Sig Sauer P365 XL

Sig Sauer P365 XL Semi-Auto Pistol With X-RAY3 Night Sights

$600.00

Sig Sauer P365 XL Semi-Auto Pistol With X-RAY3 Night Sights

(10 customer reviews)

$600.00

Availability
9mm
365XL9BXR3
Semi-Automatic
$649.99
Barrel Length
3.7″
Hand
Right
Finish
Black
Stock Color
Black
Round Capacity
12+1
Gun Weight
20.7 oz.
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Description

DESCRIPTION

Sig Sauer P365 XL- The Sig Sauer® P365 XL Semi-Auto Pistol with X-RAY3 Night Sights is a lightweight polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol that’s small enough to conceal, yet big enough to fit comfortably in larger hands. A smooth, consistent trigger pull on a flat-face trigger with a 90° break permits precision shot placement as well as rapid, controlled fire. An ergonomic textured grip provides instinctive pointability and a non-slip hold, even with sweaty or gloved hands. A unique grip design provides a high grip-to-bore axis to fire control; and the frame features an integral slimline rail that is compatible with Sig Sauer light or laser accessories. The frame encloses a serialized, stainless steel fire control unit (FCU). The corrosionresistant stainless steel slide features an optics-ready slide cut (adpater not included), as well as front and rear serrations for improved slide manipulation for loading, chamber checks, and clearing the action. The slide is nicely chamfered and de-horned for enhanced concealment and snag-free holstering. Electro-Optics™ X-RAY3 high-visibility, 3-dot tritium sights are quick to acquire in most any lighting.

The Sig P365 XL: A Really Good Pistol, TESTED

By ALEX LUFFO FROM gunsdiscreetsupplies.com

For a guy who loves DA/SA autos and snubby revolvers, the Sig P365 XL probably seems like an odd choice. But I can’t deny that this is an awesome carry gun. In this review, I’m looking at what I’ve learned to like about the P365 XL after 2000 rounds and a couple of things that could use some improvement.

The Sig Sauer P365 XL is easily the most impressive new handgun I’ve tried in a long time. Today, I want to talk about why it is rapidly becoming one of my favorite options for concealed carry.

This gun falls into a whole new category of concealable semi-autos. They aren’t single stack and they’re not really double stack either. They’re somewhere in between.

Background

Let’s go back to the 1990s — the heyday of the double stack wondernine. At that time, a compact handgun was basically a full size double stack pistol with the grip chopped down and the slide and barrel shortened a little bit. For a subcompact, they just shortened everything a little more. We can see perfect examples of this in a couple of the most popular autos of the time; the compact Glock 19 and the subcompact Glock 26. When all the other gun companies started cranking out their own polymer pistols in the early 2000s, they followed the same basic template.

Then a few years ago, the polymer single stack 9mms came along and shook things up. In 2012, the Smith & Wesson Shield wasn’t the first, but it was the gun that brought the single stack nine out of a niche status to become one of the most common types of carry gun in the country. Since then, we have seen dozens of new polymer single stack 9mm pistols come from every corner of the industry. And now we’re all sick of them. Especially those of us who have to evaluate and review these things for a living. Sig Sauer P365 XL

In January of 2018, Sig Sauer rescued us from this endless tedium with something that was actually a little bit different: the P365. It looks like a single stack nine. It’s the same size as a single stack nine. But, they somehow managed to cram ten rounds into this little clown car of a magazine. The typical single stack 9mm magazine holds 6 to 8 rounds, but this is not quite a single stack magazine. The top three or four rounds in the magazine are more or less stacked right on top of each other, but then the mag tapers outward and at the bottom, the rounds are staggered like a double-stack.

The gun was a big hit. It won all kinds of awards. There were some reliability issues early on, but the worst of those seem to have been worked out after the first year or so. In May of last year, Sig released a version with a frame-mounted, ambidextrous manual safety. And then last July they rolled out this version: the Sig P365 XL.

The Sig P365 XL

It’s got the same slim profile as the original P365 but with a longer barrel and a slightly longer grip for flush-fitting 12-round magazines. Sig also makes an extended 15-round magazine. It’s about 3 ounces heavier than the standard P365 at 26.3 ounces loaded. Most of that additional weight comes from the longer slide and barrel which is 3.7 inches instead of 3.1. It is available with or without a manual safety — this one has the safety. It has the XSeries straight trigger — that’s only available as an aftermarket upgrade for the original P365 but it’s standard on the XL. And it also has, as standard, a set of Sig X-RAY3 night sights and a slide that’s machined to accept a micro red dot optic.

