The Chicago Police Department added the SIG Sauer P320 to its officially authorized duty pistol list. The agency is the second-largest police department in the United States with more than 13,000 sworn officers, covering 22 police districts within city limits.
“We are pleased that the SIG Sauer P320 has been added to the Chicago Police Department’s official authorized duty pistol listing,” said Tom Jankiewicz, executive vice president for SIG Sauer Law Enforcement Sales. “The modular design of the P320 gives their full complement of officers the capability to easily change grip size and convert the sizing of their P320 from full-size to sub-compact, based on the officers needs and preferences. This customization feature of the P320 makes it an excellent option for a large department like the Chicago PD to meet the diversity of needs amongst officers.”
The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact and subcompact sizes. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size and grip options. The P320 is available in 9 mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, 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 Army announced it was purchasing versions of the pistol—designated the M17 and M18—in early 2017 to replace its aging fleet of M9s. The handguns were first fielded by Soldiers late last year, although it’s expected to take years for the branches to completely retire the Beretta sidearms.
Versions of the SIG Sauer P320 officially authorized by the Chicago Police Department include the: P320 Nitron Full-Size, P320 Nitron Carry, P320 Nitron Compact, and the P320 Nitron Subcompact. “We here at SIG Sauer are honored that the Chicago Police Department has chosen to add the SIG Sauer P320 to its authorized duty pistol list and look forward to strengthening our relationship with the department,” Jankiewicz said.