Last fall, Sig Sauer launched the new AXG line of pistols with the Custom Works P320 AXG Scorpion—a compact 9mm hybrid that combines features of the striker-fired P320 with a P226-style metal frame. In case you were wondering, the AXG stands for Alloy XSeries Grip, and the metal frame was a fairly significant change from the original design of the traditional polymer frame P320.
As Travis put it in the review he wrote in January, “There is something about a metal frame that fits my hand better and is ergonomically superior to polymer frames. Not that I hate polymer frames, I have polymer frame friends, you guys. Metal frames feel better in my hands, so when SIG announced the P320 AXG, I got excited.”
Fast forward to Spring 2021 and the next model in the AXG lineup came out: the P320 AXG Classic. The Classic is a limited edition Sig Custom Works variant, carry-sized with custom walnut grip panels.
And now, just a month after the Classic model was released, Sig has rounded out the AXG lineup by announcing the full-sized model. This one is a standard offering (as compared to Custom Works). It’s called the P320 AXG Pro and the features include a pro-cut full-length slide, black anodized grip module, black G10 grips, and XRAY3 day/night sights. It’s optics-ready and compatible with several popular red dots.
In the video below, Phis Strader covers the details.
Here’s how Sig describes it in the official press release:
SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the P320 AXG Pro, the first full-sized P320 pistol featuring the metal AXG grip module, with the AXG detachable magwell, and paired with the full-length SIG SAUER Pro-Cut slide.
“The hottest ticket in the world of P320 is the AXG series of pistols which combines the modern features and modularity of the P320 platform, with the performance and feel of a metal frame,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the lightening cuts of the pro-cut slide and the added weight of the AXG metal grip, the P320 AXG Pro is the perfect combination of style and performance, from fit to finish, in a full-size package.”
The SIG SAUER P320 AXG Pro is a metal, 9mm striker-fired pistol, with a black anodized AXG full-size grip module with a detachable AXG magwell, custom Hogue black G10 grip panels, a precision-machined deep undercut, and an extended beavertail for an ergonomic, comfortable fit. The pistol features an XSERIES flat trigger and a Nitron full-size SIG Pro-Cut slide with lightening cuts, XRAY3 Day/Night sights, comes optic-ready, and is compatible with direct-mount options for the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro, the soon to be released SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO2, Delta Point Pro, and RMR Reflex Optics. The P320 AXG Pro ships with (2) 17-round steel magazines featuring Henning Group basepads.
P320 AXG Pro Specs
Overall length: 8.2 inches
Overall height: 5.5 inches
Overall width: 1.6 inches
Barrel length: 4.7 inches
Sight Radius: 6.6inches
Weight (w/magazine): 35.4 oz.
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