SIG Sauer is showcasing their new P365, an everyday-carry gun that does more than the competition. The P365 is a hybrid subcompact that fits inside a single-stack package while carrying an industry-leading capacity of 10+1 in 9mm Luger.
The P365 is staggered-stack, polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol that draws on SIG’s enormously successful P320 concept. It pairs a railed subframe with a polymer grip assembly and a complete slide. The grips are interchangeable and even upgradable with laser sight options already in the works.
Because of its magazine design the P365 holds 10 rounds of ammunition instead of six or seven without taking up more space than similar-size single-stack pistols. SIG uses a magazine that tapers with single-stack dimensions at the top with a wider base for added capacity.
This means that SIG can slim down the frame and controls for ease of concealment while delivering the kind of capacity only grip-chopped service pistols can offer.
Unlike a lot of concealed-carry pistols, P365 comes with real sights. The base model comes with very usable full-size 3-dot tritium night sights. It also has a great trigger. Flush magazines are available with flat and extended floorplates and every P365 comes with a 12-round extended magazine, too.
Despite its size, the P365 is rated for overpressure +P ammunition including all SIG Elite 9mm ammo.
- Chambered for 9mm Luger
- Micro-Compact size
- Polymer frame
- Striker-fired action
- Stainless steel construction
- Nitron finished slide and barrel
- SIG accessory rail
- 3.1-inch barrel
- 5.8-inch overall length
- 4.3-inch height with flush magazine
- 1.1-inch width
- 17.8 ounces unloaded with magazine
SIG could have chosen to shoehorn the P320 chassis into a smaller grip but that would have been a compromise. By developing a 9mm-specific fire control unit for the P365 SIG managed to shrink the pistol into a different class of handguns.
I have to applaud SIG. I was amazed by how much I liked shooting the P365. With its capacity advantage, small size and good controls, it’s possible that the P365 will be the next go-to everyday carry handgun solution. I’m looking forward to testing it on the range for a more detailed review.
SIG put a suggested retail price on the P365 of $599, which puts it in-line with many of their entry-level service pistols. Expect street pricing to be around $500 and even less with good deals.
Laser-equipped models will follow shortly and shouldn’t cost much more. Because this is a major product launch by SIG holsters and other accessories will also be widely available.
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