Your opinion for the pistol sig-sauer p226 x five?


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alca
August 12, 2009, 04:47 AM
Hi, i'd like to have your feeling about this pistol?
For the competition is it the best?
Thank you.

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rduckwor
August 12, 2009, 06:40 AM
What competition?

Generally the X5 series are highly regarded. Will not fit the IDPA box though I believe.

RMD

gtmtnbiker98
August 12, 2009, 02:23 PM
The X-5 All Around, Tactical, Competition, and L1 are the best that Sig offers. It more or less replaced the P210 as the premier Sig target gun and are worth every penny paid. They are 100% German manufactured and comes with a test target and German proof marks. I own the X-5 Competition in 9mm and is by far the best pistol I have owned.

The X-5 is not IDPA legal regardless of division and is legal in USPSA Limited Division. You can shoot Limited minor 9mm or Limited major .40.

Hk Dan
August 14, 2009, 01:49 PM
If you're just getting started and don't know if you'll like it, why on earth would you jump in at that level? Getting 'geared up' for Limited is going to cost you the gun, AND another $300-$900 in associated gear. That would be those hideously expensive mags, inner/outer belt, and holster. Fobus won't cut it in Limited...LOL.

I think the Sig mags are a little short on mag capacity for Limited, too, but I can't recall the exact amount of the shortage. A buddy had 2 X5s and had some Limited-legal basepads cut at a local machine shop. He was able to load 19+1 after that, but they were $80 apiece!

My advice is to use a nice service or carry gun for the first couple of matches for Pete's sake. Stick your toe in the water. Use the money you would have spent on the X5 to buy ammo and a timer, and think about your dream gun when you start out-shooting your basic one. (It'll be a LONG time) <g>
Dan

klayton
August 16, 2009, 04:56 AM
sigs are nice i dont know what the x5 is but i talked to a guy the other day that shoots idpa with a 226. i thought i might buy one and then i went and looked at a blackwater tactical build on the 226 frame. dont do what i did because after you see one of those all rigged out the standard 226 looks like a hunk of crap

Hk Dan
August 16, 2009, 08:13 PM
LOL--Ya, the Blawater is the complete IDPA package all in one, nice, tidy box.

You don't see a lot of Sigs in USPSA or IDPA, and I don't know why. They can have a nice trigger, the capacity is decent...They're heavy, but they're accurate. I reckon that long reset has something to do with it.

My buddy with the X5s sold them both. He's now shooting--unbelieveably--a GLOCK 34 in Production and is waiting for a Bedel Custom 2011 for Limited. I don't claim to understand why, but that's what he did, custom made basepads and all.

My original advice still stands--get the software down pat, and then work on the hardware.

Dan

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