What’s the Problem?
When Sig Sauer reached an agreement with the U.S. Army in 2016 to make the P320 pistol the official field handgun of American soldiers, the military performed a drop test on the gun which found that it routinely discharged when it struck the ground from certain angles. After winning the contract, Sig updated the trigger mechanism to fix the problem on military-issued P320s, but continued to sell the original model to the public for at least another year.
The Army’s endorsement of the P320 led many U.S. police departments to adopt the handgun, except that for months police were receiving guns that had not been updated with the fix, CNN found. As a result, at least 3 law enforcement officers say they have suffered gunshot injuries when their P320s fired after being dropped or jostled, including 1 officer who claimed she was pulling the gun out of the holster when a discharge occurred that caused a bullet to tear through her femur. At least 6 civilians have also reported accidental discharges by their Sig Sauer P320 pistols, according to CNN.
Despite these problems, Sig Sauer has still not recalled the P320, and has instead only offered customers a free “voluntary upgrade” while insisting that the gun is safe. Sig also recently settled 1 class action lawsuit filed over the P320, while multiple other suits alleging injuries from accidental discharges are currently pending.
Do I Have a Sig Sauer P320 Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Sig Sauer P320 Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled firearm, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.