Sig Sauer is in the crosshairs of a $10 million lawsuit after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer experienced an accidental discharge with his P320.

According to, on September 21, 2o20, Keith Slatowski was participating in his quarterly weapons training, in New Castle, Delaware, when his pistol misfired. The gun went off when he took hold of the pistol grip, while it was in his holster, resulting in a 9mm round discharging into his hip and exiting through his leg.

Slatowski, a former Marine, with the assistance of his attorneys Jeffrey Bagnell and Robert Zimmerman, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, February 17th, in the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Army is integrating an upgraded version of the P320, known as the Modular Handgun System (MHS), as the standard sidearm for the service. Sig Sauer stated that the MHS has “passed the U.S. Army’s testing protocols.”

Sig Sauer P320
FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – The M17 or Modular Handgun System is the Army’s newest handgun currently being fielded to Soldiers. The M17 replaces the M9 pistol, the standard Army sidearm since 1986. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The lawsuit stated that Slatowski was on the shooting line and was instructed to draw his weapon and fire two rounds. When he “placed his hand on the pistol grip to draw it out of his holster, the weapon fired.”

The suit claims that “Slatowski never touched the weapon’s trigger.” It went on to say that “the bullet struck him in his upper right hip and exited out the back of his lower thigh, causing substantial injury, maceration of tissue, blood loss, and nerve damage.”

Sig Sauer is being sued for “negligence, strict products liability, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress in view of Sig’s misrepresentations about the safety of the weapon.”

In a released statement, Slatowski said, “To this day I’m shocked that a firearms manufacturer would design, build and sell a lethal weapon knowing it could fire without the most highly trained soldier, agent, or civilian ever touching the trigger.”