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.
Posts: 4807 | Location: Virginia | Registered: December 23, 2010
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.
Posts: 1622 | Location: Mid-Atlantic | Registered: December 27, 2002
Originally posted by 12131: ^^^ 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.