It was just a matter of time, and it finally happened. Finally, Finally, Sig Sauer formally released their popular P365 compact handgun in a .380 ACP version.
It is no overstatement that the Sig P365 forever changed the concealed carry handgun industry. The P365 Sig provided concealed carriers with a slim, sub-compact 9mm handgun that didn't require sacrificing capacity.
The Sig Sauer P365, now in .380 ACP —
Now Sig Sauer releases their tested P365 in .380 ACP.
The .380 versions slide is lighter than the 9mm, allowing for a lighter recoil spring. In theory, a lighter recoil spring should translate into a slide that is easier to rack than the 9mm. This may be appealing for anyone who struggles to rack the slide on the 9mm version.
Additionally, compared to the 9mm, the .380 should have less felt recoil. Reduced recoil may not be a selling point for everyone, but at least some people will trade the ballistic advantage of the 9mm for the reduced recoil and a slide that is easier to rack.
Unfortunately, the smaller cartridge doesn't mean increased capacity.
Like the 9mm, the .380 comes standard with two 10-round magazines. In addition, the .380 comes with the standard SIGLIGHT night sights and is optic-ready. You can also purchase one with or without mechanical safety.
I'm also happy to say that the .380 P365 will fit your 9mm P365 holster.
I've listed some of the other specifications below.
P365 .380 ACP Specifications —
OVERALL LENGTH – 5.8 in [148 mm] OVERALL WIDTH – 1.0 in [26 mm] HEIGHT – 4.2 in [107 mm] BARREL LENGTH – 3.1 in [78 mm] WEIGHT – 15.7 oz [445 g]
Does a P365 in .380 sound like something you're interested in? Sig says they are shipping to dealers now, so you may be able to get your hands on one.