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Old 06-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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SIG P226 X - Five Allround



I'm contemplating on getting one as my second SIG pistol.

I like the fact that it's devoid of any rails or any of the typical "tactical" features. It's probably as close to an old - school SIG there is. It'd be great alongside my P232

I do have a few questions beforehand, though.

1) Are any of the X - Five models made without the front cocking serrations? The beavertail i can tolerate, but this is one feature I really dislike.

2) Is the Short Reset Trigger standard, or available at additional cost?
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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1) I have not see any X5's without the front serrations.
2) I do not believe the X5 AR comes with SRT. I'm sure you could install the SRT kit if you wanted to. But I'd say if you wanted a nicer trigger pull on the AR, I'd send it into Gray Guns to get the trigger worked on. Otherwise, SIG also offers a trigger package for the AR. Theres a thread on the AEP here
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I just bumped into that thread.

What exactly does the AEP entail?
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Found it.

These upgrades are mutually exclusive, and I'll need to request for both?

Getting expensive.

Custom Shop Services

Action Enhancement Package for 226X5 AR – Our factory gunsmiths hone and polish critical surfaces to lighten and smooth both the double-action and single-action trigger pulls taking your SIG SAUER 226X5 AR (All Around) Model to the next level without voiding the factory warranty. Includes Feed Ramp Polish. (This is for the 226X5 All Around model only, not available for any of the other X5 or X6 models.) $199.95*

Short Reset Trigger package – Retrofit your P220, P225, P226, P228, P229, P239 and P245 with the new SIG SAUER Short Reset™ (SRT) sear and safety lever parts. The SRT reduces the trigger reset travel by about 60%. The SRT upgrade is perfect for both competition and combat shooters who want to reduce their follow up shot times. Price includes parts and labor. Original parts returned with your firearm. $99.95
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This is copied directly from Sig's custom shop pricing;

Action Enhancement Package – Our factory gunsmiths hone and polish critical surfaces to lighten and smooth both the double-action and single-action trigger pulls taking your SIG SAUER to the next level without voiding the factory warranty. Includes Feed Ramp Polish. (Excludes SP2009, SP2340, SP2022, 226X5/X6, Mosquito, 1911-22, P210, P220 SAO, P224, P226 SAO, P232/230, P238, P938, P250, P290 and DAK models.) $179.95*

Action Enhancement Package for 226X5 AR – Our factory gunsmiths hone and polish critical surfaces to lighten and smooth both the double-action and single-action trigger pulls taking your SIG SAUER 226X5 AR (All Around) Model to the next level without voiding the factory warranty. Includes Feed Ramp Polish. (This is for the 226X5 All Around model only, not available for any of the other X5 or X6 models.) $199.95*

It's awesome.
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Thanks.

Is this a German pistol?

The slide says "Germany" on it.

Never got to the part on how to figure out which SIGs were U.S. - and Germany - made.
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it's definitely slick looking
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Is this a German pistol?

The slide says "Germany" on it.

Never got to the part on how to figure out which SIGs were U.S. - and Germany - made.
If you're referring to the X5 AR, then yes, it is an all German made pistol, handfitted with triple matching serial #'s.

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Here's a refreshingly detailed review on this pistol - none of the usual, "feels great in mah hand, sends 'em rounds downrange inna so - an' - so circle, used by 'em warfightin' Navy Seals an' Secret Service blah, will nevah let ya family, friends, an' loved ones down, blah..."

For those of you folks who understand Russian!



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If you're referring to the X5 AR, then yes, it is an all German made pistol, handfitted with triple matching serial #'s.
Thanks.

My next questions are (you'll have to excuse me, my familiarity is mostly with Glocks):

1) Should I get the .40S&W version, and get an aftermarket Bar - Sto barrel (would SIG sell me an extra barrel?) + Spring + Magazines so that I'd be able to fire both calibers?

Mag Capacity: (9mm) - 17 Rounds (.40S&W) 12 Rounds

2) If possible for this model, what extra parts should I get for both calibers (again, Barrel, Spring, Magazines)?

I thought I read somewhere that the interchangeability is between .40S&W and .357 SIG, not with 9mm Luger - I could be wrong, though.

I'm not sure if any of this applies, being a handfitted model; I'd lose the tight tolerances with such swaps?
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I had one in S&W .40. It is an extremely well made pistol. Heavy, large, accurate. I never had a problem running the pistol, with a variety of ammunition and bullet weights. I liked it even better with Nills than the factory grip. Over time I noticed it wasn't getting the range time of some of my other pistols. After thinking about this, it was the .40 round, not the pistol that led to a trade.

I would buy it again in 9mm--especially if they have resolved the ejector issue.
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1) Should I get the .40S&W version, and get an aftermarket Bar - Sto barrel (would SIG sell me an extra barrel?) + Spring + Magazines so that I'd be able to fire both calibers?

Mag Capacity: (9mm) - 17 Rounds (.40S&W) 12 Rounds

2) If possible for this model, what extra parts should I get for both calibers (again, Barrel, Spring, Magazines)?

I thought I read somewhere that the interchangeability is between .40S&W and .357 SIG, not with 9mm Luger - I could be wrong, though.

I'm not sure if any of this applies, being a handfitted model; I'd lose the tight tolerances with such swaps?
1) If you plan on shooting multiple calibers, then the .40S&W would be the version you want. I have seen people shoot .357 using a Bar-Sto barrel, but have not see anyone shoot a 9mm conversion. I assume you'd have extraction problems if you tried the 9mm conversion due to the large case size difference...But it might work. Recoil spring in the .40 should be fine for the .357 conversion and they also share the same mags, so its a win-win with .357. You will not need to replace any part of the X5 because it comes with a match grade bull barrel hand-fitted from Germany.

2) With all Sigs, they recommend replacing the recoil spring at 5,000rds I think. So I'd recommend buying those. I have yet to wear down a mag spring. Maybe some extra grip screws because those little suckers rattle loose and you might find you are missing 1 from time to time. Other than that, get yourself some TW-25 or Slide Glide medium grease and your Sig will be happy.

Heres a quick rundown of Sigs replacement parts schedule:
Barrel: If the pistol exhibits keyholing or unacceptable accuracy.
Decocking lever spring: 10,000 rds
Extractor: 20,000 rds
Extractor spring: 20,000 rds
Firing pin: 20,000 rds
Firing pin spring: 20,000 rds
Magazine spring: When magazine fails to lock the slide open
Recoil spring: 5,000 rds
Roll pins for breechblock retention (pins, HD): 5000rds
Safety lock spring: 20,000rds
Slide catch lever spring: 10,000 rds
Takedown lever: 20,000 rds
Trigger bar spring: 10,000 rds

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Hey, thanks!

Now off I go to find one!...
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Just came across a (biggish) snag to what would otherwise be a flawless reputation...

What's the deal with the extractors on the 9mm versions?

Has this issue been addressed / revised as of late?
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