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Sig Sauer P320: The Perfect 9mm Gun for Concealed Carry?

Sig Sauer P320. Image Credit: Creative Commons.
Sig Sauer P320. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Sig Sauer Can’t Conceal How Great the Sig Sauer P320 Shoots: One of my favorite firearms manufacturers is Sig Sauer, so I always get excited to try out anything they produce. Since they’re known for being dependable, accurate weapons, I couldn’t wait to put the Sig Sauer P320 to the test at the range.

Sig Sauer P320

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The first thing I noticed is that the Sig Sauer P320 is perfect for concealed carry. It’s just under 2 pounds and around 7 inches long, so it’s compact. I personally prefer an external safety, but the lack of one means it can’t get caught on the holster or your shirt in a situation. In fact, I went with the Sig Sauer P320 RXP Compact model and it came with 2 17-round magazines instead of the normal 15-round ones.

The Sig Sauer P320 RXP Compact also came with a Romeo 1 red dot sight from Sig Sauer to help with precision, because accuracy isn’t a problem for this handgun. Without any adjustments, I had consistent groupings inside of 2 inches at 25 yards.

That’s helped by the fact that the Sig P320 has almost no recoil. The frame is surprisingly sturdy and I had no issues with the grips to retain my sight picture. The red dot’s a nice addition, but it’s icing on the cake since the built-in iron sights are great for low-light conditions.

I put 100 rounds through the P320 with different bullet brands and had no misfire issues. Follow-up shots were easy, though I’ll note that Glock shooters might have to get used to no angle on the grip.

Speaking of, one of the best things about the P320 is how customizable it is. If you want a different barrel for an attachment or don’t like the action of the slide, both can be swapped out. The magazine release is adjustable, but the most important thing is that you can change calibers.

Since the P320 is so easy to disassemble and put back together, you can buy a Sig Sauer X-Change kit for $450 to change the caliber instead of buying a new gun. One thing I’ll note is that it’s a little top-heavy, so you’ll need to keep that in mind until you get used to it.

I liked the grips that it came with and had no problems with slipping, but you can easily find a new set of grip frames for $45 if you want a different texture. One thing that I did swap out was the trigger, because I wasn’t a fan of the standard single-action trigger.

The 5.5-pound tension didn’t bother me, but it’s got a long way to go back that was throwing off my aim. I had tighter groups after switching it, but it’s all about preference. If you’re a long-time fan of Sig Sauer, you’ll also be happy to know that the P320 can interchange magazines with the P250.

The Sig Sauer P320 is designed to be modified, so personal preference really is the name of the game. For $500 and coming with a red dot, it’s hard to beat that level of customizability and accuracy. You can always modify it to make your shooting experience even more comfortable.

Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer P320. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Sig Sauer P320 X-Carry

Sig Sauer P320 X-Carry. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Sig Sauer P320 Compact

Sig Sauer P320: Image Credit: Creative Commons.

At the end of the day, I highly recommend the P320 for target shooting and it’s perfectly reliable for concealed carry. There’s a reason that the U.S. Army has started using this solid addition to the Sig Sauer collection.

Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense, and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at the National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller, and other publications.

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Richard Douglas is a long-time shooter, outdoor enthusiast, and technologist. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at The National Interest, Cheaper Than Dirt, Daily Caller, and other publications.