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SIG Sauer P365 SAS — First Look and a Shooting Review


If you are here for the continuation of my fall foliage cruise series, I’ll be continuing those articles starting December 30. This week, however, I owe my firearms fans some long-promised handgun reviews. And after that I go to two weeks of Christmas-themed reruns.

SIG Sauer P365 SAS — What’s in the box

Today I’ll be giving a first look and shooting review of the SIG Sauer P365 SAS with the Meprolight FT Bullseye sighting system equipped with an innovative tritium-illuminated sight using  fiber optic light tubes. Take a look below and at first glance you’ll wonder where the front and rear sights are located:

SIG Sauer P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag): Too much of a good thing?

First, the handgun. SIG Sauer’s P365 subcompact 9mm arrived to the market in 2018. What amazed the concealed carry world was the 10+1 capacity in a handgun very nearly the size of a .380 ACP/9mm kurz 6+1 Colt Mustang. My personal favorite concealed carry pistol since 2009 also holds 10+1 rounds of 9mm, but by P365 standards my trusty ol’ Walther P99c AS is positively gargantuan in comparison even though the P99c (compact) was quite a breakthrough when it was introduced some twenty years ago.

SIG Sauer P365 SAS comes two 10-round magazines; flat-base and finger-rest

Let’s take a look at some images showing the size differences among the P365 SAS, Walther P99c AS, a Colt Mustang Lite sporting an aftermarket 7+1 magazine, and the incredibly small Beretta 3032 Tomcat holding 7+1 rounds of .32 ACP/7.65mm:

From top: Walther P99c AS, SIG P365 SAS, Colt Mustang Lite, Beretta Tomcat

First up, SIG P365 SAS versus Walther P99c AS:

SIG P365 vs. Walther P99c

Let’s take a look at the differences in grip width, even though both guns have a 10+1 capacity:

Grip comparison — Walther P99c vs. SIG P365

 

SIG P365 atop a Walther P99c AS

Now for a shot of the P365 overlaying the P99c, which weighs about two ounces more than the SIG:

SIG P365 overlaying a Walter P99c

I know I was certainly impressed, but how does the SIG stack up against a .380 ACP/9mm kurz Colt Mustang Lite with an aftermarket 7+1 magazine with a finger rest? I forgot to insert a magazine into the P365 before taking these shots, but even with the finger rest SIG magazine the height still would have come out far less than the Colt’s. Let’s take a gander:

P365 next to a Colt Mustang Lite

Mustang overlaying the P365

Finally, let’s compare the P365 against one of the smallest practical pocket pistols around, the Beretta 3032 Tomcat with 7+1 rounds of .32 ACP/7.65mm:

Beretta Tomcat overlaying the P365 with finger rest magazine inserted

Now that’s impressive. The P365 SAS has the ‘SIG Anti-Snag (SAS) treatment, more so than any other SIG SAS pistol I’ve yet seen. Perhaps too much. The takedown lever is gone, replaced by a latch that requires a coin or flat-head screwdriver to manipulate. The slide stop is now completely useless, although I don’t miss that because I always slingshot the slide to chamber a round rather than depress the slide stop.

SIG SauerP365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag)

SIG Sauer P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag)

Fortunately, though, I found one pleasant surprise upon reassembling the weapon. Attaching the slide and moving it back to the slide-lock position, then engaging the slide lock upward into the slide notch, the slightest of touches causes the takedown latch to snap back to the ready position. That’s a neat feature, for sure, and one that negates some criticism of the original P365 takedown lever being difficult to rotate back upon reassembly. Speaking of disassembly, let’s take a look at the innards of the P365 SAS:

P365 SAS frame and inverted slide

Disassembled P365 SAS

The P365 is a very light weapon chambered for a not-so-subtle 9mm round. But don’t worry. The gun is not that snappy. First of all, the barrel sits very low over the frame, giving an incredibly low bore axis. Then, as part of the SAS treatment, SIG went further and ported both the slide and barrel. This porting directs gasses upward in a V-shaped pattern about 15mm from the muzzle. The result is that recoil is somewhat mitigated, which also helps to negate the tendency for the muzzle to rise.

