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I shot 150 rounds thru my XL today and noticed that around 50-70 rounds, the slide was too hot to even touch. So I waited 5 mins and shot the rest of the rounds but it was a struggle as it would heat up every magazine. At the end of the range session I noticed my left thumb even had a blister from the heat. Anyone else getting these issues?

I understand I will never need to shoot that many rounds in a real life situation, but I would like to train with my CCW. And this makes it difficult if I need to wait 5 mins after each magazine.
 

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Try gloves. And, I would take it down, clean and re-grease slide rails.. It may be friction too.. But, after that may rounds, you obviously shouldn't get a blister, unless finger is hitting slide as it moves.
Mine gets warm too. Not blister warm.
 

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Hey combustion explosions inside a small Barrel heats it up..Go figure..LOL

If your thumb got a blister then it's riding the slide...change your grip..
I usually shoot anywhere between 200 to 300 rounds at the range.
When I first got my P365 most of those rounds would be through my P365 and yes it got W-A-Y too hot to touch the end of my slide!

Later on those rounds were spread out more evenly between my 365 and P320 X-Compact RX so the Heat Factor was better.

At the end of my range time and I put my Sigs into their zip pouches I wondered if the pouch would melt from the heat but they never did.

Yes..A day at the Range can get Hot Hot Hot!
Don't worry about it...
Take other guns to shoot or take your time while shooting.
Don't see how quickly you can shoot through mags..Take your time and Aim...

When I first got my M&P Shield it would get hot too...
It's just the nature of the Beasts!
Exploding rounds = Heat!

And that's 9mm..... Imagine if it was 150 rounds of 44 mag..Or a 50 cal . Ouch!:wub::hot::bbq:
Can anyone actually shoot 150 rounds of 44 mag or 50 Cal? LOL!
 

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Can anyone actually shoot 150 rounds of 44 mag or 50 Cal? LOL!
Yes,
And go to time 1 minute, and see how hot this barrel gets....If you watch slow enough, you will see they arent shooting real bullets in the gun before it.
 

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I know all guns gets hot but I can shoot 150 rounds thru my Glock 43x before it really overheats though. And I’m not mag dumping, but I’m also not trying to be a precision slow shooter with my ccw.
 

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MY wife shoot 200 rounds in about 20 minutes or as this old man could reload the mags useing an uplula . That was 3 days ago and never mentioned a hot handgun . She pinches the rear of the slide for a quick pull and release for the next mag as I loaded . I shot the first 24 rounds before giving it to my wife . Maybe her hands are tougher or the rear of the slid was not that hot ! I carried it back to the house slide open carried by the trigger guard and cleaned it 10 or 15 minutes later so I did not notice heat .
 

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I’m just using American Eagle 115gr. It just seems like it’s heating up excessively. I didn’t notice this issue with my normal P365, only my XL.
 

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Are we talking about a concealed carry pistol here? Exactly how many magazines of ammunition will be carried, limiting the total amount of rounds shot at any engagement? Come on, let's get real here, can we? The P365 is not a primary combat weapon. In a defensive situation, no one is going to get even close to shooting enough rounds through the pistol to have any concern about heat. If someone gets into a situation where they are at risk of heating the pistol slide up to a point of being too hot to handle, good luck.

If your pistol is too hot to handle while target shooting, put it down to cool off and pick up another gun to shoot.
 

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Are we talking about a concealed carry pistol here? Exactly how many magazines of ammunition will be carried, limiting the total amount of rounds shot at any engagement? Come on, let's get real here, can we? The P365 is not a primary combat weapon. In a defensive situation, no one is going to get even close to shooting enough rounds through the pistol to have any concern about heat. If someone gets into a situation where they are at risk of heating the pistol slide up to a point of being too hot to handle, good luck.

If your pistol is too hot to handle while target shooting, put it down to cool off and pick up another gun to shoot.[/QUOTE

You probably didn’t even read what I wrote. This is about the excessive amount of heat that impedes training because some people like to train with their ccw weapons. Crazy idea right? I’m sure you wouldn’t like to have a 5 minute intermission between every magazine and neither do I. Anyways Sig emailed me back and said some of their earlier slides have this issue so I will be sending it in to them. You’re welcome.
 

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Are we talking about a concealed carry pistol here? Exactly how many magazines of ammunition will be carried, limiting the total amount of rounds shot at any engagement? Come on, let's get real here, can we? The P365 is not a primary combat weapon. In a defensive situation, no one is going to get even close to shooting enough rounds through the pistol to have any concern about heat. If someone gets into a situation where they are at risk of heating the pistol slide up to a point of being too hot to handle, good luck.

If your pistol is too hot to handle while target shooting, put it down to cool off and pick up another gun to shoot.[/QUOTE

You probably didn’t even read what I wrote. This is about the excessive amount of heat that impedes training because some people like to train with their ccw weapons. Crazy idea right? I’m sure you wouldn’t like to have a 5 minute intermission between every magazine and neither do I. Anyways Sig emailed me back and said some of their earlier slides have this issue so I will be sending it in to them. Your welcome.
I wonder if it was tighter tolerances, or thinner slides? Either way, SIG CS will take care of ya.
 

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Self-defense drills are usually less than a mag or a few rounds and a mag change and a few more rounds. Stop evaluate your performance and repeat drill. Your gun should not be getting overly hot. Try these drills. pistol-training.com » Drills
The fast drill is a good one.
 

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Baja James 124gr coated swc with 3.1gr hp-38 and 124gr berry's plated with 4.1gr of hp-38 but ran 50 rounds of 124gr gd underwood +p and HST 147gr . IF it matters I lube with amsoil 10w30 synthetic where thin lube as needed and and bearing grease on the barrel bushing area and barrel lug area over the years . A little bit goes a looong way .

downeyg Guess our p365 most has the lastest slide according to your info !! But the Get Real part should be for you . What the heck does target shooting have to do with any new handgun get to know break in ?? Some of use like to be sure a new handgun is reliable with the loads we my want to use in it for both practice and carry and not stretch it out over a long lazy day at the range ??

I ran another 200 thru our p365xl today while my wife was away just so I would be comfortable with it but shooting and loading took almost an hour and honestly it will got warm as I grabbed the end of the slide when done but not a big deal , it does get good and warm but the slide is locked back between loading mags . Maybe some of us may be more tolerant to heat that others and some of use don't think shooting rounds thru a new gun has anything to do with target shooting . .

MY getting use to a new to me handguns has been the same for 33 years . Get it done maybe take a break with a 22lr half way thru but I don't want to hang around a range all day . Drills are very different . More like Boddgobbler linked to . 100 rounds every two weeks .
 

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I think people who keep saying “stop and let it cool down” or “you’ll never shoot that much in real life” don’t realize that I can do these same defensive drills with my regular P365 and my Glock 43X and don’t have any issues. I feel like a lot of people here are so scared to say that there might be something wrong with this XL. So either my other guns have a higher heat resistant or this XL might have some issues which Sig already confirmed that there may be.
 
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