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One of My Holy Grail Pistols has Arrived

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rinspeed, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Well-Known Member

    It's been a long time coming but I was finally able to make it happen. It wasn't an easy decision either but sometimes you have to follow your gut instincts. Thank God I have an understanding wife. Full range report and some good pics to follow. I think I might have set some sort of record because the shipping was $190 from CA.



  2. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I've seen those.

    How did you manage to get gouged for $190 shipping?
    That boggles my mind.
  3. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Well-Known Member

    Congradulations = I think

    Unless it was shipped from europe,why a bill of $190.00?

    Nice gun but that might add too much for me to spend,hope you LOVE it.
  4. crashbuell

    crashbuell Well-Known Member

    Brutal shipping... Nice gun though!
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    So what did you get?
  6. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    The X-5 is very nice indeed. Enjoy. I also wonder why so much to ship it. USPS, FFL to FFL would be $20 or so with insurance. Common carrier overnight at $50 or so.
  7. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Nice! It's good to fulfill our dreams.

    When I was a teenager, I dreamed of owning a Sig P226 and when I finally bought one years later, it was an emotional experience to range test it.

    Look forward to your range report.
  8. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    Dude that is pretty awesome, but I have to ask: can you really have more than one "holy grail gun?" Isn't that kind of sacrilegious? :)

    Ah I am just jealous since I have zero HGG's. :(
  9. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Well-Known Member

    I was pretty upset about the shipping but I did get him to agree to pay half of it. He had told me $120 is what his dealer had quoted him but when he called from the dealers it was $190 UPS overnight with $2500 insurance. So I guess the dealer got a $100 transfer fee. :fire:
  10. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful pistol. Not the sort of thing I dreamt of as a kid, I thought I'd have a bazooka and a bikini clad wife by now. :( Maybe I'll move to Texas some day and get that bazooka. :D

    It's only money and yours seems well spent regardless of shipping cost. Congratulations and good hunting on the rest of your Grail quest.
  11. gunnutery

    gunnutery Well-Known Member

    I thought the transfer fee was supposed to be on the receiving end at YOUR dealer.
  12. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    I *think* he meant the dealer charged 100.00 to transfer/ship as a fee on top of the actual shipping costs.
  13. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    Beautiful pistol, worth every penny I would think, I see it comes with 2-10 round magazines. I wonder how the X-5 would stack up to a 9mm 1911?
  14. The seller should have had it mailed from a dealer in CA to your FFL. Would have been about $30-$40, even with the ins.
  15. bc1023

    bc1023 Well-Known Member

    That would depend on which 1911 you're referring to.

    The Sig X-Five is a specific model. The 1911 is a design.
  16. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    X-5 compared to a good 9mm 1911 like an STI or an STI 2011 9mm, I would think it a toss up. Just for availability of magazines and parts and ease of complete disassembly / reassembly I picked the 1911 platform over others. Still a good looking pistol and it would work well in USPSA Limited/Limited 10, most of the dealers that have them here are asking well over $2000. Now if SIG would like to sponsor a C shooter in IPSC and supply a couple of pistols...
  17. Ash

    Ash Well-Known Member

    Overnight carrier these days runs more like $70-$80. It is obscene and unnecessary as it does more to put focus on handguns in the system.
  18. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    I think the X-5 would best nearly any off the shelf 1911 offering in its price range. There are custom offerings that could tip the scales but not at the $2,000 price ceiling and the 9mm 1911 magazine offerings offer far more opportunity for failures than the Sig which can easily cost you a match.

    That said, I can easily understand why the Sig made the OP's list. Perhaps the best of the best.
  19. bc1023

    bc1023 Well-Known Member

    I'd put the X-Five's build quality above most STIs, if not all of them. Just talking accuracy, its close.

    I'm not much for 9mm 1911s or 2011s though. I like my 1911s in 45ACP.
  20. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Well-Known Member

    After feeling the trigger, which is unbelievably smooth, and the very tight lock up, I have no doubt this thing is going to do just fine. I don't have it in my hands yet because my stupid NICS gets held up every time. It's supposed to be nice this weekend so I might just wait until Sunday to shoot. Brian, have you done any adjusting of the trigger on yours.

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