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SIG SAUER’s New P365 SAS Pistol: Front-Sight Free Concealed Carry (Yes!)

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“Always focus on the front sight”: One of the first rules of marksmanship just acquired an exception.

SIG’s anti-snag technology has just taken a step beyond the ordinary.

SIG SAUER’s P365 has been changing consumer expectations for what a concealed-carry-optimized handgun should be since its introduction in 2018; its newest iteration on the P365 line, the P365SAS, is set to revolutionize those expectations again. The concept of the SIG Anti Snag (SAS) treatment is relatively simple: Take everything on the handgun that could possibly snag or hang up on a holster or clothing, and smooth it off. And what’s the one part of your handgun that’s most likely to snag? Why, the front sight, of course, but we shooters have long since resigned ourselves to working around it–after all, the ability to focus on the front sight is generally key to marksmanship–but the P365 SAS aims to change all that. (So to speak.)

The way SIG makes this work is by embedding an FT Bullseye sight directly into the slide. If your eye is correctly aligned with the pistol’s bore, you’ll be able to see the a green tritium dot inside a green ring. The theory behind this is that even those of us who have trained for years to immediately focus on the front sight will still instinctively visually seek that little green “bullseye,” so the shooter won’t have to expend conscious energy trying to acquire a sight picture, regardless of the light conditions.

Of course, this is SIG we’re talking about here, so although the embedded Meprolight sights are the biggest part of the story, they’re certainly not the end of it. This gun isn’t just a smoothed-down version of a regular P365. SIG has also ported the barrel and slide, resulting in up to 30 percent less muzzle flip and zero front sight fouling…since, um, there isn’t one.  The flush slide catch and takedown levers ensure absolute smoothness and zero snag risk.  After shooting the P365SAS, sights will never look the same.

As of the time of this writing, no MSRP has yet been announced, but we do have the following specifications. For more information, or to locate a dealer, please visit SIG SAUER’s site here.

SPECS

CALIBER: 9mm Luger
ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
GRIP TYPE: Blk Polymer
GRIP COLOR: Black
FRAME SIZE: Micro-Compact
FRAME MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
SLIDE FINISH: Nitron
SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
BARREL MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
ACCESSORY RAIL: N/A
TRIGGER: Striker
TRIGGER TYPE: Standard
BARREL LENGTH: 3.1 in (78 mm)
OVERALL LENGTH (IN): 5.8 in (148 mm)
OVERALL WIDTH: 1.0 in (27 mm)
HEIGHT: 4.1 in (104 mm)
WEIGHT (OZ): 17.8 oz (500 g)

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