The other day we told you the Jacksonville Police Department in Arkansas had transitioned to the Sig Sauer P320. We also said it was only a matter of time before other law enforcement agencies announced a move over to the enormously popular gun. That time is now, and the agency in question is the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Texas Department of Public Safety Makes The Jump
Headquartered in Austin, the statewide Texas Department of Public Safety is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country. It’s comprised of 13 divisions, including the Texas Highway Patrol and Texas Rangers.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with the Texas Department of Public Safety and honored that they have chosen the Sig Sauer P320 as their official service firearm,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Sig’s executive vice president for law enforcement sales. “The modularity and ability to customize the P320 pistol, combined with the ultimate in reliability and accuracy, made it the right choice for the diverse needs, across all divisions, for the Texas Department of Safety.”
Sig’s presser says the department is buying 4,000 Sig Sauer P320 pistols for use in the Texas Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations Divisions (CID), Aircraft Division, Executive Protection Bureau, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Texas Rangers, SWAT, and Special Operations Group.
“To earn the confidence of such a highly revered law enforcement agency is truly a privilege for all of us within the Sig Sauer organization. We value and appreciate the opportunity to assist the men and women of the Texas Department of Public Safety in carrying out its mission – to protect and serve the citizens of Texas,” Jankiewicz added.
You know the drill with the P320 by now: it’s available in full-size, carry, compact and subcompact variants; it comes with a serialized trigger group making it adaptable to multiple caliber, size and grip configurations; and it’s used by every military branch, as well as an increasing number of law enforcement agencies. Check out the specs for the full-size version of the P320 below.
- Caliber: 9mm Luger / 357 SIG / 40 S&W / 45 Auto
- Action Type: Semi-Auto
- Frame Size: Full-Size
- Finish (Frame): Stainless Steel
- Frame Material: Stainless Steel
- Slide Finish: Nitron
- Slide Material: Stainless Steel
- Accessory Rail: M1913
- Trigger: Striker
- Barrel Length: 4.7 in (119 mm)
- Overall Length: 8 in (203 mm)
- Overall Width: 1.3 in (33 mm)
- Height: 5.5 in (140 mm)
- Weight: 29.5 oz (836 g)