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Old 06-29-2020, 04:23 AM   #1
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P365xl questions

Is the XL variant as problematic as the original? I heard they had some issues in the beginning but were they as common? Was there rolling changes done and build dates to stay away from like the original 365? There’s a used one at my local Lgs and I want to snag it but just don’t want to regret it for reliability reasons lol.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:38 AM   #2
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Is the XL variant as problematic as the original? I heard they had some issues in the beginning but were they as common? Was there rolling changes done and build dates to stay away from like the original 365? Thereís a used one at my local Lgs and I want to snag it but just donít want to regret it for reliability reasons lol.
Just guessing that there is over one million now out in the market including the two that I bought just after they came out a couple of years ago. I have seen dozens of them come into our range and I have yet to see or hear of any problems.
There were some startup problems when it first came out and Sig had those problematic guns back in the hands of the owner within ten days.

Imagine you were a brand new Ruger LC9, or Glock 42,43 owner and your competition dumped a smaller gun with more capacity right in the middle of your purchase of the latest and greatest.
Just a guess that most of the internet babble on the P365 was just that.
That used one at your LGS is probably gone as in my area they last ten minutes in the display case and at near new prices, I might add.
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Its not problematic at all, buy with confidence.

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A number of owners, myself included, have experienced a small nuissance problem with the slide lock lever. Notably, they (I) cannot (easily) release the slide lock lever with an empty mag inserted. I recently discovered that I can get it to release using only the thumb of my support hand but I'm still unable to release it normally using only the thumb of my grip hand. Apparently, there is a slight rotation/shift of the mechanism when I press the lever using my right thumb and that causes internal binding and the lever simply will not release even if I add pressure using both thumbs simultaneously. The pressure angle is different when using only my left thumb and no rotation/shift occurs and that is enough to let it release "normally".
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Bought a new March build date P365XL a couple months ago. Still vetting the gun, only 240 rounds to date. Only problem I've had is a very slight movement rearward of the FCU (and slide) prior to the takeup. This is generally noticeable in dry practice. Knowledgeable people tell me this is characteristic of the Sig FCU design, as the FCU fit into the frame in some cases/guns is looser, and in some, it is tighter. We are talking maybe 0.100" of an inch, but you can both feel and see it.

Otherwise, no issues.
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I appreciate the responses! I’m going to call up my Lgs and see what build date this particular one is. If it’s newer than the first month or so of production I’ll be picking it up.
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I appreciate the responses! Iím going to call up my Lgs and see what build date this particular one is. If itís newer than the first month or so of production Iíll be picking it up.
I bought a new P365XL last Fall and have not had a single issue with it. I also have a P365 original size I bought new the year before that and have had no issues with it either. I did like the flat trigger so much on the XL that I replaced the curved trigger on the P365 and on my P320.

Good luck and I hope it works out well for you.
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Shoot it.....Clean it.....Shoot it some more....Excellent EDC firearm...over 1500 rounds thru the weapon in photo...no problems...
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