It’s worth asking why I’ve taken an interest in this particular gun, or the P365 in general. I’m content to carry around a snub nose revolver most of the time. A glorified single stack with a couple of extra rounds in the mag doesn’t do much for me. If I’m going to seriously consider a carry gun for my own personal use, it has to be very easy to shoot, very easy to carry, and it has to meet my personal standards for safety. I’ll get back to those first two in a minute. Let me get the safety thing out of the way first. Or maybe “risk management” is a better term.

Why Choose the Manual Safety Version?

If you’ve been watching my videos for a while, then you know that for semi-autos, I typically prefer hammer fired Guns whether they’re double action only or double action/single action. I like to have the ability to pin the hammer with my thumb so it’s physically impossible for the gun to fire while it’s being reholstered. The Striker Control Device that’s available for Glocks is the next best option. It does the same thing as a hammer when you’re reholstering. A manual safety is a distant third option, but depending on how it’s designed, I’ll consider it for a carry gun.

I don’t think safeties are for everybody. I’m especially reluctant to recommend a manual safety for a novice shooter, or for anyone who doesn’t practice fairly regularly. But I’m going to be drawing and reholstering a carry gun thousands and thousands of times, both in dry practice and at the range. Every reholster has the potential to turn into a catastrophic accident. All it takes is one distraction — one momentary lapse in attention.

So in addition to following all of the best practices for safe gun handling and safe reholstering, I like there to be at least one extra layer of mechanical safety to help mitigate risk. I especially like it if that extra layer doesn’t compromise the usability of the gun. Whether this manual safety does that or not is debatable. Sig Sauer P365 XL

I’m about to pour a lot of love all over this gun and talk about how amazing it is. But this manual safety is not good. It’s also not horrible. It’s not like the miserable little nub of a safety you’ll find as an option on the Smith & Wesson Shield. And it’s not as bad as that weird safety on the LCP .22 LR I talked about a couple of weeks ago. It has a very positive click on and off and it’s ambidextrous. It could still be much better. It’s not wide enough and it needs to be positioned about a quarter inch farther forward on the frame.

I don’t know why gun companies keep screwing this up. I think it’s further evidence that the people who are making these design decisions don’t actually shoot the guns. There are plenty of examples of good manual safeties out there, so there’s not really any excuse for not knowing what one should look like.

I’ve mentioned the safety on the M&P 22 Compact before. This is an excellent safety. It’s not big at all, but it’s wide enough that you can rest your thumb on it while you’re shooting. When you grasp the gun, the knuckle of the thumb naturally comes down on top of the safety to disengage it. You can’t miss it. The P365 safety is just barely big enough to be usable, and just small enough that I’ll miss it on the first try every once in a while. And if I rest my thumb on it, this sharp edge on the rear rubs against my thumb when the gun recoils.

At first, that was just annoying, but on a long range session, it will actually cut my thumb open. Right now, I’ve got a nice little blood blister there that’s under the scar tissue from the first couple of times it happened. Honestly, I could live with that if the safety was just wider and easier to disengage. Sig, please take some of that sweet, sweet cash from charging 50 bucks each for these magazines and give it to your R&D team so they can fix this safety.

Okay, now I can talk about all the good stuff.

Sig P365 XL Size Comparison

The appeal of the Sig P365 XL is not simply that it is small and therefore easy to carry. A lot of pistols are small. This gun is small and shootable. And it’s small in a different way than other pistols. Let’s look at some size comparisons so I can show you what I mean. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Here on the right we have the world’s most ubiquitous compact 9mm, the Glock 19. On the left is Glock’s single stack 9mm, the Glock 43. It’s not the smallest 9mm out there, but I think it’s among the smallest nines that are still reasonably shootable.

I’m going to overlay these two and align them by the grip tang. That’s the highest part of the grip where the web of your hand would go. Obviously, the 43 has a shorter slide and grip and the trigger reach is also a bit shorter.

If we look at them from the back, the 43 is significantly slimmer. I measured the widest part of the grip, not including the magazine well and it’s .81 inches for the 43 and 1.31 inches for the 19.

