The SIG SAUER P365 is the Austro-American gunmaker’s new “micro-compact” carry gun. The gun’s 1″ wide (at the controls). You can cram 10 rounds into SIG’s patent-pending narrow-neck modified double-stack magazine; delivering “nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class.” We micro-scoped it out at SHOT . . .
I checked out the P365’s trigger pull and ergos.
The trigger activates after a long smooth pull — there’s your safety — followed by a clean break and a positive reset.
The P365 fills my hand perfectly. The handle’s pebbled texture is grippy enough to provide traction without the prospect of tearing up my love handles. YMMV but the gun’s fit doesn’t (vary). You can have any backstrap you like as long as it’s the one it has.
There’s a 10-round mag with a pinky extension. Yes Pinky, we will rule the world of bad people!
Triskaidekaphobes note: if you want more capacity and grip than afforded by the flush-fit 10-rounder above, SIG also offers a 12-round mag for the P365. Load one in the chamber and . . . don’t break any mirrors.
SIGLITE tritium sights come standard, satisfying JWT’s dictum that ALL carry guns should have night sights.
The P365’s frame does have an accessory rail at the dust cover, but it isn’t a standard Picatinny spec. That’s because a Pic rail is wider than this gun. As SIG also manufactures weapon-mounted lights and lasers, they’ll be offering options for the P365. At a price, of course.
First up: a 100-lumen, grip-activated white light. It adds nothing to the height or length of the pistol and just the tiniest bit at the rail area to the frame width.
SIG wants potential buyers to know they don’t have to pull the gun’s trigger for takedown. I wonder why that is . . .
SIG P365 is an entirely new firearm; it’s not based off of a previous SIG model. Considering recent events, the SIG rep made a point of mentioning that the P365 has been through hell and back. It’s as drop safe as it gets, whether in standard testing protocols or otherwise (e.g., dropped on its butt onto concrete).
There’s a lot of buzz about the SIG SAUER P365, and I can see why. The small SIG provides lots ‘o capacity in a relatively small package. At a full-size price: $599.99 msrp (Brownells already has them on pre-order for $499.99.
TTAG is expecting a loaner in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned.