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The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches!

Update 3-16-2015: Sig has released a chart to help illustrate the difference between the P320 Carry and P320 Compact.

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Original post below:

So... back when we posted our video detailing the P320 and P250, we pointed out that it was strange that the P250 Compact was the same as the P320 Carry in overall dimensions. Well... it seems that this is turning into a real cluster.

The gun that we have all known as the P320 Carry is no longer the Carry... What, what?

Yup, the gun initially branded as the P320 Carry, including their micro site (still as of this post), calls out the Carry as having a 3.9" barrel and overall height of 5.3". That meets up to the P250 Compact.

Now, they've made a new Carry and the old Carry is now the Compact (making it the same size as the P250 Compact).

See screenshots below from SigEvolution.com showing the P320 line as of 2014 which means the P320 Carry specs will be incorrect in 2015:

P320-sigevolution-3gunsp320-specs1 P320 Parts

And then see the screenshots from SigSauer.com:

P320overview1P320CarryDescription  P320CarrySpecs

2015 P320 Line

So what is the difference between the 2014 Carry and the 2015 Carry?

The 2015 Carry has a full height grip shell allowing for full size magazines (uh oh, that means mag size confusion to follow). It has a 3.9" barrel and that makes the barrel / slide the same length as the 2014 Carry but it is taller (the same height as the full size).

You will also notice from the photos below that the grip shell is essentially a full size grip shell cut back to the length of the slide.

The 2014 P320 Carry has the same size grip shell as the P250 Compact along with a compact magazine.

The specs of the four P320 models slated for 2015 are as follows:

SUB-COMPACT

COMPACT (same as 2014 Carry)

CARRY

FULL SIZE

Calibers

9mm

9mm, 40 Cal, 357 SIG, 45ACP

9mm, 40 Cal, 357 SIG, 45ACP

9mm, 40 Cal, 357 SIG, 45ACP

Overall Length

6.7"- 170mm

7.2"- 183mm

7.2"- 183mm

8.1"- 203mm

Overall Height

4.7"- 119mm

5.3"- 135mm

5.5"- 140mm

5.5"- 140mm

Overall Width

1.4"- 36mm

1.4"- 36mm

1.4"- 36mm

1.4"- 36mm

Barrel Length

3.6"- 91mm

3.9"- 99mm

3.9"- 99mm

4.7"- 119mm

Sight Radius

5.5"- 140mm

5.8"- 147mm

5.8"- 147mm

6.6"- 168mm

TriggerPull DA Striker

5.5-7.5 lbs - 24.5-33.4 N

Weight With Magazine

24.9 oz - 706g

25.9 oz -737g

26.5 oz- 751g

29.4 oz- 833g

Mag Capacity

12 (9)

15(9) 13 (40/357) 9 (45)

17(9) 14 (40/357) 10 (45)

17(9) 14 (40/357) 10 (45)

P320 Model Comparison

Why does this matter? Because we, and pretty much every other dealer out there, have been branding the 2014 P320 Carry as a P320 Carry but in 2015 it is a P320 Compact.

Because there are tons of websites, YouTube videos (including ours), and photos calling out the 2014 version it will be extremely confusing when you're shopping for one. If you are in the market for a P320 Carry or P320 Compact, you should probably verify the exact dimensions to be 100% sure you know what you're going to get.

We will be updating our products as soon as possible so that the names reflect the 2015 Specs.

The part numbers for the 2015 P320 line are as follows:

UPC Code Item Number Description  MSRP 
Subcompact  SMALL Grip Module
798681513512 320SC-9-B Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, Contrast Sights,  (2) 12rd Magazines  $628.00
798681513529 320SC-9-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Night Sights,  (2) 12rd Magazines  $713.00
Compact  MEDIUM Grip Module, 1913 Picatinny Rail (Small & Large Grip Modules available separately)
798681505951 320C-9-B Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, Contrast Sights, 15rd Magazine  $628.00
798681474264 320C-9-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, 15rd Magazine  $713.00
798681505968 320C-40-B Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, Contrast Sights, 13rd Magazine  $628.00
798681474271 320C-40-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, 13rd Magazine  $713.00
798681505975 320C-357-B Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG Contrast Sights, 13rd Magazine  $628.00
798681474288 320C-357-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, SLITE Sights, 13rd Magazine  $713.00
798681513499 320C-45-B Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, Contrast Sights, (2)  9rd Magazines  $628.00
798681513505 320C-45-BSS Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, SLITE Night Sights,  (2) 9rd Magazines  $713.00
798681505876 320C-9-FDE Flat Dark Earth Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, 15rd Magazine  $713.00
798681505883 320C-40-FDE Flat Dark Earth Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, 13rd Magazine  $713.00
798681505890 320C-357-FDE Flat Dark Earth Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, SLITE Sights, 13rd Magazine  $713.00
798681512959 320C-9-TSS-ODG Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, OD Green Grip Module, 15rd Magazine  $713.00
798681512966 320C-40-TSS-ODG Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, OD Green Grip Module, 13rd Magazine  $713.00
Carry  MEDIUM Grip Module, 1913 Picatinny Rail (Small & Large Grip Modules available separately)
798681514298 320CA-9-B  Black Nitron Finish, 9mm,Contrast Sights, 17rd Magazine  $628.00
798681514236 320CA-9-BSS  Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, 17rd Magazine  $713.00
798681514243 320CA-9-BSS-TB  Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, 17rd Magazine,THD BBL 13.5X1LH  $785.00
798681514250 320CA-40-B Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, Contrast Sights, 14rd Magazine  $628.00
798681514267 320CA-40-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, 14rd Magazine  $713.00
798681514274 320CA-357-B Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, Contrast Sights, 14rd Magazine  $628.00
798681514281 320CA-357-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, SLITE Sights, 14rd Magazine  $713.00
798681513475 320CA-45-B Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, Contrast Sights,  (2) 10rd Magazines  $628.00
798681513482 320CA-45-BSS Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, SLITE Night Sights, (2)  10rd Magazines  $713.00
Full Size  MEDIUM Grip Module, 1913 Picatinny Rail (Small & Large Grip Modules available separately)
798681506019 320F-9-B  Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, Contrast Sights, 17rd Magazine  $628.00
798681474295 320F-9-BSS  Black Nitron Finish, 9mm, SLITE Sights, 17rd Magazine  $713.00
798681506026 320F-40-B Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, 14rd Magazine  $628.00
798681474301 320F-40-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 40 S&W, SLITE Sights, 14rd Magazine  $713.00
798681506033 320F-357-B Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, Contrast Sights, 14rd Magazine  $628.00
798681511419 320F-357-BSS Black Nitron Finish, 357 SIG, SLITE Sights, 14rd Magazine  $713.00
798681513451 320F-45-B Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, Contrast Sights,  (2) 10rd Magazines  $628.00
798681513468 320F-45-BSS Black Nitron Finish, .45ACP, SLITE Night Sights, (2)  10rd Magazines  $713.00

