In between the racing from meeting to meeting on the SHOT Show floor and getting a look at the most requested guns out at Industry Range Day, we had a chance to make a few like-minded friends as well as rekindle some old relationships (light the candles and drop the lights, please). Two of the crews I was glad we had the chance to catch up with during the blur that was last week is the 5.11 Tactical media production team and the New Hampshire firearms manufacturer, Sig Sauer. In this short video, the guys at 5.11 Tactical capture the new Sig P365 subcompact pistol out in the Nevada desert.
Both TFB and TFBTV have P365’s and some Sig Sauer ammo on the way for a review. Hopefully in a few weeks we will be able to give you a comprehensive look at the new subcompact pistol.
Thank you to all our friends, partners and sponsors who made the 2018 SHOT Show both fun and productive.
Published on Jan 8, 2018
SIG SAUER P365 High-Capacity Micro-Compact Pistol
This revolutionary striker-fired 9mm pistol offers the perfect balance of capacity and concealment with unrivaled shootability and ergonomics. The P365’s patent-pending, narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions, plus one in the chamber, for a full capacity of 11 rounds – nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class. An optional 12-round extended magazine equips this micro-compact pistol with full-size 13-round capacity, allowing you to carry more, everyday – 365 days a year. The P365 is also smaller and lighter than most other pistols in its class, measuring 1-inch wide, 5.8-inches long, and 4.3-inches tall with a barrel length of 3.1-inches. It weighs just 17.8 ounces with an empty magazine.
The unique grip design and higher grip to bore axis reduces perceived recoil and makes the P365 as comfortable to shoot as many mid-sized pistols. The grip is fully-textured polymer with a slim-line rail that will accommodate SIG light or laser accessories. The stainless-steel slide comes standard with front and rear serrations for easier slide manipulation, as well as SIGLITE® night sights for faster sight acquisition under all lighting conditions.
“As a company, we are relentless in our quest to be better – to constantly improve upon our existing products and to design and build superior products than those currently on the market,” said Ron Cohen, CEO and President of SIG SAUER. “The P365 is a result of this push. We built this pistol around our new, proprietary magazine for maximum concealability, capacity and shootability. The P365 is a pistol for professionals and civilians alike who want a smaller, high-performance pistol that does it all. This is the ultimate, everyday concealed carry pistol.”
Disassembly is safe and easy with a three-point takedown that does not require the trigger to be pulled. A generous trigger guard undercut also allows for a higher hand position and better retention. The narrowing magazine design allows the upper part of the grip to be perfectly contoured to fit the shooter’s thumb when fired.