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Ammoland Inc. Posted on June 11, 2018 by AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson

Newington, N.H. –-(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Tampa Police Department will replace their official duty pistol from the Smith & Wesson M&P, to the SIG SAUER P320. The Tampa Police Department has over 1,000 sworn officers, covering three districts that encompass the entire municipality of Tampa, Florida.

“SIG SAUER is honored to earn the trust of the men and women of the Tampa Police Department through their selection of the P320 pistol as their official duty pistol,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice president, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The modularity of the P320, with its ability to select grip size, combined with the proven reliability, accuracy, and safety of the firearm made it the right choice for this diverse group of 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 Tampa Police Department will acquire 1,375, P320 pistols to replace their current Smith & Wesson M&P’s as the approved official duty pistol.

“We here at SIG SAUER are very proud to gain the confidence of the Tampa PD and assist them in safely carrying out their department’s mission – to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.


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What caliber? NCSBI scheduled to transition to P320's .45acp, but had many failures during testing. Sig and NCDPS mutually agreed to cancel the order. This, at the time, was after Sig focused their attention to the military contract.

NCSBI went Gen 4 Glocks.


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What caliber? NCSBI scheduled to transition to P320's .45acp, but had many failures during testing. Sig and NCDPS mutually agreed to cancel the order. This, at the time, was after Sig focused their attention to the military contract.

NCSBI went Gen 4 Glocks.

Surprised to hear this. I took a class at the Sig Academy and the guy next to me had his H&K go down. The Academy lent him an P320 in 45acp and he shot a couple of thousand rounds through it the rest of the week without a flaw.


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What caliber? NCSBI scheduled to transition to P320's .45acp, but had many failures during testing. Sig and NCDPS mutually agreed to cancel the order. This, at the time, was after Sig focused their attention to the military contract.

NCSBI went Gen 4 Glocks.

Surprised to hear this. I took a class at the Sig Academy and the guy next to me had his H&K go down. The Academy lent him an P320 in 45acp and he shot a couple of thousand rounds through it the rest of the week without a flaw.


Ah, yes. I remember. The only time I have witnessed an HK go down hard....


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Whats NCSBI?
 
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Originally posted by craigcpa:
What caliber? NCSBI scheduled to transition to P320's .45acp, but had many failures during testing. Sig and NCDPS mutually agreed to cancel the order. This, at the time, was after Sig focused their attention to the military contract.

NCSBI went Gen 4 Glocks.

Surprised to hear this. I took a class at the Sig Academy and the guy next to me had his H&K go down. The Academy lent him an P320 in 45acp and he shot a couple of thousand rounds through it the rest of the week without a flaw.


Ah, yes. I remember. The only time I have witnessed an HK go down hard....


Just a curiosity, what HK model was it that failed and failed how?
 
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Originally posted by craigcpa:
What caliber? NCSBI scheduled to transition to P320's .45acp, but had many failures during testing. Sig and NCDPS mutually agreed to cancel the order. This, at the time, was after Sig focused their attention to the military contract.

NCSBI went Gen 4 Glocks.

Surprised to hear this. I took a class at the Sig Academy and the guy next to me had his H&K go down. The Academy lent him an P320 in 45acp and he shot a couple of thousand rounds through it the rest of the week without a flaw.


Ah, yes. I remember. The only time I have witnessed an HK go down hard....


Just a curiosity, what HK model was it that failed and failed how?


MK23. Something in the external safety system/decocker locked up internally.


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Thanks for responding and letting me know. Smile
 
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The only time I have witnessed an HK go down hard....


NJ State Trooper Scott M. Gonzalez died when the firing pin failed on the issue P7M8 handguns. Not long after that, then Gov. Kristie Whitman ordered a new handgun to be issued immediately without a bid process. Unfortunately, the SW99 was no better. eventually the P228 was issued.


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So not only an HK but THE HK. Smile. Wow.


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I believe that particular HK had been rebuilt several times . I know my agency traded out of our issued P7M8s around the same time.
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The only time I have witnessed an HK go down hard....


NJ State Trooper Scott M. Gonzalez died when the firing pin failed on the issue P7M8 handguns. Not long after that, then Gov. Kristie Whitman ordered a new handgun to be issued immediately without a bid process. Unfortunately, the SW99 was no better. eventually the P228 was issued.
 
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MK23. Something in the external safety system/decocker locked up internally.

Thankfully the MK23 doubles as a bludgeoning weapon, so it's not like the shooter was defenseless. Wink
 
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I was saddened to read of the NJSP officer death. These internet links shows that he was able to discharge his service weapon seven times in self-defense against a lethal shotgun attack after his cruiser was rammed.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/1...per-scott-m-gonzalez

http://www.njsp.org/memoriam/1990s/gonzalez.shtml

As the P7M8 holds eight rounds, and he was able to shoot and wound the assailant even though himself gravely wounded, it appears that the P7M8 did not fail. The entire incident is just a horrible event that shows once again how our officers risk it all every day.


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