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Pistol Review: SIG Sauer's P365 & 365 Elite Performance Ammunition

Following the unveiling of the P365 Nitron Micro-Compact on Janurary 8th, which has become a

best seller at Somarriba, Inc., SIG has introduced its 365 Elite Performance Ammunition. Designed for optimal performance in short barrel, concealed carry pistols, it delivers the ultimate performance when it comes to carry ammunition.


The P365 is a lightweight polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol that's compact enough to conceal for everyday-carry (EDC) while being able to deliver major firepower. This revolutionary conceal carry pistol gives you more capacity, more concealability and more capability. The P365 is the only EDC pistol you will ever need, one that you can carry with you seven days per week, 365 days per year while retaining maximum reliability.

This micro-compact everyday carry size pistol comes with an unprecedented 10+1 capacity in both the flush fit and extended grip sizes using a proprietary magazine design. To top that off, with the full-extended version, you have an unparalleled 12+1 round capacity.

To help put it in a better perspective, it takes a frame and slide that are either same size or smaller than a Glock 43 and add 4 more rounds to it. All while improving grip, comfort, and trigger.

The P365 fits quite comfortably in almost all hand sizes, utilizing a polymer grip type that provides a solid grip while not wearing holes in clothes or abrading skin while conceal carrying. However, no adjustable backstraps. Most would expect harder recoil from a tiny pistol shooting 9mm, however it is very easy to control delivering clean shots one after another. The slide is a mere 1” wide and it has serrations both fore and aft. Inside the waist carry has never been such a breeze. Weighing at a total of 17.8 oz, you can forget that nagging weight at your side all day.

When it comes to the SIG P365 what there not to like?


Training the way you carry is critical, and the SIG 365 ammunition is delivers like no other when it comes to short barrel EDC pistols. SIG 365 ammunition uses low-flash, clean burning powders for maximum performance and shootablity.

SIG has designed their ammunition to ensure seamless transition from full jacket training ammunition to personal defense carry rounds. The SIG full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition is engineered to shoot like SIG V-Crown jacketed hollow point (JHP) roads: same recoil, velocity and importantly, same point of impact guaranteeing the same performance with both rounds.

Corresponding SIG V-Crown and FMJ rounds are loaded on the same machines, use the same brass and are loaded to the same pressures. They use the same clean-burning powder that is consumed before the projectile leaves the barrel, for the optimal mix of muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, while still making recoil very comfortable and manageable.

The proprietary V-Crown hollow-point ammunition delivers exceptional on target energy with maximum weight retention and expansion for ultimate stopping power while maintaining enhanced lubricity, superior corrosion resistance, and reliable feeding and extraction. On the other hand the FMJ training ammunition features durable, copper jacketed bullets that stay with the lead on impact and offers the perfect combination of affordability and performance.

Muzzle velocity for both 9mm SIG 365 115gr V-Crown and FMJ loads is 1,050 fps from the P365 3.1-inch barrel with muzzle energy of 282 ft-lbs.


Caliber: 9mm Luger

Action Type: Semi-Auto

Frame Size: Micro Compact

Grip Type: Polymer

Frame Finish: Nitron

Frame Material: Stainless Steel

Slide Finish: Nitron

Slide Material: Stainless Steel

Trigger: Striker

Trigger Type: Standard

Barrel Length: 3.1 in

Overall Length: 5.8 inc

Overall Width: 1.0 inc

Height: 4.3 in

Weight: 17.8 oz


Reliability: * * * * * Unwavering reliability even when grimy.

Accuracy: * * * * SIG has outdone themselves with this micro-compact pistol. It does not fail to continually amaze you while placing consistent, tight holes at the range.

Overall: * * * * * The SIG P365 has set a new bar to which all other conceal carry pistols are judged by. It is the better overall pistol, no doubt about it, when it comes to all other single stack conceal carry pistols. You can rest easy when you have the SIG Sauer P365 at your side.

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