Sig Sauer P365 Handgun History and Variants [Infographics]

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November 16, 2021 / Comments (2)

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The Sig Sauer P365 is a new gun that has revolutionized the concealed carry industry. It’s small, lightweight, and packs more power than other pistols in its class. This firearm is perfect for anyone who loves to shoot or wants to have a reliable weapon on them at all times.

Learn about the history of the Sig Sauer P365 handgun as well as some interesting facts about it in this infographic! Read on to see what makes this pistol so unique and powerful.

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Sig Sauer P365 Handgun History and Variants

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9 mm. micro-compact pistol gun on white background-Sig Sauer P365

What Does the First Gen Sig P365 Look Like


The SIG Sauer P365 is a subcompact 9mm handgun with a 10+1 capacity. It weighs just under 18oz and measures less than 6 inches in length.

This gun has been praised by many as being one of the best handguns on the market today, but how does it compare to its predecessor? I bought my original P365 back in February 2018 and have put roughly 4,000 rounds through it without any issues whatsoever. Mine is an early edition with the night sights which are still working great after all this time!

  • Available in 10+1, 12+1 or 15+1 capacity.
  • The total length is under 6 inches.
  • Weighs in under 18 ounces
  • Previous editions featured the SIGLite night sights but now feature the X-Ray tritium night sights.

Sig Sauer P365 XL


The P365 XL has a compact design that's easy to take with you on hunting adventures and still provides an accurate shot every time. Plus, it comes with some of our favorite features like the SmartFeed system that automatically feeds your bullet back into the chamber so there are no more lost shots!

  • Released 18 months after the original P365 was introduced in 2018.
  • Features a larger grip module that holds a 12-round flush-fitting magazine.
  • P365 XL features a flat face trigger shoe.
  • Barrel and slide lengths are about a half-inch longer than the original P365.
  • Was the first model to feature a removable rear sight.

Sig Sauer P365 SAS


A few months after the P365XL came out, a new variant was released in October 2019. This is called the SAS variant which stands for SIG Anti Snag. The main purpose of this version is to have a handgun that has no snag points on it. This means that they took off the sights and replaced them with one on the slide called the FT Bullseye fiber optic sight system.

They also made sure that there were no points people could get caught on while holding it from any part of its slide release or takedown lever.

  • The primary purpose is to present a slick concealed carry handgun with no snag points.
  • Has the FT Bullseye fiber optic sight system in place of its front and rear sights.
  • Features a recessed slide making it less of a snag point.
  • Comes with a hollow flat-head point to make it as snag-free as possible.



This new SIG model is something that was made because it combined other models. The P365X has an optics cut on the slide and a flat-faced trigger, but you can also buy these features for other models.

  • The newest kid in Sig’s P365 handgun family.
  • It is an excellent mashup of the previous models.
  • Features an optics cut on the slide.
  • Comes with a flat-faced trigger.
  • Easily customizable and upgradeable.

Here's an infographic guide that you can use. Feel free to download, save and share it with your loved ones:

SIG's P365 Family History and Current Variants Infographics

What variant of Sig Sauer P365 are you contemplating purchasing? Do you intend to purchase the P365 with or without an integrated red-dot sight? If you're not looking for a defensive weapon, what type of gun are you most interested in? Please share with us in the comment section below.

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