Concealed Carry Training? SIG Air’s P365 BB Trainer Brings it Home
SIG SAUER’s P365 handgun is offered as a complete system from SIG. This system not only includes holsters, magazines up to 12 rounds in capacity and a special ammunition, now there is a SIG Air P365 trainer that fires BBs.
One of the biggest challenges with concealed carry is training. Many ranges will not allow you to draw from the holster and many shooters have limited range availability. With the BB trainer, you can make any garage or basement an indoor range and practice 24/7 with your 365.
This trainer is no toy. It is realistic replica matching size and weight. The functioning drop-free magazine houses a 12-gram CO2 cartridge twelve rounds. It mimics the trigger and controls and a blowback action slide locks open after the last round is fired. It fits in all P365 holsters.
The 3-dot sights have a green, high-visibility dot on the front sight post. This provides a nice sight picture. The trigger is light and crisp. You can get twelve hits at velocities up to 295 Feet Per Second as fast as you can pull the trigger.
Many BB systems lack the accuracy for practical training, not so the P365. The featured image above is a 12 round group fired from the fourth full magazine fired from the same CO2 cartridge at 7 yards. This is more than adequate for self defense training with realistic targets at practical distances.
The SIG 365 BB Trainer will hold a practical group rapid fire at 7 yards. This target shows a full 12 round magazine group.
I was impressed with the simplicity. Just load 12 BBs in the magazine’s slot and a seat a 12-gram CO2 cartridge magazine. I was able to fire 6 twelve round magazines from the same CO2 cartridge before velocity started to fall off. There were no issues with reliability, even with the cheapest Walmart CO2 cartridges.
The trainer comes with 300 BBs. SIG recommends that you use premium 4.5mm steel BBs for best results. High quality CO2 cartridges will provide better velocity and more shots. You get what you pay for.
I really like these targets from concealedcarry.com. They make your hits easy to see and they have stickers to cover your hits for repeated use. Even after 12 hits, I can patch the holes up and see my hits with the next magazine
SIG Air P365 BB Pistol Features:
- Full blowback metal slide
- 12 round magazine
- CO2 powered
- Velocities up to 295 Feet Per Second
- Last round slide lock
- Green high visibility 3-dot fixed sights
- Functional manual safety
- Same weight and feel as the P365 9mm handgun
If you have a pellet trap, beware. BBs don’t react like pellets, they bounce back. I have gotten great results with cardboard boxes, reinforced with extra cardboard and stuffed with newspaper. If you build these, make sure you check it every 50 rounds or so to make sure you aren’t shooting through it. Have a good back stop and please wear safety glasses, BBs at 295 Feet Per Second are no joke.
If you are carrying a gun, you have an obligation to yourself, your family and your community to be swift and accurate. This means that you have to train. The P365 BB trainer is simple, reliable, accurate and most important, affordable. The P365 and P365 BB trainer are exactly what you need to get started with concealed carry.
You can get your very own SIG Air P365 air pistol HERE. MSRP is $99