- Dec 11, 2005
The video basically said that the P320 passed industry and government drop tests, but apparently those tests drop the gun on the side or on the muzzle. When the gun is dropped on the back, where the hammer would be, the weight of the trigger carries enough momentum that it keeps moving after hitting the ground, moving enough to release the hammer. When they tested a version of the P320 with a flat trigger, that weighs less, the gun would not discharge. The trigger didn't have enough mass/momentum to move far enough to release the hammer. They stated that they tested several versions of the same gun, in different calibers, with the same results.