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Old 10-09-2018, 03:30 PM
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So I took my newly acquired P365 and one of my CS9’s to the range this morning. I was shooting at metal plates at 10 and 15 yds to check for function.
I aquired this CS9D about two months ago and failed to change out the springs. Dumb mistake as I’m certain I have fresh springs in my stash.The gun failed miserably with FTE, OOB issues. Four mags, back into the range bag.

Now onto the P365. I had some probably ten year old 115gr RNL reloads, some fresh factory Federal 115gr ball, and some fresh Speer 124gr standard pressure GDHP.
The 365 ate up and spit out every one of 250 rds, using two 10 rd and one 12 rd magazine. This gun runs like a fine tuned machine, color me impressed.

A visual comparison to the CS9. The 365 is smaller in all aspects, but maybe a tad heavier due to the extra 5 rds. The 365 slips in my pocket as does the CS9 but the 365 feels much better.

I’ll give the CS9 another whirl with new springs but doubt my mind would change one bit. I have shot my other CS9’s, just wanted a side by side comp. The 365 is superior, imo, don’t see any sub 9 beating it out, none.

With the additional five rds it’s a no brainer to me which one to carry. I have no holster yet for the 365 but as soon as I find a suitable one it shares duty with my model 38-3, which before today was my constant companion.

I got gun religion today, the P365 is a winner, no telling how many of them Sig will sell.
My .02, ymmv

Edit: Oh, striker fired, polymer,DAO perfection
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:07 PM
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Your experience with your P365 mirrors mine.
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Edit: Oh, striker fired, polymer,DAO perfection
There's a bunch of cranky folks with pitchforks outside asking if I know where ladder13 lives...

Glad the new gun works well for you.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:58 PM
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There's a bunch of cranky folks with pitchforks outside asking if I know where ladder13 lives...

Glad the new gun works well for you.
I bet.

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The 365 is a hell of a piece. I bought one as an impulse buy and am pretty impressed so far.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:19 PM
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Any sign of the dreaded "primer drag" on the fired cases?
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Any sign of the dreaded "primer drag" on the fired cases?
Honestly, I forgot about that issue and didn’t even look, I was so happy with the way it performed. I will look next time, maybe early next week, and report back.
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Any sign of the dreaded "primer drag" on the fired cases?
Mine, yes
Friends', yes

No big deal as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:20 PM
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Mine, yes
Friends', yes

No big deal as far as I'm concerned.
I’m not really worried either.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:39 PM
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Get one( or two like Jeppo ), you’ll love it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:12 PM
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So you really believe the P365 is better? I'll have to take it under consideration.

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Get one( or two like Jeppo ), you’ll love it.
Jeppo had to sell one while waiting for the safe stretcher.
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P365 holster recommendation -
Vedder LightTuck -
Adjustable for height/depth and cant.
Works great for me at 4:30 position (with claw).
(Yes I like purple...and its not my wife's holster )
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P365 holster recommendation -
Vedder LightTuck -
Adjustable for height/depth and cant.
Works great for me at 4:30 position (with claw).
(Yes I like purple...and its not my wife's holster )
Seems to be a popular holster, many people use it.
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Glad to hear all the good things about this gun. I plan to buy one after the first of the year, when SIG comes out with a 365 with a thumb safety on it. I have been told by SIG customer service that its in the works.
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Glad to hear all the good things about this gun. I plan to buy one after the first of the year, when SIG comes out with a 365 with a thumb safety on it. I have been told by SIG customer service that its in the works.
You will not be disappointed.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:45 AM
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Rather than add another thread review on the 365, I'll tag onto this one.

