SIG Sauer released sell sheets to dealers for two new models and some of the details have been leaked early. We’ve got a couple of pictures, but the full announcement will come in a couple of weeks. Basically, the P365 is getting supersized to the P365XL, and the P320 X5 enters the Legion club.
This new XL model packs an extra two rounds into the grip, which is attractive to many who carry a gun daily, The P365 XL’s longer grip is half an inch taller, going from 4.3″ to 4.8″. This has expanded the capacity from 10+1 to 12+1, and the magazine is still flush-fitting. Plus, there will be 15-round mags available with extension plates!
What’s even cooler is the XL mags are compatible with the original P365. So, you can plug the 12 rounders and 15 rounders into your P365! That 15+1 round capacity on the XL rivals many of the most popular compact carry guns on the market but does so in a smaller package overall. Just as the P365 turned the subcompact market on its head, the XL may very well do the same for the compact class of carry guns.
More about the dimensions. The extra grip size is balanced with a little more length in the slide, too, going from 5.8″ to 6.6″. The new barrel is 3.7″ versus 3.1″ in the original.
They haven’t just stretched the P365 frame. This new XL is also 2mm wider, going from 1.0″ wide to 1.1″ wide. The beavertail is extended for a higher grip, as well. Update: the extra 2mm width is in the flared portion of the mag well; the grip itself isn’t bigger and the new 15-round mags are backward compatible with other P365 pistols.
It’s also got an optics-ready sight plate and XRAY3 day/night sights. Also new is the XSeries flat trigger that breaks at 90 degrees.
It’s still got a stainless steel slide with a Nitron finish and stainless steel frame. It’s got the P365 XSeries polymer grips, and it’s rated for +P 9mm ammo. We expect full specs and pricing in mid-June.
- Caliber: 9mm
- Frame material: Stainless Steel
- Grip Material: P365 XSeries polymer
- Slide material: Stainless steel
- Slide finish: Nitron
- Capacity: 12+1
- Sights: Optic-ready w/XRAY3 sights
- Trigger: Striker fired XSeries flat
- Overall length: 6.6″
- Overall height: 4.8″
- Barrel length: 3.7″
- Sight radius: 5.6″
- Weight with empty magazine: 20.7 oz.
P320 X5 Legion
On the completely opposite end of the carry spectrum is the new full-size P320 X5 Legion. It’s updated and modified for serious range work straight from the factory and buying this Legion series gun also grants you access to the exclusive SIG Legion club.
Starting at the top, you’ll notice the Dawson Precision Fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight. Plus, the rear sight plate is compatible with Romeo1 optics and anything else compatible with the M17, and there are many options for the M17.
There are lightening cutouts in the top of the slide to reduce felt recoil which helps you stay on target. The slide is finished with their Legion Gray PVD coating. It’s got a 5″ match grade bull barrel.
While the lightening cuts keep the slide under control, additional control comes with added weight in the grip. SIG used their TXG Tungsten Infused Heavy XGrip Module. Tungsten is much denser than steel and this added weight in the grip puts the center of gravity lower so you can stay on target. It looks like the beavertail is extended as well.
What really separates this pistol from its brethren is its lightened and skeletonized flat trigger that breaks at four pounds! From our secret preview at NRAAM 2019, we can confidently say that this is one of the best triggers SIG has ever released.
Additional features include an accessories rail and enlarged mag well. It ships with three 17-round mags (or 10-round mags for compliance). The magazines are steel with Henning Group aluminum baseplates.
We’ll have more information, pictures, and pricing in a few weeks.
- Caliber: 9mm
- Grip and Frame material: TXG full-size grip module
- Slide material: Stainless Steel
- Slide finish: Legion Gray PVD
- Capacity: 17 or 10 rounds
- Sights: Dawson Precision fiber optic front, adjustable rear; optic-ready
- Trigger: Striker-fired skeletonized flat trigger
- Overall length: 8.5″
- Overall height: 5.8″
- Overall width: 1.6″
- Barrel length: 5″
- Sight radius: 6.8″
- Weight with magazine: 43.5 oz