Canadian Armed Forces Adopts SIG Sauer P320

SIG Sauer’s P320 pistol is now the official sidearm of the Canadian Armed Forces.

posted on June 20, 2023
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SIG Sauer recently announced that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially transitioned to the SIG P320 pistol and received the official designation of C22.

The initial delivery of 7,000 pistols is complete and soldier fielding of the C22 is in progress to replace the Browning 9 mm adopted in 1944.

The C22 is a P320 modular, full-size, 9 mm striker-fired pistol. As for the C22 contract pistol enhancements, they include an improved ergonomic design, 17-round capacity, and a loaded chamber indicator that is visible to the user at any angle. Additionally, the C22 features the SIG Sauer P320 three-point takedown safety for pistol disassembly, which does not require a trigger pull for disassembly, and the five-point safety system.

“The selection process for the C22 was extremely competitive with safety, reliability and accuracy at the forefront—the P320 delivers on all fronts and ensures operational readiness and effectiveness for the Canadian Armed Forces,” Tom Jankiewicz, SIG Sauer’s executive vice president for law enforcement sales said. “For the first time in nearly 80 years our northern allies will field a modern, reliable pistol to support and carry out their mission. SIG Sauer is honored that the P320 is the official sidearm of the Canadian Armed Forces, and proud of the positive feedback we are receiving throughout their transition to the P320.”

The P320 pistols for the Canadian Armed Forces are distributed through MD Charlton. Learn more at


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