What SIG Sauer did with its P365 pistol platform changed the landscape of what was known by shooters to be a compact pistol. Carving out its own class, SIG went to the magazine drawing board and designed a column in which 10 rounds of 9 mm Luger would stack unconventionally and provide more rounds into this new “micro-compact” class of guns that was never before thought possible.
SIG’s P365 sired offspring that provides for slightly more capacity, sight radius, barrel length and minimal overall weight. The descendant comes in the form of the P365 XL, a striker-fired pistol that measures 6.6”-long by 4.8”-tall, with flush-fit 12-round magazine, and weighs in at less than 18 ozs. empty.
A stainless-steel frame, or chassis, sits at the heart of the P365, which enables shooters to utilize grip modules sold directly by SIG or through the aftermarket. Included is the company’s XSeries grip module with extended beavertail and integrated magwell. SIGs modular system has paved the way for the home builder looking to individualize her/his handgun to meet niche demands.
Putting the SIG P365 XL to target is aided by the company’s X-Ray3 night sights—a three-dot arrangement with tritium—and for those looking to increase the gun’s shootability, SIG options this latest model with a rear sight plate that can be removed to host SIG Sauer RomeoZero or the RMSc reflex optics. Upping the ante further, SIG maintains the P365 trigger pull, but added a “X” signature flat profile trigger that breaks at 90 degrees.