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Found a Unicorn Sig P365

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by groundhog34, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. groundhog34

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    I went in an Academy Monday morning and there it was a Sig P365. The salesperson who knew as much as my cat about guns said it arrived Sunday night and just went into the case this morning. It was priced at $499. I bought it for 10% less by using a gift card, complicated story, then got another $10 off from a coupon in a flyer. Best news is I have fired 100 rounds without any issues. It is not a target gun but I am happy. I advise anyone looking for a 365 to check Academy early Monday morning as they said their gun shipments arrive Sunday night although that might be store specific.
     
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  2. Eugen

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    Nice find. I have yet to see one in my neck of the woods, and I do mean woods out here in the country.
     
  3. jonnyc

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    We got one in the shop and it went out about an hour and a half later.
    I really liked the grip and mag capacity, but I think I'll wait a bit or three before I think about getting one to compliment or replace my Glock 43. Their checkered start, as well as that of the 320, give me pause as to the quality and reliability of Sig striker-fired handguns.
     
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  4. bannockburn

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    Would like to see one and handle it but I'm in no rush to get one.
     
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  5. dave333

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    I got lucky and found one on Sportsmans Warehouse website this past Friday, $499 with free shipping to the store. Picked it up yesterday, feels great in the hands, sights suit my eye well. Big range trip tomorrow, off work, gonna run a bunch of rounds through it to see just how good it is.
     
  6. Speedo66

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    I took a quick look at the specs, it's a little smaller, but not too different from a Glock 26 in size. The Sig site says it has "an unprecedented 10 + 1 capacity". Hmm, that's the same as the 26.

    Not ready to toss the 26 and run to buy the Sig just yet.
     
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  7. groundhog34

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    Much thinner than the 26
     
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  8. Col. Cornelius

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    The P365 is smaller or equal to the Glock G43 in most dimensions. The P365 is noticeably small than the S&W Shield.

    Size wise, it is almost identical to a Kahr PM9 or CM9, it even fits in the same holsters.
     
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  9. Speedo66

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    1.0” for the Sig vs. 1.18” for the Glock.
     
  10. 340PD

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    Measurements are numbers but in no way are they representative of anything when the gun is in your hand. Believe me, there is no size comparison between the G26 and the P365. If you want comparative feeling in your hand, grab a PM9, G42, or G43. Then imagine a more rounded grip, better trigger, much higher capacity, and far better sights.
     
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    It's much smaller from frontstrap to backstrap as well. That as much as the grip thickness really makes it feel small.
     
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  12. joe_security

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    I fired the P365 recently. The female owner had just received it back from Sig after repairs.The accuracy was top notch, and the size was just a bit bigger than my G42. She received the x ray sights free of charge. A very nice trigger ,I was impressed.
     
  13. sigarms228

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    That was my experience as well. My LGS had 4 of them in the display case when I was there a few weeks ago but I had a chance to shoot a P365 at the annual factory shoot. It seems like a nice pistol but way too small in the trigger reach for me. I am sticking with my Walther PPS that I shoot it much better with probably because it fits my hand/fingers so well and that the PPS has an internal steel frame which adds weight that makes it very easy to shoot fast and accurate.

    It is always good to see more options for concealed carry though.
     
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  14. Fiv3r

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    I'm very tempted by the 365. When the price drops a bit (if it drops a bit), I may look a bit harder. The Ruger EC9S is filling the role currently. No doubt the 365 will be a bit more corrosion resistant and have a sweet 320 series trigger, but that little Ruger with its robust design and dirt cheap mags is going to be tough to replace.

    The 365 sure is sexier though.
     
  15. Madcap_Magician

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    I have a 365 and now what I really want is one with a 4.25" barrel and a 17-round capacity. The slimness of it is unbelieveable. I would not own any other semiauto plastic guns if I had a G19-sized 365 as well.
     
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    I own the P938, and while the P365 looks sexy, I am not sure I can justify the purchase. I am scared to hold one and shoot it however... I might all in love with it!
     
  17. Jeb Stuart

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    I like the size, Looks similar to the LC9s but obviously cost a lot more. Not too sure about the big ass take down lever on the gun. Trying to understand why Sig did this on a CCW. Hardly snag free. I wonder how much those magazines are going to cost?

