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Video: Does SIG’s Micro 9 P365 Cut Muster?

Small in stature, big on firepower, SIG hits the right notes with the P365.

The simple rule about concealed carry, you’ve got to carry. It might sound intuitive, but there are more than a few armed citizens who don’t always abide by this simple dictate. That's playing bad odds in a game that could cash in your chips for good.

There are more than a few reasons why carry consistency is difficult to achieve. Holster comes to mind as a primary candidate, given finding the right one right away is akin to walking in a field and just picking a four-leaf clover.  The other big issue is the right gun; not everyone’s lifestyle is conducive to carrying a full-sized 1911 or a traditional double-stack. At the same tick, everyone wants what those tried-and-true defensive options offer.

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In recent years, the marketplace has attempted to answer these seemingly contrary desires with a new generation sub-compact pistols, particularly the micro 9 variety. Of these, SIG Sauer’s P365 has gained a healthy amount of attention as of late, given it ticks off a slew of boxes shooters have for an everyday carry option. In particular, concealability, potency and capacity.

Certainly, the striker-fired pistol catches eyes (perhaps better, avoids them) due to its extremely small size. Palm-sized and 1-inch wide, the P365 practically fits into anyone carry regime, even those dominated by shorts and T-shirts. However ample capacity – that is a full 10+1 round capacity (12+1 with the extended magazine) – is what has put the pistol on many armed citizens’ radar. Even if you’ll need that many rounds, it’s reassuring they're there if your life is on the line.

Is the SIG Sauer’s P365 the perfect choice for every person aiming to go armed? Most likely not. But given unobtrusiveness, concealability and ample firepower, it should hit a lot the right note for a lot of armed citizens. Especially those whose aim is always to be armed.

P365 Specs
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action: Semi-Auto
Frame Size: Micro-Compact
Grip Type: Polymer
Frame Finish: Nitron
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Finish: Nitron
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Accessory Rail: SIG Rail
Trigger: Striker
Trigger Type: Standard
Barrel Length: 3.1 in
Overall Length: 5.8 in
Overall Width: 1.0 in
Height: 4.3 in
Weight: 17.8 oz

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