SIG P365 X-MACRO: It’s a 17+1. Here are the details

As many of you have already heard (and more are about to), SIG Sauer has released another hybrid compact pistol in the SIG P365 line — like its predecessors, the “SIG P365 X-Macro” has just a 1″ profile. But this one has a backwards compatible 17 round capacity P365X magazine.

Shooting the P365 XMacro

This might not be as big a surprise as the original P365s were for their capacity, but that’s likely because we’ve at least partially become inured to rapid advances in small frame pistol design. That doesn’t make it any less a desirable evolution in the P365, though, particularly when you consider that same mag will fit in the P365 model you already own. 

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X-Macro: the latest in the P365X series.

P365 XMacro Specs

The P365-XMacro is a polymer frame, striker-fired pistol that features a new grip module, the “Macro-Compact-Grip Module”. The Macro-Compact Grip Module features a standard 1913 accessory rail, an integrally compensated optics-ready slide with their XRAY3 day/night sights, and a flat trigger. The weapon ships with interchangeable small, medium, and large backstraps, and two 17 round P365 XMacro magazines. As one would expect, the pistol  is optimized for use with SIG electro-optic red dot sights and weapon lights

Appendix carry drawstroke with SIG's P365 XMacro
If you liked the SIG P365XL at all, you’ll probably appreciate the X-MACRO.

 

P365-XMACRO Specs:

SIG P365 XMacro specifications

Tom Taylor, SIG’s Chief Marketing Officer, had this to say about the new pistol:

“When the P365 was introduced, it reimagined the possibilities of everyday carry, and the P365-XMACRO continues this tradition delivering more on everything that made the P365 the number one selling, and most award-winning gun in America. 

“The innovative magazine design of the P365-XMACRO delivers on capacity while maintaining the slim design, making it more comfortable and more concealable than any other 17+1-round pistol on the market. The integrated compensator of the P365-XMACRO reduces muzzle flip making follow-up shots faster and easier to stay on target shot after shot for even more accuracy. It is very simple, like the name suggests, with the P365-XMACRO you get more of everything you want in an everyday carry pistol, and you no longer need to compromise your capacity for concealability or shootability.”

Learn more at: www.sigsauer.com/p365-xmacro.html

 

The 17 round SIG P365 X-MICRO magazine is backwards compatible with previous P365 models. They might not be flush-fit, but they'll work.
The 17 round SIG P365 X-MICRO magazine is backwards compatible with previous P365 models. They might not be flush-fit, but they’ll work.

 

P365 XMacro First Looks

Eric Graves/SSD

Eric Graves of Soldier Systems Daily says, “I spent a day on the range with the P365-XMACRO and it is a joy to shoot. The grip is comfortable in the hand and the integral compensator puts the sights with back on target, shot after shot, after shot. I’m also a fan of the flat trigger.”

Images from an article about the P365 X-Macro release on Soldier Systems Daily.
Images from an article about the P365 X-Macro release on Soldier Systems Daily.

 

Aaron Cowan/Sage Dynamics

Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics recently posted these images to social media with the comment, “The 365 line has been growing on me, and now I have [one that is] 17-round capacity, optic-ready, with adjustable back straps and a more robust accessory rail.” 

He also notes that this gun does a good job of bridging the gap between “full size guns” and the micro compacts with high magazine capacity. 

SIG P365 XMacro from a review by Sage Dynamics

SIG P365 XMacro from a review by Sage Dynamics

SIG P365 XMacro from a review by Sage Dynamics

SIG P365 XMacro from a review by Sage Dynamics

Sean Utley, Ballistic Magazine

I’m a finicky shooter, easily distracted by minute nuances of a gun’s operational mannerisms. That said, the P365-XMACRO is a straight-forward, accurate, easy to point, shoot, and manipulate kind of pistol. It shoots bigger than it is. During our testing at SIG I managed a solid placement in a four-stage pistol match using the stock MACROs that everyone else used. It seems the capabilities of this pistol have the potential to elevate your game.

