SMB Files Most Recent Lawsuit Related to Sig Sauer P320 Handgun that Fires Without a Trigger Pull

SMB filed the most recent lawsuit against Sig Sauer, this time on behalf of a 30-year veteran law enforcement officer from Tampa, Florida who suffered devastating injuries when his P320 handgun fired a live round into his leg without the trigger being touched.

The legal team collectively represents over a dozen injured law enforcement officers and civilians whose defective Sig Sauer handguns have caused life-altering injuries. The latest victim joins the legal teams’ other clients in calling for an immediate recall of the P320 so that no one else suffers this horrific fate.

Law enforcement officers and civilians have received serious, often career-ending, injuries through no fault of their own. These injuries occurred when their Sig Sauer P320 pistols fired a live round without the individuals ever pulling the gun’s trigger.

Sig Sauer, Inc., headquartered in New Hampshire, has failed to issue a recall for this dangerous product, placing potentially one million Sig Sauer P320 gun owners at risk for serious injury or death.

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If you or a loved one’s Sig Sauer P320 pistol suddenly discharged without the trigger being pulled, you can benefit from representation by one of the most skilled attorneys in the country and his team. SMB is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve.

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What is a Sig Sauer P320?

The Sig Sauer P320 is a modular semi-automatic pistol made by SIG Sauer, Inc. in New Hampshire. After landing a massive deal to supply these pistols to the U.S. Army, Sig Sauer made these pistols for law enforcement and the general public.

Is the Sig Sauer P320 prone to firing without a trigger pull?

These guns are prone to firing without anyone ever pulling the trigger. Sig Sauer was ordered to fix the pistols for the military but continued to sell the commercial version of the gun without the fix. Even with a “voluntary upgrade” later offered for these pistols, the Sig Sauer P320 is still operating with a “potentially deadly design defect,” which can inadvertently discharge, even when the gun is holstered, according to multiple lawsuits filed.

My holstered Sig Sauer P320 discharged without me pulling the trigger. What should I do?

If you sustained injuries as a result of your P320 handgun discharging without you ever touching the trigger, contact us immediately.


Officer Northrop’s P320 should not have discharged without the trigger being pulled. What happened to Officer Northrop could have happened to any of his fellow officers and should never happen again.

Robert W. Zimmerman

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The latest lawsuit against Sig Sauer, Inc., the maker of the controversial P320 semi-automatic pistol was filed by Howard Robert Northrop, 69, a longtime Tampa resident and decorated officer, alleges in the complaint (Northrop v. Sig Sauer, et al. Circuit Court of Florida, 7/27/2021) that his department-issued Sig Sauer P320 wounded him in the leg without ever touching the weapon’s trigger.

In addition, another complaint was filed this year by Keith Slatowski, 48, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent in Philadelphia. He alleges in the complaint (Slatowski v. Sig Sauer, Inc. 2:21-cv-00729, 02.17.2021) that while preparing to fire his service weapon on September 21, 2020, at a government firing range, was suddenly shot with a 9mm round without touching the trigger.

Additional Coverage

Former Florida police officer sues Sig Sauer, saying weapon fired by itself,” WMUR, July 28, 2021

Trigger Warning,” CNN, June 6, 2018



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