SIG P365 SAS ported barrel and slide

I found the P365 very controllable, with easy and quick target reacquisition despite my unfamiliarity with the Meprolight FT Bullseye sight. You’ll note that I said ‘sight’ rather than ‘sights’. That’s because the traditional front sight is completely missing from this system. Observe:

Meprolight FT Bullseye tritium/fiber-optic sight

No front sight needed . . . or wanted

It takes a little time to get accustomed to the FT Bullseye sight, but for a defense pistol used inside of, say, twenty yards or so, they’re simply fantastic. Before I took the P365 SAS to the range, I spent about two weeks practicing target acquisition at various ranges. The brighter the light striking the top of the gun, the better the illumination, but bringing the gun aligned with your line-of-sight is critical, or you wind up hunting for the magic bullseye to appear. This is especially critical in low light situations, as the tritium on this particular sight is nowhere near as bright as on SIG’s other tritium night sights, and far less than SIG’s superlative X-Ray sights. The best way I’ve found to practice this is to have the unloaded P365 nearby, and then on occasion snatch it up level to your dominate shooting eye, then looking to see if the bullseye is visible. If you’re off on the alignment, you may not see anything, but if you’re close enough you’ll get this:

P365 aimed high and to the left

FT Bullseye misaligned right

FT Bullseye misaligned left

Once you’ve mastered getting the top of the P365 slide aligned with your dominate shooting eye, however, centering the bullseye is done rapidly as long as you were close enough initially to see some green. When it all comes together, this is what you see as you squeeze the trigger:

FT Bullseye sight properly aligned.

One more word about sighting: I found that initially, despite lots of dry-fire practice, I was shooting low. That’s because I’m used to either a six-o’clock sight picture, or placing the intended point-of-impact at the top of the front sight post, depending on how the particular gun is sighted in. That’s not going to happen with the FT Bullseye, and you have to train yourself out of that habit. It’s much closer to a combat sight picture. With this sight you place the bullseye directly over the intended point-of-impact. Do that, and you’re dead on target. Revert back to your prior training, and you’re going low.

So, how does this sighting system work in conjunction with a handgun specifically designed around it? Quite well once you work it all out. Below are the targets I used. All are printed on 8.5×11-inch/216x280mm paper. The first three targets simulate the distance requirements for Texas state qualification for a license to carry — 20 shots at 3 yards/2.74 meters; 20 shots at 7 yards/6.4 meters; 20 shots at 15 yards/13.7 meters (Texas requirement at 15 yards is 10 shots, but I doubled that). And while these requirements are with a much larger B27 silhouette target, again I was using targets printed on standard letter-size paper:

P365 3yds 20 rounds

P365 7yds 20 rounds

P365 15yds 20 rounds

Next up is ten rounds of 124-grain JHP at a distance of 7 yards, followed by eleven rounds of 115-grain FMJ at 7 yards one-handed:

P365 7yds 10 rounds 124gr JHP

P365 7yds 10+1 round One-Handed

Finally, here are twenty rounds at 5 yards/4.6 meters shot in a rapid-fire exercise at about one-second intervals to see how quickly I could get back on target. Those holes marked ‘FB’ were fired from the included flat-base magazine, while ‘FR’ stands for the finger rest magazine, as I wanted to see if the additional purchase afforded by the finger rest allowed for better rapid-fire accuracy. I’ll let you judge that one:

P365 20-round Rapid Fire Test (FB=flat base; FR=finger rest)

Test notes and observations:

