sig Sauer P320 — the design selected earlier this year by the U.S. Army as its official sidearm — discharge when dropped has had polarizing affects on the gun industry.
Amid increased scrutiny, Sig was named in a $7 million personal injury lawsuit by a Connecticut policeman who was injured when his holstered P320 pistol discharged when it hit the ground.
Responding to safety concerns regarding its P320 handgun design, gun maker Sig Sauer said Tuesday it will offer an upgrade to owners concerned about the design’s drop safety.
An independent test found that the Sig Sauer P320 will discharge if it lands with the bore in an upward direction, and the frame and slide contact the ground at the same time.
While the defendants have each denied the allegations, they say if the hunter did injure himself as described in the complaint, that it was the other’s fault.
Glock has largely set the standard for duty weapons and in many ways become synonymous with the word “gun,” but within that ubiquity there is a rarity: the Glock 18, a machine pistol.
Some offered praise to President Trump and the Justice Department for increasing federal gun prosecutions, but it’s unclear it’s actual impact as the rate of violent crime has increased.
According to the announcement, the manufacturer is “entertaining offers” for restructuring operations, transferring ownership or a combination of the two.