Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Elkins45, Apr 13, 2021.
the 12 v 10 shot capacity you refer to is not specific to one or the other. I have a couple of 12-round magazines that were sold with my P365.
the only other difference would be the slide and grip feel. That’s personal preference, to me.
If you want the XL slide and regular grip, just buy a new grip module. They’re only about $50. You can transfer the fire control unit and slide into it and, Voila, you have a new pistol!
The XL will undoubtedly be a little easier to shoot due to longer grip, slightly greater weight and barrel length. To me the P365 is not hard to shoot, however, so then the question becomes one of what you’re comfortable carrying... if you’re coming to the Sigs from a G19/1911/etc carry, a P365XL is still going to seem very svelte so why not get the extra shootability? But if you’re coming to the Sigs from a Kahr PM9/Ruger LCP background, you’ll doubtless prefer the smaller version as being overall more versatile for CCW.
The really nice thing about this platform is the modularity. You can pick one complete gun and get new grip modules and other slides and change your gun in minutes.
Which do you like better, curved or straight?
The 365 with the 10 round mag is eminently pocketable, especially with an Alabama pocket rig.
If you really want a small holster gun, the 365XL is a better choice.
But the regular 365 is an easy and reliable shooter; you won't be unhappy with either.
Recommend the XL, for the added Bbl length alone.
Effective Bbl length is ~ 2.2" v. 2.8"... or ~ 36% more.
I have about 3500 through each and I do not have a clear preference at this time. It just takes an adjustment to go from one to the other, which is annoying.
Chronographed velocities from rounds shot in both my P365 and P365 XL show about a 40-60 fps higher velocity for the XL, which is about a 5% increase in velocity for the XL. That really does not matter much to me. The real difference that I notice is that shot-to-shot recovery times are slightly faster for the XL, which helps when playing gun games such as shooting plate racks.
tiny.... The XL is still small but gives an excellent grip, night sights, more barrel and shoots good. For pocket I am covered with my PM9. And now I own my first SIG NIB.
Size and weight-wise, I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the XL and the MAX 9. I handled them both, at the same time for about ten minutes, and they "felt" pretty much the same to me. I liked them equally but I liked the price of the Ruger better. Much better.
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