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.
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.
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.