SIG P365 SAS Ultimate Streamline Carry Pistol
The SIG SAUER P365 SAS concealed carry pistol is now shipping to dealers and should be for sale soon. Announced in September 2019, the new P365 features SIG Anti-Snag technology (SAS). The newest P365 in the SIG lineup has features that are a CCW dream.
The reason for the new P365 SAS is to create a pistol that has no snag points — thus the SAS. There are several features that SIG has added to the P365 to accomplish this. First, the controls on the side of the pistol are flush fit. The takedown lever is recessed into the frame, as is the slide lock lever. The side lock lever can be used to lock the slide to the rear, but not to release from the last round hold open. To release the side from slide lock, you have to “slingshot” the slide — that is, pull it to the rear. In a CCW situation, most people would use this method on their pistol anyway, instead of the slide lock.
The sight system is the next major change. There is no front sight for a snag point. SIG embedded an FT Bullseye fiber tritium night sight into the rear of the slide. Having the FT Bullseye sight mounted into the slide creates zero snag points, as it is completely flush with the slide. The sight has a small bubble window in the rear with a green border and green dot that moves with the pistol. This acts like a red dot sight in that you put the green dot on the target and shoot. For precision shooting, you center the green dot in the green ring. With some practice, this makes for a faster time on target since you are not aligning the front sight. In the event that you have to deploy your CCW in defensive manner, this speed advantage could make all the difference in the world.
Since there is no front sight SIG added a ported slide and ported barrel to the P365 SAS. With the porting of the barrel and slide, this reduces muzzle flip and allows for better control. Furthermore, since there is not a front sight, the porting doesn’t foul up your sight picture. SIG states that the ported barrel and slide result in 30% less muzzle flip over the standard P365. For a CCW that is a small pistol like the P365, controlling that muzzle flip is the bane of most pistols on the market. The fact that SIG has figured out how to add control with none of the drawbacks traditionally associated with porting speaks to their commitment to the P365 line.
The SIG P365 SAS comes in slightly higher than the regular P365 at an MSRP of $599.99, which is actually a pretty good deal. If you were to do the work of porting and add the sight to an existing P365, it would cost you well over the $100 difference that you can pick up a standard P365 for at many stores. Overall, if you don’t have a SIG P365, or even if you do, it might be time to upgrade to the P365 SAS for the added performance.
Key Features: SIG P365 SAS
Top Left: The recessed side controls for the SIG P365 SAS
Top Right: Ambidextrous mag release is present on all SIG P365 models
Bottom Left: Flush-Mounted FT Bullseye Fiber-Tritium Night Sight
Middle: Ported Slide and Barrel for Less Muzzle Flip
Middle Right: Flat Controls for Completely Smooth Sides to Reduce Snag Points
Bottom Right: The SIG P365 SAS magazine options from 10rd micro compact to 15rd extended
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.