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SIG comes out with metal framed P320

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sabbfan, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. sabbfan

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  2. RA40

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    Looks good!
     
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    I'm not and have not been a fan of the striker system in a pistol, as I prefer DA/SA. That said, I like the metal frame; it's a nicer feel and a good deal more prestigious, and you get to customize it with grips of your choosing. 99% of us owners will not use it in a real defensive situation (just being realistic about the odds), so if you're going to buy a gun, get something nice. That seems to be the principle here.
     
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    Roughly the size and weight of a 229?

    I'll take th 229. Or 226. Or 220. Or 228.
     
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  5. SharpDog

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    I like it. Here is my m11a1 that I purchased several years ago and added piranha grips. Past is prologue to the present:

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    Sweet, now if they'll lose the rail.
     
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    It's an aluminum frame, can't be that hard. Price is $11.49 at Amazon.
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    With the modular serialized chassis, I wonder how long till the grip is available as a part?
     
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    Interesting that it's only 3.2 oz heavier. Woulda thought there'd be more difference.
     
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    Sure, why not?
     
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    Aluminum alloy isn't that much heavier than plastic. But this is one of those things I don't get. I don't see where aluminum alloy offers any advantage over plastic, it certainly doesn't look any better. In fact the plastic framed pistols have proven to last far, far longer than aluminum, plastic is a lot cheaper to manufacture, and is more durable. And there isn't enough weight difference to matter. A steel framed pistol however would give enough weight to matter and been a more durable option.
     
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    Now, if they would just get rid of that striker abomination and put on a proper hammer, they might have something.
     
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    I think you're in the minority there. I beleive a lot of people aesthetically prefer metal to plastic, not just in guns, but on lots of items (cameras, phones, laptops etc). It gives a touch of class.
    Plus, I mentioned grips. That was not fully in jest; people like to customize their guns when they can.
     
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  14. Mr. Zorg

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    It reminds me of my Astra A75L (L for Light = aluminum frame) EDC DA/SA 8+1 capacity 9mm. It's lasted 30+ years thus far. It's noticeably lighter on my belt than my steel framed Astra A75 in 40S&W.

    My Manurhin P1 with aluminum frame is probably older than I am and still going strong.

    I'm in that demographic @lsudave posted about.

    My wife loves her Taurus 709FS 9mm, it doesn't work very well for me. Will it outlast my Astra A75L or Manurhin P1? Frankly I expect them to all outlast me.
     
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    That's a good question. I think it would be an improvement for my M17, provided it could be altered for the manual safety. Also the beavertail is a little too pronounced for my taste.
     
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    Well bummer, assumed steel when I saw metal.
     
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    That nearly equals the P229 Enhanced Elite. Although it would be nice to have RDS options factory milled for the 229's.

    Off topic looking at SIG's site, they don't show the 229 Enhanced Elite. :(
     
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    Yeah they seem to have replaced the Elites with the Legions these days, though I know they offer (or offered, it's hard to keep up with Sig production lineups these days) RDS ready 229 Legions
     
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    All they need is a few more changes and it'll be as good as a P229. :D
     
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    They introduced them to replace their shrinking alloy framed line of non-striker pistols.

    If you wanted a heavier SIG 320, you'd get the Tungsten infused TXG grip module
     
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    I'm kinda liking it. But then, I have a couple SIGs ... the frame, frontstrap all look just like the 229 Legion ... I don't have a problem with an alloy frame. Just enough weight compared to a polymer frame, but not unduly heavy for carry.

    Of course, given the current state of things ... It'll probably be a year before any of us actually spot one of these in the wild. So, 'til then, it's simply a concept.
     
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    It's nice to have the option and the features allowed by a metal frame P320.

    But, if I'm carrying it for work/duty, I'll stick with the plastic frame. It's durable, functional and practical.
     
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    Metal frame good. Steel frame better.

    Scorpion finish looks like a baby crapped its pants to me.
     
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    The more I ponder this, the more I wonder if there is a new business model for SIG here.

    Since the modular design of the P250 and the P320 moves all of the mechanical trigger assembly components to the chassis, they could provide a full variety of handgun lines through the replaceable grip options and slide/barrel assembly uppers. A near perfect P226/229 clone could be assembled on the P250 chassis with the addition of a striker fired P226/229 clone as well on the P320 chassis. Etc etc etc

    It boggles the mind!
     
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