Hellcat P365 comparison (TheTruthAboutGuns)

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  1. Jeff S.

    Jeff S. Heart of the Rockies

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    Good comparison with some good pictures. They say the guns are very similar, and, echoing a lot of YouTube reviews, they say the P365’s recoil is a bit more mild (they do add that they’re “grasping at straws,” and that the guns are more similar than anything).

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/heads-up-sig-p365-vs-springfield-hellcat/

    Cliffsnote:
    Pro Hellcat- holds 1 more round, and is optic ready.
    Pro P365- mild recoil, slightly thinner throughout, better slide serrations.

    From the top of the slide to the bottom of the trigger guard, the P365 is “shorter” than the Hellcat, so the position of the trigger is more forward and higher, as well as being more “undercut” for the lack of a better term.

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    Good stuff

    Thanks for the link
     

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    So far for me, and I haven’t handled a Hellcat yet, I’m leaning towards it just based on what I’ve read and seen and heard. Optics ready and an extra round, plus the fact I like the looks of it. Can’t wait to handle and shoot one.
     
  4. boilergonzo

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    I am curious. It is proving to be true that the Hellcat is a bit thicker, and follows the XD's traditional "big slide" architecture. I think it looks intriguing! They squeezed another round in the small package, and I am interested! I still haven't seen one in the wild, but am looking!
     
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    Someone needs to take a caliper to both guns grips. The Hellcat looks noticeably wider.

    I'd like to see the Hellcat compared to the G26.
     
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  6. bitcoin

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    I have also noticed how muted the recoil of my P365 is. It really does have a soft recoil impulse for such a tiny gun.
     
  7. cowboy1964

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    when I had my G26 I did a side by side shooting comparison with my 365 and they felt very similar in recoil and flip.
     
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    Article confirmed my thought that the Hellcat’s slide serrations may not be deep enough or long enough for a good grip.
     
  9. TGT

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    I'm a bit surprised about the instant enthusiasm & positive commentary for the hellcat that I've found in many threads. Compare that with the introduction of the P365 was met with a lot of suspicion about it being too new to trust without folks giving it about a year for any bugs to be worked out. I've been very impressed with my P365 that I bought in May. Perhaps it has become the milestone which helped build trust & open doors for other sub compacts like the Hellcat. :cheers:
     
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  10. Taz

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    The 365 was, for lack of better terminology, a paradigm shift in compact gun design. It went against what other famous manufacturers were claiming was unobtanium. Plus it was from Sig.. you know a gun that drops and goes bang... fiasco.
     
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    I'm not a fan of SA in general (although I like the Saint I picked up in a trade which didn't benefit SA in any way). That aside, I like to give any new gun a year in the field before I allow myself to become interested. The HC may be great out the gate, but I'd take a wait-and-see approach if I had interest.

    I'm satisfied with my P365.
     
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    So does this mean you will bad-mouth the Hellcat until you buy one of those too? I ask with amusement because of how you talked about the P365.
     
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    We need a MICROMETER to see which one is wider? Are you serious? Your THAT worried about which one is smaller? Ridikerlous! I've heard of size making a difference, but we're talking guns here. It's cold now so I carry a CZ 97b. I don't worry that the Colt Series 70 or the Glock 21 is 1/4 inch taller or 2/32nds wider. Sheesh! If you want a gun that tiny find a Lilliput 4MM caliber.
     
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    Bingo!
     
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    So has Sig addressed and successfully resolved the "drop problem"?
     
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    Over two years ago.
     
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    I'll be buying a HellKitty just because I want a new toy. As long as it goes bang every time, the details are secondary.

    That was never an issue with the P365. Sig did fix the purported drop issue on the 320 series, which I don't think was ever an actual issue at all because there was never a recall. I own 3x P320's and have not sent them back to Sig.
     
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    I thought so. Funny how some just don't seem to realize this.
     
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    Unpossible!! We simply can't talk about the P365 and Hellcat without bringing the P320 into the thread.
     
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    You're on a Glock board.... ya know..... the guns that used to go BOOOM from time to time back in the day? So issues can happen, it's all how they respond to it.

    I remember when it first came out, lots of trash talking for sure. Now, you see a number of the naysayers own one and won't give them up for the Hellcat. Seems there's still threads about guys trying them and liking the P365.

    Concerning the Hellcat, I like what they've done. Keeps everyone in check and it looks like a great little gun.
     
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