Now let’s throw the P365 XL in there. Just as you might expect, it’s right in between the two. Maybe a little closer to the 43 with a grip that’s just 1 inch thick. But let’s go back to the side view.

Again, the Sig is right in the middle in terms of slide length and grip height. But check this out; look at how much shorter the distance is between the top of the slide and the bottom of the trigger guard. And then look at how short the grip is from front to back. If we rotate the Sig a few degrees to adjust for the atypical grip angle of the Glocks, then you can see an even bigger difference. Sig Sauer P365 XL

I’ll do one more size comparison because I’m not trying to just pick on Glock here. This is a Walther PPS M2. It’s a tragically underrated single stack 9mm pistol. I think it’s easily the softest shooting of any of the polymer single stack nines. It’s also a little bigger than most of them.

Here, it’s loaded with a 7-round magazine and let’s overlay the Sig again. They’re about the same length, but the Sig is smaller in every other dimension.

What this means in practice is that the Sig P365 XL is a lot less bulky than you might expect. You can’t tell just how concealable it is and how little room it seems to take up in your waistband by just looking at the specifications on paper.

Of course, that all depends on having a good holster to go with the gun. I’ve been using this Phlster Classic appendix holster with a Mod 4 clip from Discreet Carry Concepts.

I know that holster selection is a very individual thing. There’s not a single holster out there that’s going to work for everybody any more than there’s a single gun that works for everybody. But I’ve been really happy with this setup. There’s a wedge built in to the bottom of the holster so that the grip stays tucked in close to your body. Then they’ve got this thing here called the TuckStrut and that levers against your belt to help keep the gun close to the body along the other axis.

This has been my “pandemic setup.” I’ve been carrying this pretty much all day every day that we’ve been on lockdown. It’s great for just sitting around and watching Netflix, but I’ve been busy. I’ve been working on some projects around the house. I rearranged and cleaned out the garage, I cleared a bunch of brush in the yard, and then I built a chicken coop. That’s been a lot of stretching, squatting, crawling, reaching, and lifting all while wearing the P365 XL. I don’t feel like it’s ever really been in my way. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Sig P365 XL Performance at the Range

Let’s talk about shooting this thing. I’ve got a little over 2000 rounds through it. So far, I haven’t had any malfunctions or mechanical problems of any kind. In the year 2020, this is actually a fairly low bar for a modern semi-automatic pistol to pass. But I wanted to mention it because there were some known issues with the early P365s. I don’t have any reason to believe this particular gun has any of those problems. It even ate through 500 rounds of some nasty water damaged Tula steel cased ammo. At least half the rounds in that box had visible rust on them. The Sig went through them with no issues. I don’t know whether that’s a credit to Sig or to Tula, but either way I think it’s pretty impressive.

I’ve said this gun is shootable and that’s always a difficult thing to quantify. Obviously, not everyone is going to find it to be as shootable as I do. I ran a couple of drills to at least give you some idea of how its performance compares to other guns for me.

For comparison, I chose the Beretta PX4 Compact, which I have more trigger time with and shoot better than any other compact 9mm. I also ran the drills with the Walther PPS M2. I shoot that better than any other polymer single stack 9mm. The drills were the Failure Drill, which is two to the body, one to the head and the Bill Drill — six shots to the body. Both are fired at seven yards starting from the holster with concealment. I shot the drills four times each with all three guns. Here’s the average of my best three runs with each gun.

The times are all pretty close. Most of the difference between the PX4 and the smaller guns actually came from the draw speed. It’s always easier to grab a larger gun out of the holster. I missed the A-zone a couple of times with the PPS and I added a quarter second to my times for every miss. Otherwise, it was right on par with the Sig in terms of raw speed.

The split times were basically identical between the three. That seems counter-intuitive because you would expect the larger gun to have the lower split times. The PX4 Compact is an incredibly soft shooting gun. I think it has less felt recoil than even most full size 9mms. But for me, the sights don’t always track straight up and down. I think maybe because of the rotating barrel, they tend to wobble a little bit under recoil and don’t always return exactly to the same spot. The PPS and the P365 have a little more snap to them, but the recoil path is more predictable. So those things kind of cancel each other out and I end up with similar split times.

Again, that’s just for me. That might have to do with the way I’m gripping the gun or with how my eyes perceive the sights. For you, it might be completely different. The big takeaway here for me is that I’m sacrificing very little in terms of shooting performance by carrying the Sig P365 XL versus a larger 9mm.

