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Video Product Review: Sig Sauer Electro Optics LIMA365 Laser Sight
Sig Sauer introduced their newest offering, the P365 at SHOT Show in January of this year to much fanfare. The micro-compact pistol has a tiny footprint, weighs just 17.8 ounces, holds an amazing 10 or 12 rounds of 9mm, and is an excellent pistol for every day concealed carry. Sportsman’s News provided a full review of this pistol in our July issue, click here to read review.
The one criticism some in the gun industry had was because the P365 was thinner than most other compacts on the market, most lights and lasers would not fit on its proprietary accessory rail. Sig Sauer Electro Optics, the optical side of the house, took on the challenge and has created a mountable laser that fits the rail and is easily activated by simply squeezing the grip as you would normally.
The LIMA365 comes in either red or green and provides a very bright aiming beam. While the standard tritium night sights on the P365 are better than most stock pistol sights, those of us getting up there in years really benefit from the visual aiming point of a laser. Add in the significant strategic and psychological advantages a laser provides, and you gain quantifiable benefits for concealed carry.
The LIMA365 molds seamlessly to the rail and trigger guard of the pistol, taking on the look of part of the frame. A small activation pressure switch is located on the front of the hand grip where it is turned on or off by increasing or decreasing grip pressure. This intuitive technique of activation is superior, in my opinion, because the laser projection is not occluded by your indexed finger as it would be on a side-mounted laser.
The 5mW laser is extremely bright, even in ambient daylight. I opted for the green because it is a bit easier to see at longer range in the noon-day sun than the red, but both project their visible dot beyond 21 feet in daylight. The Aspheric Lens Technology provides the laser with a precision molded lens to keep the laser aiming point crisp on target.
The hardest thing is finding a holster that fits with the extra mass of the laser, but it wasn’t very hard to find a custom carbon fiber kydex holster for the LIMA365 online and I had it in less than a week.
The laser sight is extremely durable, holding up to even heavier +P loads, and it will run for up to 2 hours of constant on time on a single 1/3N photo battery. If something should ever go wrong, the LIMA365 features the Infinite Guarantee and 5-year Sig Electronic Component Limited Warrantee so you know it will be taken care of.
If you have been lucky enough to find the Sig P365 pistol in stock, you will want to check out the Sig LIMA365 at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.