Sig P365 SAS Proves One Smooth Operator

Sig P365 SAS Proves One Smooth Operator

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Boasting a unique gutter sight in the slide, the P365 SAS promises to eliminate all potential snags on the draw.

How Sig Has Made the P365 SAS Fast On The Draw And Shot To Shot:

  • Low-profile gutter sight eliminates the main feature that causes snags—the front sight.
  • All the edges of the slide and frame have been smoothed to make them hitch-free.
  • Controls are flattened to make it more concealable.
  • Slide ported at the front to reduce muzzle flip.

When it comes to sighting systems for defensive handguns, the wind has decidedly been blowing toward optics. Though, Sig Sauer has gone an entirely different direction with the newest variation of popular P365 pistols. At first blush, it's even difficult to even discern if the P365 SAS has a way to aim, short leveling the top of its nearly featureless slide at the target. Get on the business end and it’s an entirely different view.

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There, what Sig calls its Flush-Mounted FT Bullseye Fiber-Tritium Night Sight, pop like a bottle rocket at midnight. Unorthodox yes—reminiscent of the gutter sight found on Paris Theodore’s ASP pistol—but there’s a method to the gunmaker’s madness. The SAS in the pistol’s designation stands for Sig Anti Snag, which certainly seems the case, given the lack of iron sight protruding from the side and the banishment of every sharp edge. Given these, theoretically, your draw should suffer nary a hitch.

As for the rest of the pistol, there are two other design points in which the P365 SAS breaks from the line. First, Sig has ported the barrel to reduce muzzle flip, thus make the pistol potentially more accurate and quick shot to shot. And the controls are flattened to make the pistol more concealable.

From Sig Sauer:

NEWINGTON, N.H. – SIG SAUER, Inc. the market leader in concealed carry pistols, is pleased to announce new innovation to the award-winning everyday carry, high capacity, P365 pistol with the P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag).

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“When it comes to innovation in firearms, SIG SAUER is the leader in the marketplace. With the introduction of the P365 we took the market by storm to quickly become the top selling concealed carry pistol. With the P365 SAS, we have remained true to our core mission of innovation by once again raising the bar, and setting the standard, for concealed carry,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Our proprietary SAS technology removes all the snag points from the pistol, by integrating the sights directly into the slide with a flush mounted FT Bullseye sight that’s intuitive, and easy for the untrained eye to pick-up for fast target acquisition whenever the need arises. The P365 SAS has no sights raised above the slide, and the takedown lever and slide stop are flush fit for ultimate smoothness and no snag risk. Once you see this innovation, you simply will not look at handgun sighting systems the same.”

The SIG SAUER P365 SAS is a 9mm, polymer, striker-fired pistol with a Nitron finish. The pistol features the SIG Anti-Snag technology slide treatment with a flush-mounted FT bullseye fiber-tritium night sight, flat controls, a ported slide and barrel for less muzzle flip, a high-capacity, patented modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full size capacity, and ships with (1) 10-round magazine, and (1) 10-round extended magazine (12-round and 15-round magazines available separately.)

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Sig P365 Specs:

Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action: Semi-Auto
Grip: Blk Polymer
Grip Color: Black
Frame Size: Micro-Compact
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Finish: Nitron
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Accessory Rail: N/A
Trigger: Striker
Trigger Type: Standard
Barrel Length: 3.1 in
Overall Length: 5.8 inches
Overall Width: 1.0 in
Height: 4.1 in
Weight: 17.8 oz

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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