Pistol holsters are a crucial component if you want to carry concealed.
Choosing the right holster for your Sig p365 is important because it will determine how well concealed you are and how comfortable the holster is.
Here's what to look out for when buying one:
-Make sure that the holster will be easy to access in an emergency situation
-The position of the holster should be concealable and should not require any adjustments when sitting or bending over. A good way to figure out if a position is concealable is by going into a public restroom or dressing room and checking if the holster is visible. If you can see it, other people will be able to as well!
-The holster should cover the trigger guard of your SIG p365 pistol so that it doesn't get caught during the draw
-Holsters should have retention mechanisms in place so that the pistol doesn't fall out when drawing it
-When choosing a SIG p365 holster make sure that there are no sharp or protruding pieces which could cut your skin
You can also choose between different types of materials.
Some of them include:
- Hard plastic
A hard plastic holster is the perfect option if you want the bare minimum in a holster and use your SIG p365 to carry at home or work.
This holster is typically made out of polymer and will have a rubberized texture on the outside which helps with friction and covers up any visible parts of the gun.
You can also find these holsters with a belt clip that's designed to be worn inside your pants for easy access.
Wooden holsters are typically made from quality mahogany wood and so they're pretty tough!
They're not a great option for concealed carry because they're not always very comfortable and can easily show signs of wear, but they work well for longer periods when your pistol isn't going to be moving around a lot.
Nowadays, Kydex holsters are the most popular option for carrying concealed as they are lightweight and durable.
They allow you to adjust the retention level on the pistol so that it conforms to your body perfectly and doesn't move around much during movement.
You can find them in several different colors, including black, grey, brown, and even pink!
As long as you take care of it properly (don't let it get wet or leave it in hot places) these will last you a long time.
Another important thing to note is that many people find that this type of holster offers better concealment than leather or wooden holsters as they tend to be smaller which makes them easier
Leather holsters have been around for ages because they are reliable and comfortable but recently we've seen a rise in popularity among manufacturers who specialize in composite and polymer holsters.
Their biggest advantage over leather is their resistance to sweat and being cheaper than leather.
The popularity of composite holsters has risen due to the fact that they are more comfortable than leather models, easier to maintain and last longer without showing any signs of wear or tear.
Kydex is a popular material among many manufacturers because it is user-friendly and reliable, however we see a lot of complaints about the retention clips which are often too tight.
Yes! There's little chance you'll find an identical holster for your SIG p365.
That being said...
Tips to ensure you get the best possible value out of your purchase:
- Buy from established manufacturers who have been around for at least 3 years.
- Opt for Kydex, polymer or composite, if you're on a budget. These materials are user-friendly, reliable, comfortable and easy to maintain (cleaner than leather). You can also purchase holsters from established manufacturers who make products out of real leather but remember... these holsters will cost considerably more!
- Choose between IWB and OWB belt holsters. IWB models are usually easier to conceal so they make a great choice if you want to keep your SIG p365 concealed at all times. On the other hand, OWB holsters provide an extra level of comfort when sitting down or standing up because they distribute
What You Should Know About the SIG 365 Pistol
SIG Sauer P365 is an ultra-compact pistol, and the SIG calls it micro-compact. It is a 9mm that packs a full ten rounds in the magazine plus one in the chamber, a11 total rounds.
The P365 is a micro-compact 9mm Luger. It is coated in the classic SIG Nitron finish, and the slide is stainless steel and. It has front and rear serrations unloaded and it weighs about a pound. It is only an inch wide and the size makes it ultra-concealable.
Overall it is pretty sleek. On the side, it has a slide lock, a classic SIG take-down lever, and the mag release is on the grip.
If you are a lefty you can move the mag release over to the other side, but it is not ambidextrous right out of the box.
It comes with a storage box, paperwork, and two steel 10 round magazines. One is a flush fit and the other is an extended grip. But you can also purchase a fully extended grip that gives your hand a little more real estate and it takes the capacity up to 12 plus one.
It is not designed to be a fun range gun, but where it shines is its great little trigger. It has a little bit of take-up, breaks clean and the reset is short.
The sights are three-dot SIG x-ray day or night sights and are really good right out of the box. The P365 does put shots where you tell it to.
When SIG first released this gun, issues came up with the pre-production models that went out to the media. Some of them had problems with the striker and the recoil spring. But SIG has this worked out for the actual production models and the ones going out today.
For this firearm, there are a ton of peripherals available, but SIG does offer lights and lasers, especially for people that like to add some laser beams to pistols.
Maintenance of the SIG P365
Maintaining the P365 is easy. To field strip lock the slide back and then turn the takedown lever. This will release the slide and from there you remove the barrel and the guide rod assembly.
When it comes to this firearm, pistols pretty much do not get easier than this to field strip and to clean.
Pros of the SIG P365
It comes with two steel mags, and it has that crisp trigger that everybody likes. It is a ready-to-go firearm from unboxing, so you do not have to do anything to it.
SIG grips are grippy, and you do not have to send it off to have it stippled like the Glock.
In terms of aesthetics, it looks really good. The simple P365 branding is clean and the slide serrations are easy to get ahold of.
Cons of the SIG P365
It is a snappy firearm, but that is the trade-off to be able to have a firearm that is small enough to go in a vest pocket.
For the mag release ergonomics, you may have to change your grip to be able to get your thumb back to the mag release. But most if the drawbacks for this negative is part of the trade-offs to have 10 plus one capacity in that small package.
Overall the SIG Sauer P365 is a good recommendation as a concealable everyday carry pistol specifically for personal protection. Although it is no fun at the range, the plus 10 rounds capacity is its big flex.