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First and foremost, I am not a Glock 'enthusiast'. In other words, I generally like the Glock platform but I'm not a brand loyalist. I can praise and be critical all at the same time. Having said that, I carried a Glock off-duty for about 2/3 of my career and carried a Glock on-duty for about 2/3 as well. Glock 21 on-duty and either a G23, G19 or G26 off-duty.

A couple of years before I retired I traded a G26 for my first P365. Two of the Deputies on my shift had gotten one so I had the opportunity to get some experience prior to getting my own. So I picked up that P365 and qualified with it. I carried it till retirement and then for a little over a year afterwards until I bought my first P365XL which is now my EDC. As far as the P365, I couldn't be more impressed with the platform. I shot it in an Outlaw match and won one of the stages with it. Very satisfied with it's performance and what I was able to do with it from a yard and a half out to around 40 yards. I eventually added a TLR-6 because I like a WML on some of my pistols, including the one I carry.

Picked up a second one about 6 months before the present panic for $350 new/unfired locally. Gave that one to my son who also shot with it in the same Outlaw match. He switches between it and a Glock 19.5FS I also gave him.

A few months ago a retired Officer from a local PD was selling his P365XL so I met with him and bought it. This is the one I'm now carrying EDC. I also added a TLR-6 to it and use the P365 as a secondary. I have a holster that accommodates the XL with the WML and it's 'okay'. I had a Crossbreed for it but the pistol rocked back and forth in the holster so I returned it. I did like how it rode on my belt OWB though, just didn't secure the pistol like it should. So I'm still on the lookout for an OWB holster that accommodates the TLR-6.

Couple of weeks ago I picked up a second XL with Romeo Zero for my wife to use as a night stand pistol. So I have to give a couple of thumbs up for the P365 line-up. I have installed a MS on each as that is my preference. I've found I really like the Xray sights quite a bit. Just can't beat the options, capacity, sights and overall performance. I have seen two accounts of a P365 going 100k rounds which provides a lot of confidence in it's long term durability.
 

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I’ve had an XL as my EDC for the last year with the Holosun 507K. Comfortable to wear in a Hidden Hybrid IWB holster and is easy for me to shoot accurately. Love it all around!
 

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I carry a P365X in a Blackpoint OWB holster. I'm really happy with the Blackpoint, so much so I have a IWB mini wing model on order. Not sure if they have models that support WML.
 

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I have an XL with 507k-x2, tlr8g light/laser and icarus precision grip module. It’s my edc and most favorite handgun I’ve ever owned.
 

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Thanks for the P365 experience. While my first P365 had an out of spec sear and had to go back to the factory, I still feel it's a sturdy and reliable platform. Have now put 780 rounds and used it at 2 indoor competitions without any problems.
 

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Thanks for the P365 experience. While my first P365 had an out of spec sear and had to go back to the factory, I still feel it's a sturdy and reliable platform. Have now put 780 rounds and used it at 2 indoor competitions without any problems.
If it's of interest, here is where I talk about the 100k rounds on a range rental 357sig.

Sig Sauer P365 Gun Review | 100,000 Round Torture Test

The P365 had some early teething issues to be sure. And I wasn't exactly in agreement with how it was handled by Sig. That being said, it's now ancient history and although any and all brands will produce an occasional lemon, the P365 is now demonstrating itself to be a solid pistol. And as I mention in the link, this is the second range rental pistol that I'm aware of that has gone to incredibly high round counts. And to me, while interesting and fun to see a pistol tossed in the mud and sand, the better test of reliability is a LOT of rounds being put on the pistol in a SHORT span of time by MULTIPLE shooters.
 

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Nice review. Agree on the merits of the P365 platform. Hard to beat all the pluses offered.

My summer IWB is an SAS w/ Lima. My winter is the XL w/ Romeo OWB. Carried a Titanium .38 for a long time - but these P365's are too good to pass over.

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I really like the trigger on the P365. Although I prefer a hammer-fired pistol, I have an appreciation for the striker-fired pistol. I find the P365 to be a smooth, clean breaking trigger with a nice reset. I particularly like the flat faced trigger on the XL. What really convinced me was taking it to an Outlaw match and shooting it at difference distances, angles and running and gunning it a bit. Took the pistol to a whole new level in my eyes.
 

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Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the P365 platform. Very informative and useful information.
 
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I really like the trigger on the P365. Although I prefer a hammer-fired pistol, I have an appreciation for the striker-fired pistol. I find the P365 to be a smooth, clean breaking trigger with a nice reset. I particularly like the flat faced trigger on the XL. What really convinced me was taking it to an Outlaw match and shooting it at difference distances, angles and running and gunning it a bit. Took the pistol to a whole new level in my eyes.
Hi Dave,
As you know from the other forum, I like hammer fired guns too. But I've found I have enough love for all guns that go bang. My P365XL has been a great gun from the get go. Love the trigger and balance. Didn't find that love for the P365. For me it was to small. I replaced it with a Shield Plus that fits me perfectly. I have found a gun that rivals the XL's trigger.

Good to see you on board.
 

