Sig Sauer’s P365 micro-compact pistol line has added an SAS member.
No not the Special Air Service of the UK or Australia. SIG Anti-Snag. The slide is completely dehorned of grabby edges to reduce the likelihood it gets hung up on the draw.
The new variant of the P365 uses a flush-fit rear-mounted Meprolight FT Bullseye sight with a combination fiber optic and tritium insert embedded into the slide, alleviating the need for a front sight post. This in essence gives a battery free “dot” type optic.
“This exciting new technology eliminates the need for a front sight, leaving no snag points and with the assistance of fiber optics during the day and tritium in low light, the user can now obtain a crystal clear high-visibility bullseye sight picture at real-word engagement distances faster than ever before,” notes the company.
Personally, I’m not sold on the sight choice.. I’m not totally against it either but I didn’t have the greatest success with the Glock variant when shooting for accuracy.
The SAS treatment itself is available in several mid-size and compact pistols from Sig’s line, like the P238, P938, and P229. The all feature machining to flush slide catches and takedown levers with rounded sides to reduce snag points. The SAS P365 modification also added a ported slide and barrel allow for what Sig describes as a 30 percent reduction in muzzle flip. In this regard the new sight actually makes sense, the front sight blade can’t be darkened by muzzle fouling since their is no front sight.
The P365 SAS is the same size as the standard P365. No change there, no new holsters, all the same goodies from the accessory pile. And their out in the wild, go check them out.