Modularity and Other Features

My original intention for this review was to compare the XL and the original P365. Then the lockdown thing happened and it wasn’t going to be practical for me to borrow the P365 like I had planned. But once I started shooting and carrying the XL, I also kind of lost interest in the other gun. This is such a good shooter and it’s been so easy to conceal that I’ve never felt the need for it to be smaller.

Even so, I should probably mention that, just like the Sig P320 series, the P365 has a serialized fire control unit. That means the part that legally counts as a firearm is inside the frame. So if you have a P365 XL, for about 40 or 50 bucks, you can pick up a standard P365 grip module. It takes about 30 seconds to swap the parts around and then you have the shorter grip with the longer XL slide. Of course, you also have to drop another 50 bucks for one of the smaller 10-round mags to go with it. Sig Sauer P365 XL

I’m pretty happy with the size of this gun as-is, though. And really, there’s not much in general I would want to change here, other than what I already mentioned about the safety. It would be nice if the texture on the grip extended all the way up to the slide so you could get a better grip with the support hand. So far, I can’t find much else that needs major improvement.

The trigger is nice right out of the box. It’s got some take up and then a smooth rolling break. It’s not crisp like a single action. This is actually what I prefer a trigger to feel like, though. I want there to be constant motion — constant tactile feedback as I’m putting pressure on the trigger so I know exactly when it’s going to break. I don’t like a trigger with an abrupt wall of resistance that just kind of stops until you press hard enough for it to break unless it’s a super light single action. This is a good carry trigger. I measured it at about 6 pounds on our trigger pull gauge but it doesn’t feel like 6 pounds. It’s a flat face trigger, so you can put more pressure toward the bottom of the trigger and that makes it feel lighter than it is.

The SIG X-RAY3 sights that come with the gun are also very nice and I almost never say that. For low light, they’ve got a three-dot tritium setup, but in normal light, the rear sight is basically black and the front sight has a highly visible neon green ring. If you don’t like that, of course you can just go with a red dot. There are two screws in the bottom of the slide. If you remove those, this plate and the rear sight come off so you can mount a micro red dot optic.

Factory optic cuts are gradually becoming more common on handguns, even smaller ones. I’ve decided to finally set aside some time this year to seriously train with a red dot optic on a pistol. I’ll be talking about that more sometime down the road. The Sig P365 XL slide is cut for the Sig ROMEOZERO optic, which shares a footprint with the Shield RMSc. It will also fit the soon to be released Holosun HS507K and the Swampfox Sentinel.

These are some of the smallest pistol optics on the market and I expect them to be super popular as more people add dots to their carry guns. I’ll be trying out a few of these and I’ll let you guys know when I think I can recommend one of them for serious use. Sig Sauer P365 XL

The Verdict

I can’t tell you whether I’ll end up carrying this gun long term. I’m always trying out different stuff and somehow I end up back at a snub nose revolver anyway, so I’m probably not the best example to follow. That said, this gun does everything I could ask a carry gun to do. It’s reliable. It’s easy to conceal and it’s comfortable to carry all day. I can shoot it just about as well as anything else I would ever consider carrying. It’s supported by all of my favorite holster-makers. I can shoot it for long practice sessions without it wearing me out. I wouldn’t hesitate to take it to a high round-count shooting class.

It’s a compromise gun that doesn’t really feel like much of a compromise. If you were to tell me that I had to choose, right now, just one pistol to be stuck with forever — that I could never carry or practice with any other handgun. Today at least, I think my answer would be the Sig P365 XL.

But they have got to do something about that safety.

SIG Sauer P365 XL 9mm Pistol Review

By FRED TOAST FROM gunsdiscreetsupplies.com

The SIG Sauer P365 XL is no better or worse of a 9mm pistol than the standard model. Whether it’s right for you will largely depend on handsize and your ability to conceal the grip without printing. Sig Sauer P365 XL

This year’s summer release of the SIG Sauer P365 XL was the most anticipated launch since the first P365 debuted on the cover of our May 2018 issue. The original P365 was groundbreaking, winning the 2018 Guns & Ammo Handgun of the Year award and knocking off the single-­stack Glock 43, which had only been introduced three years prior to similar fanfare, as America’s best-­selling concealed carry pistol. Just as fast as the G43 made the .380-­chambered G42 a cheap gun store trade-­in, the P365 stunted sales of the G43 once supply caught up with demand.