  • Out of 101 rounds fired I experienced very early in the testing one failure to extract using 115-grain Winchester White Box target ammunition. Subsequent testing using mostly Magtech 115-grain ammunition failed to duplicate that failure.
  • When chambering a round on a freshly inserted magazine with the slide locked back, I twice experienced a failure of the slide to go fully into battery. I believe these failures may have been due to me applying insufficient rearward force when slingshotting the slide back, or perhaps I may have briefly ridden the slide forward before releasing it. In either case, the gun did not fire while out of battery (a good thing), and a light tap on the back of the slide remedied the problem.
  • The flash from the ported barrel and slide was impressive in the dim light of the indoor range, but not overly distracting. I didn’t much notice it after about twenty rounds or so. But I certainly appreciated those ports for the reduction in recoil and muzzle flip in a gun that weighs in at 17.6 ounces/499 grams with empty magazine, or 22.3 ounces/632 grams fully loaded.
  • The magazine release took some getting used to, as depressing it with my thumb caused the back side of the button to protrude into the first joint of my middle finger. It was also incredibly stiff initially. After working the release, the stiffness has gone away, and as long as I don’t relax my grip when engaging the release, the back side no longer fights against the middle finger joint. Magazines now eject without drama.
  • The rail is proprietary, so lights and lasers are not going to be readily available. But, then, that FT Bullseye sight kind of negates the need for a laser at any rate.
  • The grip is nicely textured without being overly aggressive about it. The P365 SAS is comfortable in the hand, and putting 100+ rounds down range was not fatiguing in the least. Unlike most comparably sized blow back pistols in .380 ACP/9mm kurz (Walther PPK/S for example), this is an all-day shooter.
  • I don’t have a trigger measuring device, but I place the P365’s trigger pull at between the P99’s 8.8-pound double-action pull and its 4.4-pound single-action pull. My best guess is right around six pounds, although SIG claims closer to 5.5. Trigger take up is about 4mm, with another 2mm to go beyond that to the trigger trip. Reset is very positive, giving both audible and tactile indications at about 3mm. All in all, an entirely acceptable combat trigger, but one that is lacking for anyone thinking this is a target pistol.
  • Accuracy is completely acceptable for the intended purpose of this weapon — self-defense at ranges inside of twenty yards or so. With practice, that FT Bullseye sight is probably good for perhaps another ten yards beyond that against a man-sized target, but the sight does begin to block out the intended point-of-impact fairly quickly. This is not a target pistol. But at defense ranges, this is probably the quickest and most accurate sight I’ve used, as you no longer need to focus on a front sight while simultaneously getting half-way decent depth-of-field and resolution on both the rear sight and the target. With the FT Bullseye you lock in on centering the bullseye and placing that bullseye over the intended point-of-impact. This is, in my view, a much better system for close ranges inside of twenty yards, but it takes time to master.

Additional notes:

  • My carry weapons have in the past always been either double-action/single-action, equipped with a manual safety, or both. The P365 gives me pause in that the trigger is lighter than my comfort level for concealed carry, but no overly so. I already feel comfortable carrying the P365 in a Don Hume H721 “Double Nine” belt holster.
  • SIG offers higher capacity magazines for the P365. You can get 12-round and 15-round magazines, although the fifteen  rounders appear to start negating the height advantage of the weapon. I’ve yet to handle a twelve-round magazine, but looking at side-by-side photos next to the finger rest ten-rounder, there isn’t that much difference between the two. I suspect three 12-rounders will be in my future, and perhaps a 15-rounder would make a good, high-capacity spare magazine for pocket carry.

SIG Sauer P365 SAS dimensions:

  • Length: 5.8 inches/147mm
  • Barrel length: 3.1 inches/78.7mm
  • Height (with flat-base magazine): 4.1 inches/104mm
  • Width: 1.0 inch/25.4mm
  • Weight (measured with empty flat base magazine): 17.6 ounces/499 grams
  • Weight, loaded (measures with 10+1 rounds and finger rest magazine: 22.3 ounces/632 grams
  • Capacity: 10+1 (included magazines); 12+1 (optional magazine); 15+1 (optional magazine)

Conclusion:

  • SIG Sauer have a concealed carry winner with this handgun. Before acquiring this pistol my every day carry for the past decade was the Walther P99c AS, with the .380 ACP/9mm kurz Colt Mustang used for deeper concealment needs during winter months, and the .32 ACP/7.65mm Beretta Tomcat performing that duty during warmer weather. The P365 has made both the Walther and the Colt redundant. The Tomcat still beats it in casual summer attire, however, on the rare occasions when something more compact will be needed.

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SIG P229 Enhanced Elite — An Exercise in Indulgence


SIG Sauer's P229 Enhanced Elite in 9mm

SIG Sauer’s P229 Enhanced Elite in 9mm

 We’ll be getting back to travel and photography on Wednesday (more on that at the end of today’s blog post).  However before I start another photo travel series, I wanted to get in one quick entry of my highly popular firearms reviews.  Indeed, such reviews hold five of my top ten most popular posts, and this year’s review of the FNH FNX-45 is currently at number eleven and rapidly gaining ground.

