Sig Officially Launches P365 X Macro

As some may have caught, the internet (and thus us too) were intrigued when videos and images began to circulate of a new P365 model.

You may have also noticed that post had disappeared.

That was at Sig’s request. When someone or some group who is working hard on something says, “Shhh! Please, it isn’t done yet.” that is a request I can respect.

Well, it’s done now and Sig has tossed the competitive gauntlet firmly down at the feet of the Glock 43x/48+Shield Mag combo with the latest 365 iteration.

SIG SAUER Introduces P365-XMACRO: Bringing Even More to Everyday Carry

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 11, 2022) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the P365-XMACRO bringing more capacity, more shootability, and more concealability to everyday carry; the P365-XMACRO packs an unprecedented 17+1 round standard capacity into the iconic 1” slim profile of the P365.

“When the P365 was introduced, it reimagined the possibilities of everyday carry, and the P365- XMACRO continues this tradition delivering more on everything that made the P365 the number one selling, and most award-winning gun in America,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The innovative magazine design of the P365-XMACRO delivers on capacity while maintaining the slim design, making it more comfortable and more concealable than any other 17+1-round pistol on the market. The integrated compensator of the P365-XMACRO reduces muzzle flip making follow-up shots faster and easier to stay on target shot after shot for even more accuracy. It is very simple, like the name suggests, with the P365-XMACRO you get more of everything you want in an everyday carry pistol, and you no longer need to compromise your capacity for concealability or shootability.”

The P365-XMACRO is a striker-fired, 9mm, polymer frame pistol featuring the all-new Macro-Compact Grip Module with a standard 1913 accessory rail, an integrally compensated P365 XSERIES optics-ready slide with XRAY3 day/night sights, and flat trigger. The pistol ships with interchangeable small, medium, and large backstraps and (2) two 17-round steel magazines. The P365-XMACRO is optimized for use with the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics FOXTROT1 rail mounted flashlight and ROMEOZero Elite Micro Red Dot sight.

P365-XMACRO Specs:
Caliber: 9mm
Overall length: 6.6 inches
Overall height: 5.2 inches
Overall width: 1.1 inches
Barrel length: 3.1 inches
Sight Radius: 5.1 inches
Weight (w/magazine): 21.5 oz.

The P365-XMACRO is now shipping and available at retailers. To learn more about the P365-XMACRO or watch the product video with Phil Strader, Director, Product Management visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,700 employees across eleven locations. For more information about the company and product line visit:

Quick takeaways

For those who don’t want to look it up, it’s pretty much the same size as the G48, a smidge taller and slide a scoshe shorter (very scientific measurements), with +2 rounds (over shield magazines, +7 over factory), with an integral comped slide instead of a 4″ barrel. It’s rocking the 3.1″ barrel of the P365/P365X, hence X Macro and not XL Macro.

I suspect XL length slide/barrel will follow in a timely manner for those needing that extra inch.

Size queens, the lot of us.

This is the first 365 we’ve seen with an adjustable frame size via inserts, previous iterations have been full frame replacements, where popular options like the Wilson Combat frames popped up. I like the WC personally since it has just a little more meat on it for we of long fingers. When I get to play with this, I’m guessing the large insert will do the same thing and I am more excited about that feature than any of the rest. The original 365 grips needed just a bit more material for comfort, now I can put it there instead of waiting on WC to make a thicc grip.


Nope. We’ve been able to conceal 17 rounds on us in reasonable comfort since we could put a +2 base pad onto a Glock 19 magazine, and striker guns are striker guns these days.

Golden Age of 9mm’s, friends.

What I suspect we have is the next iteration in comfort at 17 rounds. It’s the t-shirt made of the good blend, the shoe or boot that has that insert that is just that extra bit more ideal, or for my Marines in the audience who remember, the desert cammies when they reach that pajama soft stage and become absurdly comfortable to wear.

This is that M&P, P30, Glock 19X/45, or P320 Carry rendered for summer time, comfortable cloths, or formal wear and right now Sig is the one doing it. We’re being told we don’t have to drop capacity or performance to increase carry comfort. We’ve come very nicely through the Micro-9 evolutionary track and are back to duty gun capacities without duty gun bulk.

That’s friggin’ neat.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.