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Old 02-12-2020, 04:17 PM
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I was browsing for a new CC gun. I handled a Sig P365 and my palms extended below the grip and it felt weird. My hands aren't huge so I can't be the only one. Do you get used to it? Does it affect you shooting? I'd think after a few rounds I could get used to it so I won't rule it out yet but M&P Shield felt really good in the hand. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:22 PM
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I have fairly large hands and love shooting my 365. Yes it's small and my pinky folds under, but you quickly get used to it, especially at the range it was made for. Best mini 9mm I've ever shot.
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:38 PM
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I believe there are some extended mags for the P365 that will provide more grip length. If you like a safety, there's a model available with one. I don't own one, but my buddy and his brother have early P365s and love them. (My smallest carry gun is a DW ECO officer 1911.)
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:12 PM
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Check out the P365XL. It has a longer grip.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:02 PM
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My brother has one and loves it. Fits good in his xl sized paws. I was told but not sure that you can put the standard slide on the xl frame.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:05 PM
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Check out the P365XL. It has a longer grip.
Or just buy the 12 rd extended mag.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:22 PM
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I agree this is a good choice for CC. I also have the 12 round mag and it feels good and
points great. I would buy it again.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:48 PM
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I have big hands & find the 365 with 12 round magazines a perfect fit, changed all my 10 round mags to the 12 round style base plate so they all feel the same.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:49 PM
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I carried a 3” 1911 .45 for 10+ years. Decided on a change after all these poly CCW guns came out. So I went to my LGS asked salesman to pull the Hellcat, 365, and the 43x out for me to feel, look and try out. To (ME) the best choice for myself was the 43x. It seemed to have the better trigger, feel, and purchase. Plus unknowingly it fits great in my Brigade Gunleather 3” 1911 IWB holster. This weekend I’m going to go to another LGS to pick up the Shield Arms 15 round mag. I’ve had this 43x for about 3 months now, about 200-300 rounds through her and not a single malfunction, not one. I think this is my first handgun to not have one malfunction at this point.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:00 PM
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The P365's grip is indeed stubby with the flat 10-round baseplate, but that's what you're going to get if you want a pocket-sized firearm. The finger-rest baseplate gives me just enough room to get my pinky on board without adding too much to the length. I have a couple of 12-rounders, but I only use them for the range as IMO they're defeating the purpose of a pocket handgun. If you belt carry then they're better-suited, but if you're going to go with belt carry then you might as well get the P365XL instead.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:26 PM
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Got an e-mail from Sig today advertising their 15 round mag.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:57 AM
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Check out the P365XL. It has a longer grip.
This, a little bit bigger and it makes all the difference. And still extremely concealable.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:32 AM
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I was browsing for a new CC gun. I handled a Sig P365 and my palms extended below the grip and it felt weird. My hands aren't huge so I can't be the only one. Do you get used to it? Does it affect you shooting? I'd think after a few rounds I could get used to it so I won't rule it out yet but M&P Shield felt really good in the hand. Decisions, decisions.
You have to decide whether you want a gun that is the most compact or more shoot able. The two are not necessarily featured in the same gun.

Yes one does get used to the 365. Yes it does affect your shooting regardless of how much practice you put in. You will never shoot it as well as a medium or full size pistol. This is no difference than a snubbie revolver versus a bigger revolver
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:10 PM
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You have to decide whether you want a gun that is the most compact or more shoot able. The two are not necessarily featured in the same gun.

Yes one does get used to the 365. Yes it does affect your shooting regardless of how much practice you put in. You will never shoot it as well as a medium or full size pistol. This is no difference than a snubbie revolver versus a bigger revolver
I'm not so sure about that. I'm just as good (or suck just as bad) with a P365 as a Glock 19. Both targets were shot one right after the other at 25 yards standing.

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Old 02-15-2020, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts, still pondering my options.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:38 PM
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When I got my SIG P938 I was sure I'd never shoot it with the flush magazine. I just HAD to have the 7 round, finger extension mag just to shoot it. My son said he preferred his with the flush mag.

