SHOT Show always brings out the best and brightest in the gun world, and to be fair, it also brings out some of the more...interesting things. Sometimes you can predict what's coming, other times not so much.
At this year's Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, who expected to see Amend2, a magazine manufacturer, create a P320 subcompact frame?
I think it's pretty safe to say nobody but nevertheless, the Amend2 S300 Modular Pistol frame did make its debut and I'm here to tell you it's more than just another P320 frame.
The S300 Modular Pistol frame takes the Sig Sauer P320 chassis and slide, but it uses P365 magazines. This design shrinks the frame and allows it to be thinner and smaller, but you still have your P320 setup with an accessory rail. It's bigger than the P365 but much smaller than a standard subcompact P320.
This means you can make your P320 a much smaller, more comfortable gun to carry. The S300 Modular Pistol frame allows you to shrink your weapon and use magazines that vary in capacity from 10 to 12 to 15 rounds. You can also retain your favorite slide mounted red dot, compensator, sights, etc.
If you already own a P320, this is a more affordable option to make it more compact and lighter. The S300 Modular Pistol frame itself has an MSRP of $49.95, and the P365 magazines are ubiquitous and affordable.
At Range Day, Amend2 didn't have any firing models, but they laid several prototypes out and weren't shy about explaining their goals. The pictures here are of the prototype, and the guys at Amend2 told us we would see more aggressive and cleaner checkering on production models.
The grip is very comfortable and fits well in hand. The added Picatinny rail will make the gun a bit more accessory friendly.
Of course, the big question is holsters. What models will work and what won't, and for which guns. We'll continue to test them and keep you posted on that!
Are you actively looking for a holster for a polymer or other modular pistol framed firearm? Which frames/guns are you currently using?
Let us know in the comments so we can keep testing them with our holsters!
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record-setting 11 months at sea. Travis has trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines, and the Afghan National Army.
He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and pursues a variety of firearms based hobbies.
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