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I'm looking at this gun as my next purchase. The retail is more than twice that of a P-226 Elite. What would explain this difference?


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I don't have exp with the x-5 special ops, I do have alot of exp with a p226 Stainless steel elite, p220 Stainless steel elite sao, and p226 elite sao. I also currently have an x5 alround.

Now, the X5 alraound has a full 5 inch barrel, squared non railed dust cover, better target sights and a superb da/sa trigger pull set. My long gone SSE 226 and SSE SAO 226 had Rails, the DA/SA was bad for the money. I eneded up putting a whole set of wolf springs in the SSE 226. I still did not warm to it. The 220 SSE SAO had a great single action trigger, combat sights. That damn ambi safety kept disengaging. It drove me nuckenfuts.

My current guns are my p226 SAO (aluminum frame) and X-5 Alround. The ambi safety on this p226 is tighter and does not disengage during normal wear. The X-5 is quite a bit heavier. Both are as accurate as I am. THe P226 lends its self to self defense more so than the x5.
 
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Think of it as the Gen 2 X-Five Tactical. It is a gorgeous SAO German Mastershop gun. The finish has a bit of a metallic tint to it which is hard to explain until you see it in person.


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Unless I’m missing something, it’s way overpriced b/c it’s basically a P226 X5 Entry with an all black PVD finish. A brand new Entry just sold on GB for half that amount and when the Mastershop pistols were imported it was three to four hundred $ less than that.
 
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Just for reference, here's my Gen 2 X-Five Tactical (with Bar-Sto threaded barrel & some wood grips I'm trying out.)




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Originally posted by Tooky13:
Just for reference, here's my Gen 2 X-Five Tactical (with Bar-Sto threaded barrel & some wood grips I'm trying out.)


That X5 looks sweet, Tooky13



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That X5 looks FANTASTIC!


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I've been looking at X-Five's for a while now and picked this one up last night. Hopefully, it'll be here by the weekend.



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^^^ Good one, M. The XPRESS is the euro's name for the ENTRY that was originally sold in the US. I wish SIG USA would make and sell those "E3" grips. I bet they will sell very well.
 
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^^^^ that’s the exact same pistol I was referring to in my earlier post. Like I said, the Spec Ops is way overpriced.
 
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^^^^ that’s the exact same pistol I was referring to in my earlier post. Like I said, the Spec Ops is way overpriced.

Yep, the X5 Special Ops is just a blackened ENTRY. But, GB sellers will hype it up to justify their asking prices.
 
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^^^ Good one, M. The XPRESS is the euro's name for the ENTRY that was originally sold in the US. I wish SIG USA would make and sell those "E3" grips. I bet they will sell very well.


Thanks Q! Didn't come with the manual, target, or outer sleeve, but, it was advertised as being unfired and at a price that worked for me.

I've been wanting to try the "E3" grips since I first came across them, however, I couldn't find a source in the States.


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Don't know about this model, but it looks a lot like the former P226 X-Five Tactical, although the Tactical had an alloy frame and no magwell. It was also not as expensive.

I added a German magwell which I was able to order for the gun.

I have the Tactical and it is, hands down, the best shooting SIG I have ever owned. Recoil is negligible and accuracy is incredible especially given I'm not that great.
 
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