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Sig P365 9MM - First Range Trip

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Walkalong, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Walkalong

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    Primer swipe on 124 gr Plinkers.
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    Primer swipe on 124 Gr JHPs
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    Primer swipe on 125 Gr JSPs (Too hot, need to back off)
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    Glad she performed well!
     
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  3. Jeff H

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    I know I'm late to the party but I just got mine yesterday. Can't wait to shoot it this weekend.

    Will it replace my Shield? Not likely, but it will go in a rotation with my Shield.


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  4. Walkalong

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    It did mine. :)
     
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    Ahhhh....another beautiful photo. Glad I bought mine Sunday so I don't have to drool........:thumbup:
     
  6. Jeff H

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    But I really like my Shield and I don't want it replaced. Of course, I really like my new 365 as well. :D


    It is my hope that they can coexist in the same house and share the carry rotation without either of them getting jealous......... You know, something my 2 dogs have never been able to accomplish. <sigh>


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  7. George P

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    Took mine out again today to go against my G26. I am getting better with it and it is shooting as good or better than the 26. This was with Remington Bucket of bullets (115), Aguila (115), Speer Lawman (124), and handloads with 4.0 of Titegroup and Everglades 124 fmj

    The thinner grip seems to feel better, but it does also seem to out a little hurt on the the web of my hand compared to the G26. (Of course it is also lighter) I have been using the 12 round mag exclusively for this as it allows a full 3 finger grip
     
  8. Doublehelix
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    Notice any difference here with the new striker, or is it about the same?
     
  9. 340PD

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    I bought my P365 early on and after two weeks of ownership I beat the rush and got $400 for my used Shield with Ameriglo sights and Apex sear.
     
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  10. Walkalong

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    From earlier in the thread:

    Left: Fed 100 Primer, 125 Gr JSP @ Avg 1110 FPS - Very flat, virtually no round left on the edges of the primer.

    Middle: Fed 100 Primer, 90 Gr JHP @ Avg 1268 FPS - Flat, with some round left on the edges of the primer.

    Right: CCI 500 Primer, 124 Gr JHP @ Avg 1025 FPS - A lot of round left on the edges, middle of primer flat.

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    So, a little better IMHO. Thoughts?
     
  11. JamieC

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    Recently I went to my local range, rented the P365. My 'pocket carry' is a Kel Tec PF9, brought it along to compare...no comparison! The two guns are nearly the same size, the P365, not quite 1/8" thicker in the grip, maybe an 1/8" smaller barrel tip to grip end. The P365 shoot much softer, less muzzle flip, more accurate for me than the PF9 which I've had for a few years. 10 round mag vs a 7 round mag. Bought one a week later, 150 rounds first trip, (disassembled, cleaned and lubed first), mixed 115gr fmj, (including range pick ups from IDPA shoots), 124gr lrn reloads, Short Barrel Gold Dots, 147gr XTP reloads, NO problems. It fits my pockets just like the PF9 did, starting off with a 'Sticky' pocket holster. I can see getting a IWB down the road. For now, my full size 1911, EMP4 or M&P9 will be my main carry pieces....but, this P365 has got my attention. I shoot the 1911 best, the EMP and M&P both still out shoot the P365, (for now), time will tell.
     
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    I now have ~500 reloads through mine, zero jams, shoots POA at 10 yards. It shoots like a much larger gun, simply amazing. I like the fatter grip, subcompacts these days are just like shooting a credit card.
     
  13. Jeff H

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    Well, after the 1st range trip and 100+ rounds through the pipe, sadly, I can see how it replaced your Shield. Not that I'm willing to let my Shield go, but I am impressed with the 365,

    Great shooting gun, especially for the size.

    I need to try more ammo, but on the first range trip, it devoured, 124g Blazer brass, 124 grain lead handloads, and 124 grain Federal HP rounds. The Federal rounds were noticeably hotter that the others but shot just as well.
     
