The SIG Sauer Inc. striker-fired P320 has been selected as the sidearm of choice for the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP).
The NDHP was organized in 1935 with just five patrolmen. Their duty was to enforce state laws pertaining to the protection and use of highways in North Dakota, the 19th largest state with the highest number of roads per capita.
Today, the NDHP boasts over 150 sworn officers who are assigned a wide array of tasks, ranging from driver examinations to protecting the northern border. Before selecting the SIG P320 in 9mm, the NDHP utilized P226 pistols chambered in .357 SIG.
"The North Dakota Highway Patrol looks forward to the transition to the SIG SAUER P320," said Captain Thomas Iverson. "After a thorough testing process, we are confident the new weapon will serve our agency well."
The P320 was introduced in January 2014. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army selected a variant of the P320 as its next service pistol. The P320 features extreme modularity and a clean, crisp trigger pull for outstanding striker-fired performance. The serialized trigger group is interchangeable, allowing the shooter to transform the size and caliber of the pistol. Full size, Carry, Compact and Subcompact frames are available. Grip frames are further divided into small, medium, and large to accommodate any hand size.
"From scorching summers to brutal winters, the North Dakota Highway Patrol works in some of the country's most extreme weather. We are honored that the agency continues to trust the reliability of the SIG Sauer firearms in this harsh environment," said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales. "We have a long history of providing only the best firearms for law enforcement use, and we are humbled that officers trust their lives to our products."
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