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Sig Sauer p226 x-five Norway

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bofhenator, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. bofhenator

    bofhenator New Member

    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?

  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    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.
  3. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    $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.
  4. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    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)
  5. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

  7. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I'd forgotten about that thread. Here are the pertinent features of the X-5 Norway...From the foreman of the Grayguns shop

    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
  8. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. bofhenator

    bofhenator New Member

    Thank You for Your comments.


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