Sig Sauer P365 Parts 2 and 3

Sig Sauer P365 Parts 2 and 3

The smallest 9mm Pistol’s understudy

By Dennis Adler

The best features of the 9mm model are built into the CO2 version including the green front dot sight and white dot rear. On the 9mm model they are tritium night sights, but we have to live with traditional daylight sights, but still correct in appearance and extremely quick to put on target. Also note that the P365 bears no airgun markings anywhere on the slide or frame. Everything is on the underside in small type that almost blends into the black polymer frame. You can see the ambidextrous right hand thumb safety, Sig Sauer markings on the grips and frame along with the serial number inset. The only non-functional piece is the extractor (nothing to extract) which is deeply molded in to look like a functioning piece of the gun.

As someone who has carried handguns of all sizes for over 30 years it is hard to look at the Sig Sauer P365 and not be amazed at its size. I have carried .380s that are larger. And the .380 is an ideal place to start for comparison. Looking at this from a purely handgun perspective (with CO2 training guns in mind), one of the more popular .380s for concealed carry today is the Glock 42. I carried one for awhile and then reverted back to my custom built Ruger LCP. Why, because the Ruger (mine being the red trigger model) has a capacity of 7 rounds (6+1), the same as the Glock 42, but is smaller and more comfortable to carry. read more

Sig Sauer P365 Part 1

Sig Sauer P365 Part 1

Small Wonders

By Dennis Adler

The remarkable 9mm Sig Sauer P365 and CO2 model have a deep undercut triggerguard to allow more of your hand to grasp the shorter grip, and a large beavertail to protect the top of the shooting hand. Also note that the grip frame falls just short of aligning with the back of the slide, again moving the hand slightly further forward. As an example, compare that to the classic Walther PPK/S design, where the longer grip and angle of the grip extend past the vertical line with the beavertail, allowing the top of the shooter’s hand to be almost in line with the back of the slide. This is impossible with the P365’s design.

Sig Sauer has eclipsed all other American armsmakers, and yes Sig Sauer is an American armsmaker, (despite its European roots), building the majority of U.S. sold handguns and longarms in the United States, and supplying them to the U.S. military, federal agencies, and state and local law enforcement. They have also taken a significant share of the civilian arms market as well, and now with the P365, captured the attention of individuals with concealed carry permits, by building a micro-compact 9mm pistol with a 10+1 round capacity. Yes, there’s lots of small 9mm pocket models out there already, but not this small and not with a 10 +1 round capacity. It simply has not been done in a 9mm pistol this size. The P365 has won multiple awards including Guns &Ammo’s 2018 Handgun of the Year, and Shooting Illustrated Magazine’s 2019 Golden Bullseye winner for Handgun of the Year. read more