The SIG Sauer P365 is a popular compact pistol that has gained popularity among gun enthusiasts for its small size and high capacity. The P365 was introduced in 2018 and has since become a popular choice for concealed carry, personal defense, and law enforcement use. There are several different models of the P365, each with its own unique features and characteristics. In this blog post, we'll compare the different models of the SIG Sauer P365 and help you decide which one is best for you.
The P365 is the original model of the SIG Sauer P365. It has a 3.1-inch barrel and a 10-round magazine capacity, making it one of the smallest pistols with a double-stack magazine. The P365 is a striker-fired pistol and has a crisp trigger pull. The pistol has a low-profile slide catch lever and a reversible magazine release. The P365 has a standard polymer grip and a Nitron finish on the slide.
This gun revolutionized the game. When every other concealed curry choice was a sub compact, or cut down version of a full sized gun or a sub caliber pocket pistol, Sig hit the market with a completely new category with the 365. Everything from the P365 trigger, P365 Slide, and P365 Frame were designed with maximum capacity and shootability in mind while still being ultra concealable.
The P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) is a variation of the P365 that has been designed to be even more compact and concealable. The SAS model has a flush-mounted FT Bullseye fiber-optic front sight and a flush-mounted rear sight. The pistol has a ported slide and barrel to reduce muzzle flip and improve accuracy. The SAS model also features a unique grip texture that has been designed to reduce snags and improve grip in adverse conditions.
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The P365 XL is a larger version of the P365 that has been designed for improved accuracy and shootability. The XL model has a longer 3.7-inch barrel and a 12-round magazine capacity. The XL has a longer grip and slide than the P365, which makes it easier to control and shoot accurately. The XL also has a flat trigger with a 90-degree break that improves trigger control.
This gun is an example of reversing the trend to cut a full-sized gun down for Concealed Carry. Familiarity and controllability matter in the world of handguns. When you can transfer your muscle memory from your everyday range and general use gun pver to your ccw gun you’re better off for it. Training on the same control set up and basic schematic of gun makes those transitions very comfortable.
The P365 XL RomeoZero is a version of the P365 XL that comes with a RomeoZero red dot sight pre-installed. The RomeoZero sight is a compact and lightweight sight that provides a clear and bright aiming point. The sight is designed to be parallax-free, which means that the point of impact will remain consistent even if the shooter's head position changes.
In 2023 Sig Sauer released the P365 X Macro. This gun has a similar width at 1.1 inches but comes packed with a bit more punch. The 3.1 inch barrel gun has a capacity of 17+1. Yes, that’s 18 rounds of 9mm in a very concealable package. This gun also has a slide integrated compensator which makes for less muzzle flip, reduced recoil and faster follow up shots.
This gun takes concealed firepower to another level. The P365 X Macro is building on the foundation of the original 365, with top of its class capacity while still having the slim, compact and no-frills profile that makes carrying it a breeze.
So which model is right for you? The answer depends on your personal preferences and intended use. If you're looking for the smallest and most concealable pistol possible, the P365 SAS may be the best choice for you. The SAS model's unique grip texture and ported slide and barrel make it ideal for concealed carry, while the flush-mounted sights reduce the risk of snagging on clothing or other objects.
If you're looking for a larger pistol that is easier to shoot accurately, the P365 XL may be the best choice for you. The XL model's longer barrel and grip make it easier to control and shoot accurately, while the flat trigger with a 90-degree break improves trigger control.
If capacity and concealability top your list of priorities take a look at the new X Macro series. Macro means “The Most” and Sig took that to heart on this gun, The Most Concealable, Shootable, Capacity and Reliable gun in it’s class.
The addition of the RomeoZero sight in the XL RomeoZero and SAS RomeoZero models makes them even more versatile and accurate.
Overall, the SIG Sauer P365 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a compact and reliable pistol for personal defense, concealed carry, or law enforcement use. With known reputations for reliability, packability and cutting edge technologies the P365 Family of guns is a top choice for your EDC and we have the perfect IWB holster for each.