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Phil Strader, of Sig Sauer, put out some frequently asked questions and answers for the P365. These seem to be recurring inquiries.Hello all,P365 production is still increasing as we continue to build capacity to meet incredible demand. We have shipped tens of thousands of P365s with overwhelmingly positive responses not only from our commercial customers, but from law enforcement and professional end users around the world. In my 25 years of law enforcement and industry experience, I have rarely seen this level of excitement and positive reception around any single firearm. Although there have been a limited number of striker and trigger return spring issues with this new platform, our return rates for these two parts are still extremely low…approximately 0.25% combined, which we believe is below industry standards for any type of return.The P365 has received an unprecedented amount of praise and activity both in social and traditional media. However, in the age of the internet, readers are sometimes exposed to grossly inflated or even non-existent issues. To address some of these concerns, we have compiled the most prevalent questions we’re seeing online and in our customer service department.
This press release from Sig Sauer was issued today:
Newington, N.H. (May 21, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now manufacturing premium pistol and rifle ammunition components for precision handloaders at its state-of-the-art ammunition facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Elite Performance Ammunition shell cases are engineered to exacting tolerances and available for multiple pistol calibers (primed or unprimed) and rifle calibers (unprimed). The geometric consistency of these premium brass cases ensures each primer is held tightly in its pocket. Flash holes are precise with no burrs and the superior metallurgical properties of the SIG SAUER cases enable repeated reloading. All Elite Performance rifle shell cases are induction annealed for consistent bullet retention.
“Each brass case undergoes rigorous in-line and post production quality assurance testing to ensure a flawless casing,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “The result is unparalleled durability and dependability.” Continue reading
We posted some details today on Sig Sauer's new BDX optics line and we also have new firearm releases to share!
Sig has released a few new handguns across the Classic and P320 lines along with some new MCX parts and a few more new Romeo optics.
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We just received this press release from Sig Sauer. We'll hopefully have more photos and details shortly.
Newington, N.H. (May 4, 2018) – The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics division today unveiled their all new Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinders and riflescopes with integrated Applied Ballistics® and wireless Bluetooth® technology. This groundbreaking BDX technology enables interoperability and key ballistic holdover information to be exchanged wirelessly between SIG SAUER BDX Electro-Optics products. The foundation of the BDX system was designed for simplicity and ease of use. SIG SAUER BDX requires no new learning, and uses the same tools hunters and shooters have been using for years.
How does BDX work? The BDX rangefinder and riflescope system is simple, fast, and intuitive. Simply download the “SIG BDX” app available for Android or iOS smartphones, pair the KILO BDX rangefinder and SIERRA3BDX riflescope, set up a basic ballistic profile, and then you’re ready to shoot or hunt. Once you are in the field, range your target as you normally would, and the KILO BDX rangefinder will utilize onboard Applied Ballistics Ultralight™ to instantly send your dope to the scope via Bluetooth. Using your basic ballistic profile the ballistic solution is calculated for your target and will instantly illuminate on the BDX-R1 Digital Ballistic Reticle with windage and elevation holds in the SIERRA3BDX riflescope. A blue LED on the riflescope power selector indicates that the BDX system is paired, and when the reticle has received new ballistic holdover and windage data from the rangefinder. Continue reading
We just saw this in one of the Facebook Legion pages (https://www.facebook.com/groups/siglegion/?ref=group_header) and thought it was a good time to update our fans on a few new / upcoming Legion related releases. The above photo is being distributed via email to Sig Legion members.
Sig is releasing three new Legion pistols that we know of. We do not have release dates on any of them unfortunately.
The first, pictured above, is the P229 Legion 9mm SAO. We anticipate the part number on this to follow the P226 scheme, E29R-9-LEGION-SAO (15rd version) and 229R-9-LEGION-SAO (10rd version).
We inquired with our Sig rep on the ship dates but nothing is available yet.
In addition to the P229 Legion SAO, we received news last week, while attending a dealer seminar, that Sig is also releasing a P238 and P938 Legion. We don't have photos or any other details but they were referenced in the presentation and we were told that we could publish this scrap of intel since it was being disseminated already. We assume the part numbers will be 238-380-LEGION and 938-9-LEGION.
As more info becomes available we'll post updates here.
Update 5/3/18 12:54 PM:
We've confirmed part numbers reference above are correct. UPC code for the E29R-9-LEGION-SAO is 798681591596 and the 229R-9-LEGION-SAO is 798681591541.
Update 10/30/18 8:07 PM:
Sig just started shipping the new X5 and X-Carry grip shells. We ran a pre-order and started filling those orders last week. A few customers received the grip shells and reached out to us because their 21rd (MAG-MOD-F-9-21) and 17rd (MAG-MOD-F-9-17) magazines wouldn't fit / lock into the grip shells.
We did some checking and realized that Sig is updating the magazine floor plates making the tabs on the sides of the floor plates thinner. Continue reading
We follow quite a few Facebook groups to stay on the front line and monitor consumer discussions. There is a post in the Facebook group Sig Sauer P365 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/306851383159861/) by Phil Strader:
Again, thanks for everyone’s input and feedback with regards to the P365. There have been isolated incidents of the pistol’s failure to return to battery. Although this can possibly be traced back to a grip issue (whether unlocked wrists or high thumbs), we do not want even rare instances of issues to make our customers lose confidence in the P365. Therefore, we are tweaking the gun to improve RTB conditions. This will help to allow every 365 user to experience what so many have already expressed online in very positive reviews. We are making these adjustments now and will resume shipping very shortly. Thanks again for everyone’s patience. Continue reading
Reports started appearing on Facebook over the last week that some (not all) of the first P365's shipped had defective front night sights (they didn't glow in low light). A relatively small total quantity of P365's have shipped to date (total quantity unknown but likely between 200 and 500). As more consumers received some of these early produced pistols, a few more reports popped up that front sights were defective. Continue readingBrowning is ending production of the Hi Power and that means Nighthawk Custom is going to be unable to source pistols for their upgrades.Very few Hi Power pistols will be shipping from Nighthawk Custom but they slated a small set of limited edition pistols. This is the VIP1 and only ten were made (they are not numbered out of the ten).The VIP1 features custom grips, a color case hardened engraved frame, engraved slide, and colored controls.
We were able to take some P365 comparison photos!
Shown in the photos below are a Sig P250 chambered in 9mm, Springfield XDS chambered in .45 ACP, Ruger LCP chambered in .380 ACP, and Sig P365 chambered in 9mm. A few photos at the end show a Salient Glock 43 chambered in 9mm.
Hopefully these will help provide some detail on overall size of the P365.