At a recent media event hosted by High Speed Gear and SIG SAUER, I had the chance to spend some quality time with the new SIG P320 X-Five SIG’s new five-inch competition gun featuring the improved X-Five trigger. I didn’t have enough time with the pistol do give it a full review so this mini review will have to do until we can get one in our hand for a full going over.
The X5 is the flagship competition-ready version of the Sig P320 and has some features the standard model lacks.
SIG puts the fun back in funnel with their detachable flared magwell.
The hard-to-pronounce lightening cuts lightly lighten the LEGO-like long slide. OK, maybe LEGO-like is a stretch but the modularity of the P320 is a bit like LEGOs for adults. The X-Five’s small parts no doubt hurt when you step on them, just like LEGO.
The P320 X5 is extremely comfortable and easy to shoot accurately. It’s five-inch bull barrel and Dawson Precision fiber optic front and fully-adjustable rear sights set the shooter up for success. The rear sight is mounted on a plate than can be replaced with a micro red dot sight, such as the SIG ROMEO1.
I’m not a fan of micro red dots on pistols, especially one that requires the removal of the rear sight. SIG apparently thought of that as well and includes a back-up rear sight in the SIG ROMEO1.
The competition-ready SIG P320 X-Five has an MSRP of $1005. Stay tuned for our full review in the not-too-distant future.