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Sig Sauer Launches Free Voluntary Upgrade Program For P320
Last week, Task & Purpose reported that Sig Sauer’s P320, the basis of the U.S. Army’s new pistol, had been withdrawn from use by several police departments following reports of accidental discharges when the pistol was dropped. A drop test video made by gun store, Omaha Outdoors showing the P320 firing when dropped quickly went viral.
Sig Sauer initially denied the allegations, but subsequently admitted that while the pistol passed all industry-standard tests, there were instances of accidental discharge. As a result Sig Sauer announced on Aug. 8 that it would launch a voluntary upgrade program — not a mandatory recall — to correct the problems with the P320.
True to its word, Sig Sauer has now launched a dedicated website for P320 owners explaining how they can get their free upgrade. Owners simply submit their pistol’s serial number and their contact details and Sig Sauer will contact them about how best to send in their pistol for the retrofit; Sig Sauer have confirmed it will even cover all shipping costs. Sig Sauer will then “apply the upgrades, test it, and then return it to you free of charge.”
Additionally, Sig has temporarily suspended all manufacturing and shipment of P320s from its New Hampshire factory while manufacturing changes are implemented. As the Army’s Modular Handgun System was confirmed not to have been affected by the problems, it is unclear if production for the Modular Handgun System contract is continuing in the meantime.
It’s now up to P320 owners to decide if they want to send in their pistols for upgrade. Sig Sauer did advise that turnaround time will be approximately four-to-six weeks, as they anticipate refitting a high volume of pistols in coming months.
A fire broke out on a Navy amphibious assault ship Thursday night, leaving 11 sailors with minor injuries.
Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima reported smoke in the cargo hold at 11:45 p.m. The ship was pierside at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, where it's undergoing maintenance.
Supreme Court to consider whether military personnel can be prosecuted for rape long after the crime occurred
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether military personnel can be prosecuted for rape long after the crime occurred in an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that overturned the rape conviction of an Air Force captain.
Little girls everywhere will soon have the chance to play with a set of classic little green Army soldiers that actually reflect the presence of women in the armed forces.
My brother earned the Medal of Honor for saving countless lives — but only after he was left for dead
"As I learned while researching a book about John, the SEAL ground commander, Cmdr. Tim Szymanski, had stupidly and with great hubris insisted on insertion being that night."
Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.
Air Force Master Sgt. John "Chappy" Chapman is my brother. As one of an elite group, Air Force Combat Control — the deadliest and most badass band of brothers to walk a battlefield — John gave his life on March 4, 2002 for brothers he never knew.
They were the brave men who comprised a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) that had been called in to rescue the SEAL Team 6 team (Mako-30) with whom he had been embedded, which left him behind on Takur Ghar, a desolate mountain in Afghanistan that topped out at over 10,000 feet.
As I learned while researching a book about John, the SEAL ground commander, Cmdr. Tim Szymanski, had stupidly and with great hubris insisted on insertion being that night. After many delays, the mission should and could have been pushed one day, but Szymanski ordered the team to proceed as planned, and Britt "Slab" Slabinski, John's team leader, fell into step after another SEAL team refused the mission.
But the "plan" went even more south when they made the rookie move to insert directly atop the mountain — right into the hands of the bad guys they knew were there.
The leader of a Chicago-area street gang has been arrested and charged with attempting to aid the ISIS terrorist group, the Department of Justice said Friday.
Jason Brown, also known as "Abdul Ja'Me," allegedly gave $500 on three separate occasions in 2019 to a confidential informant Brown believed would then wire it to an ISIS fighter engaged in combat in Syria. The purported ISIS fighter was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, according to a DoJ news release.