Welcome. As others have indicated, what you’re describing is completely normal.
The magazine follower applies pressure to the slide catch with an empty magazine. The solution is to close the slide THEN insert your empty magazine. Most pistols work that way.thanks for all the replies! what I was speaking of was not after mag had been emptied after firing , but with an mty magazine loaded the slide will not close
Hey Steve, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy shooting your P365. Just posted a couple pics here to help answer you 12 round mag question. IF you plan to use a 12 round mag in the P365 (with the short grip frame for 10 round mags) you should install the longer base plates that came with the 12 round mags. First photo is the P365 grip with a 12 rounded without the longer base plate. Second is the longer base plate installed on the mag.hello, my name is Steve and Im in Tennessee, just bought a P365 with manual safety, have been a Glock owner all my life but really wanted to get into Sig , so many questions, I have the 12 round mag I bought seperately , Im assuming you have to take the base plate off and replace with the extension that came with it? also Ive noticed when the slide is racked it stays in locked position with mty mag, is this normal? as stated Im very new to Sig , Glocks are different as they will go into battery with mag or no mag , loaded or unloaded , Ill be the first to tell you I have not read the manual yet and that is next step , Im very excited about this gun , seems to be the perfect EDC gun Ive been looking for , till now Ive carrying the G19, G23 , and recently the G43X , Im hopeful this P365 will become my go to EDC , any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks in advance
What do you mean by "mty" magazine?thanks for all the replies! what I was speaking of was not after mag had been emptied after firing , but with an mty magazine loaded the slide will not close ,
I carry my 365 in a Blackpoint Tactical Miniwing. I’ve tried a million different holsters for this one and the mini wing is by far my favorite.thanks for all the replies! what I was speaking of was not after mag had been emptied after firing , but with an mty magazine loaded the slide will not close , after reading through the manual several times and "living" with the gun for a week Ive learned quite a bit, but still have a long way to go , Ive definitely noticed a big difference between Glock and Sig as far as filed stripping , also noticed a more than usual amount of lube left from the factory, more so than Glocks, but all in all I really like this P365 , now Im trying to find the most comfortable holster I can find , my preferred carry is back of hip as appendix carry is not my cup of tea , now if I could just get enough ammo , I noticed someone had mentioned always use good ammo which is the case for most quality firearms, however has anyone had issues with reloads for range use? thanks again for the replies , Im right on the georgia-tennessee line , and yes ROLL TIDE
Personally, I do not feel using re-loads is worth the small savings - unless you are the re-loader (and I know a lot of re-loaders at my sportsmen's club - even then I see they have a few issues when I am the RO). As for holsters, they are driven mostly by personal preference - what I may like, others don't etc. But it is beneficial to ask what people like, and why, so you can see how that may line up with your preferences. Most of us who have owned guns a while, have drawers full of holsters we've collected, and tried, over the years (me included). So, for what it's worth, I carry IWB in the 3:30/4 o'clock position mostly (some OWB given the situation too), and I prefer a minimalist kydex holster 90% of the time. Of the dozens I have, I've found good value and features from these kydex makers (and these are the ones I wear the most)
bravo concealment (BCA)
concealment express (now called "rounded")
JM custom kydex (a bit pricier, but top notch holsters)
Enjoy your holster hunt (and get a couple of big boxes for them). BTW, you've probably heard it before, but get a true gun belt (stiff!). I have lots of belts too, but now use KORE essentials exclusively (again, personal preference).