  14. Walkalong

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    I shoot the P-365 so much better, and easier, and it carried 95% as well, it bumped the Shield. Only reason I don't have it anymore is my long time buddy loved the Shield and shot it very well, so I gave it to him. Other than that I would likely still have it, but one day when I wanted something else it may have gotten traded or sold. It just lost out in the I'm going to carry it arena. Nice gun, and right for a lot of folks.
     
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    Just curious, hard to tell from the Pic, but do you think they may be on the verge of Penetrating?
     
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  16. Walkalong

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    I don't know about "penetrating". They are deep in the first pics with the old striker. Deeper than the new one? Hard to say from the pics. I took those (new stiker) pics at the range with a cell phone, whereas I took the clearer pics from earlier in the thread (Old striker) with a camera at home.
     
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    Yesterday I went to the range and shot 100 rounds of hot 357 mag ammo and another 270 rounds of 38 specials out of my 3" 686+. Pretty happy, as I was keeping all of my shots on my target in double action at 20 yards. Not great groups or anything, but the center of the targets were shot up good. That's a good showing given my craptacular eyes.

    Anyway, I discovered from the 20 something year old brunette beauty that works the counter there that they have a P365 and P938 for rent for only $10 each plus the cost of a box of ammo.

    So next time I go I'm going to rent both guns, get 100 rounds of ammo, and do a side by side. One of these guns will be in my near future so I'm excited I can try them both out!

    Thank god for this new range. We had nothing like it for years in my area.
     
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  19. Walkalong

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    Pretty cool. The finger separation thing in front gives me pause though.
     
  20. Jeb Stuart

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    When I shot the 365, The Grip did not feel too thin, and I have a size large hand and long fingers. About 10 years ago, when I first bought a Ruger LCP, (and was not worth a darn at shooting it). I put on the same Hogue grip. Started shooting the gun more and more. Then one day took it off. I decided I like the texturing of the gun OEM grip, and the whole Idea was concealment. Turned out, I could actually shoot the gun better without the grip. This is just a suggestion. Start off shooting the gun, the way Sig designed it. These small guns have a way of morphing to the shooter over time. Then later if you really think it is not working then put on the grip. Just do not put it on until you have had a good chance to get use to the gun. I started shooting the Pico. Very thin Grip. The more I shot it, the more I adjusted, the more I actually prefer a thin grip.
    I saw the Kahr website some time ago, and they were actually showing all the guns with a Hogue Grip and I believe shipping them out with one. Just did not make sense to me. I guess it is just a option. As far as Recoil, the Sig was Mild enough to not need it in that respect. However, this is just me, others may feel differently.
    On the flip side, some make just take to the Hogue grip, like a duck takes to water. JMO

    Ps. I also too the Hogue grip off of my LC9 and LC9s. Better shooting "For myself".
     
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  21. SeanSw

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    I rented a P365 and thought it shot very nicely for a compact gun. Good trigger, accurate at SD distances, but it did have a couple failures on the range. I've ready a lot of negatives about this gun was willing to chalk these failures up to being a rental. I knew about the striker drag in advance and completely forgot to check the spent brass. It's not quite what I'm looking for in a ccw but it would be a contender.
     
  22. Old Dog

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    Rather than start a new P365 love-fest thread, I will just tag along in this one and say that the P365 may have become my new favorite concealed-carry pistol. Just a tiny little chunk of awesomeness.
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    Comparison with a P938, my other favorite baby SIG, and a most worthy pistola in its own right.
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    Side by side view of top of both slides, 938 on left, 365 on right. Then compared with 12+1 version of M&P compact.
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    Nice job with the side by side comparison photos! Didn't realize that the P365 was that much thinner than P938!
     
  24. Walkalong

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    I agree.
     
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  25. George P

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    I overlaid my 365 with my Kahr CM-9; they are basically identical, except the SIG holds almost double, and it would be double with the 12 round mag
     
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