Sig Sauer P320 to replace S&W M&P as Tampa PD duty pistol

The Tampa Police Department will be updating their duty weapon to the Sig Sauer P320, Sig Sauer announced Monday. (Photo: Tampa Police Dept. via Facebook)

The Smith & Wesson M&P will soon get the boot by the Tampa Police Department as the organization moves to the Sig Sauer P320 as its new duty pistol.

The Tampa Police Department, boasting over 1,000 sworn officers in three districts of Tampa, will acquire approximately 1,375 Sig P320s to replace its current force of Smith & Wesson M&P’s.

Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice president of Law Enforcement Sales at Sig Sauer said the move to the Sig P320 is due to the pistol’s modular style.

“Sig Sauer is honored to earn the trust of the men and women of the Tampa Police Department through their selection of the P320 pistol as their official duty pistol,” Jankiewicz commented in a news release. “The modularity of the P320, with its ability to select grip size, combined with the proven reliability, accuracy, and safety of the firearm made it the right choice for this diverse group of officers.”

The P320 on display at the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Dallas. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The P320 just recently gained itself a spot on the Chicago Police Department’s list of approved duty pistols. Chicago PD also chose the design for its modularity. Introduced in 2015, the P320 pistol features a modular, striker-fired design available in full-size, carry, compact and subcompact models. Chambered in the shooters’ choice of 9mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, the P320 sports a choice of contrast or SIGLITE Night Sights. Additionally, the gun’s three-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly.

Jankiewicz said the company is pleased to offer yet another law enforcement agency with the resources to safely patrol their districts.

“We here at Sig Sauer are very proud to gain the confidence of the Tampa PD and assist them in safely carrying out their department’s mission – to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens,” said Jankiewicz.

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