Sig P365 SAS Review

Sig P365 SAS is a lightweight, powerful pistol that has been designed to provide the versatility of both 9x19mm and .380 ACP calibers in one package. We’ve been waiting a long time to do this Sig P365 SAS Review. The Sig Sauer P365 offers the ballistic advantage of the larger cartridge with reduced recoil, allowing for faster follow-up shots. Featuring a compact frame size (6+1 or 7+1) and 12 and 15 round capacity, the P365 is an ideal everyday carry pistol.

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With a clean, crisp trigger pull and consistent trigger feel, the P365 SAS offers outstanding shootability with either cartridge. The ergonomic slide stop lever makes it easier to release the slide and return to the battery, so there’s no need to take your hand off the grip. A diminutive micro-compact design makes this striker-fired pistol easy to carry all day long, while at the same time providing unprecedented 10+1 full-size capacity.

Features and Specifications

Safety Mechanism

A safety mechanism is a mechanical device that blocks the operation of a firearm as long as it is not deactivated or disengaged, usually by the action of the trigger. The Sig P365 SAS includes an automatic firing pin safety and a striker blocker, which prevents the firing pin from moving without engaging the trigger first. Also featured is trigger safety, which only allows the trigger to be pressed when it is fully depressed. 

The laws regarding safety mechanisms vary greatly by country, and may often be ignored during work (such as the military), but are generally required to be used in competitions by organizations such as IPSC. It is also the law in many municipalities for a gun to only have one active safety mechanism.

Sig P365 SAS Safety Mechanism

Sights

The sights on the Sig P365 SAS are the centerpiece of the gun’s accuracy and utility, as they allow you to quickly line up your shot whether you’re using one-handed or supported shooting positions. Everyday carry pistols are often equipped with both front and rear sights, which provide aid to aligning your shots before you take them. They allow you to quickly get on target for multiple shots at the desired point of impact.  Front sights are normally placed on the muzzle end of the barrel near the junction with the slide.  However, front sights can also be mounted onto the slide itself.

Sights come in many different configurations and types, such as fixed iron sights or flip-up designs that are located on top of the slide. These allow an increase in accuracy when firing by allowing for finer target discrimination and elevation adjustment. However, front sights can sometimes interfere with the use of a mounted light.

You might notice that there is no railed muzzle on the Sig Sauer P365 SAS, which means you cannot attach a laser or flash to it without some DIY modifications. The solution is to buy aftermarket sights such as Truglo TFX Pro Series Handgun Sight Set designed specifically for the Sig P365. This allows you to mount a laser or tactical light onto your firearm, allowing you to more accurately engage targets in low-light conditions.

Sig P365 SAS Sight

Trigger Mechanism

The trigger mechanism in a firearm is the mechanical part that controls the release of the stored-up potential energy. It fires a cartridge, using the explosive in the cartridge to propel a projectile forwards from the gun. The trigger itself does not fire any ammunition, but simply activates or releases other mechanisms which do so.

Trigger pull refers to how much force must be used to pull the trigger and fire around. You can adjust this by adjusting the tension or weight of the trigger itself, which varies from firearm to firearm. In most handguns, there is an external safety mechanism that will prevent it from firing unless you fully depress the trigger. This may be combined with a spring-loaded firing pin which gives a “hair trigger” effect, meaning it needs only a very light pressure to activate.  In general, the lighter it is, the more likely you are to accidentally fire your weapon when you don’t want to, though some shooters prefer this for tactical reasons.

Sig P365 SAS Trigger Mechanism

Magwell

The magwell on the Sig P365 SAS is designed to provide a larger and easier insertion point for your magazine, which speeds up the reloading of the pistol. Typically featured on competition pistols, adding a magwell or funnel can greatly increase reload speed by allowing you to position your hand closer to the base of the magazine while performing tactical reloads.

Tactical magazines often have a flared base plate, so the funnel shape is designed to pull the magazine into position rather than pushing it. This increases your consistency while shooting and allows you to perform tactical reloads in case of an emergency or malfunction.

