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Sig drop tests P320 vs P226

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I own a P226 and my mom owns a P229 both 9mm. My mother read the crap about the Army getting P320s and finding out they fire when dropped and now won't touch her gun.

I'm not a handgun expert here but correct me if I'm wrong. The 320 is similar to a glock (no external hammer, single action only so less safety features compared to the 226/229). I've never owned a glock or any single action pistol.

The p226/229 have a decocking lever with a firing pin block, you can decock it and the trigger is now in double action mode which takes a fairly substantial pull for the first shot. I see no possible way a 226/229 could ever go off when dropped if they are decocked. Not even fully sure they would go off when cocked for that matter.

Am I right or wrong here? The issue is with the 320 design NOT the other sig pistols especially the hammer fired DA/SA models?

Also... maybe don't drop your weapon? :dunno:

Then Navy folks here all carry the P226 and they all say they love them and never had an issue.
 
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It’s been a while since I followed the P320 issue but last I heard they had a fix for the remote possibility that it would happen and issued a recall.

For the pistol to go off, it has to be dropped at a very specific angle at a very specific height. I saw a few drop tests on those pistol when the issue first came up and none had went off.
 

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Probably drop tested fully cocked and unlocked, and out of 1,000 drops it went off once. I'd say you are right on both. I prefer my weapon to fire when dropped, prevents most others from trying to retrieve it.
 

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