The Nevada Highway Patrol, a division of the state’s Department of Public Safety, has selected the SIG Sauer P320 9 mm pistol as its official duty pistol. The agency is responsible for law enforcement across Nevada’s 110,567 square miles and has more than 480 sworn Troopers.
“Our initial transition to the SIG Sauer P320 has been seamless, and our Troopers are impressed with the accuracy and superior performance of the pistol,” said Col. Daniel Solow of the Nevada Highway Patrol. “Our diverse group of Troopers is going to appreciate the custom fit of their P320, and having the ability to choose a grip size based on their personal preference due to the unique modularity that the P320 is known for.”
The Nevada Highway Patrol is the latest in a long list of law enforcement agencies that have adopted the handgun for duty use, including the Sumter (SC) Police Department, Virginia Capital Police and even in the countries of Norway and Denmark. A version is also the official sidearm of the U.S. military.
“SIG Sauer is honored to continue our long-standing relationship with the Troopers of the Nevada Highway Patrol through their selection of the P320 as their official duty pistol,” began Tom Jankiewicz, executive vice president of Law Enforcement Sales at SIG Sauer. “We are proud of the positive feedback we have received during their transition to the P320, and with the inclusion of the optics-cut on their slides they have the ability to easily expand the pistols capabilities in the future with the addition of a red-dot optic.”
The P320 pistol—available in 9 mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W and .45 ACP—is a modular, striker-fired pistol, available in full-size, carry, compact and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adjustable to multiple calibers, size and grip options.