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Posted: 9/8/2010 11:28:36 AM EDT
Here are some pics of a very rare X5. So rare that it's the only one in existence....for now.




USSA-1
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:21:39 PM EDT
Nice Sig.
Nice pack.

Eberlestock kicks ass
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:04:33 PM EDT
I do. And I think some crotchity old man around here does too.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:58:25 PM EDT
Hell yeah Sig NAVY model 9mm and a Sig 522 LOVE UM.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:53:22 PM EDT
I own an old 1980's 226...and a 1939 Sig made K31
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:15:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 8:56:00 PM EDT by danc46]
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
I do. And I think some crotchity old man around here does too.


I do have a few of them. Use to kick the breath out of several young cops around here with a Sig shooting steel plates a few years ago.
I use to be good with a 226 or 229, either 9 or 40, but I'm way out of practice.
A 220 in 45 put my Colt 1911 to shame and put me out of shooting 1911s.
A good friend in Houston named Teddy Jacobson did his thing to a couple of my Sigs and made a sweet gun much better.
I'm pretty partial to my Sig 229 in 40. The Barsto 9mm conversion is a bit touchy with reloads but deadly accurate with the 40 barrel. I had a 357 barrel but that round never much impressed me, either in a 229 or a 239.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:34:24 AM EDT
Normally I hate cats, but I felt this was appropriate here...

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:34:57 AM EDT
If it don't say Vermont or West Germany on it, it ain't a real Sig.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:42:20 AM EDT
This one is about as real as it gets. The X5's are handbuilt in Germany not in the U.S.

If you look closely in front of the 226 in the bottom picture you can see a "DE", which is the abbreviation for Deutschland. You can also see the German proof marks on the slide.

USSA-1
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:15:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USSA-1:
This one is about as real as it gets. The X5's are handbuilt in Germany not in the U.S.

If you look closely in front of the 226 in the bottom picture you can see a "DE", which is the abbreviation for Deutschland. You can also see the German proof marks on the slide.

USSA-1



It's a Sauer made gun?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:56:44 PM EDT
My vote goes to the Sig P6. No rails, single stack, but it's a pleasure to shoot and I'm sure it's perfectly capable in a defensive role as well.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:19:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TwoBravo:
My vote goes to the Sig P6. No rails, single stack, but it's a pleasure to shoot and I'm sure it's perfectly capable in a defensive role as well.

http://vnvmcoh.org/SigP6sm.JPG


I love the 225. I had one and let a friend buy it from me.
He still has it and won't part with it.
I bought a 239 to replace it.
If I ever find one like the 225 I had and have the money, I'll buy it.
Single stack Sigs, from the BDA to the P6, are super fine handguns!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:33:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TwoBravo:
My vote goes to the Sig P6. No rails, single stack, but it's a pleasure to shoot and I'm sure it's perfectly capable in a defensive role as well.

http://vnvmcoh.org/SigP6sm.JPG


I love my P6
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:14:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SysOps:
Normally I hate cats, but I felt this was appropriate here...

http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/its_beautiful.jpg


agreed
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:49:09 PM EDT
It's a Sauer made gun?


Don't know about that. I only know the X5's are handbuilt in the German Sig Sauer plant. This thing locks up as tight as any custom 1911 I've ever had the pleasure to examine.

USSA-1
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:33:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 5:33:53 AM EDT by danc46]
Originally Posted By USSA-1:
It's a Sauer made gun?


Don't know about that. I only know the X5's are handbuilt in the German Sig Sauer plant. This thing locks up as tight as any custom 1911 I've ever had the pleasure to examine.

USSA-1


Sig is a Swiss company. Due to some Swiss gov't regulation, they had to team with Sauer to make the handguns for export and have them made outside of Switzerland.
Sauer is a great gun maker for decades.
I've not seen one of their guns that was not a desirable piece.
They've made everything from double rifles to handguns. All are extremely well fitted.
Now the US current manufactured SigArms ain't so damn good.
The honcho that ruined Kimber did his crap at Sig too.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 3:21:23 PM EDT
i got stung on a P250...what a peice of garbage that was. I will never by another sig as long is I live.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:06:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By politicalamity06:
i got stung on a P250...what a peice of garbage that was. I will never by another sig as long is I live.


My 226s and 220 are West German with folded steel slides. They are fabulous handguns.
My 229 and 239 are also great shooters and totally reliable.
But they are made in the 90s.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:15:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 6:16:25 PM EDT by patrickcudd]
It's a damn shame Sig adopted the Lorcin manufacturing process. I love the old Sigs, but hate the new! Although the P238 is one that may end up in my safe pocket.......
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 7:49:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By danc46:
Originally Posted By politicalamity06:
i got stung on a P250...what a peice of garbage that was. I will never by another sig as long is I live.


My 226s and 220 are West German with folded steel slides. They are fabulous handguns.
My 229 and 239 are also great shooters and totally reliable.
But they are made in the 90s.


My Sig experience is with some older 226s and 220s as well. I carried a 226 on duty for a while but opted for something smaller and lighter with the same capacity.

I wish I hadn't sold my 220 though. I like 1911's but the P220 was the .45 ACP I considered carrying when that was the caliber of choice for a particular agency.
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