Today I’m presenting to you another SIG Sauer — this time the P229 Enhanced Elite chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge.  This is actually the second SIG I’ve reviewed, the first being the SIG P220 Equinox chambered in .45 ACP, which is functionally pretty much the same.  The differences between these two, besides the caliber and magazine capacity, are in the reach of the trigger, SIG’s new E² enhanced grip, and in cosmetic treatments.

SIG Sauer .45 ACP P220 Equinox

One of the first things the observant reader will notice about the Enhanced Elite is the enormous beavertail extension above the grip.  Many guns incorporate this feature as a way to minimize or eliminate slide bite and hammer bite.  Slide bite occurs when the hand is too high on the grip, allowing the bottom of the slide under recoil operation to potentially bruise the shooter’s hand or even gouge out two parallel tracks along the top of the hand behind the area between the thumb and index finger.  Not fun.

Indeed, this is often referred to asWalther bite” by fans of the Walther TPH and PP-series pistols, and is the primary reason that Smith & Wesson redesigned the beavertail on the PPK and PPK/S pistols that they manufacture (the other reason being to assist in recoil control for quicker follow-up shots).  Hammer bite occurs when this same area of the hand is pinched or otherwise injured by the rapid rearward movement of the hammer being cocked under recoil operation.  Hammer bite was common in the original Model 1911, but later redesigns extended the beavertail on this weapon to eliminate the problem.

Here are a pair of images comparing the original Walther PP-series beavertail to the Smith & Wesson redesign:

German-made 7.65mm (.32 ACP) Walther PP with original beavertail

Smith & Wesson redesigned extended beavertails on the Walther PPK and PPK/S

Let me assure you that the beavertail (the “Elite” part of “Enhanced Elite) on the SIG P229 is for cosmetic purposes only.  Having fired SIGs for some time now, I can assure you that a properly held P22(x) series pistol does not inflict injury through either slide or hammer bite, and that these weapons have a mass that is more than sufficient to tame the recoil to a very manageable level.  Bottom line:  It just looks darn good, but it is an exercise in indulgence.

SIG Sauer P229 Enhanced Elite in carrying case

SIG Sauer P229 Enhanced Elite in carrying case

Now that you know to what “Elite” refers, let us take a look at the “Enhanced” part of “Enhanced Elite.  That simply means that the P229 Enhanced Elite comes equipped with SIG’s modular, one-piece E² Enhanced Ergonomic grip in conjunction with a revised trigger that reduces the distance between the face of the trigger and the grip.  Here is a comparison image of the standard versus E² grip configurations on the P229:

Standard SIG P229 versus P229 with E² enhancement

Standard SIG P229 versus P229 with E² enhancement

While this may not seem like much of an improvement, this is huge for anyone with small to medium size hands or short fingers.  My hands are by no means small, and even I find this enhancement a noticeable improvement over the original SIG P22(x) design.

By the way, the one-piece E² grip is not held in place by the traditional screws.  SIG includes a special tool that helps pry the grip from the frame should you need to remove the E² for a more detailed cleaning of the weapon.

Included E² grip removal tool on left side of image

Included E² grip removal tool on left side of image

The SIG P229 Enhanced Elite also comes equipped with tritium-filled night sights:

Tritium night sights are standard on this SIG

One great thing about the SIG P22(x) line of pistols is the ease with which they disassemble.  As I described in my review of the P220 Equinox, it’s simply locking back the slide, rotating the take-down lever, releasing the slide, and pulling the slide forward off the rails.  Once that’s done you just strip out the guide rod, recoil spring, and barrel for cleaning.  Putting SIGs back together is just as quick and easy.

Disassmbled P229 Enhanced Elite

Disassmbled P229 Enhanced Elite

And how does this weapon perform at the range?  With the class, grace, verve, and aplomb befitting its pedigree, and without the drama and tantrums of many of its lighter polymer-framed competition.  This is, after all, a design for the rigors of police work and the harsh environment of combat, combined with the reliability and ease of use demanded by both.  SIG simply makes, in my opinion, the best pistols on the market for the price whether you are an experienced shooter or someone new to handguns.

SIG Sauer P229 Enhanced Elite

SIG Sauer P229 Enhanced Elite

This particular P229 is the type of double-action/single-action weapon which I personally prefer.  I find that the added safety benefits of a heavy, long double-action first pull of the trigger suits my comfort level, and mastering that first shot is not at all difficult.  Besides, if I need the accuracy of a lighter, shorter single-action shot, it takes but a fraction of a second to thumb the hammer back into its cocked position.

