By: Matt Walker
Sig Sauer has recently released the brand new Sig Sauer P365 X- Macro…so of course we had to get some in. As soon as I laid hands on the gun, I immediately fell in love. Everything about it just felt…right. The X-Macro wasn’t so small that it would be hard to shoot, but at the same time wasn’t so big that it would be difficult to conceal carry.
I started my concealed carry life back in the day with the old school Smith and Wesson Shield…it was great for what it was way back then. However as technology got better and guns kept getting more innovative I switched over to the Sig P365XL because it offered to me what the original shield couldn’t…a better capacity and a red dot. I carried the P365XL for a few years and really like the platform. However, when I first put my hands on the new P365 X- Macro I knew that the XL was no longer going to be in service for me. The grip is just a touch longer, maybe by only half on inch…but it fills my hand really well, and was immediately more comfortable. Not only that, the capacity jumps up to a CRAZY 17rds! It is pure witchcraft, and I don’t know how they managed to squeeze 17 rounds into that magazine. Sig Sauer has definitely teamed up with Mary Poppins, and her never ending bag that she can just continue to pull rounds out of because that’s the only explanation that I can come up with.
The Sig X-Macro still has the other great features standard as the other P365 line up with factory night sights, optic ready, and the flat trigger (same as the X and XL models). One of the other nice things it has different, however, is that it has a standard picatinny rail on the bottom of the frame rather than the weird sig unique rail mounting system which will make light options more available to the Macro.
Taking it to the range was amazing. I’ll admit it was a little bit gassy…but not a “get slammed in the face by a semi truck” type of gassy…just a little more pop that you know is there. However, with 115gr, 124gr, and 147 grain it shot flawlessly, and amazingly flat. The recoil was noticeably different, and incredibly smooth. The sights just dropped right back down onto target effortlessly and I didn’t feel as if I was constantly fighting it. While on the subject of sights, the Sig Night Sights are great…and the comp is located behind the sights compared to compensated barrels that like to throw fireballs right in front of your front sight. The X-Macro still did have a small fireball blast upwards just due to the nature of the compensator…but the front sight stayed visible throughout the entire firing sequence and was never washed out of view because of the blast.
I’m a huge proponent of red dots on pistols, and this one is no different. The Sig P365 X-Macro is optic ready for the RMScc or “K” model size cuts. I already have a Holosun HS407K enroute that is going to be mated to this gun in the very near future to make it even better.
While the Sig X-Macro is definitely on the more expensive side at a MSRP of $899.99…you can find it a little cheaper at TX Arms at $799.99 here…it is absolutely worth it. I cannot endorse this pistol anymore currently other than saying it is replacing my current carry gun and will be on my hip for now.