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Thank you sir, nice to be here. I figured it was time to branch out to some of the larger gun forums (I belong to a number of smaller and members-only forums in addition to GT).

I haven't tried the Shield Plus yet but I have no doubt it's a solid pistol. I've had a couple of the 1.0 Shields and they were simply good pistols. And to be honest, as I've said elsewhere, I'm really happy to see other manufacturers (S&W, Ruger, Springfield and Taurus) jump into the micro end of the pool. I doubt Glock will ever have a comparable contender due to the design of their magazine (I don't consider the G43 or 43X to be actual contenders in the micro market).

And yes, that XL trigger is really nice. I like the P365 quite well and really enjoyed it as my off-duty/EDC but I'm equally happy now that I'm using the XL in the EDC roll. Just need to find a TLR-6 holster that I really like. I wanted it to be Crossbreed but it just wasn't going to happen unfortunately. I liked the leather back/kydex shell concept though. If I could find an all leather holster for the XL that accommodates the TLR-6 I'd jump on it. But haven't found that animal yet.
 

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My daughter is LE and her service weapon is the S&W M&P 9. Her backup and off duty is her p365. Not the XL. It works well for her.
My service pistol was the Glock 21 when I retired. The agency had used that pistol for nearly two decades (Gen 3). Very good platform and we have training pistols with 300k rounds and counting on them. Having said that, the M&P would likely be the next in line if/when they ever change. It was a favorite amount the trainers. It's an excellent pistol. I'm chatting with a guy on another forum who competes with an M&P in 40S&W with a documented 250k rounds on the pistol. While it's impressive to see many 9mm's making shooting that number, to me it's more impressive to see a 40S&W pistol reaching that number. He's replaced the barrel once, at 190k. And I think IIRC he's also replaced the firing pin once around that number.

Hard to argue with that kind of service. I think part of the 'secret sauce' is having a pistol designed for or around the 40S&W. The HK USP was designed around that caliber from the ground up and by default so was the P2000. It is my understanding that the M&P line was designed around the 40S&W as well which would explain it's durability. The P226, according to the Sig rep I spoke with wasn't 'technically' designed around the 40S&W (IIRC the P226 was out several years before the caliber was introduced) but was built beefy enough from the get-go anyway. As much as I like Glock, they can't make the same claim really. The Gen 1-4's were basically refitted 9mm frames. We'll see how the Gen 5 does. And that's not to say the Glocks in 40S&W are weaker exactly but I know of direct data of at least two agencies that had catastrophic issues with Glocks in 40S&W to the extent that they got rid of them in favor of either Glocks in 9mm or in 45acp. Pro tip: I would NOT use a WML on a Glock chambered in 40S&W.

Sorry for the drift but just tossing a bunch out there that came to mind.
 

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Well triple D (Dave Deputy Dog)...lol. As you've noticed I'm a 40 guy, but I do have the 365X and 365XL. It was my intent to use the 365XL for EDC and I carry it every now and then. Especially when I don't want to throw a shirt on over my t-shirt. I just put the t-shirt over the weapon. Never had a problem. However, I feel naked without my 40 so my EDC is the P320 carry with WC grip. Yea its larger, but as you and I know, weight after wearing a gun belt for years really isn't a factor. Its like hanging out with an old comfortable friend.
 

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Well triple D (Dave Deputy Dog)...lol. As you've noticed I'm a 40 guy, but I do have the 365X and 365XL. It was my intent to use the 365XL for EDC and I carry it every now and then. Especially when I don't want to throw a shirt on over my t-shirt. I just put the t-shirt over the weapon. Never had a problem. However, I feel naked without my 40 so my EDC is the P320 carry with WC grip. Yea its larger, but as you and I know, weight after wearing a gun belt for years really isn't a factor. Its like hanging out with an old comfortable friend.
Agreed. It's all in the belt and holster. I discovered Kore Essential belts and never looked back. Makes a huge difference along with a good holster. :)
 

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Thank you sir, nice to be here. I figured it was time to branch out to some of the larger gun forums (I belong to a number of smaller and members-only forums in addition to GT).

I haven't tried the Shield Plus yet but I have no doubt it's a solid pistol. I've had a couple of the 1.0 Shields and they were simply good pistols. And to be honest, as I've said elsewhere, I'm really happy to see other manufacturers (S&W, Ruger, Springfield and Taurus) jump into the micro end of the pool. I doubt Glock will ever have a comparable contender due to the design of their magazine (I don't consider the G43 or 43X to be actual contenders in the micro market).

And yes, that XL trigger is really nice. I like the P365 quite well and really enjoyed it as my off-duty/EDC but I'm equally happy now that I'm using the XL in the EDC roll. Just need to find a TLR-6 holster that I really like. I wanted it to be Crossbreed but it just wasn't going to happen unfortunately. I liked the leather back/kydex shell concept though. If I could find an all leather holster for the XL that accommodates the TLR-6 I'd jump on it. But haven't found that animal yet.
Try Relentless Tactical for holsters. You can use my discount code ARGEES10
 
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