SIG Talk banner

1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Picked her up Yesterday, broke her in today. I'll try to not duplicate too much of what has already been said. I cleaned the factory goo out and put my normal match slathering of EGW grease on the barrel, slide rails and FCU contact parts. I took my P320F 9mm along for comparison. It has SIG X-ray sights, GG Fat Guide Rod/spring and a GG Pelt curved trigger w/ stock spring so the pull weights are close to the same in the 5-12/5-14 range

300+ rounds and no malfunctions shooting 115gr Federal Champion Maroon box, 115gr Remington UMC, 147gr Lawman, 115gr Critical Defense, 135gr +P Critical Duty and 124gr +P Gold Dot. After first doing a 10 round function check/sight in/familiarization with each mag, they all took 21 easily, fed by a MagLula. There were no issues with any ammo. POI at 10 yards was the same for all ammo types. A mag mixed with various ammo types produced a group very similar to the other single ammo groups. Recoil between the various ammo types was similar enough that I did not feel it worthy to record differences. The mixed mag string was actually quite easy to shoot on pace not knowing what round was going off.

The ergonomics of the X5 are really good. The shape, trigger undercut, beavertail all fit my large hands good enough. I could use a little larger grip if available but this works. The stippling could be more aggressive as my hands started sweating as it got hot and there was a little slipping in rapid fire drills.

The magwell is great. It was a pinky rest for my big hands and I could do the no look mag changes....lol! By the end of the session it was a little loose so make sure they are tight.

The balance of the X5 is incredible. It makes it feel lighter than it is. I kept thinking my P320F was heavier when shooting the two because it is nose heavy in comparison. But I was also having a hard time feeling that the X5 was handling the muzzle flip better. When shooting rapid double taps I was seeing the sights on target on the P320F better for the second shot. But on paper, the X5 was producing the better groups/more consistency. I do think an aftermarket Guide Rod would help make it shoot even better as Alma said in his post. And for me I think the front sight on the X5 needs to be wider, it is very narrow. That may have contributed to the second shot issue.

The slide improvements are nice. I feel it does cycle faster and I need to learn to use it as I probably didn't have the speed mastered even on the P320F. One side effect of the slide cuts up top I had not noticed on my pistols before is after a few strings of fire, I was seeing heat mirage coming up off the barrel blurring the front sight in slow fire.

Well this was longer than expected but hope it is good info. The P320 X5 shoots fantastic. It has many improvement of which only a few don't suit me great and I either need to learn to adapt to them or swap them out, such as wider front sight blade. I might also swap in a Red fiber optic tube as green comes in it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Picked her up Yesterday, broke her in today. I'll try to not duplicate too much of what has already been said. I cleaned the factory goo out and put my normal match slathering of EGW grease on the barrel, slide rails and FCU contact parts. I took my P320F 9mm along for comparison. It has SIG X-ray sights, GG Fat Guide Rod/spring and a GG Pelt curved trigger w/ stock spring so the pull weights are close to the same in the 5-12/5-14 range

300+ rounds and no malfunctions shooting 115gr Federal Champion Maroon box, 115gr Remington UMC, 147gr Lawman, 115gr Critical Defense, 135gr +P Critical Duty and 124gr +P Gold Dot. After first doing a 10 round function check/sight in/familiarization with each mag, they all took 21 easily, fed by a MagLula. There were no issues with any ammo. POI at 10 yards was the same for all ammo types. A mag mixed with various ammo types produced a group very similar to the other single ammo groups. Recoil between the various ammo types was similar enough that I did not feel it worthy to record differences. The mixed mag string was actually quite easy to shoot on pace not knowing what round was going off.

The ergonomics of the X5 are really good. The shape, trigger undercut, beavertail all fit my large hands good enough. I could use a little larger grip if available but this works. The stippling could be more aggressive as my hands started sweating as it got hot and there was a little slipping in rapid fire drills.

The magwell is great. It was a pinky rest for my big hands and I could do the no look mag changes....lol! By the end of the session it was a little loose so make sure they are tight.

The balance of the X5 is incredible. It makes it feel lighter than it is. I kept thinking my P320F was heavier when shooting the two because it is nose heavy in comparison. But I was also having a hard time feeling that the X5 was handling the muzzle flip better. When shooting rapid double taps I was seeing the sights on target on the P320F better for the second shot. But on paper, the X5 was producing the better groups/more consistency. I do think an aftermarket Guide Rod would help make it shoot even better as Alma said in his post. And for me I think the front sight on the X5 needs to be wider, it is very narrow. That may have contributed to the second shot issue.

The slide improvements are nice. I feel it does cycle faster and I need to learn to use it as I probably didn't have the speed mastered even on the P320F. One side effect of the slide cuts up top I had not noticed on my pistols before is after a few strings of fire, I was seeing heat mirage coming up off the barrel blurring the front sight in slow fire.

Well this was longer than expected but hope it is good info. The P320 X5 shoots fantastic. It has many improvement of which only a few don't suit me great and I either need to learn to adapt to them or swap them out, such as wider front sight blade.

How wide is the front sight, .125, or .100?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,552 Posts
Thank you. Nice write up. But oh dear--didn't foresee another 320 in my future.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,192 Posts
Nice write up. Thanks for sharing your impressions. I sure wish you'd have tossed in a few negatives. Now I need another 320.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
One negative is ammo consumption goes to a whole new level when you are feeding it with multiple 21 round mags! It doesn't take long to make the range bay look like a subgun vomited all over! :eek:

Especially with a pair of these practicing side by side. My best friend got his also and was tearing it up with me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
765 Posts
Great post. Thanks for the time and details. It sounds like this is going to be a winner for Sig if they keep up with demand.

I am excited about the X-series, but hope to get my hands on an X-Carry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay OTD for the X5?
I finally got to use my military discount from SIG for 25% off MSRP shipped directly to my local FFL. So it was about $770 after transfer
fee. I did just a little better than the SIG Academy Student Price. It looks like they had them in the SIG Academy Pro Shop for $804 if you
were a student and for $904.50 if you were not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
I finally got to use my military discount from SIG for 25% off MSRP shipped directly to my local FFL. So it was about $770 after transfer
fee. I did just a little better than the SIG Academy Student Price. It looks like they had them in the SIG Academy Pro Shop for $804 if you
were a student and for $904.50 if you were not.

If I may ask, which dealer did you order from to get the discount, I am a former Marine, and retired L/E. My local L/E dealer is a rather large dealer, and they are not able to get one at this time for L/E sales, they do have some coming, but they are for commercial sales.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Thanks for the write up, the X-5 is in consideration, I enjoy shooting my P320c with an Apex trigger. It fits and feels great, have had it since they first came out and try and shoot
at least once a week.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
How bout the trigger as compared to a stock p320?
Thank you for the write up btw.
My full size has not been stock for a while now...so no direct comparison right now. But the X5 was very similar in pull weight and function to my P320F with the GG Pelt/Stock spring combo. And when I did that upgrade it was a huge improvement over stock so logic would say the X5 trigger is much better than a stock P320 trigger.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
If I may ask, which dealer did you order from to get the discount, I am a former Marine, and retired L/E. My local L/E dealer is a rather large dealer, and they are not able to get one at this time for L/E sales, they do have some coming, but they are for commercial sales.
The Pro Shop, PM sent.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top