You’re Wrong About the Sig P365 | FourGuysGuns

When the Sig P365 hit gun store shelves in 2018 it generated a lot of interest (and excitement). But as new guns often do, the gun had some growing pains which lead to some people dismissing it outright. So here’s the question: do those complaints about the SIG P365 have any merit? Is the original P365 a good gun? In this video from FourGuysGuns you get a closer look at some of the early problems with the pistol and find out their two cents on whether it’s still a good gun to consider adding to your collection.

FourGuysGuns runs the Sig P365
FourGuysGuns runs the Sig P365 to find out if it’s a problem pistol or worth owning. (Photo credit: FourGuysGuns)

What problems did the Sig P365 have early on?

The Mag Life Blog writer Travis Pike has previously covered the P365. He wrote, “The Sig P365 was not without its controversy. Almost immediately following the release of the gun shipping was stopped. Problems were uncovered that involved the Sig Lite night sights breaking off, bad trigger springs, failure to go into battery, and light primer strikes. Issues are documented by popular Youtuber Military Arms Channel over two P365s, Harry’s Holsters did a 1,000-round review and recorded a dozen or more different problems. Sig saw this and made a wise decision to do something about it. Sig issued essentially what was a generation 2 pistol pretty early on.”

So, which generation of pistol did FourGuysGuns review? It was one of the mid-gen guns, not the first run from the manufacturer. Check out the video below to find out their experience with the gun.

Does the P365 work?

The Sig P365 that Whitey reviewed has done just fine. He’s run 11,000 well-documented rounds through it, run in a typical concealed carry manner—20 rounds here, 50 rounds there, with an occasional 100 rounds fired. He says it’s a good testament to how well the pistol has performed.

Whitey from FourGuysGuns seems to be a fan of the P365.
Whitey from FourGuysGuns seems to be a fan of the P365. (Photo credit: FourGuysGuns)

“The Sig Sauer P365 is in very stout competition with the Shield, the Glock 43, Kahr, Ruger…there’s a whole lot in this category. There’s a big desire for something that is very concealable without really sacrificing things and that is where the P365 gives everyone a lot of [excitement].”

He also points out that the Sig P365 is one of the very few pistols out there that was actually designed around the magazine as opposed to the magazine being an afterthought.  The flush magazine holds ten rounds, with extended options available.

Should you get a P365?

Sig Sauer P365
The SIG P365 officially launched in 2018. Is it worth the hype? (Photo credit: FourGuysGuns)

Whether you should get yourself a Sig P365 is a matter of what your carry needs are and how big your hands are, among other things. Consider a few things when choosing any carry gun:

  • Need
  • Purpose
  • Skill
  • Hand Size
  • Concealment
  • Reliability
  • Accuracy

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but it’s a great idea to watch video reviews like this one from FourGuysGuns to get more information.

Do you own a Sig P365? Do you love it? Tell us about your gun choices in the comments.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.


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