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The civilian version of the Army’s new handgun is having firing problems | Army Times
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The civilian version of the Army’s new handgun is having firing problems | Army Times

The civilian version of the Army’s new handgun is having problems firing when it shouldn’t.

In recent weeks, both the Dallas Police Department and the Stamford Police Department in Connecticut have suspended use of their issued Sig Sauer P320 sidearm, the civilian equivalent of the Army’s recently adopted XM17.

Both departments have cited “drop performance” problems, citing incidents when the weapon was dropped and then discharged itself.

The Army awarded a 10-year, $580 million contract to Sig earlier this year to produce its new handgun, the first replacement to the M9, made by Beretta for the Department of Defense, in more than three decades.

 An officer in the Stamford department has filed a federal lawsuit after he claims that his holstered P320 fell, hit the ground in a parking lot while he was loading gear, and fired. 

Source: The civilian version of the Army’s new handgun is having firing problems | Army Times