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 Post subject: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:24 am 
Hawkeye
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I was reading the thread on the Taurus G2c and took various links. What to my
wondrous eyes did appear but a . . new . . Sig P365. As I understand it, the gun
is not on dealer shelves yet, but should come along shortly (where have we heard
that before?). The differences are easy to see in the diagram below and address
several small (to me) items that several have complained about. Additionally, the
cost will be right at the P365 amount.

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If you found the 365 too small, the XL may make your day. :wink:

P.S. A fifteen round mag is an option on the XL, and the barrel is 3/4" longer.

DANG! They sure find new ways to spend my money (maybe).

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:28 pm 
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Awful close to a 320 sub-compact.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:13 pm 
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blume357 wrote:
Awful close to a 320 sub-compact.

Actually about half way between the P365 and the P320 Compact, in size,
but five oz lighter than the P320.

The sub-compact P320 is the same height as the 365-XL but still 5oz heavier.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:52 am 
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I still don't see the advantage... other than the ability to install Sig's Romeo red dot sight. I have one on a 320 compact and it is 'fun' but to be honest I would never feel comfortable carrying a gun with one.... from my limited experience in a close quarter fast encounter situation even iron sights are wasted let alone a battery powered red dot. They are great for target shooting and even better for competition shooting... but with either if you have a malfunction the worse that is going to happen is someone hears you curse.

This XL version kind of reminds be of the cell phone trend... seems now bigger is better... we went in the small direction down to pocket carry and now are headed back in the other.....

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:51 am 
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I have a 365XL and I think it’s a dandy carry gun.

Much better fit for my hand than the 365.


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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:34 am 
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My XL was $80 more than my 365.

With 12 round mags for the 365, the fit in my hand is not discernable.

I ordered a flat trigger from sig to install in my 365.

Both are great shooting little handguns.

I have a Sticky holster for my 365.

Trying to decide on the best IWB holsters is a chore.


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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:52 am 
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Guy I know just bought a 365 (don't know which model) and in less than 3 weeks I'll probably get to try it out.... only problem is the guy shooting next to us will be either working on or shooting a belt fed machine gun..... interesting shoot I help host.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:07 am 
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I went hands-on with an XL and am not really impressed. I find the 365 with the
twelve round mags to be a more comfortable grip.

The one I tried had a gritty trigger, which could have been from being new and
unfired; I would sure hope that is the reason.

I'll just say I was underwhelmed; and I usually like Sigs.

Golly-Gee-Whiz!
I just "saved" $715 (cost of gun+tax+background check)!

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 am 
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If you like the look/feel of the flat trigger, they have a flat trigger kit you can put in
your non-XL to make it feel like the XL. Two places (that I've seen) have them in
stock at a price from $38 to $50 ($50 is Sig direct).

There are multiple YouTube vid's our for how to accomplish the change (not simple
but not technically involved). Much like the onion (layers) you take parts off, then
change the trigger, then put the layers back on.

After watching the video, I can understand how a brand-ie new-ie trigger could be
gritty. If any dust/grit got on any of multiple parts, it would not be nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:07 am 
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I keep seeing flat triggers mentioned and would like to try one on one of mine sometime.... I discovered last year at our East Coast Ruger Gathering (which is today, by the way) that my main problem of sometimes shooting left was where I had my finger on the trigger. I was shooting my Sig P320 compact with the new fangled Romeo red dot sighting system and if I took the time to really look at the dot if I did not have my finger fully on the trigger then the dot would move slightly to the left. You can't see this as easily with iron sights but it is obvious with a red dot. So, I'm thinking that is the benefit of these flat triggers. That they allow you to have a better / flatter placement of the finger on the trigger.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:54 am 
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Seems like a pretty big gun for concealed carry, but that's just me. My EDC is the LC9s, usually in a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster. I considered switching to the Glock 26 for the greater capacity, but the slight thickness difference in that gun compared to my current carry was much more significant than I would have thought just looking at the measurements. I pocket carry because my normal attire is just a t-shirt or a button shirt worn outside my pants, and I find both IWB and OWB irritating to the skin on my abdomen (which maybe won't be a problem if I ever lose the 30 pounds that I should lose), so pocket carry is my normal mode. I like the SIG, but its just a bit too big for my liking.

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 Post subject: Re: Sig P365-XL
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:41 pm 
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Today was the second time I went hands-on with the XL. Both times I found them to
be underwhelming. Both have/had marginal triggers, and I do not
care for the feel of the longer grip.

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While I was there I tried the "new" P320x Legion. MSRP is $900.
Striker fired, metal added to the frame to add weight, straight trigger, seventeen
round mags, fiber optic front sights, called SAO. - - - Interesting, but not my cup
of tea. I have a P226 Legion and it is MUCH better.

DANG!
I keep looking for an excuse to buy another Sig, and can't find one (yet). :wink:

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