Accuracy is superb, and SIG’s 4.5-pound single-action trigger pull is one of the best on the market short of a customized handgun.  Slack take-up occurs in about 5/16ths of an inch, with the trigger breaking both cleanly and crisply with no slop after that initial travel.  Double-action is rated at a 10-pound pull, and takes about three-quarters of an inch to accomplish — the first quarter-inch for take-up of trigger slack, and another half-inch to bring the hammer back to its trip point.  Trigger reset after a shot is about a quarter-inch with an audible “click” and a positive tactile indication.  That quarter-inch reset is a tad less than what I measured on the SIG P220.

As far as concealment, the SIG P229 is not as much of a challenge as you might expect from a weapon weighing in at 32 ounces (with an empty magazine) and measuring 7.4 inches long, 5.1 inches high, and 1.6 inches wide.  The P229 hasn’t replaced my Walther P99c AS as my primary roaming companion, but it does get taken for a walk every now and then.  After all, 15+1 rounds 0f 9mm is sometimes more of a comfort than the Walther’s 10+1 capacity.  Just remember to use a high-quality holster and a good, stiff gun belt and you should have no problems.

My trusty 9mm P99c AS alongside my equally trusty and frequently carried .380 ACP PPK/S

Originally I had planned for my next photo travel blog series to be our 28-day transpacific crossing from Sydney, Australia, and Seattle, Washington.  Instead, I’m going to delay a look at that cruise until later (about the time the ships reposition from Alaska back to Sydney).  Starting Wednesday I’ll present to you a cruise that is currently making the rounds until fall — the Montreal-Boston run on Holland America’s MS Maasdam.

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SIG P220 Equinox — Beauty is More than Skin Deep


SIG P220 Equinox

SIG P220 Equinox

Who says form should take a backseat to function?  SIG Sauer certainly doesn’t as you can see in the above picture.  One of the first things you’ll notice upon seeing any of SIG’s Equinox line of pistols is that there simply is no scrimping on cosmetic detail, and the .45 ACP P220 Equinox is certainly no exception.

Just take a look at the attention to detail:  Two-tone stainless steel slide with contrasting Nitron® finish; alloy frame (for reduced weight) with black anodized finish; matte-finished nickel-accented controls (slide release, take-down lever, decocker, and magazine release), screws, trigger, and hammer; custom wrap-around, stippled and checkered, gray-colored laminated wood grips; and finally SIG’s superb “SIGLITE®” tritium-filled night sights at the rear, and a TRUGLO® tritium fiber optic front sight in high-visibility green.  The P220 Equinox also comes with an accessory rail for attaching a tactical light or laser sight.

Factory-Equipped Tritium Night Sights

Factory-Equipped Tritium Night Sights

The entire kit comes with the standard SIG components — hard plastic case, two high-polished 8-round magazines, instruction manual, and even a tube of my favorite TW25B rail grease which (along with Breakfree CLP) I use on all my semiautomatic handguns.

Complete SIG P220 Equinox Kit

Complete SIG P220 Equinox Kit

Even though the SIG P220 is far from light (a hefty 30.4 ounces/862 grams with magazine) and a bit on the bulky side (7.7 inches/19.5cm long; 5.5 inches/14cm high; 1.5 inches/3.8cm wide), it’s not uncomfortable for concealed carry in the right holster (I can highly recommend the Don Hume H721) suspended on a good-quality gun belt.  I wouldn’t want to have it behind my hip while sitting in a cramped theater seat for two hours or while driving a long distance, but other than than it’s certainly manageable for all-day concealment.

Don Hume H721 — So comfortable and rugged that I own several for different weapons

Don Hume H721 — So comfortable and rugged that I own several for different weapons

I’ll get to how this beauty shoots, but first a little SIG P22(X) history.  SIG Arms (short for Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft, or Swiss Industrial Society) of Switzerland first produced the SIG P220 in 1975.  That pistol is the genesis of an entire line of SIG pistols such as the P224 (SIG’s very recent and smallest version of the P22(X) line), P225 (designated the P6 by European police forces and the Swiss Army), P226 (basis for the Navy SEAL Mark 25), P227 (SIG’s new double-stack .45 ACP), P228 (close cousin to the P229 and the basis for the M11-A1 pistol used by various U.S. military units — If you watch NCIS you’ve seen the M11), and the hugely successful P229 (concealed carry version of the P226, and a weapon which I will review at a future date).

