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Sig Sauer P365 – Sig’s new sub-compact game changer

The Sig P365's greatest advantage is its size and weight. (TheFireArmGuy/YouTube)

Sig Sauer introduced its new Sig P365 sub-compact pistol prior to Shot Show and the attention it drew was amazing. Sig Sauer was able to produce a handgun the size of a standard single stack (six or seven rounds) 9mm pistol and create a sub-compact model with a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. Sig Sauer claims it invented the small double stack magazine first and the gun around it, rather than the other way around. Many shooters dubbed it as a “game changer.”

The Sig P365 offers night sights, a 3.1-inch barrel, forward slide serrations, two 10-round magazines (one flat and one extended base-plate) and weighs just 18.5 ounces unloaded and 22.75 loaded with 10 rounds. It has a front accessory rail that is proprietary to Sig Sauer accessories.

Many people squawked at Sig for padding their pockets by adding a rail that will only fit their accessories, so I called Sig Sauer to obtain more information about this. They explained that if they added a pictinny rail, they would have to increase the size of the forend of the pistol. Being that the main attraction of the Sig P365 is its size, weight and capacity, the idea of increasing the size was not an option.

It has a slightly larger grip than a single stack 9mm but not by much. Many people who conceal carry every day like the idea of more rounds available when carrying a sub-compact gun that essentially equates to a similar size and weight pistol with fewer rounds.

I took the Sig P365 to the range and it functioned very similar to its big brother, the Sig P320. I have a Sig P320 and believe that the handgun is a quality made handgun and built to last. The Sig P365 felt like a smaller and lighter package than the P320. Everything from the trigger pull, disassemble to the shooting impressions, the Sig P365 fed, fired and ejected every round I loaded.

Many people wanted to see the Sig P365’s size and weight compared with other handguns in the same class. I decided to take out seven double-stack sub-compact 9mms and three single-stack sub-compact 9mm pistols, and compare the size and weight against the Sig P365.

Check out the videos included and let us know if the Sig Sauer P365 is a handgun that you are interested in carrying.