Sean Utley of Ballistic Magazine reloading a SIG P365 X-MACRO at a SIG SAUER writers event.
Sean Utley of Ballistic Magazine reloading a SIG P365 X-MACRO at a SIG SAUER writers event.

Other changes add to its field readiness like a full-length dust cover with proper pic rail. Its easy-carry and concealability remains essentially the same. If you still think you’re in the hunt for the perfect EDC pistol, the Sig P365 Macro may be what you’ve been waiting for.

P365 XMacro Magazines

As noted, the P365 XMacro has a 17+1 round magazine potential before mag extensions. As John Hollister of Sig Sauer Academy said, “XMacro vs XL: same slide and thinness. You just get more. Twelve vs. seventeen.

Happily, that 17-round magazine can be used in any P365 pistol (assuming you already have one). 

XMacro vs P365XL

Comparing the P365XL to the P365XMacro
A SIG P365XL (specifically, John Hollister’s XL) compared to the Sig P365X Macro…also Hollisters, probably.

Comparing the P365XL to the P365XMacro

Comparing the P365XL to the P365XMacro
Five extra rounds: What’s not to like about that?

Comparing the SIG P365XL slide to the P365 X-MACRO slide. (Sean Utley)

Comparing the SIG P365XL slide to the P365 X-MACRO slide. (Sean Utley)

SIG Micro compact P365 X-Macro 9mm pistols: 17 + 1 rounds with backwards compatability.
SIG Micro compact P365 X-Macro 9mm pistols: 17 + 1 rounds with backwards compatability.

SIG P365 X-Macro FAQs

• Q: Will the new 17-round magazines fit in earlier P365 models?

» A: Yes. The 17 round mags are fully compatible with the other P365 models and there are base plates available to make them compatible with all other grip modules. They will ship with the parts needed for use with the other grip mods.

• Q: Does the X-Macro fit current P365XL holsters? 

» A: NO. The P365 X-Macro is not compatible with other P365XL holsters because of the Picatinney rail. Many holster companies will have suitable models available soon.

• Q: Is this the same proprietary rail as the P365XL? Or is this a standard 1913 Pic rail that will accept most standard/typical rail-mounted accessories?

» A: It is a standard 1913 Picatinney rail.

 
The X-MACRO utilizes a 1913 Picatinney rail, making your possible choice of accessories much broader that would be possible with a proprietary rail.
The X-MACRO utilizes a 1913 Picatinney rail, making your possible choice of accessories much broader that would be possible with a proprietary rail.

• Q: Will it be able to accept the Trijicon RMRcc? 

» A: No. : No, the RMRcc is a unique footprint. This will accept The RomeoZero RomeoZero Elite or any optic with the RMSc footprint.

• Q: What is the the footprint of the Optics cut and what is it compatible with? Will this gun come with adapter plates?

» A: This slide has the RomeoZero Elite footprint. It will mount that optic directly, with no need for any adapter plates.

The P365 X-Macro has an optics ready slide. It's optimized for SIG electro-optics but they'll accommodate others with the correct footprint.
The P365 X-Macro has an optics ready slide. It’s optimized for SIG electro-optics but they’ll accommodate others with the correct footprint.

• Q: Will there be X-Macro models in other than 9mm?

» A: Likely no. There are no plans to make it compatible with any other calibers.

• Q: Is the barrel ported?

» A: No. It uses the standard P365 3.1″ barrel.

Learn more at: www.sigsauer.com/p365-xmacro.html

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David Reeder's Wu Tang name is Lucky Prophet. He is a retired AF veteran, former Peace Officer, and current Tier 2.5 writer-operator. Over the course of his career, he has worked a variety of military and lE billets, served as an Observer-Controller at the National Homeland Security Training Center, a MOUT instructor, and an MTT tracking instructor - all of which sounds much cooler than it really was. Although he only updates his website once in a very great while, he can absolutely be relied upon to post to social media (@reederwrites) at least once a month. -Ish.

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