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How safe is a handgun if when you drop it, or jostle it, it fires? One of the tests that most firearms go through is being dropped from several feet to see if they will fire or not. If the safety mechanism is working properly, the gun should never fire when dropped.

I knew someone who dropped a handgun and it fired, hitting him in the calf, but he had not put the safety on, so it was his fault, not the guns.

Several police officers in various locations are filing lawsuits against Sig Sauer concerning what they describe as a design flaw, which allowed their P320 to fire after it was accidentally dropped or just pulling it out of the holster.

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(The Hill) – Law enforcement officers are suing firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer over a handgun that has been known to fire on its own when dropped, according to a CNN investigation.

At least three law enforcement officials say they have suffered gun shot wounds from certain P320 handguns after dropping or rattling the weapons, CNN reported.

The company has fought back against one of the lawsuits, which was filed by Stamford, Conn., police SWAT team member Vincent Sheperis. Sheperis alleges that a holstered P320 went off after he dropped it when trying to load tactical gear into his car. According to his lawsuit, a bullet ripped through his left knee…

Supposedly, Sig Sauer was aware of the problem with the P320 prior to their making the firearms available for sale, but for some reason, didn’t address the problem. They wee more concerned about a contract with the military than they were about reworking this particular handgun to insure its safety for those handling it.

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