Sig P365 SAS Magwell

Aesthetics

Aesthetics refers to the set of principles that guide artistic endeavors. The aesthetics of Sig Sauer P365 SAS is sleek and modern-looking, while also being durable and functional enough for everyday use in the real world.

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS has a full-size frame with an overall length of 7.2 inches but is only 0.94 inches thick. The grip width measures 1.0 inches, giving you ample surface area to hold onto the weapon even when you are wearing gloves or have larger hands.

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS has an extremely low profile due to its small size and shape. The center of gravity is also low, which makes it easier to control and fire compared to other handguns with a similar caliber. This means you won’t have as much trouble controlling the weapon when firing or taking multiple shots at close-range targets.

The overall weight of the Sig Sauer P365 SAS, including the additional extended 12-round magazine, is just under 21 ounces. This makes it easy to carry around and keep with you at all times without weighing you down too much. The lightweight also serves as an advantage when firing the weapon, making recoil less of a problem.

Sig P365 SAS Esthetics

Grip/Ergonomics

Grip refers to how you hold the firearm when you are aiming and firing it. Your grip must be firm enough to keep the weapon steady, but not too tight that you limit blood flow to the shooter’s hands. There should also be a balance between how much pressure is being applied by the fingers on top of the grip and by the palm. This is also called the “crack of your knuckles” and you can find it by opening your hand flat with your fingers together and touching the tip of each finger to the pad on the opposite side.

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS has a unique grip design, which is found in many handguns made by Sig Sauer. The front strap is actually made from a special polymer material that reduces the risk of it getting caught on the draw when you are trying to quickly pull your gun out of its holster. In addition, this polymer also makes up the entire grip frame itself and even the magazine.

The checkering pattern found on both sides of the grip gives your hands extra traction and lessens the chances of it slipping out from underneath your fingers. There are no sharp edges or uncomfortable spots on the grip, which further enhances comfort and reduces the risk of injury.

Mag Release

The mag release is generally located on the side of the firearm, though some have them placed at different places according to what is most comfortable for you or accessible with your shooting hand. This is especially important if you are left-handed.

The mag release is the mechanism on the firearm which physically locks or releases the magazine. To lock, find it on your Sig Sauer P365 SAS and press inwards, to unlock push it outwards until you hear a click. This ensures the magazine stays securely in place.

You can use your mag release to make reloading quick and easy, as you don’t need to break your shooting position or take the eyes off of a target.  If you do not have a round in the chamber, simply hit your mag release and remove the magazine with your support hand (you should practice this while pointing in a safe direction), then insert a fresh magazine and release the slide to load your firearm.

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Slide Lock

The Slide Lock is the button located at the rear of your Sig Sauer P365 SAS, specifically on its left-hand side. Pressing this button will hold the slide open, after the last round in your magazine has been fired or when your Sig Sauer P365 SAS is empty. This will allow you to get rid of the old magazine and insert a new one, before releasing the slide lock which will then chamber the round in place.

Aftermarket

An aftermarket part is a part that has been designed and produced to replace an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) component of a vehicle or other manufactured product. OEM parts are the parts originally used by the automobile manufacturer in its assembly, which generally benefit from economies of scale in production, engineering design, and testing.

The aftermarket consists both of parts manufactured by companies other than the OEM, as well as modified or improved versions of parts made by the original manufacturer.

Advantages

Lightweight

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS is lightweight and small enough to fit inside a pocket. This makes it easy to carry and be prepared for the worst-case scenario, as well as allowing you more freedom of movement while carrying concealed.

Customizable

There are many aftermarket accessories that you can attach to your firearm, enabling you to tailor it to your specific comfort, needs, and preferences.

Safe

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS features manual safety, which is the simplest form of firearm action that protects against accidental discharge. It is an external device consisting of an object that obstructs the path of the hammer or striker to prevent it from striking the firing pin unless actuated by the trigger.

Reliable

Since the Sig Sauer P365 SAS is semi-automatic, it will fire one round with each pull of the trigger. If you don’t pull the trigger and all your rounds have not been fired yet, there is no need to worry as this firearm’s magazine has mechanical safety.

Disdvantages

Loud

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS is incredibly loud. It can cause hearing damage without protection.   