The good news is that if you're just looking at part numbers, the part numbers used in 2014 for the P2014 P320 Carry are essentially converting to the 2015 P320 Compact. If you see a part number starting with 320ca- you know that it is the 2015 version.

P320 Mags and Grip Shells

Adding to the confusion of the naming scheme change, you'll need to pay close attention when ordering magazines or grip shells.

We can assume that Sig will introduce another grip shell matching the 2015 Carry grip shell so that those with a 2014 Carry can convert their pistol (or you can use a MAG-MOD-C-9-17-X / MAG-250C-9-17-X which is a full size mag with an X-Grip adapter closing the gap).

If you're buying a 2015 P320 Carry, that firearm (firearm part number starting with 320CA-) will accept full size mags. The part numbers start with MAG-MOD-F-.

If you have a P2014 P320 Carry (firearm part number starting with 320C-) you'll use MAG-MOD-C- prefix part numbers.

It is also worth noting that the P250 mags will work in the appropriate size P320. So a Full Size P250 mag is essentially the same as MAG-MOD-F-, a Compact P250 mag is the same as MAG-MOD-C-, and the P250 SubCompact mag is the same as MAG-MOD-SC-.

We will try to make a new video in the near future explaining these changes in detail and we will try to illustrate the correct mags for each pistol variation.

Questions?

This is confusing stuff. Do you still have questions? Leave a comment below!

16 thoughts on “The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches!”

  • Austin

    What are the item numbers for the FDE grip shell?

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  • […] and Sub-Compact. Corresponding P320 models were the Full Size, Carry, and Sub-Compact. During 2014, SIG changed the name of the P320 Carry to Compact, corresponding with the P250 (and other SIG lines). But to add to confusion, SIG […]

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  • Griff

    Yeah, this was confusing to me as well. I just ordered a P320 from the local firearm dealer yesterday, I knew that Sig had recently changed their naming scheme for the pistolt. They didn't have any P320s in stock so they are ordering one for me, I made sure that when they were showing me the different models that they knew I wanted the Compact with the 15 round mag in 9mm. It took a while until we sorted out what was what from their supplier but they eventually found the right one. Here's to hoping they didn't screw it up and I got the right one hahaha.

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  • […] The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches! […]

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  • […] Here is a good explanation of the naming convention for thr P320. THE P320 NAMING SCHEME IS GOING TO CAUSE HEADACHES! […]

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  • […] is another link I stole from another thread on this: The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches! / Osage County Guns Blog I still can't figure out if the 2015 Carry is going to have its own grip module or will use the […]

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  • Fred Meine

    When are they going to sell the conversion kits? Seriously, this wait is stupid

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  • Bill

    Leave it to Sig to stand in the way of thier own success.

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  • […] Exactly. Since the 2015 models are out they should change the listing as others may order one and find themselves with the Compact when they want the full size grip like myself. These guys did it right and letting their customers know. The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches! / Osage County Guns Blog […]

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  • […] I know it's a long shot but I've had good luck when I contact them through Facebook. It gives you more time to explain everything and they actually listen to your concerns and answer your questions. I went through some issues when I purchased my P320C because it was labeled and sold as a P320 Carry and when it arrived I told them it was a mistake and they looked into it and I sent them several online gun shops that were selling them as Carry models when they were actually Compact. Osage County Guns are the only ones who really addressed the issue. The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches! / Osage County Guns Blog […]

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  • nifferman

    I appreciate this blog info. Used a Sig 229 as duty piece for decade now, but was contemplating making the jump to Gs. With the P320 striker option, just bought a full size to use as my new duty as my Sig served me well and am accustom to the grip. Envisioned buying complimentary carry gun so was shopping the P320 Carry vs Compact but couldn't get much clear info.
    Given the info here, intend to go with the, what is now, the Carry option.....not much diff from the compact and can use same mags as my full size 320....(I know,,,,,you glock guys can interchange just about all same caliber mags between models).....and will be same grip.
    Anyway, appreciate the info.......hopefully this won't confuse/be issues with all the holster makers as well......hopefully, given same barrel length/same upper area/both have rails, one holster may work for the Sig Carry and Compact....??

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  • […] are three different barrel lengths: The P320 Naming Scheme is going to cause Headaches! / Osage County Guns Blog But you can use the compact grip with the full length […]

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  • Jofiss Cruz

    Welcome to the land of many SKU's

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  • Caster troy

    Here's a question..I got my 320 last winter after all this confusion has hopefully been resolved but I have yet to see or read about another p320 saying medium compact like mine..does anyone have any info on the medium compacts

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