Sig Wins Big in Australia and Canada

After looking to replace their sidearms for some time, both the Australians and Canadians (in a historic one-two punch) gave Sig's P320 the nod, announced within days of each other.
Michael Crites


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Both the Australian and Canadian military have been using the Browning Hi-Power to fill their respective sidearm needs for generations. Both British Commonwealth countries followed the lead of London, which used the same well-traveled and dependable 13+1 shot single action 9mm throughout most of the Cold War.

Well, Britain replaced the BHP with Glock back in 2007 and since then both the Australians and Canadians have been looking at retiring theirs as well. In a probably historic one-two punch, both ended up going Sig Sauer P320 for their new handgun requirements, announced within days of each other last week.

The Australians will use an FDE P320 XCarry Pro variant, decked out with a Romeo Elite red dot and Foxtrot white light. Meanwhile, the Canadians will buy up to 9,000 undisclosed P320 models and dub them the C22 in local service.

The move leaves just India and Indonesia as the primary military users of the old Hi-Power, and both of those countries have been making them domestically under license since the 1960s. Hey, if it ain’t broke, right?

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