Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sig P320 Part Duex:The Grippening

One of the unique features of the Sig P320 is that the trigger group is the registered part and the grip is an unrestricted hunk of plastic. Allowing Sig to provide to the end user an assortment of grips without having to purchase another gun. The grips come in three sizes, Large, Medium, and Small in each of the different sized of guns from compact to full size.
Here is the Carry version, full size grip with 4" barrel, in L, M, and S from left to right. In testing this gun out, we were a group of four shooters needing all three grip sizes. One lefty and experience from a person who has been out to the range a sum total of less than a dozen times to competitive shooter/instructor. Our newest shooter walked right through the grip change in about a minute and a half. I got a video of me swapping from large to small and I have done the change once before after having been shown by my friend once. That's how easy it is.
In addition, something I discovered is if you are like me and have monster monkey hands with large fat fingers and you use a good high two handed grip, there is the distinct possibility that the gun will not lock open after the last round as your thumb rides the slide stop. Well, Sig knows about that and has already addressed it with a new grip design with a protected slide stop. While I was provided one, I did not swap out to it as that would require taking the trigger group apart to install the new slide stop and time and propriety just didn't let me get to it.
Interesting observation during shooting was one shooter had slidelock malfunctions with the Large grip but the gun ran flawlessly for him with the Medium  grip. Also, while I usually lean towards the largest grips I can get my hands around, the medium grip worked well for me. The ability to change grips to find what worked best for who made it very easy to shoot well with this gun.

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