Not Safe

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS does not have a safety switch besides its manual safety mechanism. This will make your firearm accessible to unauthorized users or children who may potentially shoot themselves or others if they get a hold of it.

Expensive

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS is more expensive than the average firearm, which could be problematic for people with limited budgets.

Unreliable

Since there are many different models of Sig Sauer P365 SAS, some have reported that certain parts break or stop working, causing their Sig Sauer P365 SAS to stop functioning properly.

Reliability Issues

Aftermarket parts are known to fail more frequently, in comparison to OEM components which are guaranteed.

Best Holster for Sig P365 SAS

Best Holster for Sig P365 SAS

Amberide IWB KYDEX Holster Fit: Sig Sauer P365 / P365 SAS / P365X Pistol | Inside Waistband | Posi-Click Retention & Adj. Cant (Black, Right Hand Draw (IWB))
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Amberide IWB KYDEX Holster Fit: Sig Sauer P365 / P365 SAS / P365X Pistol | Inside Waistband | Posi-Click Retention & Adj. Cant (Black, Right Hand Draw (IWB))
  • Only Compatible with Sig Sauer P365 / P365 SAS / P365X w or w/o Manual Safety — Incompatible with attachments such as light/laser/Rail.
  • CARRY WITH CONFIDENCE when you secure your pistol in our concealed carry gun holster. Specifically designed for the Sig Sauer P365 / P365 SAS / P365X w or w/o Manual Safety models, this robust waistband holster safeguards your handgun while facilitating discreet, safe carry.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Size: Left Hand Draw (IWB)
  • Hand Orientation: Left
  • Material: .08″ Kydex & Boltaron
  • Color: Black
 

Amberide IWB Kydex Holster for Sig P365 SAS is made of .08″ Kydex and Boltaron. It is made of .08 inch thick Kydex material, which is an extremely durable plastic that will last for many years. The holster comes with the belt loop attachment as well as the clips to help you attach it to your belt or pants.

This is a belt holster designed to carry your Sig P365 SAS.  The holster has a Posi-Click audible retention lock system, which means you can hear and feel when the gun is securely in place.

The holster fits like a glove, so there are no worries about it being too bulky. This is a great holster for people who want to carry concealed and comfortably without sacrificing quality or style.  It has an automatic retention feature, as well as adjustable retention screws if you would like it more or less secure. It has a good retention and will fit the gun perfectly, allowing you to draw it fast when needed.

Pros
Cons

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FAQs

The Sig P365 comes in 9mm or .380 ACP, while the Sig Sauer P365 SAS only comes in .380 ACP. The P365 SAS is bigger, with a larger frame and grip, longer barrel, taller sights, slide release on the left side of the pistol instead of the right side. The Sig Sauer P365 SAS also has an adjustable rear sight instead of fixed sights. The Sig Sauer P365 comes in black, coyote tan, and FDE.

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The greatest benefits are that it’s very light and easy to use. Overall quality seems good but has had some issues, the SAS models are the newest models, with some features that aren’t available on other models.

If concealability is your primary concern, then the Sig Sauer P365 SAS might be right up your alley. With an overall length of 6.7″, an IWB holster size of 5.8″, a width of 1.1″, and a weight of 18 ounces, this pistol is small enough to put in just about anyone’s pocket or waistband.

The Sig Sauer P365 is both a compact 9mm and .380 ACP in one package. Utilizing an abbreviated Picatinny rail and flat dark earth (FDE) finish on the slide of the P365, this pistol combines elements from their line of popular pistols with a new and updated version.

Conclusion

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS is an excellent concealed carry pistol that’s small enough to put in just about anyone’s pocket or waistband. It has a manual safety but does not have any form of safety switch aside from this external device which blocks the path of the hammer or striker.

The only disadvantage it might pose is its loudness and lack of additional safety features for children who may potentially shoot themselves with it if they get a hold on one without supervision.  If you’re looking for something lightweight and easy to use, then look no further than the Sig Sauer P365 SAS.

Hope so this guide, Sig P365 SAS Review, will help you find the right gun for you. Good luck!

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Gabriel Tackett
Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .
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