The recently announced SIG Sauer P365 SAS is now available and shipping. The P365 SAS is a specially de-horned and modified pistol for everyday carry and concealment.
The SAS process, or SIG Anti-Snag, has been around for a long time, even if it’s one of their less well-known treatments. SIG shaves down and polishes off the sharp edges in the Anti-Snag process, but they take things to a new level with the P365 SAS.
The P365 SAS has downright minimalist controls including a flush right-hand slide catch and takedown lever, and a reversible low-profile magazine release. The slide has wide but shallow serrations, in front of and behind the ejection port, that are probably easier to use than the slide release lever in most situations.
Along the underside of the muzzle is an accessory rail but in keeping with the SAS treatment it’s a smooth, proprietary mount similar to early rail mounts before the widespread adoption of Picatinny-style accessory mounts.
While the rail is standard on all P365s, here it really highlights the fact that SIG went all-out on a smooth and slick handgun design. Of course the stand-out SAS feature of the P365 SAS is the sights. Or rather, no sights, at least nothing conventional.
Instead of using sights that stick out above the slide, the SIG P365 SAS uses a Meprolight FT Bullseye micro sight mounted flush into the rear of the slide. The FT Bullseye works like a very tiny green-light red dot sight with a tritium fiber optic light source.
This feature is a bit of a risk for SIG. While it makes the P365 SAS extremely smooth along the topstrap and it opens up a lot of deep concealment options, the sighting system itself takes some getting used do and is less forgiving when it comes to good, proper grips.
Still, it’s a radical design change and it will draw an audience.
One of the last stand-out features of the P365 SAS is its twin ported barrel and slide. In practice ported barrels help cut recoil and keep muzzle flip to a minimum which can really make a difference with small handguns.
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Chambered for 9mm Luger, the P365 SAS maintains the rest of the elements that have made the P365 series as a whole an instant success. It holds 10+1 rounds of ammunition with flush magazines in an overall package that’s about the same size and thickness as many single-stack pistols that hold less, and 12- and 15-round magazine options are available.
A polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol, the handgun is just an inch wide and under six inches long with its 3.1-inch barrel. Unloaded the P365 SAS weighs a hair less than 18 ounces.
The suggested retail price for the P365 is just under $600 with real-world and online pricing is in the mid- to low-$500 range. With a lot of interesting and even exotic designs prices are likely to be closer to MSRP until some of the new hotness wears off.
What do you think of the FT Bullseye sighting system? Let us know in the comments!
A real good gun
The sight looks really cool and has the “wow” factor whenever anyone looks at it and under normal light conditions. However it is difficult to pick up in the dark. The major problem is that the sight is off (as evidenced by dozens of similar complaints from other SAS owners, and are not adjustable.) mine shoots at right shoulder when aimed at Center mass at 7 to 10 yards.
The gun ran flawlessly through 250 rounds without a hiccup of any kind.
I had to put a Sig Laser on it and it became an excellent point and shoot, accurate, reliable pistol. Still very concealable and snag free.
This is definitely not a range gun but a good close range self defense option with the current sight. However without a laser on it was very disappointing at the range.
Meprolight FT Bullseye flush-mounted on a Colt New Agent -just an idea. Image: Sig P365 SAS with FT Bullseye
Great sight and I bought one for my G-43. Don’t buy it if ya wear bi-focals as you need to tilt your head back in a difficult stance to work. This sight is for young eye balls only! I now use Night Fision sights and they are the best!
I have a P365, very happy with it. I would not consider this version because of the ported barrel. A CQC pistol with a ported barrel makes no sense to me. If you ever have to used this gun for what it was meant for you might regret that ported barrel, Firing this gun with arms extended no problem, but close to your body, or inside of a car, you are going to be burned or worse blinded by hot gas and particles blowing out at 90 degrees from the barrel. No thank you, With a good pocket or belt-line holster, snag will not be an issue.
I like the idea of the sight, but just like any new car or motorcycle flashing across the interwebs, it’s all just speculation until the test drive. And with something this critical, more than a quick spin around the dealership is in order. I’ll wait till a buddy of mine, who buys just about everything, gets one, and then see how it works after a few hundred familiarization rounds.
The Sig P365 & P365 SAS are amazing CC’s. I do not have a really large hand, but I cannot manipulate the
mag release button with my shooting thumb due to the slightly front facing angle of the button. Wondering if anyone has had the same comment or what you may suggest to overcome this.
Have 365 xl love the gun.Been waiting for Romeo zero. When will it come out?
Still waiting for FDE to be a standard option, not a limited run, before I buy one.
Why have a rail to add a light if you want to make it snag free ?.
Love my P365 but I must consider the P365 SAS! Well done SIG Sauer!
How do you use this in low-light conditions? With normal night sights, when using a light (weapon-mount or handheld), you are left with black sight outline for aiming. Since there is no above-board sight, how do you aim? I have asked this question a couple of places and gotten NO answer! I applaud Sigs effort; however,if it cannot be used in low light conditions…that is a MAJOR DEALBREAKER!!!
The bullseye sight has a tritium insert for low light conditions
Already have the p365 can I just buy the rail
Wow, I really like the “sight”! It appears to be very sensitive to minor misalignment. Will the uncentered Dot deliver acceptable Point Shooting results and out to what distance?