10 Rounds is the new “High Capacity”


So says Sig Sauer??? According to their marketing department…

The High-Capacity Micro-Compact P365 is being billed as the answer because it incorporates the concealability of a small gun with a magazine capacity that is beyond that which most models in the class offer.

The SIG Sauer engineers have designed a narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine that holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions; with one in the chamber, you get a full capacity of 11 rounds—nearly a 50 percent increase over other pistols in its class.

Well, I guess I’m getting long in the tooth because I remember a day when a Glock 26 was referred to as the Baby Glock and gun grabbers only called 17+ round mags “high capacity”. It used to be the case that if you didn’t toe the line on the term ‘Modern Sporting Rifle’ you were vilified by the powers that be, but I guess now its A-OK to be all like… ‘Yeah. Our gun is totally high capacity’ and what not.

  1. Well, my PT111 Millennium G2 9mm. is a little bit larger, but comparable in size and weight and holds 12+1.
    And the MSRP at $319 is $281 less than the MSRP of $600 for the P365.
    I paid $269 for my G2 at the LGS.

  2. Well it is “high capacity” when you compare it to other micro-compacts.
    Your headline and graphic are misleading and disingenuous.

  3. This is simply a marketing strategy by Sig, NOT a legal definition. However, if you wanted to do a story on a newly proposed law in Washington State that calls for a limit of LESS THAN 10 rounds in a magazine, that might make sense. If this new proposal by socialist lawmakers in Washington (one of several new gun laws being proposed there), residents and visitors that carry, will be limited to single stack sub-compacts that carry less than 10 rounds. Since Kalifornia limits magazines to 10 rounds and manufacturers have accommodated that, the new Washington law would in effect, ban all pistols that carried 10 or more rounds.

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