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Gun Reviews By Women – Sig P365 by Nicole

Sig P365 Specifications

Gun Manufacturer

Sig Sauer

Model

P365 Nitron XRAY3 Day/Night Sights with Manual Safety

Caliber

9mm

Barrel Length

3.1 in.

Ammunition Capacity

10+1 (standard), 12+1 (optional), 15+1 (optional)

Price

Around $500

Sig P365 Usage and Features

Primary Use

Target Shooting

Are you right or left-handed?

Right Handed

What features does this gun have that appealed to you?

The P365 has been an excellent choice for me. I joined my local TWAW chapter and was looking to purchase a pistol for training with the club. I’ve lived most of my life afraid of guns, and I just recently renewed my license after letting it lapse 20 years due to my comfortableness. Now that I’m better educated through TWAW and practice shooting regularly with the club, I am much more confident.

I tried several pistols on TWAW’s 2018 list, including a range of calibers from .380 to .40 S&W, before deciding on the P365. The P365’s slim dimensions for the magazine capacity are impressive. And, paired with the smooth-racking slide and awesome day/night sights, these are my favorite features of this pistol.

Tell us about shooting this gun.

This pistol is easy to shoot! I find it is accurate, has a smooth trigger pull, and I love the glowing sights. Do make sure you are familiar with how Sig configures the sight picture for their pistols, as the P365 uses sight picture number 3.

How would you describe the recoil, is it manageable?

The P365 has very manageable recoil.

How does it fit your hand, are the controls of this gun easy to use? (Safeties, slide pull, magazine release, trigger pull, etc.)

It fits in my hands nicely, and I can reach all the controls including the safety. My entire right-hand fits the grip with the flush magazine, so I don’t need an extended magazine (12 or 15 rounds) to keep a proper grip.

Do you like the sights on this gun?

Yes, these are tritium-filled sights, so they are bright white during the day and glow a bright green in low light.

How reliable is it?

Although I’ve only put 150 live rounds through my P365, I’ve also rented the P365 from two different ranges. All three of these P365 pistols have been reliable, with no problems feeding ammunition.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?

No

Was it easy to take down and clean?

Yes. This is the first gun I’ve ever cleaned. I followed the instructions for a “field strip” and reassembled it with no problems.

Is there anything you dislike about shooting this gun?

I’ve identified two issues with this pistol. Occasionally the slide fails to lock back when the magazine is empty. I found that adjusting my grip so that I do not touch the slide release at all and keeping a firm grip helps prevent this from happening. Also, there is noticeable striker drag on the spent casings. I’m not concerned about it, though, because I plan to keep my pistol maintained and replace the striker pin regularly after so many rounds as indicated in the manual.

For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?

Rent a P365 at your local range and try it out. Educate yourself and select what is best for you.

Would you recommend this gun? If no, do you have a preferred gun?

Yes

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