Gun Review: Sig Sauer 365

Grip shown with extended mag inserted, standard 10 round mag for comparison

The Sig P365, 9mm sub-compact, takes a frame and slide that are either the same size or SMALLER than that of the Glock 43 (a single-stack gun) and adds 4 rounds to it. And it does it in a way that is more comfortable to hold and has a better trigger. Add the extended magazine, and it feels even better in the hand. The extended magazine feels more natural to me, but that’s a personal preference.

As far as carry goes, my wife and I both carried this weapon concealed, and we both found it to be easy to carry and comfortable, regardless of the carry method. She prefers small of the back, I like strong side, but any variant we tried, we found it a good carry.

As far as capacity goes, standard magazine set up will allow you carry 10 rounds, plus one in the chamber, while the factory extended magazine carries 12, for a total of 13 rounds. With either setup, this 9mm pistol is very easy to conceal, it’s durable, comfortable to carry, and as a Sig Sauer pistol, it’s reliable.

Shooting the weapon was pleasant, and there were no disappointments or surprises.

Sig Sauer P365 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Length: 5.8 “
  • Height: 4.3” with standard (flush) magazine
  • Width: 1”
  • Barrel: 3.1”
  • Trigger: ~6 lb.
  • Sights: XRAY3 Day/Night Sights (3-dot)
  • Weight: 17.8oz. w/empty magazine
  • Slide: Stainless Steel, Nitron finish
  • Capacity: 10+1 (1 flush mag, 1 extended mag) – 12-round magazine available
  • MSRP: $599
Sig P365
Photo: Sig Sauer

I found this little pistol fun to shoot, and accurate for its short barrel length.

I didn’t have any problems with any aspect of the gun or it’s functionality; mags insert easily, the grip was comfortable, recoil was manageable, and there were no functional issues at all. I thought the slide release was too stiff, but I feel that way about every gun I’ve ever fired, short of my Beretta 92F.

Remember, this is a small pistol firing a 9mm round, so it does have perceived recoil that’s greater than its heavier counterparts, but my wife and I both found it more than manageable.

The slide on her is only 1” wide, and it has serration front and back. The grips are well textured , but they don’t bite, and the sights were top notch, having tritium inserts front and rear. Sight picture was very good, and easy to use. The magazine release is easy to find and use, and it’s reversible.

The trigger is plastic and does not have a safety-tab rib, and the action was smooth, and it made for quick follow-up shots with no issues whatsoever

The frame has an accessory rail up front, however, it is not a picatinny rail, meaning Sig accessories are needed.

I experienced no issues whatever shooting a few hundred rounds through the Sig P365. The pistol was accurate out to 15 yards, and reliable with several different ammo brands.

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