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    Posted: 28 July 2023 at 20:28
Well, at the suggestion of a good friend of mine back in NJ, I purchased a used Sig 365XL this week. I really liked the way it felt and small enough for CC. Came with a flush 14rd mag, I bought 2 extended 17rds (in the picture). I took it to the range and fell in love, smooth, accurate. My Glock 43 was my CCW, but this thing has it head and shoulders above the Glock! It is a touch longer, but 11rds more capacity, better trigger, what's not to like. I am talking to my buddy yesterday, he is a retired NJ Deputy Sheriff that went to the Sig armory school as they carried them. He was bragging up his P220, so I was curious and stopped at the shop today. They didn't have any new Sig's but they had a decent selection of used ones including this LN P320 AXG. So, it came home with me. FYI, they are NOT cheap, I guess if I want cheap(er) I stick with the Glocks, S&W or Springfield. I really like the HK so we will see how this sizes up tomorrow!!




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looks good.  9mm  ??


I like the forward racking grooves.  

Is the upper part of the slide forward vented??
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Yes, 9mm Bear. I tend to stick with the 9, makes ammo acquisitions easier. I just got back from the range and put a few down the pipe. I took these 2, the HK, Glock 19 and Browning Hi Power and tried out a few different types of ammo in the all. I had some 124gr FMJ cheap Winchester white box, HK for the win with them, Glock close 2nd. I had a few 115gr Win Silvertips I shot in the 320 and hopefully I can find more, I've had this ammo over 20yrs. It loved them. 147gr Rem JHP subsonic, LEO rounds. They all shot them very well, which is what I carry in them. I have many boxes of these still. And lastly 115gr JHP reloads. Both Sigs shot these very very well, I have several hundred of these left. Overall the HK is probably the most accurate across the board. The Sigs, Glock and Browning shoot very well also and in all fairness I have had the Glock many years and was my "main" carry when I carried one so I am most familiar with it. The Sig was the easiest to get back on target, barrel flip/recoil, but it is also probably the heaviest out on the end of the barrel. IIRC, the 320, VP9 and Glock have all seen service with many LE departments as well as military SF groups. I can see why, they are fine firearms and worth the money. The Hi Power is in a class by itself. (apparently the HP didn't make the picture and I'm not sure why this is turned sideways)


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nice collection.

As I age I've lost hand strength, so the front slide grooves let me easily rack wit two hands.

Sig looks great, and is known for quality.

my first 9mm was a S&W model 39 bought new in 1967.  That was the first auto to be mandated by a major police department.  I still use it, like the weight  28 oz.  developed in 1954, as a prototype for Army to replace the 1911.
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Very nice MapleHill

I've heard a lot of good things about the P365's

How about a picture of the High Power? 
I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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Originally posted by Wing master Wing master wrote:

Very nice MapleHill

I've heard a lot of good things about the P365's

How about a picture of the High Power? 

Not a very good picture Wing, just snapped it quick tonight after I read your message. It is a flawless example. I will try to get more pictures tomorrow in the sunlight  



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Very nice. 

That's a nice gun. 

I have a WWII Nazi marked FN and recently got a Springfield SA-35. 

I'm a big fan of High Powers.
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I don't know why, but I always wanted one. Slimmer 1911 basically. This is a high gloss Browning, not a  copy and it is a superb example. It is so much different than what I am used to (striker fired) but I like it. 
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In the 1960s, they were readily available by mail.  But didn't seem to catch on, maybe it was before the 9mm craze.  Now, they are in enough demand that FN has started remaking them.

Browning designed them to avoid his own patents, which colt  owned for 1911.

You guys that shoot both 1911 and hi power in 9mm...What is the better gun???
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John Browning died before the HI-POWER was completely designed, design finished by a protege of his I think at FN.
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