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Old 09-11-2020, 01:54 PM
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As some of you know I bought a P365 a few weeks ago and the slide locked up after about ten hand cycles. Sig received the gun back on the 9th and early this morning I got a call from Sig saying that they replaced the fire control system and it would have a new S/N and was being shipped to my FFL dealer today. That is no big deal, he only charges ten bucks. The bad part is having to go to NW OKC to pick it up.
Frankly, I had stayed up until about 3am watching movies and was pretty dead headed when the phone rang at 8am so I didn't get my brain operating enough to ask questions of him so now I am asking you.
Where is the SN located and what comprises the fire control system on the P365? He did assure me that it would be functional when I received it.
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Sig designed the fire control system as a modular unit that contains the action and trigger, so it also contains the serial numbers. So even though Sig is reusing the frame, barrel and recoil spring, they are providing you with a 'new' firearm with a dfferent SN#

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The metal unit (chassis) that fits inside the grip frame constitutes the fire control mechanism and is the official serial numbered part that constitutes a firearm. It is removable as a unit from the grip frame by driving out the pin at the back upper part of the grip frame. Look on the right side of the pistol and you will see a cutout in the polymer that shows the serial number stamped into the metal chassis.
The only reason to remove it from the grip frame would be if you decided to replace the frame with the longer P365XL.
When I got my 12 round magazine I noted that it has an extra floor plate and spacer that can be fit to it so it will fit the regular P365 frame without leaving an unsightly gap which would obviate the need to purchase an XL grip. The magazine as is is meant for the XL frame.I suspect that the 15 rould magazine has the same thing regarding spacers for the XL grip. So I guess if you wanted to have a 15 shot P365 you could conceiveably have it by swapping out the grip piece and adding a 15 round magazine, but it would seem easier to just buy the XL in the first place. Unless you wanted an XL with a short slide.
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The FCU is the serialized part of the gun, itís on the right side of the FCU, ie it essentially is the gun for ATF purposes. You can swap frames and slides with the XL if you want a larger gun. I donít, I bought my 365 for concealability.
Sig should pay your transfer, I know S&W does.
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365 with XL frame for my big mitts, carried either IWB or OWB. It is my favorite semi for EDC ever.
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Sig should pay your transfer, I know S&W does.
When I had to have my 642 replaced under warranty, S&W reimbursed me for the NICS/transfer fees. I had to send them my receipt.
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When I had to have my 642 replaced under warranty, S&W reimbursed me for the NICS/transfer fees. I had to send them my receipt.
As they should, imo. Not your fault the gun was trashed.
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365 with XL frame for my big mitts, carried either IWB or OWB. It is my favorite semi for EDC ever.
Is that a 12 round mag you have in there? I bought a 12 round mag for my P365 and it came with an adapter sleeve and floor plate for use in the P365. Apparently one uses the 12 round mag without the adapter for the XL. SO when using the 12 round mag I have a grip size of the XL with the shortened slide and barrel of the 365 with no unsightly gaps. Happy accident since I prefer the size of the XL grip frame.
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I have the 12 round mag in my Sig 365 and I doubt if I will use the 10 round short mag much even though wrapping my pinky under the bottom works pretty well. It's just that the 12 round isn't much bigger and feels excellent to my hand so I was thinking about buying the XL frame so it would protect the magazine a little better and not have the gap. So far I've had perfect functioning and excellent accuracy and I shoot it about as well as a full size gun.

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Is that a 12 round mag you have in there? I bought a 12 round mag for my P365 and it came with an adapter sleeve and floor plate for use in the P365. Apparently one uses the 12 round mag without the adapter for the XL. SO when using the 12 round mag I have a grip size of the XL with the shortened slide and barrel of the 365 with no unsightly gaps. Happy accident since I prefer the size of the XL grip frame.
correct - 12 round magazine inserted, 10 round will not fit into the XL frame. Takes about 5 mins, or less, to swap frames, so with 2-12 round mags, and 2-10 rounds mags, I can change frames per my carry needs.
And since the holstered dimensions remain the same, my 365 holsters work with both frames.
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