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This is a discussion on P320 RX versus X5 - Which do I buy? within the P250 & P320 Modular Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; Steved13 is absolutely correct. Romeo1 sights are not available - except those fitted to guns at the factory. I just got this response from OpticsPlanet:- ...


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Old 05-18-2017, 04:58 PM   #16
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Steved13 is absolutely correct. Romeo1 sights are not available - except those fitted to guns at the factory.

I just got this response from OpticsPlanet:-

"Unfortunately we do not have the Romeo1 in stock at the moment and do not plan on having it back in stock for quite awhile. I believe the reason behind this is that the military is now getting most of those red dots, because of the military contracts Sig has acquired."

Ho, hum.......
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:49 PM   #17
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ROMM,

Hmmm.... Do you have the time for a long answer?

I returned to pistol shooting at the beginning of 2016 after a 40 year hiatus. I shot Bullseye style in UK back in the day and that is what I was initially attracted to. I like 1911's and bought several, still have the SIG 45 Stainless Super Target (very accurate and real eye candy) and an STI Range Master in 38 Super. I was very disappointed with several "popular" brand 1911's in 22 and 9mm. Replaced them with an older Walther GSP 22 and a recently acquired Tanfoglio 9mm Witness Elite Limited (Have not yet quite got that sorted to my satisfaction - but it appears to have great potential).

I also have a Hammerli 120 single shot 22 that is super accurate and has a hair trigger (I had one of those in UK back in the day and had to have one again). The 120 will remind you whether you can shoot straight or not!

Then I had a yen for revolvers (I could only afford a Taurus K38 clone when I was at college). I have an older long barreled K14-4 that is very accurate. And a 929 9mm which is not quite as good as I expected - despite the "Performance Center" and "Jerry Miculek" logos. But grips, trigger work and Ultradots do help revolvers. Oh, and a Taurus Raging Judge Magnum just for bragging rights.

A pal at my club let me shoot his P226 X5 and I was immediately in love. Closest thing that I could find was a P226 Platinum Elite - not even close to being an X5 - but some trigger work and a red dot are helping, also just started reloading and softer 40 S&W ammo makes it shoot much sweeter.

That gun has kind of led me towards two handed rapid fire (which I have no experience of) and I am now intending to turn the Tanfo into an Open style gun. I want an accurate 1911 style 22, considered the SIG and GSG models, but then did some research and decided to buy an unloved 1911 with a Caspian frame that I will use as a donor for a custom 22 for rimfire optic steel. I have ordered a SIG 22 conversion - will see how accurate that is - then decide on whether to go for a Marvel or Nelson 22 conversion if I get serious.

Then I saw the article in G&A on the new P320's and I watched some of the Max Michel video's on YouTube. And here we are!!!!
Hmm well you have tons of firearms experience then. I have a CZ Shadow Target from CZ Customs which is very similar to your Tangfolio. I can tell you my P320 RX cannot touch my CZ Shadow for range use, even with the red dot. You have to understand (which I am sure you do) the P320 is designed as a combat side arm, and one that is relatively inexpensive. For the cost it is excellent for what it is, but for range use and compared to other range focused firearms, there is no comparison. However, I am sure the P320 X5 may close that gap just a little. Also, a P320 X5 may be a nice compromise between a range gun AND a self defense/carry gun, depending on how light the trigger would be. A CZ Shadow Target or Tangfolio Elite would not really be a good self defense gun, but shine as range guns.

P.S. I would love to own a P226 X5 or X6, but they are worth a lot of money nowadays!
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Those comments are really helpful. I am probably expecting too much of a P320 X5.
I will wait and see how the Romeo availability goes. And will try to at least see a 320 in the flesh first before spending a lot of money.
Thanks.
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I am also going through a similar dilemma, which one to try next! Loving my 226 and 320 at the moment and looking to upgrade already. The X5 and RX are tempting, but I really need to try and shoot one first which could pose challenging. I dont know of anyone who has one and my local range has a ton to rent but not these.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:28 PM   #20
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How about the x5 Carry with the Romeo 1 thats what i want i like the x5 grip frame feels in my hand and enjoy shooting the x5
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How about the x5 Carry with the Romeo 1 thats what i want i like the x5 grip frame feels in my hand and enjoy shooting the x5
I'm thinking that too except getting the X5 full size and later adding the Romeo when they become available.
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I just bought a X5 that's in the mail. I have a full size RX now as well as a 320c. I thought I might try the Romeo off my full size on the X5 just to see if it turns me on. I know they aren't available at this moment but if I find myself longing for optics on the X5 I will be on point when they come out. For now, I'll be plenty happy just shooting the X5 as is.

