[SHOT 2021] ZEV Tech & SIG Sauer Collaboration – The ZEV Octane Z365XL

    A lot of us have the need to increase the amount or the extent of things and carry guns are no exception. So after the ZEV Z365 Octane, enter the Octane Z365XL. As you can imagine, it’s the “hot rod” version of the SIG Sauer 365XL, and mainly intended for 9×19 mm carry.

    The new Octane Z365XL pistol comes with fiber optic sight, but it’s also compatible with a long list of micro red dots should you prefer those. The Octanes are official collaborations with SIG Sauer. 

    Here’s how Zev Tech describes the new XL:

    The Z365XL Micro-Compact gun-mod chambered in 9mm comes standard with the ZEV Octane Slide and RMSC optic cut compatible with the Shield RMSc, SIG Romeo Zero, and Holoson HS407K, PRO Barrel and Zev’s fiber optic Combat Sights. The grip module utilizes our diamond pattern, laser cut grip to keep your hands secure, regardless of environment, while still maintaining comfort in hand.

    The Octane slide was designed by founder Al Wolf and is the perfect storm of end user driven features. Aggressive slide serrations help with manipulations and create a lighter slide allowing the pistol to shoot flatter and maintain sight picture more easily during follow up shots.

    • “ZEV Z365XL Octane Slide, Titanium Gray
      • RMSC Optic Cut compatible with the Shield RMSc, SIG Romeo Zero, and Holoson HS407KZEV Z365XL Octane Slide, Titanium Gray
    • ZEV Z365XL PRO Barrel, Black DLC
      • Chambered in 9mm
    • ZEV Fiber Optic Combat Sight Set
    • ZEV RMSC Cover Plate
    • Sig Sauer P365XL® Grip with ZEV Diamond Pattern
      • Laser Stipple
    • Sig Sauer P365XL® Flat Face Trigger
    • Includes two 12 round Sig Sauer P365® Magazines”

    The price for the Octane Z365XL is $1,299.00. You can find a direct link here.

    This is not the only collaboration Zev Technologies is involved in. As you may already know, Magpul is bringing back the FMG-9, now renamed to FDC-9 and FDP-9.

    How do you like the Octane Z365XL? Do you think that carry guns should be equipped with red dots, or are they best left without?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.