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I just came across this - P226 X-5 Tactical ! :eek:

This is a tactical version of the Sig X-5. SA cocked and locked carry all the way! Uses 226 mags.

I may have to sell something(s). :tongue:
 

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I saw the promo info on these before they hit the shores (Sig dealer :) ), but for me it ruins one of the reasons I like my Sigs - no safety.

I just won't carry a single action gun that requires a safety for operation. If I need that, I'd rather have a USP or something equivalent that gets me the option of DA or locked.
 

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Couldn't have said it better myself

rfurtkamp said:
I saw the promo info on these before they hit the shores (Sig dealer :) ), but for me it ruins one of the reasons I like my Sigs - no safety.

I just won't carry a single action gun that requires a safety for operation. If I need that, I'd rather have a USP or something equivalent that gets me the option of DA or locked.
Agree 100%
 

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Actually I think I prefer the H&K concept of their LEM trigger system.
 

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MUST RESIST.....aahhhh.....WEAKENING.....MUST NOT LOOK AT IT ANYMORE......TOO LATE!!!......MUST BUY!
 

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Ron - tempting it is for sure but - I don't think I'd go for it myself. I am somewhat in the same camp as Ex and Robert.

If you do have to have tho - you'd better sell your soul cos being close to me in age - I doubt your body will raise the required sum! Well mine wouldn't LOL! :biggrin:

Now - if that was gifted to me well - might be <cough> acceptable :wink:
 

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Just pass it around to us all with a couple hundred rounds each so we can give you our honest opinion.
 

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I guess the attraction of the X-5 226 is the same as the 1911 - SA trigger. I think it has a longer barrel than the 226, but not sure.

So why are you guys are concerned about the SA/safety?
 

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Now thats a Sig i possibly could beintersted in if it has a Ambi safety since i wouldnt have to worry about there non Lefty Friendly decocker etc


But it probley Dont have a Ambi safety so i dont have to worry about it and even being a Single Action its trigger probley still wont be like a 1911
 

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Now thats a Sig i possibly could beintersted in if it has a Ambi safety since i wouldnt have to worry about there non Lefty Friendly decocker etc


But it probley Dont have a Ambi safety so i dont have to worry about it and even being a Single Action its trigger probley still wont be like a 1911
It does have the ambi! Not sure about the trig characteristics.
 

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Well with a Ambi im might be sort of kinda maybe intersted .. What all calibers does it come in .. Ive sworn off sigs becuse i dotn tlike there control set up on the STD guns so im not up on them
 

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I'm havin' trouble getting info on it. Like caliber, length, weight, etc.
 

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So why are you guys are concerned about the SA/safety?
I've watched enough people in competition under stress fail to sweep off the safety. For me, it's something I don't want to have fail to work as advertised, and for most of the failures I've seen, it isn't lack of training or time or anything other than dumb luck.

I want the gun to go boom now.

The Sig is a classically DA/SA platform. People bitch about DA 1911s - this is a similar level of sacriledge.

For those of us who like the decocker and the existing design, it's like adding a lead weight for no apparent reason.
 

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That's interesting. I've used and seen 1911s used in training and in the higher stress situations and have seen more DA/SAs inadvertently left cocked and holstered by far than missed safety swipes on SA guns.

Seems like 1911s are becoming more accepted, starting with the FBI, LAPD SWAT, Spec Ops, Marines, etc. and now even some rank and file LEOs like the Tacoma Washington PD.
 

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As long as the weapon is in a safe holster, the hammer back isn't the end of the world. It's less safe, yes, but not any different than the folks who forget to put the safety back on the 1911 in the same situation.

The 1911 in some cases is acceptable for FBI, but only for the HRT folks last I checked. Most departments still won't let people anywhere near single action guns.
 
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