SIG Sauer Custom Shop Unveils Alloy-Framed P320 AXG Scorpion

The SIG AXG Scorpion Carry has an alloy grip module. (Photo: SIG)

The SIG Sauer Custom Works just announced a must-have for P320 fans, the new AXG Scorpion. The AXG Scorpion is a Carry-size P320 that comes with an alloy grip module and all the other Custom Works bells and whistles.

While SIG is best-known for its “Classic” series pistols, which mostly have alloy aluminum or steel frames, the P320 series is a modern, striker-fired line of handguns with reinforced polymer frames. Until now.

The AXG Scorpion combines a full-size grip with a compact slide and barrel for increased capacity and ease of carry. Chambered for 9mm Luger it has a 3.9-inch carbon steel barrel and stainless steel slide and a standard capacity of 17+1.

The alloy frame doesn’t add a lot of weight. Unloaded the pistol weighs just under 32 ounces or 2 pounds. By comparison, a standard compact P320 weighs about 26 ounces and a full size, around 29 ounces.

It uses conventional grip panels combined with a backstrap for customization. (Photo: SIG)

The frame uses conventional grip panels like most alloy- or steel-framed handguns, but it also uses a third backstrap insert for even more grip size and shape options. The frame also sports a square trigger guard with a deep undercut, fine front grip serrations and full beavertails and accessory rails.

Other Custom Works tweaks include a slide cut for optics with a blank insert and factory-installed XRay3 day and night sights. They come with three enhanced XFL, or extended feed lip magazines with high-visibility followers and rear witness holes for a quick round count. SIG will offer the AXG Scorpion with 10-round mags for restricted markets.

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The AXG Scorpion comes with a flat dark earth (FDE) Cerakote finish, machined laminate grips, and a skeletonized, flat-faced trigger. SIG hasn’t unveiled the pricing but some retailers and online dealers are listing it around $1,100 or less.

That’s pretty competitive in the world of metal-framed striker-fired handguns, which are very uncommon, and puts the AXG in line with other premium SIG handguns.

Hopefully this will be the first of a family of alloy-framed P320 pistols from SIG. There will be plenty of interest in full-size and compact models in addition to the carry size.

For more information about these and other SIG Sauer firearms and accessories, check out the SIG website.

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  • The SGM October 12, 2020, 5:29 am

    All well in good, but when will they begin manufacturing 9mm, 45 ACP, 38 SPL ammo with controlled release so the hoarders and resellers won’t be attempting to rip us off.

  • Eugene October 9, 2020, 10:26 pm

    Typical Sig all time bringing out something so beautiful I kinda knew this back months ago it’s almost a cross of the 229 and the 320

  • lance schelhammer October 9, 2020, 4:56 pm

    PRICE? Please

  • Doug G Roy October 9, 2020, 9:35 am

    Yes this is a nice AXG P320 but I’m a hammer fired man and you mentioned just like a 1911 and my question is when is Sig Sauer going to bring out some new 1911s like the good Ol days ?

  • Eugene October 9, 2020, 3:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful handgun, Sig is definitely a step above other gun manufacturers with the release of the AXG scorpion and the AXG,

  • Jim October 9, 2020, 3:00 am

    Full size please…..

  • James Storck October 8, 2020, 6:33 pm

    Instead of coming out with the new AXG Scorpion 320, you should be concentrating on filling backorders of the XFive Legion 320!!

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