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Sig Sauer p226 x-five Norway

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

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  1. bofhenator

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    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
     
  2. Sam1911

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    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

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    $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.
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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

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    Thank You for Your comments.

    /bofh
     
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