When it comes to handguns, concealed carry is becoming increasingly important, and the latest micro-compact firearm to hit the market (2020) proves that size is not an issue. The Sig P365, chambered in .380 ACP, is a pocket-sized firearm that packs a punch with its impressive features. With its impressive lineage and the success of its bigger brothers chambered in 9mm and beyond, the P365’s reliability should come as no surprise.
One of the main selling points of the P365-380 is its size. It measures 5.8 inches in overall length and weighs only 17.2 ounces, making it one of the most compact firearms in its class. However, its small size does not compromise its firepower as it comes with a 10-round magazine, which is impressive given its size.
The P365-380 is built with a stainless steel frame and Nitron finish. The slide is also made of stainless steel with a Nitron finish, and the barrel is made of carbon steel. The grip is designed to be ergonomic, which makes it comfortable to hold and secure to shoot. The sights are easy to acquire, which helps with accuracy.
One of the standout features of the P365-380 is its reliability. Sig Sauer is a brand that is known for producing high-quality firearms, and the P365-380 is no exception. The firearm has undergone extensive testing and has proven to be highly reliable, even when using a wide range of ammunition.
The trigger is also notable, featuring a smooth pull that breaks cleanly, making it easy to shoot accurately. The trigger has a short reset, which allows for quick follow-up shots. Additionally, the P365-380 is striker-fired, which means it is ready to fire as soon as the trigger is pulled.
Another feature that sets the P365-380 apart is its modular design. The firearm is customizable, with interchangeable grips and sights, which enables you to personalize the gun to your preference. This feature makes it easy to maintain the firearm, as you can replace parts as needed without having to send the gun back to the manufacturer.
What Others are Saying while Running this Pistol
At a standard defensive distance of 15 yards, the Sig P365 was put to the test for function, reliability, and accuracy. Other gun hobbyists have reported similarly impressive results, with group sizes averaging between 1.5-2 inches when shooting Hornady Critical Defense 90gr FTX, Browning BXP 95gr, and Federal Punch 85gr ammunition.
The only malfunction that occurred during testing was always operator error which affected their accuracy. Nonetheless, even under less-than-ideal conditions, the groupings were impressively small, which is reassuring in a life-or-death situation. Overall, the P365 has proven to be a reliable and accurate firearm that performs well under various conditions.
Sig Sauer P365-380 Specifications
- Caliber: .380 Auto
- Mags Included: (2) 10-rd. steel
- Sights: SIGLITE night sights
- State Compliant: CO / CT / HI / IL / NJ
- Pistol Size: micro-compact
- Overall Length: 5.8 in. [148 mm]
- Overall Width: 1.0 in. [26 mm]
- Height: 4.2 in. [107 mm]
- Barrel Length: 3.1 in. [78 mm]
- Weight: 15.7 oz. [445 g]
- Sight Radius: 4.9 in. [124 mm]
- Accessory Rail: SIG Rail
- Trigger Action: striker
- Trigger Type: standard curved
- Grip Type: polymer
- Grip Color: black
- Barrel Material: carbon steel
- FCU Material: stainless steel
- Slide Finish: Nitron
- Slide Material: stainless steel
- Manual Safety: no
- Optic Ready: yes
Last thoughts, the Sig Sauer P365-380 is a reliable and customizable firearm that is perfect for women who may struggle with recoil and controlling the pistol. Its small size and lightweight design make it comfortable to carry all day, while its manageable recoil and comfortable grip make it easy to shoot accurately. The P365-380 is an impressive handgun from a trusted brand that is suitable for both experienced and novice female shooters alike.
Youtuber sootch00 did a really good review on this Sig P365-380.
They got into showing the differences in the felt recoil while shooting the 9mm as well while hitting steel. Even talked a bit about running it one handed if needed. It is a long video but if you want to skip to where the action is go to 13:00. They’re pouncing lead with Hornady Critical Defense load.