The Sig P320 Subcompact is a pistol that has gained a reputation for its accuracy and reliability, making it a popular choice among CCW carriers. This compact firearm is designed to be easy to carry, yet still deliver the same level of performance as its larger counterparts. (to a certain degree)
At the heart of the Sig P320 Subcompact’s appeal is its accuracy. The pistol is designed to be easy to shoot accurately, making it a great choice for self-defense and target shooting. Its 3.6-inch barrel provides a less print and the low bore axis helps to reduce muzzle rise, making follow-up shots faster and more accurate.
The pistol’s trigger is smooth and consistent, with a crisp break and a short reset. This makes it easy to shoot accurately and quickly, even under stress. The trigger pull weight is also adjustable, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. (5.5 to 6.5 pounds)
The Sig P320 Subcompact’s ergonomics also contribute to its handling and reliability. The grip is designed to provide a secure hold, with a texturized surface that prevents slipping. The grip angle is also designed to provide a natural point of aim, which makes it easier to shoot accurately. Additionally, the pistol’s overall balance and weight distribution make it easy to hold steady.
The pistol’s durability and reliability are also noteworthy. The Sig P320 Subcompact is designed to function flawlessly, even in adverse conditions. Its durable construction ensures that it can withstand frequent use and abuse, making it a great choice for anyone who needs a reliable firearm they can depend on.
The Sig P320 Subcompact’s night sights are also a plus for quickly acquiring the target. The pistol features a standard set of SIGLITE night sights, which are easy to acquire and provide excellent visibility in low-light situations. The rear sight is adjustable, allowing you to customize your sight picture to your preferences.
Manipulating the slide is easy and the design is standard across most striker fired pistols. The magazine release is positioned for easy access.(ambidextrous) Some shooters have reported slide malfunctions after putting thousands of rounds down range. This has to do with the “slide stop“ on this smaller frame, this sticks out a lot more than its previous version. Meaning for some shooters their grip may cause the slide locking back mid magazine while shooting. (heads up)
The Sig P320 Subcompact also offers customization options, allowing you to tailor the pistol to your preferences. The pistol’s modular design means that you can easily swap out different components, such as the grip module, to create a pistol that is customized to what you like.
For Self-Defense, the Sig P320 Subcompact is a plus choice to have, maybe to backup your primary carry.(its up to you) Its compact size makes it easy to carry concealed which is a segway into the type of loads that you should carry that are effective for those just-in-case moments. This article isn’t about all the type of loads but here’s a quick list.
The Sig P320 Subcompact is not the best choice for target shooting but doable for maintenance and familiarization purpose. For close encounter this subcompact will do its job accurately.
Range Time – Some shooters who have run this pistol with Federal American Eagle 115 grain FMJ loads found the performance flawless, as expected had no problem handling any JHP ammo except for the slide hiccup mentioned above.
Overall, the Sig P320 Subcompact is an excellent choice for anyone. However, it’s important to make a decision based on your desired features, the gun’s attributes, tradeoffs, and your personal use and needs.
Action: Double Action Striker-Fired Semi-Auto Caliber: 9x19mm (Also available .40 S&W, .357 SIG, .45 ACP) Capacity: 12+1 rds (Also available 10 rds, 10 rds, 6 rds); Magazine Catch repositions to either side Grip Width: 1.06” (3 Glass-Reinforced Grip Modules in small, medium & large sizes)) Weight: 24.9 oz. with Empty Mag Length: 6.67” Height: 4.67” Barrel: 3.55” Slide: Nitron High-Strength Stainless Steel; Front & Rear Cocking Serrations; Slide-Catch Lever functions from both sides Frame: One-Piece Stainless Steel Frame; Black Polymer Grip Module- Available in various sizes (Also available Flat Dark Earth & Two-Tone Flat Dark Earth Colors) Sights: High Contrast or SIGLITE Night Sights in Different Heights Other: 2 Trigger Lengths- Standard & Short; Removable & Interchangeable Fire Control & Grip Modules; No tools or trigger manipulation required for Take-Down; Uses Compact 15 & Full-Size 17 mags MSRP: $628 (Black-Standard)