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NRA Gun of the Week: SIG Sauer P365 XL

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.

Check out our NRA Gun of the Week video, above, to learn more.


SIG Sauer P365 XL Specifications
Manufacturer: SIG Sauer, Inc.
Model: P365 XL
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: recoil-operated, center-fire pistol
Barrel: 3.7”
Slide: stainless steel
Frame: stainless steel, XSeries black polymer grip module
Magazine: 12 round detachable box
Sights: optic-ready with three-dot X-Ray3 night sights
Trigger: 4-lb., 12-oz. pull
Finish: matte-black Nitron
Width: 1.1”
Weight: 17.9 ozs. (empty)
MSRP: $685


Additional Reading:
SIG Sauer P365 Pistol Review
SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol
SIG Sauer ASP20 Air Rifle
SIG Sauer Romeo1 Reflex Sight
SIG Sauer P225-A1 Nitron Compact Pistol

Left-side quartering view of SIG Sauer P365 XL 9 mm handgun with text on image that says SIG SAUER P365 XL

Left-side view of black-colored SIG Sauer handgun with text explaining 4.8" height and 6.6" width

SIG Sauer P365 XL night sights with front sight on left and rear sight on right showing three-dot arrangement


SIG Sauer P365 XL handgun black-colored magazine on white background showing front view of magazine profile


Extras:
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NRA Gun of the Week: SIG Sauer M11-A1 Compact 9 mm Pistol


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