The new SIG-Sauer P365 has an impressive 10+1 capacity for its diminutive size.
The new SIG-Sauer P365 has an impressive 10+1 capacity for its diminutive size. mfg photo

SIG-Sauer has introduced a new high-capacity subcompact pistol for every-day carry, the P365. We can certainly appreciate the model name.

The striker-fired 9mm pistol offers a balance of capacity and concealment while still paying attention to ergonomics and “shootability.”

From SIG:

“The P365’s patent-pending, narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions, plus one in the chamber, for a full capacity of 11 rounds – nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class. An optional 12-round extended magazine equips this micro-compact pistol with full-size 13-round capacity, allowing you to carry more, everyday – 365 days a year. The P365 is also smaller and lighter than most other pistols in its class, measuring 1-inch wide, 5.8-inches long, and 4.3-inches tall with a barrel length of 3.1-inches. It weighs just 17.8 ounces with an empty magazine.”

The grip is designed to be higher in releation to the bore axis, reducing perceived recoil, which is important for small, light pistols like this. The surface is fully-textured polymer with a slim-line rail that will accommodate SIG light or laser accessories.

The slide comes with serrations at the front and rear and SIGLITE night sights standard.

Disassembly doesn’t require a trigger pull and the trigger guard is undercut, allowing for a higher grip position.

“The narrowing magazine design allows the upper part of the grip to be perfectly contoured to fit the shooter’s thumb when fired,” SIG says.

Right out of the gate, a series of concealment holsters specifically designed for the P365 will be made by Blackpoint Tactical with the Blackpoint APX and IWB holsters coming out up front.

SIG is also launching new products designed to enhance and compliment the P365, including a high-performance weapon light, a laser sight, a P365 compatible suppressor and a P365 air pistol for cheap plinking and practice.

The P365 will retail for $599. SIG will offer a 12-round extended magazine for $55, extra 10-round flush mags for $49, and the APX and IWB holsters for $79.95 each.

SIG-Sauer P365 Specs:
Caliber: 9mm
Action: semi-auto striker-fired
Barrel Length: 3.1″
Overall Length: 5.8″
Overall Width: 1″
Height: 4.3″
Weight: 17.8 oz.
Capacity: 10+1 (2 mags included)
Frame: Micro-compact textured polymer
Frame Finish: Nitron
Slide: Stainless Steel / Nitron Finish
MSRP: $599.99