    Regardless, there are quite a few great sub-compacts out there. All of these are nice guns. Here you can check out the size and OAL.

    Courtesy Genitron.

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    Would really like to see this come to fruition.

    Mark
     
  19. Walkalong

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    I called Academy this mid AM and they said they got two in this morning. Turns out they will not take the trigger lock off for you to look at it, making it tough to get a feel for the grip, much less the trigger pull. It will go against the Shield I have (Which I like a lot) very soon.

    In person it isn't that "big", and doesn't want to catch on stuff. Could be thinner, but not an issue IMHO. Doesn't stick out any more than the slide catch and tapered so it's thin and rounded on the front/back edges. YMMV of course.

    Where the Shield is long in the grip front to back, especially compared to how thin it is, the P-365 is a little wider and is short front to back. Big difference there. If you have long hands/fingers it may be an issue. My hands are wide/medium length. Almost all "large" gloves are too small and many "XL" gloves are tight on me. Grip is manageable dry firing. I could stand the grip to be longer, I definitely won't be carrying the flush fit mag, but have not been using the short mag on the Shield either.

    Trigger is lighter/shorter, reset is shorter. Nice.

    Sights? Yet to be decided. Need target time. Night sights are a plus (Unless you don't want them), but at $500 you do pay for them. The white dot on the front sight of the Shield is easier to pick up with bad eyes and no glasses inside, dunno about outside.

    With the Shield and the P-365 mags fully loaded (8 & 10) with nothing in the chamber the overall weights are too close to tell without a scale. The Shield is front (Slide) heavy and the P-365 is grip heavy, making the Sig "feel" lighter in the hand.

    No doubt about it compared to a few years ago.

    Not a great pic, but here ya go.
    Shield & P-365.jpg
     
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  20. Jeb Stuart

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    I personally have come to realize that the vast majority of small 9mm's are all great guns. What will be the ideal gun will be determined by the owner that chooses which one fits him perfectly. Triggers are subjective as well. Short strokes, long, medium, different resets, double action, single action, striker fired and on and on. It all comes down to the individual. I am fortunate in that as a range rat, and club member, Myself and other range buddies always share guns. So I am able to have a better chance of what is best for me by shooting a lot of different guns.
    It is too bad many have to buy blindly. Just the nature of the business. Most videos of guns, and reviews, you have to take with a grain of salt. Sig fans, Ruger fans, Beretta fans, Smith fans etc. (and even a few Glock fans). It's all good.
     
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  21. Walkalong

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    Well, other than reading about it, and a quick look at Academy this afternoon, I certainly did that. Not the first, nor the last, time it will happen. :)
     
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  22. Walkalong

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    I handled and dry fired a Shield one time and decided I liked it enough to get one, especially at the prices they were going for. That turned out very well. If this one does too, and especially if I like it better, I'll be a happy camper.

    Range trip tomorrow.
     
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  23. bannockburn

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    Thanks for the Shield/P365 review! I have small hands so this new SIG may be just the ticket for me. Currently I carry a Kahr CM9 and it fits my hand perfectly. Wouldn't mind having a few more rounds with the P365. Tried the Shield but thought it was just a little too big for me (in all fairness to the Shield I use to have a Colt New Agent and ended up getting rid of it because I also felt it was a bit too big, especially compared to the CM9).
     
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  24. Jeb Stuart

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    It is so interesting to see different points of view. I have a large hand and long fingers. I have shot the Shield many times, but felt it was just too large for what I wanted for both handling and shooting. In fact my LC9s with the thin design feels better and best all the guns I own and have shot, I love the Nano. And of course the gun the individual shooter can perform best with is what counts. I have not shot the 365 yet, but very much looking forward to. I go to the range each week, Sat and Sun and hopefully one of my range buddies will be there with a New Sig. Sounds like a fantastic new weapon and congrats to the new owner.
     
  25. Hangingrock

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    I'm not into chasing Rainbows anymore. I'll wait and let others do the Beta testing in regards to the SIG-P365. I did not acquire a S&W-Shield-9mm until S&W offered the rebates on Gen1 before introducing Gen2. I've read the write-ups in the firearms periodicals proclaiming the SIG-P365 to be the next greatest thing with the usual glowing write ups and being some what jaded I'm waiting on the multitudes extended usage which usually address issues that occur.
     
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