Kimber Micro vs SIG P365

Are you looking for your next concealed carry handgun? If you’ve narrowed your search down to the Kimber Micro and the SIG P365, you’re on the right track. In this post, we’re going to look at a head-to-head comparison between the Kimber Micro vs the SIG P365 and evaluate some of the best concealed carry holsters for either firearm.

The Kimber Micro

If you’re the kind of person who loves the 1911 platform and needs a concealed carry gun, the Kimber Micro definitely deserves some attention. That’s because it’s essentially a miniaturized version of John Browning’s legendary firearm. The ergonomics and controls are nearly exactly the same as a 1911. And if you’re the kind of person who can disassemble their 1911 in under a minute, you won’t have any trouble with the Micro, either.

The Kimber Micro takes all of the things that make it difficult to concealed carry a 1911 and throws them out the window. For one, it’s significantly smaller and lighter than a normal 1911. It’s also chambered in a smaller cartridge. You can either get a Micro in 9mm or 380 ACP. That’s another factor that contributes to its ease of carry.

Kimber Micro 9 Stainless

Kimber Micro Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm or .380 ACP
  • Capacity: 7+1 for both calibers
  • Weight: 15.6 oz
  • Dimensions: 6.5 in x 1.06 in x 4.01 in
  • Barrel Length: 3.5 in
  • Trigger Pull: about 8 pounds
  • Sights: Irons
  • The SIG P365

    If you’re looking for the perfect concealed carry gun for every day of the year, you could do worse than a SIG P365. SIG revolutionized the carry handgun when they released it in 2018. And we’re not just saying that - the stats back it up. The P365 has remained America’s #1 best selling handgun.

    One great thing about the P365 is their modularity. Since the gun’s internal components, not its frame, are considered a “firearm,” you’re legally free to swap out slides and grips. It makes the P365 easy to customize to your heart’s content. Wilson Combat even makes parts for it!

    SIG P365

    SIG P365 Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 10+1 (flush magazines), 12+1 (extended magazines), 15+1 (super ‘stendo)
  • Weight: 18 oz
  • Dimensions: 5 in x 1 in x 4.3 in
  • Barrel Length: 3.1 in
  • Trigger Pull: 6 lbs
  • Sights: Irons or ROMEOZero from factory
  • Kimber Micro vs SIG P365

    Finally, it’s time for the main event. When it comes to a head-to-head competition between the Kimber Micro and the SIG P365, which one takes the cake?


    The Micro is no slouch when it comes to firepower. In fact, Kimber managed to cram 7 bullets into the Micro’s magazine. That puts it either on par or just one round less than the standard 1911s of today. However, you have to consider the SIG P365’s capacity with its 15 round magazines. While they may make it a little harder to conceal, you’re looking at the same capacity as a Glock. That’s some serious firepower for a concealed carry pistol.


    This is a bit of a draw. While the Kimber Micro is slightly larger and has a metal frame, the P365 is actually the heavier gun. This becomes even more true once you load each of these pistols up with their magazines.

    Ultimately, the level of concealment you achieve with either a Kimber Micro or a P365 is going to depend on the concealed carry holster you use. Luckily, that’s also something we can help with. To learn more, check out all of our concealed carry holster styles.

    Sig P365 Holster