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Finally have the $$ for my first P365. Should I buy the standard or the XL? ( SAS is out...) I really would like to hear from people who own or have shot both. I am a big guy so concealment is not really an issue but this IS Florida ( Heat index today over 100 )so shorts and T-Shirt mostly while pocket carrying...Your thoughts and advice is appreciated. And thanks!
 
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Since your primary method of carry will be in your pocket, I'd go with the P365.

P365XL is a bit large for pocket carry, but works well OWB/IWB.
 
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Have both and if you intend to pocket carry then you should go with the standard P365.

My XL is used when I carry IWB which is most of the time.

Occasionally I will need to pocket carry so then the standard P365 gets the nod.



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I have both but have not shot the XL much past sighting in the RMSc I put on it. I would go with the first iteration as well. Of course, if I intended to try pocket carry he XL, I wouldn't have put the dot on it.

I have a dot on the non-XL as well, but also a complete extra top half with irons for carrying in those instances where the dot would be prohibitive. I do pocket carry mine sometimes but with a 10 round mag.

For pocket carry, the XL is too much for me, both in slide length and grip height.


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IMO, if pocket carry is where it'll live, then standard is the way to go. Can always get some aftermarket 15-round mags to bring along.
 
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Originally posted by joel9507:
IMO, if pocket carry is where it'll live, then standard is the way to go. Can always get some aftermarket 15-round mags to bring along.


This. I think the XL is a touch big for pocket carry. So get both! Big Grin




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I didn't like either one. I guess my hand was too big. I did like holding the new X-compact. Fit my hand much better and I may be picking one up in the near future.


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Since you are getting a concealment weapon, you may as well get the most concealable. I have the 365 and toyed with the idea of getting the XL also. Then I recalled that when I first became an LEO I carried a 6 shot S&W K frame and was allowed to carry 6 extra rounds. The I considered that in the 365 with the 12 shot mag(the only one I use)I am packing all the firepower +1 that I did back then. Add another 12 rounds and I have doubled it! And it all fits in s nicely concealable package.
Somehow the XL seems more like a Colt Commander when compared to the smaller gun. YMMV.....


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Both is always the answer! But the standard seems to fit your requirements.
 
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Advice taken. Standard P365 ordered on Gunbroker. I went with the Lipseys NRA FDE Limited Edition.I sold my Beretta Nano to a good friend. It was (is) a great gun but really can't compare to the benefits of the P365.
Thank you my Sigforum Family for steering me in the right direction. Greatly appreciate all of you.
 
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