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The commercial version of the Sig Sauer P320 might have undergone its share of controversy recently, but the Army—which picked a version of it as its official sidearm back in January—still has a pistol to test. And test they did, putting it through its paces for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Bragg’s Range 29 on Aug. 27. Scroll through the gallery above to see the photos.
In a press release, the Army said most soldiers who sent rounds through the P320 that day were with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, but testers from throughout the service will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks, including soldiers from the Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Kentucky, as well as the 3rd Infantry Division based in Georgia.
“We wanted to make sure that we have a huge sample to make sure that we’ve got this right — that the Army has it right,” said OTC’s Col. Brian McHugh.
Some of the military occupational specialties involved in the testing process include police, pilots, infantry and crew chiefs.
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