The Norwegian Police has selected the SIG Sauer P320 X-Series as the standard service pistol for select agencies within its organization. The Norwegian Police is comprised of 8,000 police officers and 8,000 civilian personnel responsible for domestic law enforcement, border control, coordinating search and rescue operations, counter-terrorism, highway patrol, judicial orders, criminal investigation and prosecution.
“We are honored to earn the confidence of the Norwegian Police through their selection of the P320 X-Series as their standard service pistol,” said Ron Cohen, president and CEO of SIG Sauer. “We initially developed and engineered the P320 pistol for service with the military and law enforcement agencies. Since its introduction, it has been adopted by some of the most elite military and law enforcement agencies across the globe including the U.S. Army as the M17. We are very proud to add the specialized forces of the Norwegian Police to this list of elite agencies, and we look forward to developing and expanding this partnership.”
In June, the Denmark Ministry of Defence selected the P320 X-Carry. It was the first European NATO country to select a SIG Sauer P320 series pistol as its officially issued standard-service firearm.
The Norwegian Police conducted a testing protocol that lasted several weeks with firearms from multiple manufacturers. Accuracy, speed, performance and ergonomics were gauged by select agencies within the Norwegian Police with whom the pistol would be in service with during the procedure, and a third party was used for evaluating technical qualities. In all areas, the SIG Sauer P320 X-Series outperformed the competition, making it the pistol of choice.
The P320 X-Series pistol is a modular, striker-fired pistol with a serialized trigger group available in varying grip sizes and adaptable to multiple calibers. The intuitive three-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.