The NSSF’s SHOT Business magazine is reporting that SIG Sauer is getting ready to introduce a brand new product line called the P320 Modular Pistol. The new SIG P320 will be a striker-fired, polymer framed handgun that is designed to easily change configurations to match the shooter’s hand and use.
A shooter can change the SIG P320 to different frame sizes, different hand sizes and even different calibers. Essentially, a single serial numbered fire control unit serves as the basis for the pistol. Different sized barrels, frames and magazines can then all be used with the pistol to make a semi-custom gun to match the shooter’s need.
Currently, the company has a modular pistol in the catalog: the P250. The P250 is a hammer-fired gun, while the new P320 is striker fired. While comparisons between the two guns will inevitably happen, a comparison of the new gun to Glock, Smith & Wesson’s M&P and Springfield Armory’s XD(M) is likely a better one.
Like the P250, SIG Sauer will offer the P320 in three basic fame sizes: full, compact and sub-compact. Barrels, slides and magazines will all be made to match the various frame sizes. In theory, a shooter who wanted to buy only one gun could buy several kits from SIG Sauer and change the size and caliber of the gun at will.
Four calibers will be offered: 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG and .45 ACP. Magazine capacities will vary depending on the size of the frame used. For the full size frames, capacities will be 17 rounds for the 9mm, 10 rounds for the .45 ACP and 14 rounds for the .40 S&W and .357 SIG calibers. Smaller framed guns will have matching magazines with less capacity. For example, the 9mm mag capacity drops to 15 rounds in the compact version and 12 rounds in the subcompact version.
The P320 frames will have a Picatinny rail, and all of the guns will ship with SIGLITE night sights. MSRP will be $713 on each.
Ed. note: The original photo of the SIG P250 was removed and replaced with the above graphic. Even though it was captioned as a P250, SIG Sauer’s other modular pistol, it caused more confusion than it added to the article. I apologize for any problems this may have caused.