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Picked up a P365.

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:18 am
by SoupOrMan
Dad was looking to replace his Glock 43, and dragged me along. He sucks with stock Glock sights and rarely practices like he should. I explained we could get new sights for it, but he was steadfast. New gun. We walked into Scheels and he tried out the 43X, but the sight problem was still there. I suggest the P365. He fell in love with it and handed it over to me to try it. I loved the trigger and sights. I also really needed to upgrade from the Beretta Tomcat as my primary city carry pistol.

Now we both have a P365 of our own. I went with the thumb safety model since I'm used to them on my 1911, and also since I generally carry in the front pocket of my shorts during summer. While it isn't much to some people, the reversible magazine release is a nice touch, too. The downside is that the grip texture is extremely rough. If I wear it the in DeSantis holster I picked up for it, I need a t-shirt between the pistol and me or it starts to slough off my precious external layers of skin.

It shoots like I expected at 5, 7, and 10 yards. Dad didn't do as well, but he refused to practice for a long time despite yearly qualification being a requirement for his retired LEO CCL. (I've had to start dragging him out to range sessions every weekend until he gets a time for a reshoot.) The standard tritium sights pick up well in low light. That's great for my range since there are a few shadowy spots at the 7 and 10 yard lines. Gold Dot 115gr JHP works well in it as does Fiocchi 115gr FMJ.

I can't wait to burn a few more bulk packs of 9mm through this. Then I'll have it broken in. Still it's a freakin' handy little pistol.

Pics incoming, because the thread is useless otherwise.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:05 pm
by scipioafricanus
Try some of this ammo in it: https://www.sgammo.com/product/hornady- ... ammo-90240

I tried it when I experimented with a bunch of self defense ammo, and this shoots great in a small gun.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:30 am
by Netpackrat
Just don't drop it.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 am
by SoupOrMan
Another reason to have the extra safety.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:20 am
by SoupOrMan
My new carry piece with a DeSantis Invader IWB holster. I adjusted the clips so now it rides better and chafes less.
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Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:22 am
by Vonz90
Nice, the P365 was on my short list but I could not get to a final conclusion if they fixed the extractor spring issue.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:10 pm
by Combat Controller
I bought one and love it. It's my new EDC along with my .357 Sc. It replaced the Kimber Solo as my 9mm which had in turn replaced my Diamondback 9mm. It shoots everything but it runs well and groups tight with the Sig 9mm defensive ammo in my testing.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:11 pm
by Combat Controller
Vonz90 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:22 am
Nice, the P365 was on my short list but I could not get to a final conclusion if they fixed the extractor spring issue.
the authorized dealer says they did.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:49 pm
by Greg
Let me know how pocket carry goes. I'd really like it as a slightly bigger pocket gun.

Re: Picked up a P365.

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:28 am
by SoupOrMan
Pocket carry isn't bad. My LL Bean blue jeans aren't quite as good at concealing it, though they work. Cargo shorts and tactical-type trousers have big enough pockets for it to not stick out. It's nice to have the option of switching to pocket carry when needed.