The P365 instantly secured its place as the gold standard to which all other single-­ and double-­stack 9mms are compared. I say “secured” because its magazine was cleverly designed as a unique stack-­and-­a-­half that’s currently protected by three patents. Engineers at other manufacturers have been frustrated by their inability to work around these patents and stuff just as many rounds of 9mm in a magazine with similar dimensions. Sig Sauer P365 XL

The once-­hot G43 only offered six-­plus-­one capacity magazines, which brought about an aftermarket selling plus-­one and plus-­two extensions. The only option to carry more rounds without a reload was to purchase a double-­stack pistol, but those interested in the G43 wanted it for its slim 1.02-­inch-­wide proportions.

Double-­stack pistols such as the Glock 26 (1.18 inches wide) and newer HK VP9 SK (1.31 inches wide) may be great pistols, but they tend to feel fat in the hand and are more of a challenge to conceal comfortably, which is what gave rise to the single-­stack subcompact market in the first place. Now, let’s consider the new P365 XL.

The Longslide 

Guns & Ammo sources our own independent measurements, so the specifications that follow may or may not agree with the manufacturer’s data. Our P365 XL featured a barrel length of 3.695 inches, measured from the breech block’s hood to the muzzle. The P365 barrel measured 3.091 inches; The XL’s slide was .675-­inch longer than the P365’s. With similar proportions, this extension gives the XL a 5.6-­inch sight radius compared to the P365’s 4.85 inches. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Sight radius matters to some because a longer slide typically allows sharp eyes to define the edges of the front sight within the blurred rear notch for more precise visual discernment. The SIG Sauer X-­Ray3 day/night sights, which are standard on both pistols, are similar, but different at the rear.

The P365s we evaluated came with a three-­dot tritium sight system. The notch between the two X-­Ray3 rear sights measured .15-­inch, the same width as the front X-­Ray3 sight. However, the rear sight on the P365 featured horizontal serrations across the back, intended to minimize the reflection of direct sunlight. The new rear sight lacks serrations. The XL’s front sight features the same bright, green ring surrounding a fine, tritium night-­sight vial. I have 20/15 vision and I perceived an improved sight alignment when shooting the XL. Sig Sauer P365 XL

G&A staff chronographed both the P365 and P365 XL with the same SIG Sauer 115-­grain V-­Crown ammunition. There was no difference in the average velocity of 1,110 feet per second (fps). Ballistically, the longer slide of the XL offers no extra benefit, but when testing for accuracy with the X-­Ray3 sights and the same V-­Crown load, the average size of our 25-­yard five-­shot group was reduced to 1.78 inches with the XL compared to the 1.97 average of the standard P365.

Underneath the slide, the striker-­fire assemblies are almost identical. However, there are now two, .625-­inch-­long Torx-­head screws that secure the new X-­Ray3 rear sight from under the slide. (The standard P365 rear sight is dovetailed to the slide.) Remove the slide to remove these screws and install a micro red dot sight. SIG Sauer’s new RomeoZero ($250) is a snap to install and it fits perfectly within the factory sight cut. The slide will also accept a Shield RMSc ($400).

Besides the added length and weight at the muzzle, the slides and barrels are otherwise the same. Different are the guiderod and recoil spring. The recoil spring assembly in the shorter P365 is a compound part, meaning there are two progressive springs with one rod plunging inside an outer rod. This system manages recoil to run the P365’s shorter slide. Because the P365 XL has a longer raceway for the slide to recoil against, it utilizes a single captured spring and guiderod assembly.

The Lower 

Not only is the P365 XL longer, it is also taller, with a grip extending .587 inch. Interestingly, the P365 XL with the flush-­fit 12-­round magazine installed measured the same height as an original P365 with optional 12-­round magazine inserted. The frame is also longer due to a new beavertail that breaks up the flush profile with the bottom of the slide as seen on the standard P365.

The arch of the backstrap and the contour of the triggerguard’s untextured undercut appear the same, but there’s more purchase area at the frontstrap due to the longer grip. At the range, this resulted in felt recoil that was more manageable than the P365’s, which wasn’t bad either. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Combining the extra weight out at the front of the slide with the longer grip and beavertail made shooting the P365 XL impressively controllable, regardless of a 9mm’s bullet weight and velocity. In total, the XL weighed 1 pound, 4.7 ounces compared to the P365’s weight of 1 pound, 1.8 ounces. The P365 XL is easier to shoot, in part, because there is almost 3 ounces of weight at the muzzle.

