Sig Sauer Custom Works is releasing their first gun. An Aluminum Frame P320 in the incredibly popular Scorpion pattern. Not the Emperor Scorpion (which was okay), The Scorpion.
Like the Legion Series before, the new Custom Works guns are coming with a little extra on order than the baseline commercial models. The Custom Works are looking to offer, to the discerning buyer, SKU’s that go above and beyond a production gun’s feature set and offer something more.
The P320 AXG Scorpion combines the weight and balance of a metal framed pistol with the performance and reliability of the P320, delivering a uniquely refined shooting experience unlike anything else.
Utilizing the new AXG (Alloy XSeries Grip) metal grip module as a foundation, the SIG Custom Works team has carefully selected a set of premium options and performance upgrades, creating a limited edition P320 that blends the style and shootability of a classic metal frame pistol with the modern features you expect from the P320. And like all Custom Works products, it’s delivered in an exclusive, ultra-premium package.
The P320 AXG is an evolution of the popular X-Series and combines the ergo’s of the P226 with the X-Series P320. As the P226 and P229 continue to be my favorite carry guns, this just fits.
Alloy frames on striker guns are not a new concept (looking at you, Walther), but when well executed they make for a superb firing combination. We are used to striker fire guns being light framed. Glocks, M&Ps, Walthers, and SIGs amongst the crowd make phenomenal duty and carry guns out of polymer. They save weight and save cost. They work almost boringly well too.
But those cost you something intrinsic within alloy frame guns, because nothing shoots quite like a metal frame. The reason that the Beretta 92X is beloved and the APX is merely accepted, the reason that the P226 is still SIGs flagship sidearm and the image inherent to SIG, the reason guns like the 2011 are so incredibly popular, are that alloy frames just shoot. They meld with the hand and absorb recoil. They stay steadier on target and communicate tactilely with the shooter. Shooting a polymer gun is using a tool. Shooting a good alloy frame just feels right.
They just shoot better, in my humble opinion, and I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these.