So, I tried the flush mag at the range. Yes, my pinky was under the gun. Surprise to me it was fine to shoot that way and wasn't a bother at all. I still carry it with the 7 rounder, but there are times I'll carry it with the flush mag and not worry about it.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:10 AM
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I have both the 365 and XL. I want to not like them because they are not a 1911 but, dang they sure do shoot good! Inside 15 yards I can shoot them as good as my Wilsons and Nighthawks. I have replaced the P365 frame with the larger XL frame and added Truglo day/night sights. Use the 12 rounder in the gun and the 15 rounder for back up. The pistols have fired 1.5K rounds each (AVG) and never had a any sort of malfunction. I don't even like plastic guns. LOL... It's hard to carry a P365 after you fool with one for a while. Sig really knocked it out of the park with this one and Milt Sparks makes holsters for the gun so I had to buy one. There is something about the grip angle and trigger reach that just feels right. Might have to check out the P320 as well. I am not a fan of Sig BETA testing their products on consumers with the first generation of P365/P320's but, it seems that they got all bugs worked out and my P365 run like a sewing machine with Federal 124 gr ammo. I still shoot my 1911 and carry them CCW. The P365 is going to my summer (it's to hot to go outside) pistol.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:59 AM
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I have pretty big hands (XL gloves), but have no trouble with the P365 and flush mag. With the 12-rounder it feels like it was custom-made for me, and I shoot it as well as most full-size service pistols (1911's excluded).
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:37 PM
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The 365 is a great little pistol. Like others, I shoot it just as well as some larger striker fired pistols. It fits like a jframe with fingers hanging off unless an oversized grip is used, but holds twice the capacity. It will be around for a long time.
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:41 PM
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I absolutely love the P365 for edc. With the 12 rd mag it fits my hand perfectly. It is more accurate than I am and is easily concealed. I have had a lot of sub compact 9mm, and I don't see anything better than the Sig.
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:52 PM
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The P365 was finally the answer for me, and it allowed me to stop buying one gun after another simply trying to find my Goldilocks gun for carry. I have plenty of decent carry options in my safe, but the P365 now gets nearly 100% of the carry rotation. A Ruger LCP usually fills in when even the P365 is too big, which is rare.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:49 PM
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My P365 has become my EDC to date. Can change as I have a few options but really its awesome for that.
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Old 02-17-2020, 02:00 PM
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I was pleasantly surprised with the 365, for a small striker gun it's pretty decent. I never wanted one for the longest time but then last December I finally broke down, I didn't know they had external safety's so I decided to take a chance. I think their over priced for what they are but there's nothing wrong with them. The pinky extension works fine and the 12 round mags are even better for grip. But what surprised me the most is how well they shot, there's not a lot of small guns I can shoot well but if I pay attention to the wait for it trigger it does quite well. I won't carry for a primary it but it would make a great BUG.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:30 PM
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No problems here with the pinky tucked under. Love the standard 10 round mags, but spare mags are 12 rounders. I'm a lover of metal frames and hammer fired handguns, but the p365 is a tack driver, especially for a pocket carryable SD pistol.

That said, I vastly prefer a full grip on revolvers, the sizeable calibers tend to torque into a tucked pinky more; a different recoil impulse vs. Pistols. I've never been able to just dangle the pinky for some reason.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:26 AM
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I bought the P365 to replace a Kel Tec PF9 I pocket carried for a few years. The P365 has 3 more rounds, is more accurate and shoots significantly softer. It is a tad shorter both length and width, a bit 'fatter' in the grip, (.100"), but for 3 more rounds...I'm starting to rethink it in terms of a all around carry. Once I use a holster, a 12 round mag is a natural. I usually carry a full size 1911, lately my SA EMP4 is seeing more carry time, lighter, a bit smaller, all in all easier to carry. It's a 10 round mag, same operating 'system' as my 1911, a couple more rounds but 9mm vs 45acp, almost a toss up. Now comes a 12 round, (a 15 round mag just came out from Sig), even smaller, lighter P365, I guess I should be grateful for having these 'problems', decisions, decisions...with a mag switch, the P365 goes from holster size to pocket carry. I have a Milt Sparks summer special holster and a Stealth Gear tuckable holster, more data needed from more carry time, we are living in great times.
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