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P365 Reviews - Specs - Price - Magazines for Sig Sauer P365

Is the Sig Sauer P365 the perfect everyday carry handgun for you? Sig Sauer calls it a high-capacity, micro-compact pistol you can carry 365 days a year. You just might call it your next pistol. See specs and reviews below.

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Sig Sauer P365 handgun

P365 Quick Overview

  • Steel frame and slide
  • Striker-fired action
  • Rated for +P 9mm ammunition
  • XRAY3 Day / Night Sights
  • Ships with 10-round flush magazine, and 10-round mag with pinky rest
  • Optional 12-round extended magazine available
  • 1” wide, less than 6” long
  • 17.8 ounces unloaded

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Features

The P365 is a striker fired, short-recoil handgun with a stainless-steel slide treated with a Nitron black finish. The slide has serrations on both front and back for easy slide manipulation. The polymer grip accepts a double-stack 10-round magazine. A 12 round magazine was offered as an option. The magazine is released by a triangular button on the grip located at the undercut trigger guard section.

Sights are green tritium 3-dot night sights that are made of steel and are capable of being used to cycle the slide in the case of one-handed use being necessary. Aiming is by combat sighting. A proprietary rail is located below the barrel. Both red and green lasers and a light will be offered as accessory items for this proprietary rail.5

Reviews

What makes the P365 stand out? "It’s all about the magazine. We started with the magazine, and then designed everything around that,” remarked SIG Sauer President and CEO Ron Cohen of the company’s new P365—a striker-fired, semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9 mm Luger and intended for everyday concealed carry”.2

So what makes the magazine on the P365 so special? Is it a single-stack magazine or a double-stack? The answer is...yes!

Here’s how Chris Mudgett described it in Guns & Ammo1: “Instead of leaving the magazine’s design until after this pistol had been created, engineers made the magazine first then built a pistol around it. The concepts were revolutionary, and SIG Sauer received three patents during the process. So, what’s different? The mags are tapered, in other words they are thicker at the bottom and narrower at the top. It’s as if they are two mags in one. Holding the majority of the rounds in a double-stack arrangement, the rounds settle into single file as they near the top of the magazine. Designers could then contour the upper grip frame to better fit a shooter’s thumb and trigger finger.”

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P365 vs Glock 43 and Ruger LC9

After Guns&Ammo did a 2,000 round test of the P3653, they said it just might be the Holy Grail of concealed-carry guns. “Why? Well, the new P365 has the same, or slightly smaller dimensions, than other popular single-stack 9mm pistols, such as the Glock 43, Smith & Wesson Shield, Springfield Armory XDs-9 and Ruger LC9s. Except the P365 is not a single-stack pistol. SIG Sauer managed to cram 10 rounds of 9mm into a flush-fitting magazine and 12 into an extended magazine. Remember, the P365 has the same or slightly smaller dimensions than its competition. There is no trickery here, just engineering prowess.” Compare for youself:

Glock 43

Ruger LC9s

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Best Ammo for P365

Try Sig Sauer Elite Performance ammo for your P365. “SIG Elite Performance Ammunition is designed for exceptional performance in the new SIG P365 and other short barrel pistols. We use clean burning powders that are consumed before the projectile leaves the barrel, resulting in optimal muzzle velocity and muzzle energy.  SIG FMJ ammunition is an affordable, high-performance training load, while the award-winning SIG V-Crown stacked hollow point ammunition is exceptionally effective for personal defense, delivering outstanding accuracy, reliable uniform expansion and maximum terminal performance.” Bud Fini, Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and Special Projects4

Both 9mm SIG 365 115gr V-Crown and FMJ loads is 1,050 fps from the P365 3.1-inch barrel with muzzle energy of 282 ft-lbs. SIG SAUER V-Crown ammunition meets the FBI protocol test requirements, and all Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured to SAAMI specifications by SIG SAUER.

SIG SAUER ELITE PERFORMANCE 9MM 115GR 50RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

SIG SAUER ELITE BALL FMJ 115 GRAIN BRASS 9MM 200RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

SIG SAUER ELITE PERFORMANCE 9MM 124GR V-CROWN JHP 20RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

SIG SAUER ELITE PERFORMANCE V-CROWN 9MM 147GR JHP 20 RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

SIG SAUER ELITE PERFORMANCE 9MM 115GR V-CROWN JHP 20 RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

SIG SAUER ELITE V-CROWN JACKETED HOLLOW POINT 9MM 124GRAIN 20RDS

Sig Elite Ammo 9mm box

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P365 Magazines

The P365 ships with one 10-round flush-fit magazine, and one 10-round extended pinky rest magazine. You can also buy the 12-round extended magazine. 

SIG SAUER P365 MAGAZINE BLACK 9MM 10 RDS

Sig Sauer P365 Magazine Black 9mm 10Rds

SIG SAUER P365 MAGAZINE BLACK 9MM 10 RDS W/ FINGER EXTENSION

SIG P365 MAGAZINE

SIG SAUER P365 MAGAZINE BLACK 9MM 12 RDS

P365 12 ROUND EXTENDED MAGAZINE

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P365 LAST WORD

The P365 from Sig Sauer has the shootability of a mid-size semi auto pistol, with more capacity than similar size guns. A short, crisp trigger break will keep your rounds on target, while the ergonomics ensure a good grip. Front serations on the slide and tactical day/night sights all come together into what should be your carry gun. 

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Sources:

  1. http://www.gunsandammo.com/handguns/review-sig-sauer-p365/
  2. https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/2/20/tested-sig-sauer-p365-pistol/
  3. http://www.gunsandammo.com/handguns/first-look-sig-sauer-p365/
  4. http://www.firearmsnews.com/news/sig-sauer-introduces-new-sig-365-ammunition/
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer_P365