A Truly Beautiful Weapon

A Truly Beautiful Weapon

The original SIG P220-line was chambered for various calibers — 9mm Parabellum, .38 Super, .45 ACP, .30 Luger (7.65x21mm), and even .22 Long Rifle — but as the line expanded and diversified SIG started reserving the P220 designation for only those pistols chambered for the .45 ACP (originally SIG’s .45 ACP pistols were designated P245).

Confused yet?  The history of the entire SIG P22(X) line is both a lengthy and convoluted one, but it speaks volumes that this particular pistol is still in great demand from both military forces and law enforcement agencies nearly forty years after the design’s introduction.

Let’s take a closer look at the pistol itself.  While the original P220 had a very German heel-mounted magazine release (think Walther P38 or early pre-war version of the Walther PP), SIG instituted the more popular button-style release sometime in the early 1980s.  Other than that all controls have remained consistent with this line from its inception up until the recent introduction of various trigger modifications such as the Double-Action Kellerman (DAK).  The more typical Double-Action/Single-Action (DA/SA) controls however remain the same today as on the original P220 of 1975.

Standard SIG Controls

Standard SIG Controls

The decocker is rather unique in that it doesn’t allow the cocked hammer to just slam into the hammer block.  Rather the decocker initially releases the hammer, which partially falls toward the double-action position, but then the hammer is gently lowered the rest of the way as you release the sliding decock control.  It’s an innovation I’ve not seen on any other DA/SA-style semiautomatic, and it relieves me of the desire to ride the hammer down with my thumb during the decocking operation (as I routinely do with my PP-series pistols and others).

SIG Sauer P220 Equinox

SIG Sauer P220 Equinox

Disassembly is stupid-simple.  Just as with the FNH FNX-45 it’s a simple lock the slide back, rotate the take-down lever, release the slide, and pull the slide forward off the rails.  Once that’s done you just strip out the guide rod, recoil spring, and barrel for cleaning.

SIG SauerP220 EquinoxThis may be a  beauty in the hand, but at the range it’s all business.  In typical SIG style the double-action is both stiff (rated by SIG at 10 pounds/4.54 kilograms) and long (approximately .25 inches/6.35mm to take up the slack and another half an inch/12.7mm to cock and release the hammer), but the pistol is easy to hold on target while you pull toward the hammer trip point.  Let’s face it though — it’s the single-action mode that sells the SIG P22(X) line, and the single action on the SIG P220 Equinox does nothing to discredit the well-deserved reputation this whole line has acquired since 1975.  Slack disappears at the about 5/16ths of an inch/8mm, but release comes immediately afterward with a crisp break, no trigger slop, and a relatively light 4.4 pounds/2 kilograms.  Trigger reset, for those of you interested in such things, is a mere 3/8ths of an inch/9.5mm.

SIG P220 Equinox

Note the P220 Equinox accessory rail

All  that translates into a weapon that can easily be handled in double-action for a quick, mid-range shot if needed.  Indeed, since I always practice double-action on the first shot of every magazine I load, I can comfortably keep bullets center-mass on a standard B-27 silhouette target out to fifteen yards or even farther.  In single-action mode any good SIG P22(X) will give you close to target pistol-accuracy out to ranges much farther than that, and the P220 Equinox is certainly no exception.

Conclusion:  While the P220 Equinox has not displaced the 9mm Walther P99c AS as my primary concealed carry choice, it’s certainly a viable carry option.  The P220 is acceptably sized, won’t drag you down too badly weight-wise, and offers better than adequate capacity (8+1 rounds) of proven .45 ACP ammunition (although I do tote a spare magazine when I’m carrying it).  Where this choice really shines is when you find yourself in low-light/no-light situations because of the exquisite factory tritium rear-mounted night sights and the high-visibility tritium fiber optic front sight.  When I’m out and about after dusk this is definitely one of my more favored options.  The night sights also make this a good home defense option.  So, too, does the accessory rail for attaching a tactical light or laser sight.  The P220 Equinox is a good, basic, all-round pistol that is more than adequate for most of your defensive needs.

And it looks so incredibly good while doing it.

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