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Canadian Armed Forces transitions to SIG SAUER P320

June 19, 2023  By Blue Line Staff / Sig Sauer Inc.

June 19, 2023, Newington, N.H. – SIG SAUER has announced that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 and received the official designation of C22. The initial delivery of 7,000 pistols is complete and soldier fielding of the C22 is in progress to replace the Browning 9mm adopted in 1944.

The C22 is a P320 modular, full-size, 9mm striker-fired pistol. The C22 is said to feature contract pistol enhancements including improved ergonomic design, 17-round capacity, and a loaded chamber indicator that is visible to the user at any angle. The C22 is designed with the SIG SAUER P320 3-point takedown safety for pistol disassembly which does not require a trigger pull for disassembly and the five-point safety system making it the safest and most dependable pistol available.

“The selection process for the C22 was extremely competitive with safety, reliability and accuracy at the forefront – the P320 delivers on all fronts and ensures operational readiness and effectiveness for the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “For the first time in nearly 80 years, our northern allies will field a modern, reliable pistol to support and carry out their mission. SIG SAUER is honored that the P320 is the official sidearm of the Canadian Armed Forces, and proud of the positive feedback we are receiving throughout their transition to the P320.”

The P320 pistols for the Canadian Armed Forces are distributed through MD Charlton.


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