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Old 02-27-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Sig P320 - range review

I got the P320 full size from a big box store (normally mark up their price way above academy) but as luck would have it, i happen to venture when they were running a sale for a night sight equipped P320 for $599. To compare, academy has one for $549 without the night sight option. So i spent what a normal retail for this thing would (maybe saved $50 bux or so) but on a store that was supposed to run $100 off sale - yep, it went back to $699 for the sig-lite option.
Anyway i fell in love with it. and finally was able to take it to the range last wednesday and shot 275 rds of 124 gr WWB.
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1. It's a gen 2, judging by the slide stop design.
2. No light primer strikes.
3. 100% reliable.
4. It shot low for me. I don't know if its because I've been shooting my G34 for years. At 7 yards, I shot about an inch low. Maybe i just need to get used to how the gun feel, etc.
5. Magazine was advertised to hold 17 but that last round was a pain. I kept it loaded with 16 when i got it and left it loaded for a week hoping it would loosen up the spring. I couldn't put 17 rds when it was brand new.
6. Trigger is amazing. Smooth all the way through. Definitely helps with the accuracy I was getting.

I need to bring my G34 to do a side by side comparison. But overall I love the design and the way it shoots. Will keep you guys posted. I plan on hitting the range Wednesday.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:20 AM   #2
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4. It shot low for me. I don't know if its because I've been shooting my G34 for years. At 7 yards, I shot about an inch low. Maybe i just need to get used to how the gun feel, etc.
This is exactly why it shot low. You've been shooting your Glock with its inhuman grip angle for years, and now you're ruined on ergonomic guns.

. . oh, and . .

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Old 02-27-2017, 11:30 AM   #3
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This is exactly why it shot low. You've been shooting your Glock with its inhuman grip angle for years, and now you're ruined on ergonomic guns.
Its only 2 degrees different than the 1911. Is the 1911 also inhuman or are those 2 degrees really that important?



or if you measure it a different way, they're both inhuman.

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Old 02-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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I love my P320 compact. Mine shoots POA and is just as accurate as my VP9 (which is extremely accurate lol)
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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Its only 2 degrees different than the 1911. Is the 1911 also inhuman or are those 2 degrees really that important?



or if you measure it a different way, they're both inhuman.
except that your arbitrarily eliminating the hump in the backstrap of the glock
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except that your arbitrarily eliminating the hump in the backstrap of the glock
I had to update the url for the first picture so the forum would show it. If you measure down the center of the grip (first pic), you get 112 degrees. If you measure down the front edge (second pic), its 110 degrees. Are you saying that the grip angle is now not inhuman, but the hump on the back of the Glock is? The 1911 in the first picture also has a bit of a hump, btw.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:06 AM   #7
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I had to update the url for the first picture so the forum would show it. If you measure down the center of the grip (first pic), you get 112 degrees. If you measure down the front edge (second pic), its 110 degrees. Are you saying that the grip angle is now not inhuman, but the hump on the back of the Glock is? The 1911 in the first picture also has a bit of a hump, btw.
Point being as follows:
How about we measure from the point that actually contacts your hand and thereby shifts your natural point of aim vertically? Or do some of us not know the basic fundamentals of handgun marksmanship?

As for the hump on the original 1911, guess why it was removed in subsequent models... (see above)
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People get way too hung up on grip angles.

Every handgun I have fired that has not performed the way it aught to has always been traced back to how *I* was handling it, and I am no expert.
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Anywho, back to the Sig P320, whats not to love? I mean really? 17rnd 9mm mag, relatively lightweight, accurate, reliable, striker fired.

Why not buy one or two?

.....previous question does not apply to Glock fanboys that think Glock is better than anything ever created ever in the history of ever. (I say this as a Glock owner)
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Anywho, back to the Sig P320, whats not to love? I mean really? 17rnd 9mm mag, relatively lightweight, accurate, reliable, striker fired.

Why not buy one or two?

.....previous question does not apply to Glock fanboys that think Glock is better than anything ever created ever in the history of ever. (I say this as a Glock owner)
$45 magazines... ha!

Until Mec Gar comes out with $25 mags, I'm out.

And I really want one.
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Mags are really closer to $30 when you shop around. Still pricy, but 30% cheaper than $45. https://www.ammunitiondepot.com/448-sig-sauer-magazines At least they're mostly metal. Only the 22lr ones were plastic.
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$45 magazines... ha!

Until Mec Gar comes out with $25 mags, I'm out.

And I really want one.
Wont take long with the military contract that Sig just won for the P320.

So I say again...Why not?
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My Tacops came with four 21-round magazines. I don't feel the need to buy anymore.
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I'd really like to try out a P320, and my employer recently came very close to switching our issued pistol from the P220 to the P320. Still, we didn't switch, and I am having a very hard time justifying in my mind why I need to get another pistol when my hammer fired Sigs are doing a fine job.

Either way, for those who collect, or are looking for a new primary carry gun, the P320 looks like a strong contender. It has been selected as the replacement for the M9 in the US Armed Forces, and has gained a lot of traction among law enforcement. Civilian sales always seem to follow the other two, and appear brisk at the moment.

I'm not sure that I'm sold yet on the modular concept as it seems that supply of replacement frames is sketchy at best right now. Still, as a stand alone, striker fired pistol, it looks great. I am also sure that with the .gov contract, parts availability will improve with time, as will aftermarket accessories.

Sounds like you got a fine pistol OP.
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I recently got a P320, full size .45. The thing's an absolute tack driver. As far as the modularity goes, the grips/frames are available everywhere. Caliber x-change kits in 357 and 40 are easy to find. The 9mm kits are fucking unicorns right now. They're on backorder everywhere for $300, but available directly from Sig @ $407.

For me, Glocks point more naturally. When I bring the p320 up to my eye, its pointing down a bit. I have to purposefully point it up a bit. As far as trigger goes, I think the p320 trigger is a tad better than the Glock 34 gen 4. They're about the same effort to pull, but the sig feels like the trigger is shorter.
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When I bought mine, in .40, they were offering a 20% discount, good forever one time, on future purchases from Sig. Recently they had a 20% promotion and had the 9mm compact exchange in stock, I jumped on it. Good thing it came with a mag, as I ordered a extra and still don't have it. Anything in 9mm has always been very hard to get.
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I picked up 17rd 9mm mags from ammunition depot. $32ish each, in stock, and fast shipping. They're showing the 15rd ones out of stock, though.
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I was on their "notify when in stock" list and all I got was spamed everyday. Bye.
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Saturday shooting steel. It still shot low but not as much. My first range trip i used 124gr. Saturday i used my 115 gr. Seems flatter shooting and almost POA/ POI. So i did have some trouble hitting the smaller dueling tree plates.

Sunday I took NRA pistol 2 and did really well with it.
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Saturday shooting steel. It still shot low but not as much. My first range trip i used 124gr. Saturday i used my 115 gr. Seems flatter shooting and almost POA/ POI. So i did have some trouble hitting the smaller dueling tree plates.

Sunday I took NRA pistol 2 and did really well with it.
Nice shooting!
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I officially have joined club SIG and I am hooked.

I chose the SIG P320 9mm Compact in all black.
Will only make 2 changes to the firearm and that's change the lower out for an OD Green (couldn't find it in green) and change out the standard sites for the SIG X-RAY sites.

Got it today, wiped it down, lubed and off to the range I went.
Around 200-225 rounds through it (took the G17, also)

Federal Brass cased and aluminum 115 gr. FMJ.
No malfunctions.

I couldn't believe how accurate it is.
Was actually so easy that it was AlMoSt boring.
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