Sig Sauer p226 x-five Norway


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bofhenator
August 8, 2012, 04:35 PM
Hello THR, just got an amazing opportunity, a Sig P226 x-five Norway (this one: http://shop.sigsauerguns.com/Handguns/P226-X-Five-Series/P226-X-Five-Norway.html) the price is more than good, about 600$ NIB in US currency, but it is a rather rare gun, so it is not easy to find online opinions. Its a Sig, so its not half bad i guess ;-) Any of You have hands on experience? Btw, why is it that expensive in the US, just because its rare?

/bofh

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Sam1911
August 8, 2012, 04:46 PM
Yeah, I'd imagine scarcity has something to do with it:

"A total of 16 X-5 Norway's were imported."

Collectors will buy anything that's rare.

JohnBT
August 8, 2012, 05:53 PM
$600 American sounds like a steal for a nice gun like that.

A couple of them sold new in the U.S. for $1100, and then there were the really high priced sales on the auction sites. $1100 seemed like a fair price according to the Sig nuts who bought them. :)

All Sigs are expensive in the U.S., especially the ones made in Germany. I paid $1399 for my X-5 TAC TB and it's been a good gun so far.

9mmepiphany
August 8, 2012, 07:52 PM
The P226 X5 NORWAY is a very limited production run, uncatalogued pistol based on the X-Five platform, shortened to the length of a standard P226.
The obvious question would be, if it was an X-Five and it has been shortened to standard length, how is it different than a 226 Elite Nitron (other than the SRT in the Elite that isn't included in the X-5)

460Kodiak
August 8, 2012, 08:16 PM
The obvious question would be, if it was an X-Five and it has been shortened to standard length, how is it different than a 226 Elite Nitron (other than the SRT in the Elite that isn't included in the X-5)


I was kind of wondering the same thing. What exactly makes this different than other 226's? The Norway? Is there an actual difference that makes this gun special?

Seems like a good price, but I don't see what warrants the collectors item status.

Just asking. I'd buy it for $600 just because it looks like a nice gun.

JohnBT
August 8, 2012, 11:04 PM
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/430601935/m/8200001382

I believe this was the best thread I ever found on the gun. It's 4 pages of back and forth and I don't even recall what they decided. :)

If it's not a 5" gun, then why isn't it an X-4.5 or something?

John

9mmepiphany
August 8, 2012, 11:23 PM
I'd forgotten about that thread. Here are the pertinent features of the X-5 Norway...From the foreman of the Grayguns shop

You have to look at what you are getting with these guns. They (especially the Norwegian) are an X-5 only in that they use an X-5 frame. They do not have any of the other features of the regular X-5 pistols that make them better than the standard Sig lineup, perhaps most importantly they don't have the heavy match fitted barrel.

Anything extra you would pay for one of these over a P226 stainless Elite or similar is only getting you a slightly higher undercut under the trigger guard on the frame. You might get a slightly tighter slide-to-frame fit, thats hard to tell. It appears you may also get the nicer Combat style takedown lever (not that almost anyone really needs one). Hopefully you could get the generally better German hammer that come in the X-5 Allaround, but you will also probably get the new sears they are using. They are using a slightly different sear on the current German production guns to lighten the SA pull (the change to lighten the pull is done in a "bad" way IMO) and they are almost all hand fitted to some extent; I haven't found a single one yet the the German "gunsmiths" haven't screwed up and polished it crooked.

So, if you can get one for $1100 thats probably a decent deal if you would have paid full retail for a P226 Elite; but $1800? Theres no way to my mind it is worth that.

So you're getting the standard 226 slide on a X-5 frame.

You're gaining the more reliable external extractor and the Combat style takedown lever, but losing the more accurate fitted bull barrel

460Kodiak
August 9, 2012, 10:07 AM
That's kind of like putting a great off road suspension on a pickup truck, and then putting highway tires on it...........

I like Sig guns and can't wait to own one, but sometimes I don't understand the business or design decisions they make.

bofhenator
August 9, 2012, 04:58 PM
Thank You for Your comments.

/bofh

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