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    Is the Sig P365 ready to bet your life on it for EDC?

    Is the Sig P365 ready to bet your life on it for EDC? I read a lot of reviews when they first came out about problems and malfunctions. My only interest in the gun is if it's a better option for daily carry than my S&W shield. Better option being defined as 1.) just as reliable, 2.) more ammunition, 3.) nearly identical in size.

    My every day carry gun has been a S&W shield pocket carried for years. When the P365 came out I was interested mostly because of the additional ammo it holds. Enough reviews came out initially about reliability that I was quickly turned off by it. I'm wondering now if the bugs have been worked out to the point that I can bet my life on it, or my families life on it. If it's not as reliable as a shield, I'm not interested.

    Any thoughts?

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    I have had one for about a month, so far I have put 500 rounds of various types of ammo through it including SD hollow points and have not had 1 malfunction and accuracy is excellent.
    I was using a shield before but I like the 365 much better. 12 rounds was the biggest selling point but it is also a great shooter.
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    Cause the Shield never had a recall when they were new on the market

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...ls-mp-shields/

    https://secure05.lwcdirect.com/front...&campaignID=63


    Point of this being you could have a $3k "battle proven" pistol design that will fail no matter what, it doesn't mean YOUR pistol will do that. It's up to you to test your own carry gun, just cause others have been flawless doesn't mean yours will be. Just because others have had problems doesn't mean that you will



    You ever drive a vehicle that was never issued a recall on? I know I haven't because at one time or another, pretty much everything will have a recall on it for something

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    Same experience as AllenM. I am over 1000 rounds. The gun looks new (striker channel, striker, etc.) and hasn't had a stoppage. It also went over 900 rounds without a cleaning without an issue.

    It shoots like a bigger gun than it is but carries very small.

    An esteemed member here has a P365 with something like 2700 rounds with no issues and his is the "original" version. He might stop in with details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M67 View Post
    Cause the Shield never had a recall when they were new on the market

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...ls-mp-shields/

    https://secure05.lwcdirect.com/front...&campaignID=63

    Point of this being you could have a $3k "battle proven" pistol design that will fail no matter what, it doesn't mean YOUR pistol will do that. It's up to you to test your own carry gun, just cause others have been flawless doesn't mean yours will be. Just because others have had problems doesn't mean that you will

    You ever drive a vehicle that was never issued a recall on? I know I haven't because at one time or another, pretty much everything will have a recall on it for something
    I didn't buy a shield when they first came out. Most new models of anything cars to guns get the bugs worked out after it's been released. I get that. What I'm asking was had enough time gone by that most of the bugs had been worked out. Obviously, one guns performance isn't always copied identically in another, but there is some amount of expectation that a glock 19 out of the box is going to run like all or most others, just like a taurus whatever is going to run like the all the models of the same gun. Do you get the concept or why I might have asked that question now? If the Sig P365 had a general reputation it probably got that for a reason and I'm asking to find out about it from other owners, not paid off writes from gun magazines, or a paid off you tuber who's livelihood depends on putting out a positive review. I hope that makes sense for you.

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    They tell you to never buy the first year of a new car, yet many do and never have a problem. Of course there are the few unlucky ones who do have problems and they are the only ones you hear about. People who don't have problems usually don't complain so you never hear the many who are enjoying their new stuff.

    The P365 got rave reviews when it was announced due to it's small size and reasonable capacity. And like any new to market item, once they started getting a ton of uses, some problems showed up. The nice thing is unlike the auto makers who make you wait a model year or so for updates, Sig got into the trenches and modified the P365 as needed until it is now a very reliable and very useful pistol.

    How many people to this day still complain about the reliability of the venerable 1911? How many complain how bad the Beretta M9/92FS is due to the early models being fed over-pressure rounds that subsequently led to failure, when in normal use there were no problems?

    Thankfully Sig puts a "born on" date on the boxes so you will know if the one you are looking at is of the "more reliable" later model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy12b View Post
    I didn't buy a shield when they first came out. Most new models of anything cars to guns get the bugs worked out after it's been released. I get that. What I'm asking was had enough time gone by that most of the bugs had been worked out. ...
    It's been a yr since the P365 was announced, so probably, IF the mfg is conscientious (which might be debatable).

    Seems like the most recent examples are running pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy12b View Post
    I didn't buy a shield when they first came out. Most new models of anything cars to guns get the bugs worked out after it's been released. I get that. What I'm asking was had enough time gone by that most of the bugs had been worked out. Obviously, one guns performance isn't always copied identically in another, but there is some amount of expectation that a glock 19 out of the box is going to run like all or most others, just like a taurus whatever is going to run like the all the models of the same gun. Do you get the concept or why I might have asked that question now? If the Sig P365 had a general reputation it probably got that for a reason and I'm asking to find out about it from other owners, not paid off writes from gun magazines, or a paid off you tuber who's livelihood depends on putting out a positive review. I hope that makes sense for you.
    It's a production firearm that was designed for carry and self defense. If the guns didn't work or were unsafe they wouldnt produce them and they'd probably be open to some major lawsuits.

    I get your question but at the same time, any gun from any manufacturer can fail you. Hell whatever carry ammo you use the manufacturer might have used a dead primer or forgot to put powder in it, never know until you pull the trigger

    I carried a P290RS for several years and mine ran like a champ. Only time it ever hanged up on me was with some old surplus ammo I had lying around and figured what the hell. When I bought it I knew the 290 had bad reviews and the RS model had some as well so I knew I needed to test mine before i could trust it. I personally verified mine was reliable

    As mentioned above the the people with issues will be a lot more vocal that the people without. If 100 people chime in and 99 of them have been perfect, would you focus on their reviews or the 1 negative ?

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    I agree with what you guys have been saying. I usually have at least a couple hundred rounds through any pistol before I trust it. I consider it a probation period until that point.

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    I don't have one (yet), but to me the key selling point for the P365 is how it feels when you shoot it. It doesn't feel like a micro compact gun. It feels more like a bigger gun when it fires and it's very easy to make the bullets go where you want them to go.



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