The P365 gives you more options. Want to drop it in your pocket? Use the 10rd mag. Want to conceal at 3 o'clock, go with the 12rd. for better grip.
I didn’t know this was possible. You might consider a brief write up about how you did this. I’d love to put a safety on my SAS. Folks might appreciate it. I know I would.I converted my GF’s P365 over to a safety version. Trying to source the 3 parts needed for the conversion was a real pain in the a$$. Finding a frame cut for the safety was also hard to track down for awhile.
If I were in the market for a P365/XL with a manual safety, I’d opt to buy the safety version and call it a day.
I will say that the safety install is extremely easy. You have the safety levers (one piece) a detent and detent spring. Just don’t launch your spring. It’s tiny and about six bucks to replace, if you can find one in stock.
The problem is catching that kit when it is in stock. But yes, that it the kit I bought. Unfortunately, that kit did not exist when I 1st started to source the four parts needed for the conversion. I ended up getting the safety and grip module prior to finding that kit.I bought my P365 before the manual safety version was available. Personally, I like manual safeties. Might end up doing the conversion. I found this kit which looks like the easiest way to go:
Yeah, I read they're not horrible, but they're not the best and take some training.lso, and I don’t recall if I mentioned this in a previous reply but the safety levers are fairly low profile. While this makes sense on a carry gun, if you any miles on a 1911 type thumb safety, this safety maybe a bit problematic for you. Just something to keep in mind.
Carrying unloaded this is a bad idea I can come up with a million scenarios where this would be a bad choice, but we live in a free world it’s your decision.I debated on the XL or non-XL question for a while as well. Ended up getting the XL and the SAS. The P365 SAS for me is primarily appendix carry. The XL goes to 4'oclock with a Streamlight TLR6. I've had the XL in appendix carry as well and it's actually just fine. Shootability-wise, I prefer the XL by far. But for max concealment, the SAS is better for me.
I train with condition 3, no round in chamber. Many advise to carry a round in chamber to reduce reaction time, which makes sense but my preference is to build muscle memory with draw and rack.
I’m gonna do this. But first I gotta hunt you a small child to insure success. Thanks for posting this.That is the vid I watched before doing my install. The hardest part from me was removing the FCU pin. It was extremely tight in the frame and took more effort than it should ave to remove (took a few firm taps with a small soft faced hammer to get it to budge.
There is a “c” type clip in the module that indexes in a groove on the pin (that’s what keeps the pin secure in the frame) once that resistance is overcome, The pin slides right out.
I bet most small children could do the install, provided they had the manual dexterity to to get the detent and detent spring into the safety and then seating the detent into the grip module pocket.
Also, and I don’t recall if I mentioned this in a previous reply but the safety levers are fairly low profile. While this makes sense on a carry gun, if you any miles on a 1911 type thumb safety, this safety maybe a bit problematic for you. Just something to keep in mind.