In today’s comparison, we’re pitting the CZ P10S vs the SIG Sauer P365. There are some significant differences in the sizes of these two guns, but a lot of people still compare both of them when deciding what gun they will get for concealed carry or general use. Both of these guns have their own merits, which we’ll go over in detail below.
Table of contents
- CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Concealed Carry
- Ergonomics Overall
- CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Quality
- Aesthetics CZ P10S vs SIG P365
- CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Price/Value
|Metrics||CZ P-10 S||SIG Sauer P365|
|Weight w/ no mag (Oz)||22.4||16.5|
|Weight w/ empty mag (Oz)||24.9||18.6|
|Weight w/ full mag (Oz)||30.1||22.9|
|Height (top of slide to bottom of magazine baseplate) (Inches)||4.39||4.23|
|Width of grip (Inches)||1.17||1.02|
|Width of slide (Inches)||1.02||0.90|
|Width across controls (Inches)||1.23||1.01|
CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Concealed Carry
Right off the bat, you’ll see that the SIG P365 is significantly smaller and weighs less than the CZ P10S. The CZ P10S is eight to nine ounces heavier than the SIG P365, despite only holding two more rounds of 9mm ammunition. Despite the grip length on the CZ P10S being only an eighth of an inch longer than the SIG P365, the width of the gun is over 10 percent larger, which makes a huge difference when carrying a firearm concealed.
By the numbers, the SIG P365 is definitely the easier gun to conceal on your person. However, choosing a concealed carry firearm is not all about how it conceals, but also about how it shoots and your opinions of the gun’s other features.
The frame on the CZ P10S feels a lot larger than that of the SIG P365. It’s wider, longer from the back to the front strap, and it’s simply a larger frame overall. There is no customization on the P365 vs CZ P10S, which allows you to switch out the backstraps if you want to change the hump on the grip of the firearm. The distance from the backstrap to the front strap of the firearm is also longer on the CZ P10S, which typically helps make guns a little more shootable and faster to draw from a close-fitting concealment holster. The reason that dimension matters is because a smaller portion of your fingers has to go between the body and the gun itself when drawing the gun from the holster, and keeping that minimal is key.
Texturing on a handgun is inevitably up to personal preference, but there is no doubt the CZ P10S has a much more aggressive texture than its counterpart here. The heavier aggressive texture is only on the front and backstrap, so the mild side texturing won’t have you worrying about it rubbing against your skin when carrying concealed.
The texturing on the SIG P365 encompasses the grip 360 degrees in an all-over design, but it’s not as grippy as the CZ P10S. I would describe the SIG P365 texturing to be like fine sandpaper. Both are good and do their job well, but I’m going to have to give the edge here to the CZ P10S vs the SIG Sauer P365.
This is a hard subject to speak on as the serrations on this CZ P10S are absolutely fantastic. They’re deep, sharp, and very easy to grab. On the other hand, the SIG P365 serrations leave a little bit to be desired. However, the finish on the CZ P10S slide is incredibly slick while the SIG P365 slide is somewhat tacky. When you put those features together, it takes equal effort to operate either slide.
Sights are also typically a matter of personal preference, but the SIG P365 comes with a pretty good set of stock sights. The stock signal light night sights have a blackout rear with two Tritium vials and a front Tritium sight with a green ring around it. The green ring will shine during daylight, but it isn’t as good as other options — or rather, it isn’t as bright as other options like Trijicon HDS or Ameriglo.
With the CZ P10S, depending on the variant you get, you will have a very good set of stock sights as well. My CZ P10S OR (optics-ready) came with a blacked-out rear and front Tritium night sight with an orange ring around it that is brighter than the P365’s front sight in the daylight. I personally find myself preferring the CZ P10S sights since they’re less cluttered at night than the SIG P365’s.
There aren’t many aftermarket options for the CZ P10S. Night Vision, Trijicon and a couple of other companies do make aftermarket sights for the P10S, but the SIG P365 has tons of options as it uses a standard SIG sight cut.
When comparing the CZ P10S vs the SIG P365 and aftermarket sights, there’s no doubt that the SIG is the winner, but both guns make a great showing on the stock performance side. It really comes down to personal preference as to which is the best set of sights when comparing the SIG P365 vs. the CZ P10S. I personally prefer the CZ, but I can see how others may prefer the SIG.
There is no external thumb safety on the CZ P10S, but the SIG P365 does come with the option to purchase a model either with ambidextrous thumb safeties or without. I personally own one without safeties, but I will say the ambidextrous option on the model that includes them is very user-friendly and easy to disengage and re-engage on top of being low profile. SIG did a great job on those features.
CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Trigger
Triggers are always a topic of much debate, but the CZ P10S trigger has light take-up before you hit a definite wall and then feel just a little bit of creep before your break. The P10S’s reset is fairly short, and you come right to that wall before you feel a little bit of creep and then break again. It has a plastic-y feel, but overall, it’s one of the better striker-fire triggers on the market in a factory handgun.
With the SIG P365 trigger, you’re going to feel just a little bit of take-up before you hit a wall. Once you feel that wall, you’re going to start to feel creep, creep, and more creep until it goes into a nice rolling break.
I’m able to shoot the SIG P365 extremely well and regularly hit still targets out at 100 yards with that trigger. I can’t do the same with a CZ P10S. However, I personally seem to shoot the CZ P10S trigger better at close range. Both triggers have their pros and cons, and depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, one or the other will probably work better for you. I can’t really give a clear win to either gun here. Both triggers have their ups and downsides.
Slide Lock CZ P10S vs SIG P365
The CZ P10S has an ambidextrous slide lock, but it’s incredibly stiff and very sharp on the top edge when trying to drop the slides. In fact, I, somebody who handles guns daily, find myself preferring to drop the slides by manually racking vs. using the slide stop on the CZ P10S. On the SIG P365, the slide stop leaves a lot to be desired. It’s very sharp and poky like the P10S, but it works much better. The biggest downside is that it’s not ambidextrous.
Both of these guns have pretty decent magazine releases. It’s a little bit easier to reach the magazine on the SIG P365 because the grip is a lot smaller, but it’s still very easy to reach the magazine release on the CZ P10S without breaking your grip. One nice thing about the CZ P10S (at least for me) is that I’m able to drop the magazine without breaking my grip, while with the SIG P365, I can press the magazine release button without breaking my grip, but that means that the magazine itself gets stuck in my palm and won’t drop free.
CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Quality
Both of these firearms seem like they’re decent quality, but I’m going to have to give the edge to the CZ here. The machining on the slide seems more detailed and the frame feels a lot better in the hand than the SIG frame, whose polymer just feels cheap. Now, the polymer on the CZ P10S doesn’t feel like it’s super high-quality either, but it does feel much better than the SIG P365.
There aren’t a ton of aftermarket options for the CZ P-10 S, but there are enough. There are a couple of aftermarket sights and lots of aftermarket trigger shoes. The same can be said for the SIG, but there are definitely more aftermarket options overall for the P365. The SIG Sauer P365 is absolutely going to win vs. the CZ P10S when it comes to aftermarket offerings.
Aesthetics CZ P10S vs SIG P365
Aesthetics is really a personal choice. Both of these firearms appear fairly symmetrical, but I will say that the CZ P-10 S appears to be heavier in the rear than the SIG P365. It’s nitpicking, but I’m going to give a slight advantage to the SIG P365 when it comes to looks.
This is where I was quite surprised. The CZ P10S is a decent shooting gun and tracks well and fairly flat, but it doesn’t impress you as much for the size as the SIG Sauer P365 does. Both of these guns are optimized for people with smaller hands, and if your hands are really small, the SIG P365 is definitely going to shoot better for you. However, the CZ P-10 S does have some advantages of its own.
As long as your fingers can fully grip the magazine, you’re going to find the CZ P-10 S a little bit easier to shoot than the SIG P365. That said, for its size, the SIG P365 definitely shoots better than the CZ P-10 S does for its size. I can’t give a clear winner when comparing the CZ P-10 S vs. the SIG P365 in the shooting portion.
CZ P10S vs SIG P365 Price/Value
MSRP on the CZ P10S is from $550 for the base model to $577 for the optics-ready (OR) variant. You can usually find them in stores for $50 below MSRP. I typically see the SIG P365 for $499 with an MSRP of $599.
If you want to mount a red-dot optic to the gun, then the CZ P10S OR is obviously the better value as it’d cost well over $100 to add a dot to the SIG P365. Otherwise, price isn’t likely going to be a deciding factor here either. The SIG magazines are a couple more bucks than the CZ P-10 magazines tend to run, but it’s not that much of a price difference at the end of the day.
CZ P10S Pros
- Optics cut
- Ambidextrous slide stop
SIG P365 Pros
- Thin profile
CZ P10S Cons
SIG P365 Cons
- Slide serrations aren’t as aggressive (nitpicking)