February 19, 2021 — Sig Sauer Inc. has been hit with a $10 million lawsuit after a holstered Sig P320 discharged a 9mm bullet into an officer’s leg when he did not pull the trigger.
The lawsuit was filed by Keith S., a former U.S. Marine and federal agent who claims that the handgun has “potentially deadly design defects” that can allow it to fire without the user pulling the trigger.
He was issued the P320 as a service weapon to use as an officer for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In September 2020, during a firearms training session, he was on the firing line and instructed to draw and fire two rounds at the target.
According to the lawsuit, he never touched the trigger. Instead, when he “placed his hand on the pistol grip to draw it out of his holster, the weapon fired,” according to the lawsuit.
The 9mm bullet hit his upper right hip and exited out of the back of his thigh, resulting in severe tissue damage, blood loss, and nerve damage.
This is not the first time Sig Sauer has been accused of selling defective weapons.
Back in March 2020, the company agreed to settle a class action lawsuit claiming that P320 pistols manufactured before August 8, 2017, can fire unexpectedly when the slide and barrel are unlocked because they do not have a mechanical disconnector.
Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that this defect in P320 has caused at least 28 accidental discharge incidents involving law enforcement officers, including 15 incidents that resulted in injuries.
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