When it comes to carrying firearms for protection, we always look for something easy and portable. SIG P365 and P365xl are commonly used everyday carry pistols. They have high capacity with a stainless steel frame that is good for regular use.
After grabbing a knock-out weapon, the next thing that will come to your mind is the flashlight or laser light or maybe both for your firearm. Which one to choose and what to look for? I have tried to combine everything here.
You might think a flashlight is such a simple thing, so, what’s there to look at? Just buy one and go with it, right? Well, I beg to differ. Lights are as important as any other parts of your pistol. More so when you have to work in a low light or even in a pitch-dark setting. So choose your lights wisely.
Still with me? Alright, let’s figure out the best light for Sig P365 and P365XL! Let’s start!
Best Sig P365 Weapon Lights – [Editor’s Choice]
1. Streamlight 69402 TLR-7 Sub 500 Weapon Light
Powered with a CR123A lithium battery, Streamlight TLR-7 has a 500 lumens LED with a 5000 peak candela. The LED on this light fires up a white beam. The exterior of this light is made out of high-quality aluminum. It’s shockproof and waterproof as well.
Besides, the rear switches on either side of the trigger guard provide ambidextrous operation. It means you can use the momentary or constant on option along with the strobe function. In simple words, you can keep the light on whenever you want. You just need to tap the switches to activate the function.
The Streamlight TLR7 is compatible with any 1913 short-railed subcompact handguns. If you are worried about its durability, you can keep your worries aside. This light has a water resistance rating of IPX7. It means this p365 Streamlight can be under 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
To make it portable, some companies have a holster for your SIG P365XL that goes hand in hand with this streamlight. You can always look for it here if you need one. All in all, with the holster this streamlight will give an amazing experience with your P365 and P365XL.
- Easy To Install: You can install this on any kind of gun featuring a Picatinny rail. If you feel like using this on your rifle, you can do that as well!
- Fits the P365XL Like A Glove! One might even think this light was made for this gun specifically! The way it fits the gun is simply perfect!
- Tiny And Lightweight: The weight of the light makes it an ideal choice for weight-conscious folks.
2. SureFire XSC Micro-Compact Handgun Light
SureFire XSC works as a great pair for your SIG P365 and P365XL with its single output XSC that has a premium white LED. It offers 350 lumens of brightness with parabolic reflection technology. So, you have clear vision even on the darkest night!
It also gives an integrated ambidextrous momentary and constant-on switching facility so you have fast light activation in any tactical condition. All you have to do is, tap the momentary switches on either side to activate the constant-on system. A single tap on the same switches will also turn it off. Easy right?
The lithium polymer battery is rechargeable and removable. What’s even better is you don’t need to remove the XSC from your handgun. Zero hassle with easy installment. This makes the SureFire product a good P65 light option.
This P365 weapon light has 90 meters of light throw with 30 minutes of runtime and a peak beam intensity of 2000 Candela. Although there is no question about the brightness of this product, I know you might find the battery life to be a bit on the “lower” side.
But it’s not! It’s quite standard for a flashlight.
- F.A.Q: Yes, it requires a specific battery. It uses a 3.7v lithium polymer battery that is proprietary to SureFire.
- Not A Baby, But Still Needs A Cradle! Unfortunately, there is no USB charging present on the light. You will need to buy the cradle separately.
- Ambidextrous Beauty! Whether you are a lefty or a righty, you can easily turn it on and off thanks to the ambidextrous design!
3. Crimson Trace LG-422 Laserguards For Sig Sauer P365
When it comes to laser sight, very few companies make it as good as Crimson Trace. Their LG-422 Laserguards is a sight made for P365. It fits on the gun like a trigger guard and it has an ambidextrous button placed on the handle that you can click with your fingers.
The laser of this sight is available in green or red. As you guessed already, the red laser has a slightly better battery life compared to the green one.
It features a 5mW peak, 515-532nm, Class 3R visible green laser. It’s the brightest beam allowed by law. Rest assured, you are not gonna
The laser light comes with easy activation. So you don’t have to worry about gunsmithing. What’s even better is the front button on the product easily activates the laser beam when you are holding it in a firing grip.
Another feature of this laser light is its reliability. It gives 50 feet of factory sight. That’s why you don’t have to worry while using it in longer-range shooting. You also get windage and elevation adjustment with this laser light. This makes it more reliable for tactical situations.
- Good Battery Life! Compared to other green laser lights, this one rocks a quite solid battery. It has 2 hours of battery life that runs on a 1/3N battery. Rest assured, Laserguard will for sure guard your life when it matters the most!
- P365 Nitron Micro In Luck! While it seems like a trend for manufacturers to ignore compact pistols, it’s good to see Crimson Trace didn’t forget our Beloved Nitron Micro!
- Not Universal! Unfortunately, this light doesn’t offer any universal accessory kit. So, you will not be able to mount it on the P290RS.
4. Sig Sauer FOXTROT365 Tactical Light For P365 Models
Sig Sauer Foxtrot365 light is a perfect fit for both your Sig P365 and P365XL handguns as it is made specifically for P365 models. This rail-mounted flashlight has a CREE XP-G3 LED white light with a high-efficiency TIR lens.
