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Sig Sauer is sued over pistol critics say goes off by itself

Todd Bookman
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NHPR

Sig Sauer, based in Newington, New Hampshire, maintains the P320 is safe. It is one of the country’s largest gun-makers.


Gun-maker Sig Sauer is facing fresh accusations that its P320 pistol model is prone to going off without the trigger being pulled.

A U.S. Army veteran says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Philadelphia that the defect has led to dozens of injuries over the past several years.

Related: Federal judge: proposed class action suit against Sig Sauer may proceed

Plaintiff George Abrahams is a painting contractor. He says his holstered Sig Sauer pistol discharged while he was going down the stairs and caused a serious leg injury.

The suit is the latest in a string of litigation targeting the New Hampshire-based gun manufacturer over its P320 pistol.

The gun-maker has denied its pistol is defective.

The Associated Press

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