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Firearms

Glock Model 22 Gen 4 Pistol

Yes, guns are dangerous. But the complaint for this class action alleges that certain pistols made by Glock, Inc. and its Austrian parent, Glock GmbH, are even dangerous to the person using them. The complaint claims that the pistols have a defect that may lead to a “blow out” at firing. 

In this class action, the weapons popularly known as tasers are called Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs). The complaint alleges that the Pulse, X2, and X26P model CEWs had a defective safety mechanism, which could allow the weapons to discharge unintentionally. The complaint claims that Axon Enterprises, Inc., formerly known as Taser International, Inc., knew about the defect.

A Sig Sauer P320 Pistol

A gun that can fire a round when dropped has a serious defect. The complaint for this class action claims that Sig Sauer, Inc.’s SIG P320 semi-automatic pistol has this defect. This is alarming, given the gun’s popularity. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties and fraudulent concealment, among other things.

Taser Pulse Safety Switch

Plaintiff Douglas Richey was carrying his Taser in a neoprene case in his jacket pocket, the complaint for this class action says, with the safety switch in the “safe” position. But as he got out of his car, it says, he heard a muffled pop and smelled gunpowder. He looked down to see the Taser’s electric barbs sticking out of his jacket. The complaint claims that the weapon has a defect that permits it to slip into the “armed” mode too easily, and that it can also be fired with very little pressure on the trigger.

Sig Sauer Model P320 Pistol

Sig Sauer, Inc. has traditionally designed hammer-fired pistols, but its model P320 is a striker-fired pistol. The complaint for this class action alleges that the P320 is defective, because it was designed without an item known as a disconnector safety. The lack of this item allows the pistols to fire when dropped or in an out-of-battery state, the complaint claims, even as Sig claims that the pistols are safe and exceed US safety standards.