As for making a choice for one or the other.. dadgum, don't know that I could do that. The optics are cool.. and a great tool as well. The X5.. well it's a gun upgrade.
Buy both as others have advocated. Both have great merit. Forget the expense... which do you want to shoot first? That's the one to buy.
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I own a P320RX Compact and just bought the X-Five. The X-Five with four 22-round mags is a great buy.....I couldn't pass it up. The X-Five frame feels great in the hand and it shoots great. I bought it thinking I could use it for IDPA but apparently not due to IDPA rules. I may sell it since I don't see it getting much use.
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Steved13 is absolutely correct.
Hmmm, how do I forward this to my wife?
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I own a P320RX Compact and just bought the X-Five. The X-Five with four 22-round mags is a great buy.....I couldn't pass it up. The X-Five frame feels great in the hand and it shoots great. I bought it thinking I could use it for IDPA but apparently not due to IDPA rules. I may sell it since I don't see it getting much use.
Well if you ever feel like selling everything but the FCU (slide assembly/grip/mags/parts) just shoot me a PM and I'd give you list price for it and you can keep the FCU + trigger for another 320 build.
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I own a P320RX Compact and just bought the X-Five. The X-Five with four 22-round mags is a great buy.....I couldn't pass it up. The X-Five frame feels great in the hand and it shoots great. I bought it thinking I could use it for IDPA but apparently not due to IDPA rules. I may sell it since I don't see it getting much use.

Suggestion: you may want to check out some of the other posts here, particularly from Alma Cole. The X5 is permissible in IDPA: SSP division if you remove the magwell; ESP if you keep it.

The 320RX could be used in the IDPA Specialty Division if the Match Director agrees. The Specialty Division is a bit of a "catch-all" for a bunch of things.

In all cases you will need to use the 17 round mags with a modified base pad to fit the X5. I use the 0.25" Springer base pads and they work exceptionally well.
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Suggestion: you may want to check out some of the other posts here, particularly from Alma Cole. The X5 is permissible in IDPA: SSP division if you remove the magwell; ESP if you keep it.

The 320RX could be used in the IDPA Specialty Division if the Match Director agrees. The Specialty Division is a bit of a "catch-all" for a bunch of things.

In all cases you will need to use the 17 round mags with a modified base pad to fit the X5. I use the 0.25" Springer base pads and they work exceptionally well.
Needless to say but I am an absolute newb wrt IDPA. I did skim through the IDPA rule book and it appeared to me there were far too many restrictions in each of the divisions to make it worthwhile to use the X-Five without making a change to the pistol. Thanks for the inputs.....I will look at those divisions again and will talk to a colleague at work that is very active in IDPA. I have other alternatives that I can use for IDPA so I am still undecided about the X-Five.
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The trials and tribulations of owning a P320 - will the choices ever end?

Well, here's my current "solution" (subject to change):
I'm waiting for Sig to bring out the RX conversion kit and X5 grip! Then I'll have everything I need for all occasions.
When will this happen - hopefully in my lifetime!

You need to learn patience when you own a Sig
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I'm definitely in the camo of buy both but if I could only afford one it would be the RX. I say that as I believe that optics are the future and I want to get as familiar as possible as quickly as possible. Get proficient in the optic as you save for the X5, then buy the X5 and put the optic on it.
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I did just see that springer precision does make adapters for diffferent optics for the x5 like a rmr, deltapoint, docter, etc .

Not sure if they fit the RX line though
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