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Thread: The Remarkable Flexibility of the Sig Sauer Micro 9mm P365X

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    The Remarkable Flexibility of the Sig Sauer Micro 9mm P365X

    I bought a 9mm Sig Sauer P365X because it:

    1) Has the new 90-degree flat trigger (like the P320 XCompact)
    2) Comes factory ready for a red dot sight (I bought a Holosun HS507K X2 that fits perfectly)
    3) Holds 12+1; two more rounds than the original P365's 10 rounds
    4) Is small, lightweight and easily carried.

    I then found out what I can do to "adjust" the pistol to my liking.

    First off, I purchased a standard P365 grip module (in coyote) and a couple of smaller mags. Now, by swapping out the grip module, I have a smaller, more compact carry pistol. Cool.

    To allow my big hands to grip the smaller frames easier, I added Hogue Handall slip-on rubber grip sleeves. (I did this for my Glock G43 and they really helped.)
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    Now, with the same trigger group I have two completely different 9mm pistols.

    Then I found out I can add a manual thumb safety to the same trigger group. This is amazing.

    If I don't quite trust the "no external safety" striker-fired configuration of modern pistols, no problem: buy the external safety kit and another grip module with cutouts for the safety.

    Thus, with a single trigger group, I now have four different configurations:
    1) My P365X 12-round original purchase, without external safety
    2) The P365 10-round super compact configuration, without external safety
    3) P365X 12-round configuration, with external thumb safety
    4) P365 10-round configuration, with external safety

    You can get grip modules in Black, Gray and Coyote colors.

    All necessary parts are available directly from Sig, and at reasonable cost.

    Safety kit: https://sigsauerparts.com/sig-sauer-...fety-parts-kit $44

    https://www.sigsauer.com/accessories...cessories.html

    External safety install video: https://rumble.com/vmn0bi-how-to-do-...d-removal.html

    I must say, I'm impressed with Sig Sauer's modular approach to handguns.

    I guess there's a reason the US Army adopted the Sig as its standard sidearm....

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    My wife has the SAS. She doesn't like the recoil with this compact so now we are in the market for an alternative, and it looks like I will be adopting it. I would like to mention that I have no complaints because I love the feel of this tiny hand smacker.

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    I have two 365XL's and both shoot way better than you would expect for a micro compact. Both have the Holosun HS507K X2 since age has made seeing the front sight well a challenge. Unlike most other composite guns if something happens to the non-steel parts they are easily and cheaply replaced.
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    OP (Liberty) and M-tecs

    You both added the same red dot to your guns. I'm in the market for a red dot. Any pass along comments on the install an/or use of the Holosun HS507K X2 ??

    THX
    LouB

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouB View Post
    OP (Liberty) and M-tecs

    You both added the same red dot to your guns. I'm in the market for a red dot. Any pass along comments on the install an/or use of the Holosun HS507K X2 ??

    THX
    LouB
    I am color blind so I really wanted green but that was not available are the time. Currently green is a new offering that currently is having a software issues. I have read it shuts down and you have to remove the battery to power up. I also have astigmatism so a lot of the other red dot's look like a comet. The Holosun doesn't have any of those issues for me. The red color they use also works for my color vision issues. Frankly I love this sight. Since I retired I work part-time at a gunshop so I get to look at a lot of red dots.
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    Very nice to see the grip modules cheap and available. They are a great idea.

    Sig P320s were nice but the grip modules were so expensive you might as well buy another gun, plus availability was scarce years ago.


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    Interesting... So I take it your a fan of the strait trigger ?

    I've had my 365 for a while and was thinking of adding the XL to the line up, but the flat trigger completely turned me off.. Maybe it was just the XL example I fondled,, but the trigger was just horrible compaired to my older 365, with lots of gritty travel and like 3 distinct stages before the final mushy break...

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    I like mine enough that I have thought of hunting with it 🤪

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    I bought the regular ol' P365 with a manual safety and spare 12-round magazines. Then added the Hogue grip sleeve, then a coyote tan frame. Perfect little discreet carry pistol that fits my large hands perfectly, shoots like a larger pistol, and has never had an issue.
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    Switched to a 365XL from my J-frame about 1.5yrs ago and have no regrets. Its a fantastic little gun and the XL is just right size wise. I have the original version of the Holosun 507K on mine, they had to revise the button design because of a Trijicon lawsuit. I had pre-ordered it almost 9mo prior to release. I have about 8 different Holosun products on other guns and all have been stellar! Really like their products. I have several with high round counts on them, upwards of 20,000+rds as optics on USPSA competition guns. Id prefer a green dot as I am also colorblind, a couple of them are green dots but the red is quite usable. I shot the 365XL as a USPSA gun for about 1000rds before carrying it and another 500rds after I put the 507K on it. Never had any malfunctions or problems with it. I fed it a mish-mash of random hollow points of various weights and power at one point as a test, all good there. The only issue I encountered which is a training issue is that doing a reload on the clock, several times I pinched the snot out of my palm seating the next mag. It will give you a good blood blister if you do that! No fault of the gun, thats on me. I did put a trigger spring kit in mine eventually to lighten it a little. The factory trigger is quite good but I am used to & prefer a lighter trigger. Love the flat trigger, everything I shoot has a flat trigger if possible. The spring kit had no effect on reliability, still 100%. Letting some of my shooting buddies have a go at mine ended with 3 of the guys switching to the 365XL! All of them have been 100% too. Two of these guys also put a 507K on theirs. Fantastic little guns!
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    I bought the regular 365 a few tears ago for my wife and then stole it from her. First time it has ever worked that way! I just added the flat trigger to mine and like it. Now just need to shoot and test it.
    Tony

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    Just noticed the “tears” typo. It fits!
    Tony

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