SIG Sauer announced that the Nevada Highway Patrol is switching its duty weapon from the SIG P226R in .40 caliber (a double/single action hammer fired handgun) to the striker fired P230. Striker fired guns are generally easier to learn shoot and shoot well as they only have one trigger pull, while the DA/SA guns have two distinct pulls that often throws off some shooters. Moving to striker fired guns has been a recent trend in departments that have long retained their DA/SA handguns (versus those that adopted Glocks).
To regurgitate the press release:
NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 21, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Nevada Highway Patrol has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 9mm pistol as their official duty pistol. The Nevada Highway Patrol is a division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety responsible for law enforcement across the entire state of Nevada with over 480 sworn Troopers.
Clayton E. Cramer
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