Texturing surrounds both grip modules and will wear down with use. It’s a rough texture, but not something that can be classified as aggressive; It’s a nice balance that also improves control of the gun.

At the base of the grip, the standard P365 features a pair of notches at the side, which fit like a puzzle piece with the magazine’s baseplate as well as the optional angled baseplate and 12-­round extension. The XL’s funneled magazine well does not.

The P365’s 10 and extended 12-­round magazines, and the P365 XL’s standard 12 and optional 15-round magazines blur the lines between a single-­stack 9mm pistol and and a larger double-­stack subcompact. The FN FNS-­9C, Ruger SR9c, Springfield Armory XD-­9 Mod.2 subcompact, Taurus G2C and Walther PPQ SC all offer magazines that match or offer greater capacity, but none are as slim as the P365 or P365 XL. The P365 measured 4.74 inches tall with the longer 12-­round magazine, and the P365 XL measured 5.35 inches with the optional 15-­round mag inserted. For their capacity, the P365 and P365 XL have no competition in size and profile. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Trigger Time 

A visual difference between the P365 and the P365 XL is the trigger; The P365 features a curved trigger while the P365 XL has a flat trigger. For being flat, the XL trigger actually has a longer length of pull from center at 2.7 inches. The curved trigger on the standard P365 measured 2.61 inches. I’ll leave it up to you whether flat or curved triggers are better, but larger hands might prefer the new flat trigger for the increased length of pull. This was a clever way for SIG Sauer to address any complaints about a short length of pull from large-­handed shooters without changing the dimensions of the trigger’s location on the frame.

To me, what’s more important is how a trigger feels. I personally own two box-­stock P365s, one with more than 3,000 rounds through it. Both trigger pulls feel similar and average 6 pounds, 6 ounces on a Lyman digital trigger-pull gauge. The trigger pulls on the P365 XL measured almost a pound lighter at 5½ pounds. However, there’s just something about the XL’s trigger that makes it feel longer and interrupted as it is pressed. Sig Sauer P365 XL

Load Up!

The P365 XL features a flared magazine well that’s funneled to gobble up either of the two supplied standard 12-round magazine or an optional 15-round magazine. The 12-round mag fits flush and will function in a standard P365 — and so will the 15-round magazine! Once they appeared on SIG Sauer’s webstore for $49, they became their own commodity.

The basepads on any of the P365 magazines can be changed to fill the void and improve the grip, but there’s no contour at the bottom of the 15-rounder. The square corner of the box pokes at the heel of the shooting hand, which I found uncomfortable. This is odd, in my opinion, because the 12-round magazines feature an arched, textured tail that blends well with the backstrap. This suggests that engineers could have designed a more comfortable baseplate for the 15-round mag. Regardless, it’s hard to argue given the 15-plus-one capacity is now available for either pistol.

Like the original, the P365 XL points well for me. It requires little effort to align the sights instantly or learn how to use a red dot. At the range, the P365 XL proved to be a very accurate pistol. With iron sights, results averaged between 1.7 inches for the best five-shot groups fired from a bench at 25 yards to 2.2 inches. It was noteworthy that there were not the usual flyers that we experience when testing other pistols. Every round fired from the P365 XL seemed to hit its mark.

Once SIG Sauer’s new RomeoZero red dot was installed and sighted in, the groups shrunk even more. In fact, during function testing with Federal’s 147-grain Hydra Shock load, I fired five shots while standing offhand (and unsupported) into a group that measured 1.44 inches! Even more incredible was that all five shots were centered inside the 10 ring. Like a proud kid, I saved the target to hang up when I got home. Sig Sauer P365 XL

I used to struggle with an answer when someone would come up and ask if a particular handgun was a good choice for personal defense. “It depends,” I’d say. These days, I usually reply with another question: “Have you looked at a SIG Sauer P365?”

The P365 XL is no better or worse of a pistol than the standard model. Whether it’s right for you will largely depend on handsize and your ability to conceal the grip without printing. I’m sure of one thing: One of them is probably going to suit you well.

