Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by vaalpens, May 13, 2021.
102 Rounds were put through the P365X
Two issues experienced with the P365X: Once not completely into battery. One light primer strike.
Overall the P365X performed very well, but I could definitely feel the recoil with some of the heavier loads. I will definitely have to dial in some loads for this gun.
I was also able to just shoot some offhand shots to see how easy I will be able to pick up the red dot. I would say it was much easier than the normal sights, but it seems I was shooting a bit low. This was done at 5 yards, which could probably explain why it was low. The red dot was zeroed at 10 yards.
The bottom line is that I am happy with my P365, I like the red dot, and look forward to creating some loads specifically for the P365. The W244 load performed well already, so I think I have a good start already.
Thanks! The group picture was inspired by the picture you shared.
I’m presuming you’re using an extended mag as the flush mag makes it pretty hard to get a grip. The flush mag is easier to conceal but I’ll take the extra rounds and purchase any day.
Is there any chance you’re going to try some 147’s?
I have the P365X, which has the X series grip. The flush mag for the X series grip has 12 rounds.
I'm not sure if I'll be loading 147's in 9mm since I use those in 357sig. I have limited load data in 9mm with 147's, so it will probably take some time to get to it. For now I'll probably concentrate on the RMR 115's and 124's, since that is what I have in stock.
The primers from left to right are: GINEX, Federal, CCI500, CCI500, and whatever Hornady uses.
I liked the grip of the P365XL over the regular P365, but did not want the 3.7" barrel. I also wanted to go the RedDot route, so I was just waiting for the P365X to come out. So far so good.
I think I have confirmed that the W244 load is accurate. This load was created using my Lee Auto Drum. Here are the results. Looks like I had some sort of flier, with me still trying to get used to the trigger and the red dot. The velocity is also good, so this should be a great load in a BUG competition, with a PF of 121.
9mm, P365X, 3.1"
RMR, 115gr, FMJRN, W244, 4.5gr, FED100
Velocities: 1049, 1059, 1062, 1073, 1055
Grouping @ 15yd: 1.05"
Test Date: 05/29/2021
Will have to try that target type with my new dot when I have a chance to make a range trip.
They work well for that.
I think the target type is based on your eyes, not the red dot. Maybe the clarity of the glass also comes into play. I tried just the dot, but with my eyes the edge got lost. The black circle seems to help me focus better. The color of the dot probably depends on how bright it is outside.
Congratulations and good luck with your new red dot.
You probably know this already, but keeping the red dot free of oil when cleaning your gun is difficult. The last time I cleaned my P365X I cut the thumb off a nitrile glove and used it to cover the red dot. I need to find something more permanent, but for now the thumb will do.
9mm, P365X, 3.1"
Hornady, 115gr, FTX, , gr,
Velocities: 1059, 1071, 1059, 1064, 1047
Grouping @ 10yd: 1.3"
Test Date: 05/23/2021
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