The gun is made by Sig Sauer, it would have been surprising if Sig didn’t produce any lights for one of their best sellers! It’s a rail-mounted light made for concealed carry guns like the Sig Sauer P365!
This light features a Cree XP-G3 LED with a TIR lens. It produces a bright white light. You can switch between 100, 200, and 300 lumens of output. You will have the freedom to choose the output depending on the condition.
It has a very interesting tactile switch to turn on or off the light. As the positioning of this switch is placed where you grip the gun, you can turn it on or off with both of your hands.
Sig Sauer Foxtrot 365 fits most holsters designed for handguns. But if you want to use Sig Sauer P365 with this light you can find some holsters that will fit it.
- IPX6 Rated! It has a water-resistant rating of IPX6. This doesn’t make it submersible, but you can use it in rainy weather if you wish to.
- Lack Of Strobing: A Strobe is a feature that you often use in flashlights to give a distress signal or just try to scare something away. Unfortunately, this light lacks that feature.
- F.AQ: This light uses a 1/3 battery. It features 3 hours of battery life with one of those. You can easily replace them. But you will not find a replacement for the bulb. Don’t worry, Sig does offer a good after-sales service.
5. OLIGHT Baldr Mini 600 Lumens USB Weaponlight
Not a lot of brands can give Streamlight a fight and somewhat beat it. Olight is a brand dedicated to budget shooters. Their lights are mostly targeted towards newbies and shooters who aren’t looking to spend a ton of money behind their weapon lights.
Baldr Mini is one of their most sold lights on the market. It features a 600 lumens rechargeable LED. You will find a magnetic USB charger inside the box. With the help of your phone charger or a Powerbank, you can easily recharge it. If you carry one, you can recharge it on the fly.
Before I forget about it, this light also features a bright green laser light. Yes, the green laser is state-legal. It doesn’t break any laws. The 130-meter throw distance paired up with a green laser sight makes it an incredible purchase.
While it’s rechargeable, you cannot run it for more than 40 minutes with both the laser and the light turned on. Depending on the variations of the usage, your battery life may differ from mine.
- Adjustable Mounting System! Besides the P365, you can also use this on GL19, GL45, Sig P320, and many more!
- Convenience Is The Key! While it’s not that hard to replace a battery on the mentioned lights above, it’s still more convenient to just recharge it every day instead of changing one battery every usage.
- QD! It features a quick detach mounting system. If you want, you can quickly remove it from the light, take it to your bedroom, and recharge it there.
Buying Guide For Sig P365 Weapon Lights
I know what you are thinking. There are so many P365 light options, so it can get confusing. Don’t worry! I have included all the things you need to look out for while buying p365 flashlights. Keep them on your list and you will be able to easily navigate through this overwhelming process.
When looking for good lights for SIG P365 first you look for the brightness output and quality of the LED. Depending on the brightness, your visibility will vary a lot.
Depending on the output lumens of the LED, your battery life will change drastically.
Illumination is not that different from brightness. While some light may offer 600 lumens of output, it may not illuminate the path as visible as a 300 lumens LED. What I’m trying to imply is, to find a light that will have a better illuminated outdoor experience in close-range scenarios.
You will use your flashlight mostly in close-quarter scenarios. It makes sense to find a light that is good in that aspect.
Range/ Light Throw
Range or light throw rating indicates how far the light can cover or light up. One might think that the longer the better, right? Well, not entirely. Just because a light has a throw distance of 300 meters, it doesn’t mean it will have accuracy that far or you will see everything clearly that far.
Pick up a throw distance that you mostly work with. 50 meters? That’s great. Need longer than that? Then go for a longer throw LED.
This is a very important feature of flashlights. When going for good lights, make sure it has good battery coverage with an easy chargeable option.
Usually, lights don’t offer more than 90 minutes of run time. If your run time necessity is longer than that, then you will need to go for a rechargeable light.
After going through the checklist above, you also need to see if your P365 is compatible with the light. Just to be on the safe side, you can always check for an accessory rail or Picatinny rail section.
Almost all flashlights and laser lights are supported with the Picatinny rail mounting system. But if you are still confused, you can look at the company manual to see the compatible models list.
Durability and warranty are important things to look for while choosing lights for your weapon. Most of the products usually have 1 year long warranty but you can also find 5 years or lifetime warranty for some products.
You also need to look at the water resistance ratings for durability. The ratings can go from IPX5 up to IPX7. Generally, products maintain IPX5 and IPX6 ratings. IPX5 means the light can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.
On the other hand, IPX6 means the light is resistant to high pressure, and heavy sprays of water. IPX7 is the highest rating that can be under 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. You can choose the light depending on the level of durability you prefer.
Lastly, the budget. It’s more important than you realize. If you know how much you are willing to spend on your light, your options are already limited! And you can check some of the other necessary features and pick one for yourself with relative ease!
Flashlights and laser lights are very small but an essential part of a firearm. For better sustainability, you must choose the best light for your SIG P365. Just so you are not confused about what to choose, I have shortlisted all the important facts you need to know to make the best deal.
I know, I have given you more options when you just came here to find the best light for Sig P365XL. Well, the thing is, lights are also quite subjective.
So, you will need to figure out your preferences on your own. I have given you a lot of options and a relatively easy-to-understand buying guide. That should put you on the right path. That’s all for now. I hope to see you on the next one, take care and have fun!
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