In a huge announcement for Sig Sauer employees, management and shareholders the company today announced that the city of Chicago Illinois Police Department has officially authorized the Sig Sauer P320 to be used as a duty weapon. The Chicago Police Department isn’t small by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, it’s total force is nearly 13,000 sworn officers making it the 2nd largest police department in the United States. This change of weapons is significant because it shows a continues a pattern we have seen recently with major agencies moving away from the tried and trusted Glock family of pistols to the new Sig Sauer modular pistol design. It would seem that whatever issues the Sig Sauer P320 had when it first came out have been corrected and the popularity and reputation of the brand and model haven’t been negatively affected by it. Don’t take our word for it alone, check out the official Sig Sauer press release below.

Chicago Police Department adds SIG SAUER P320 as an Authorized Duty Pistol

Newington, N.H. (May 31, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the City of Chicago Police Department has added the P320 to the department’s official authorized duty pistol list. The Chicago Police Department is the second largest police department in the United States with over 13,000 sworn officers, covering 22 police districts within the city.

“We are pleased that the SIG SAUER P320 has been added to the Chicago Police Department’s official authorized duty pistol listing,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The modular design of the P320 gives their full complement of officers the capability to easily change grip size and convert the sizing of their P320 from full-size to sub-compact, based on the officers needs and preferences. This customization feature of the P320 makes it an excellent option for a large department like the Chicago PD to meet the diversity of needs amongst officers.”

The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

The official authorized P320 pistols listed on the Department Approved Semiautomatic Pistols and Ammunition listing are: P320 Nitron Full-Size, P320 Nitron Carry, P320 Nitron Compact, and the P320 Nitron Subcompact.

“We here at SIG SAUER are honored that the Chicago Police Department has chosen to add the SIG SAUER P320 to its authorized duty pistol list and look forward to strengthening our relationship with the department,” concluded Jankiewicz.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with bar-setting quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

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