The Sig P365 SAS is a very streamlined pistol. That said, it will still work in a Sig P365 holster. There are no real downsides to running it in a holster built for the Sig P365. The same rules apply to choosing Sig P365 SAS holster that applies to choosing a holster for the Sig P365.
P365 SAS Holster For Concealment
Given the low profile nature of the gun, you’ll most likely be carrying your Sig P365 SAS for concealment. There are a couple of main ways you’ll likely carry the Sig P365 SAS. Those are going to be some sort of IWB carry or potentially pocket carry. You could carry the Sig P365 SAS and an ankle holster. Although it’s a little bit heavy for that application and it may cause long-term stress on your joints. The last thing you want to do is cause a long-term injury from carrying a gun. So I would avoid ankle carry if at all possible. If you must ankle carry, I would suggest a gun that weighs under one pound or 16 oz, fully loaded.
When carrying the Sig P365 SAS IWB you’re either going to carry out the strong side or the appendix position. The Sig P365 SAS is a very small gun. Given the small size, you will have more leeway than you would with other larger options. That said, you still want to conceal the gun as effectively as possible. So you have a greater margin for error. As with any IWB holster, you want to make sure your Sig P365 SAS holster has well-rounded edges. At the muzzle and underneath the trigger guard to increase comfort.
That is probably one of the most important features of an IWB Kydex holster. Now let’s talk about the two different positions. Both the appendix carry and strong side. Generally, appendix carry is going to be forward of the hip. While strong side is going to be on the hip or behind it. Each of these carry positions has its own pros and cons. They have their own features you should look for in a Sig P365 SAS holster.
The most important feature to look for in a Sig P365 SAS strong side holster is going to be adjustable cant. Cant will allow you to tilt the grip of the gun closer to your love handle. Making the gun conceal better. It will also allow you to optimize the draw stroke for your arm length and belt position. You’ll be able to find the perfect mix of both draw stroke and concealment. That is if you an adjustable cant holster. I suggest looking for an adjustable cant between 0 and 30 degrees.
Appendix carry is a little more complicated than strong side carry. There are more features you’re going to want to look for in a holster. But when carrying appendix, it can often be more concealable and even more comfortable than when carrying at the strong side. A major advantage of appendix carry many people do not talk about is distributing the weight forward of your hips. It’s is much easier on your back. I have talked to multiple people with sciatica that relieved the condition. Just by changing their carry position from behind the hip to forward of the hips. Whereas cant adjustment is important and caring strong side, ride height adjustment is important for concealed carry.
There are 3 main areas you’re going to want to look at when considering ride height. Those areas are draw speed, concealment, and comfort. The optimal ride hight for each one will likely be independent of the other. You’re going to have to find the perfect mix, which suits your needs. When adjusting the ride height for comfort, you’re going to want to consider that the holsters should fit naturally in a pocket that is between your groin and your inner thigh.
You want to make sure that all the voids of this pocket are filled. You may do this by getting a Sig P365 XL holster, which will be compatible with the SAS. Ride height has a lot to do with making sure that the holster is adjusted, so it fills those voids versus leaving a large void that will then leave the holster unsupported causing the holster place undue pressure in one area, creating a hotspot. A hotspot is an area where the holster causes discomfort.
We want to avoid those at all costs. A wedge can help with us also and we’ll talk more about that later. Draw speed generally tends to be faster when the ride height on the holster is higher. Whereas concealment tends to be better when the ride on the holster is lower. So adjustable ride height allows you to find the perfect mix of concealment, comfort, and draw speed. Everything in life is a compromise, but having an adjustable ride height on your holster allows you to choose what compromise will be best for you.
Despite the Sig P365, SAS being a very small gun, you’ll still likely want a claw or a wing on the holster. If you wear a larger shirts in our larger individual, it may not be necessary, but I still like having it on my holster. As it really improves concealment and gives you a much greater margin of error. A claw or a wing works by applying leverage from the belt to push the grip of the gun closer to your hip, keeping the gun closer to your body. If I can only have one accessory on a Pink’s carry holster, this is going to be it because it’s going to greatly improve concealment.
A wedge, which we mentioned earlier, is a device that fits on the back of the holster and sits between the holster and your body. This is a great addition to a Sig P365 SAS holster, as it will likely fill some of those voids we were talking about earlier, increasing comfort. The weight of a Sig P365 SAS will sit mostly above the beltline if you have a loaded magazine and roughly half the slide. That weight is going to naturally want to tip out away from the body due to gravity. The wedge helps push the muzzle of the gun outward away from the body, pushing that grip back into the body, further aiding and concealment. It’s a great accessory that increases comfort and concealment. So you really can’t go wrong with adding a wedge to your Sig P365 SAS holster.
Sig P365 SAS Pocket Holster
There are two different strategies you can use on a Sig P365 SAS pocket holster. One is to have a holster that is very minimalist and another is to have a holster that is much larger and helps conceal the outline of the gun. Each holster makes sense in different situations. We are currently working on our pocket pistol lineup. So please sign up for our newsletter below to get notified of the product launch. We’re very excited for our Sig P365 SAS pocket holster.