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P320 X-Series

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by USBP379, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. USBP379

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    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/8/10/tested-sig-sauer-p320-x-series-pistols/

    Where are we with these guns now that the drop fire issue seems to have been resolved? Are they becoming a popular handgun or do the safety concerns linger? And are the Glock fanboys still upset over the .mil contracts?

    I like the P320 and wouldn't mind picking up an X-Carry if I can find one for a decent price. There's also some talk of a Pro series that will be a standard compact slide with the X frame. This is what ICE has recently adopted if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    I don't have the X-Carry, but I've got a current P-320 Carry, and based on my experience with this model, I'm ready to buy an X-series. I don't have any lingering concerns about the drop-safe issues of the 320; frankly, the accuracy, great sights, superb ergonomics and splendid trigger of the 320 have made me a fan.
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  3. USBP379

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    SIG has done a miraculous job of becoming the Army's "go to" manufacturer. SIG is supplying something like 6,000 optics for a DMR program and it was recently announced that the MCX has won the suppressed upper contract. This is all on top of the adoption of the 320. It also appears that other branches are (or soon will be) buying 320s.

    This is all in addition to the numerous LE adoptions. For a gun that just about a year ago would go off when dropped, etc the 320 really seems to have caught on...
     
  4. Fiv3r

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    I'm not big on flared mag wells, but I don't think I'll ever give up my 320. It out did all the other polymer pistols in my collection in terms of reliability, accuracy, and comfort. Just a fantastic pistol, and I would certainly by the X series if I were in the market for such a critter.
     
  5. Jimster

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    I just picked up my P320 .45 Compact last night. Can’t wait to shoot it.
     
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  6. 9mmepiphany

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    What would you see as the difference between a X-Carry and a Compact slide on the X frame?

    Are you referring to the grip weight and the mag well?

    I really like the X-5 frame...but I'm bias as I know its' designer...it really takes the "feel" of the frame to another level.

    It is rather nice to be able to compete in different Action Pistol classes, with the same gun, by just taking off pieces. The only thing I'm not in love with is that, if you already have several 320 mags, the magazine base plates need to be modified to work with the "X" frame
     
  7. First4Freedom

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    I bought my 320 compact after our local store traded their stock for the upgraded models with the new slide milling and lighter trigger to address the drop safety issue. I've carried it since November in a Cross Breed super tuck and am pretty happy with it. I've fed it the filthiest range ammo and have run my defensive loads through it with no issues. I even take it hiking in the mountains with relative comfort.

    I was considering getting the sub compact frame for a smaller carry gun but with new mags needed and a new holster I'm probably just going to get a new gun.
     
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  8. USBP379

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    No real difference in the X-Carry and a standard compact slide other than a fixed rear sight and no provision to install a red dot.

    Will SIG not replace your old original base plates? Maybe they need to include two base plates in the package with each X module or something.

    Here is a link to the latest version of the factory base plates. Of course they are out of stock.

    http://www.osagecountyguns.com/sig-sauer-kit-mod-mag-flr-plt-blk.html

    Here is another option that should allow older mags to be used in an X module.

    https://obsidianarms.com/product/sig-sauer-p320-x-series-base-pads/

    There are hopefully other options out there.
     
  9. 9mmepiphany

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    I'm sorry, sometimes I completely forget about the slide modifications as I haven't moved into the RDS camp yet
     
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