Sig Sauer just announced two new handguns that we are really excited about: the p320 X-Five Legion and the p365 XL
GunUniversity was invited up to the Sig Academy to try out these two new pistols (and maybe some other things…shhh) and the P365 XL pistol is a neat expansion on what we think is the best concealed carry gun, the Sig P365
At it’s core, the Sig p365 XL is still a p365 but it has a few differences:
- The frame is longer. We carry our P365s with the 12 round magazine because, well, why not, it’s one of the things that makes the Sig p365 so great. Our p365 12 round magazines have a grip extension on them which makes the p365 frame the same length as the p365 xl. So, why did Sig make the p365 XL with a longer frame? It makes reloads and handling the gun easier! Sure, teh grip extension works, but it is much nicer (for us) to handle the same length as a complete grip.
- The slide is longer. We understand why Sig did this (longer sight radius) but it was something that we could have done without.
- X-series trigger! Yes, it’s awesome to shoot and it made us a little jealous of the great trigger from the factory.
An obvious comparison would be to say that the Sig p365 and the p365 xl are similar to the Glock 43 and the Glock 48…. smaller original and then later taller and longer versions. This is an easy way to explain the differences except Sig took one step further and provided the 365 XL with the awesome x-series trigger.
We already think that the p365 is very capable and can keep up with full size guns (it isn’t a compromise of use-ability for a smaller size) but something about the Sig p365 XL makes it easier to shoot (duh, maybe it’s the bigger grip and longer slide). 🙂
For now, we’ll tease you with some pictures but check out our full review for more!
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