After an incredibly long wait, I finally received the P365 I'd ordered 6 months ago. That wait was caused by the recall of earlier produced models, the popularity of the gun and my unwillingness to pay more than $500. Wait is over and here's my take on the gun. Pluses: It's a Sig, meaning it's well made, well within expected accuracy standards, and at least so far, is retaining resale value. For a small defense weapon, another big plus is it holds 10 rounds in the standard magazines (2 included with the gun), though you'll struggle to get the last two in the magazine. There are also 12 round magazines available, if you can find them without paying an arm and leg, that not only offer two extra rounds, but also an extension that makes griping the gun much more comfortable. As with all extended magazines, you do gain a bit of weight and add a bit more to conceal, two trade offs that are well worth it IMHO. As with the 10 round mags, getting in the last two rounds is difficult. The only minuses I can find are take down and recoil. The take down should be easy, and according to videos online, is but for some reason, mine is stubborn both taking down and reassembling. This may be operator induced and get better as I get more proficient with the gun, we'll see. Recoil is as expected from a small light weight gun - uncomfortable. Still, that's a relatively small price to pay for the concealability and high firepower this package provides. While the gun won't win any target matches, it's accuracy is more than adequate for its intended use, which is close quarters defense. The target below is 10 yards using Sig 147 grain ammo (another reason for the stiff recoil). On a 5 star rating system, I'd give it a solid 4.5 stars, which may actually increase to 5 if the mags get easier to load with use and I master the take down process. If you are looking for one of the ultimate concealability and firepower solutions, this is it.

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As Tom stated, loading the last round of two is somewhat difficult, so I use my handy dandy Uplula.
My carry ammo will be, for now, Speer 124 gr standard pressure GDHP, the recoil being very manageable, to me.
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ladder13, I have been reading your posts for years and appreciate your views on the P365.
I bought my first one in March and my second in July. Over 3500 rounds fired out of March and I am convinced I would do nothing to improve this little gun. My first holster was a Garretts Silent Thunder GT. Great for IWB hip carry, but my second is a Vedders LightTuck with claw and for the last three months I have gone to AWIB and find after getting used to the change, it is now my first choice and I have now been able to wear a tucked shirt with zero printing. In my opinion, the Silent Thunder GT with it's leather lining is great, but the Vedder lays flatter and would be MY first choice. For reference, I am 6'3" 200 lbs.
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FYI, I have been carrying my P365 in my Shield holster. The fit is a tiny bit loose, but by the time it is tightened on my belt it is plenty snug. Holster is a DeSantis scabbard OWB.
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The target below is 10 yards using Sig 147 grain ammo (another reason for the stiff recoil).
I have no doubt. My LC9s goes from "That's a little fruity" with 124 gr ammo to "I don't like this" with 147 gr. Nice shooting, BTW.
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ladder13, I have been reading your posts for years and appreciate your views on the P365.
I bought my first one in March and my second in July. Over 3500 rounds fired out of March and I am convinced I would do nothing to improve this little gun. My first holster was a Garretts Silent Thunder GT. Great for IWB hip carry, but my second is a Vedders LightTuck with claw and for the last three months I have gone to AWIB and find after getting used to the change, it is now my first choice and I have now been able to wear a tucked shirt with zero printing. In my opinion, the Silent Thunder GT with it's leather lining is great, but the Vedder lays flatter and would be MY first choice. For reference, I am 6'3" 200 lbs.
Pic taken after my first mag at 30' out or my March gun,



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We’re similar in build, I am 6’4” and 210. Again the Vedder comes up, it must be a good rig.
These guns are shooters, aren’t they?

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We’re similar in build, I am 6’4” and 210. Again the Vedder comes up, it must be a good rig.
These guns are shooters, aren’t they?
I work at a range and my gun has been passed around from co-worker to customers and with well over a dozen sold to various people I have yet to find anyone who dislikes that gun. The P365 is the only duplicate firearm I have ever owned in 55 years of shooting.
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Well, I hadn’t planned on getting one anytime soon but we were in the N. Georgia Mountains for an extended weekend and we went to my favorite (and cheapest priced) gun shop within 150 miles of my house. They got a load of them in on Friday and sold all but a couple. At $549 I wasn’t motivated but when he went down to $499 he motivated me. Haven’t shot it yet but the trigger pull feels better than my Glock 43 that I’ve been carrying for the last two years. Trigger reset is also more solid than the 43. Trigger pull on the 365 is measuring around 5.5-6. Going back and forth from the 365 to the Glock 43, the feel in my hand is a lot better on the 365, making the 43 feel slab sided. Build date on my P365 is Sept. 5 2018. Once I figured out takedown it’s quick and easy, and reassembly is quick too. Hopefully I can get to the range soon, then put my 43 up for sale.
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I have found the take down lever a bit “stiff” as in it needed some force to rotate to the 6 o’clock position.
Reassembly was a breeze to me.
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I bought one yesterday at a Gander Outdoors for 475.00 plus 6% state sales tax. Shot 100 rounds today at my club range. There is nothing that I dis like about this gun. It is a keeper.
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