SIG Sauer P365 XL

  • Type: Striker fired, recoil-operated, semiautomatic
  • Cartridge: 9mm
  • Capacity: 12+1 rds. (2 incl.); 15+1 rds. (optional)
  • Barrel: 3.7 in.; carbon steel
  • Overall Length: 6.6 in.
  • Height: 4.8 in.
  • Width: 1.1 in.
  • Weight: 1 lb., 4.7 oz.
  • Grip Module: XL; textured polymer
  • Finish: Nitron (stainless steel)
  • Trigger: 4 lbs., 8 oz.; flat
  • Sights: SIG X-Ray3; optic ready
  • Manufacturer: SIG Sauer, 603-610-3000, sigsauer.com

10 reviews for Sig Sauer P365 XL Semi-Auto Pistol With X-RAY3 Night Sights

  1. Sean Lotot

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    Reliable
    I was king of skeptical to switch my S&W M&P shield 2.0 to the SS p365 xl. I got more confident on day I took it to range for 1000 shots I realized I made a good judgement. This gun is very smooth, very accurate and low recoiled for it size. It size is perfect to conceal.

  2. Grant Hill

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    Great Gun
    I have already done a ton of target shooting with this gun and I use it to track deer and to kill trapped predators. Very accurate, ammo capacity is insane.

  3. Jack Booby

    JB ·
    Love this gun
    I own a few firearms already, but wanted something that was easy to carry, but, not too small. I have big hands and this fits perfectly. The amount of ammunition that I can put into this gun is awesome. 24 rounds from what they give you. There’s also a 15 rd mag that can extend the grip more. So easy to control even one handed. Heck, I do better at the range one handed. If you want easy to CC, this is the one. My buddy came with me and wound up buying the same one! Great CCW

  4. Steve Thaedus

    All the capacity none of the bulk
    Bought this looking to lighten my EDC load while not sacrificing shootability . Single stacks are just to small and the stand P365 fits in there, I tried the Xl and couldn’t believe for the size how easy it was to shoot, went out and bought one. My only issue why I only gave it 4 out of 5 on reliability was the 1st 50 rounds it wouldn’t go more than 3 rounds with out failing to go in to battery. After 50 rounds it smoothed out and ran fine. Dialed in the Romeo0 and was 1-1.5 inch groups at 25 yard with out issue.

  5. Glascom42max

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    P365 purchase and overview
    I purchased this handgun approximately 1 month ago for the wife as a personal protection piece. Great quality, lightweight, and reasonable price. The transaction was smooth and the guns discreet supplies staff was courteous and helpful. Overall pleased with the purchase.

  6. Jake26thomas

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    Love to shop at Guns Discreet Supplies
    Purchased a Sig P 365 XL best deal ever, great price, great service . Good place to buy quality product that stands behind what they sell. No price gouging.

  7. Gus818james

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    Very happy with my purchase
    This little gun is very comfortable to carry, holds 12 rounds of 9mm in a 380 size. The trigger is comparable to the p320 xcompact. Smooth at about 5.5 lbs. It is accurate and shoots like a bigger gun.

  8. Julie Willy

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    I bought a second one
    I bought my first 365XL as a replacement for my 938 as I wanted a longer sight radius for my off duty weapon. I liked it so much that I bought a second one to keep at my beach house so I wouldn’t have the hassle of flying with a gun. I have let several friends try it and many of them have purchased one.

  9. GunnyIIItommy

    Great Start – very impressed
    Bought new 9/5/2020. The manual doesn’t say anything about break in. But heard about the concerns with reliability. One of the reviews suggested field stripping and remove the packing grease before any range time. I’m an average shooter and not that handy, but did the basic field strip per the manual, used Rem oil solvent to clean what I could with a toothbrush, and re-lubricated with Rem oil. Then racked the slide maybe 30-50 times. Then added a little more oil. Next day at range put 175 rounds with five different brands and different weights of ammo. FMJ first, then ran about 25 JHP. Not one single malfunction. I’ll run a couple hundred more to get fully confident, but so far very impressed. Love the ergonomics and trigger compared to Glock 43. Hope this helps if you’re concerned about what you’ve heard about the failure to return to battery.

  10. Jones the monster

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    Bought the Sig P-365-Xl last week! Nice gun but Very unhappy that I have a new gun and cannot get the 9 mil ammo for it!

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