P365 SAS Review
It’s no secret that the gun market is saturated with striker-fired pistols. The SIG P365 SAS Review leaves no doubt that the demand for these pistols hasn’t gone away and that many manufacturers still have an appetite for them. We see new ones introduced every few months, and it seems like each one has a different set of features.
It also shows that there are still places where you can stand out from the crowd. A lot of striker-fired pistols have become so commonplace because they’re great guns in their own right, but we’ve reached a point where almost everyone who makes striker-fired pistols has made them. If you want to stand apart from your competition, you need a gun that doesn’t feel like any other striker-fired pistol on the market.
The SIG P365 SAS is an amalgamation of all the best things about striker-fired pistols, combined with a bunch of innovative new features you won’t find anywhere else. Whether or not it’s worth it comes down to how much value you place on its unique design.
History & Origins
There used to be no better weapon for concealed carry than the single-stack 9mm handgun. Suddenly, SIG Sauer has released the P365, a micro-compact firearm that is small, simple to carry, and holds a double-stack load. It has become one of the most popular handguns for concealed carry.
The P365 SAS is a new model produced by SIG Sauer that is similar in size to the P365 but easier to snag. The gun has a seamless, flush design on the exterior to prevent snags when you put it in your pocket. The SIG P365 SAS can easily fit into your pants or vest pocket without snagging.
The Sig Sauer P365 SAS pistol comes with the same slide as the P365 slide, with one variation: there is no notch for a front sight. The front of the slide has serrations only on the fore slide. Sliding serrations on either the rear or the fore slide are always nice. The finish on the slide itself is slightly matte in texture.
The gun loses a little bit of velocity and ballistics with porting on the top of the Sig P365 SAS. Some people argue that porting on the Sig P365 SAS causes recoil control to lose a decent amount of velocity and on a short 9mm barrel, this can be an issue for ballistics. I haven't tried shooting one of these guns or putting it through a chronograph, so I am not certain.
Shooters believe that the Sig Sauer P365 SAS's trigger groups are what makes this pistol stand out from other small handguns in this category. Sig Sauer P365 SAS and P365 trigger groups are the same. The trigger of the P365 SAS will feel and perform in the same way as the P365. This firearm's trigger was comfortable on my finger, but the shoe is a bit wide.
There is no external safety lever on a pocket pistol, so the pull weight is to be expected. It's not certain if I'm content with weight as a safety feature. It has a standard trigger pull and trigger travel length. The pull weight is felt on the trigger at a moment, and the trigger begins very light. In addition, there is a slight amount of creep before the trigger breaks when the trigger is pulled. The trigger breaks crisply and cleanly when it does.
There's an added feature on this Sig Sauer P365 SAS that I believe the firm thought about in advance. The tritium-fiber night sights were created and produced by Meprolight. This sight, which is visible during the day when illuminated, is unique because of its fiber-optic and tritium sights.
Bullseye sights are fixed rings and dots. The dot on the front sight is lined up with the ring on the rear sight, and the gun is on target when the dark ring around the dot is aligned in all directions. Many shooters find this sight design creates quick and simple target acquisition. There have been reports of tritium vials leaking and going dark with the fiber-optic front sight. We suggest that you test your new weapon at the gun shop by covering the sights and seeing if the glow is visible.
How Does The P365 Perform?
The accuracy of the bullseye sights is a concern. These sights are not always the most precise and often don't display precise motions. These sights are not likely to mislead you much, but they won't be able to tell you when you're significantly off-target. Shooting out beyond seven yards in most self-defense scenarios, I don't see this as a difficulty, but the moment you start moving out of the seven-yard range, the sights will be much harder to shoot.
These sights don't focus on the planes quite as well as a red dot would, so if you're attempting to focus on the target with a minimal sight picture, it will be much more difficult than it would be with a red dot. It also seems to be slightly more difficult to shoot with this weapon than it would be with more traditional iron sights. If you're carrying this gun IWB, I don't believe there's any advantage to the system over a red dot.
The SIG P365 SAS was flawless throughout our testing. The sub-compact pistol didn't jam, misfire, or drag on primers, something early P365s were susceptible to doing.
The general comfort of the Sig P365 SAS is pretty nice. Even for individuals with large hands, this tiny weapon is excellent for holding. However, if you carry it inside the waistband, the tiny circumference may be a disadvantage, because you will need to obtain much more of your hand between your body and the gun to draw it. This might not be a problem for most individuals, but it can be if you wish to draw the gun rapidly.
This might be a benefit if you have small hands, but if you have large hands, there is certainly something you should take into account, particularly if you're shooting this weapon off a bench and are slowly moving into your hand. I can get a firm grip on the Sig P365 SAS. However, if you're drawing it from the holster, it requires a lot of time to obtain a good grip. This is particularly true if you compare it to the Springfield Hellcat, which has a somewhat larger grip.
- Extremely concealable
- Tritium night sights for quick target acquisition
- Rugged construction for reliable performance
- High capacity for extended shooting
- Cumbersome slide lock
- Takedown lever is hidden and requires a tool
- SAS features make holster carry difficult
- Sights can be inaccurate and difficult to adjust