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I have a Colt PYTHON and was thinking of trading it on or selling it to get a X5 tactical,what do you owners think of the X5 ? thanks john at [email protected] :D
IMHO. The xfive is sig's attempt to get BIG. Here are my reasons you should keep the colt....
1) Why would you want a 5" barrel for 9mm? If you do, get an M9 at 1/3rd the price.
2) Have you had any issues with the Colt? If it's reliable and you have .357 stockpiled, then you're set!
3) The Xfive looks like a crossbreeding of the baby eagle .40 and a Beretta 92. Blah!
4) If you want an accurate Sig pistol, then look at some of their much lower priced frames.
5) The Python is intimidating :twisted: , the Xfive looks like gangsta bling! :|
6) The price of the Xfive can buy you two used 556!!!
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22eley, your money your choice But, if you have one of the GOOD pythons I wouldn't sell it to buy anything. If you want an x5 buy it, sell something else to fund it but not the python. I have a few pythons and they are the ones I won't sell as they are harder to replace than anything new. However if you do want to sell her let me know as I need a gift for my brother and it might just fit the bill.
 

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Good evening, 22eley.

22eley said:
I have a Colt PYTHON and was thinking of trading it on or selling it to get a X5 tactical,what do you owners think of the X5 ? thanks john at [email protected] :D
In my opinion, the Sig Sauer X5 and X6 series pistols are overpriced. I'm not familiar with the Colt PYTHON, but if you're happy with the Colt my suggestion is to think long and hard about whether it's worth trading in the Colt so you can purchase an X5.

I'll admit, some of the X5's are breathtakingly beautiful. Here's one I wouldn't mind having:



Oh well, a girl can dream...
 

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22eley said:
I have a Colt PYTHON and was thinking of trading it on or selling it to get a X5 tactical,what do you owners think of the X5 ? thanks john at [email protected] :D
...the COLT PYTHON is argueably the best revolver ever produced...the X5 is just one of the many hyped up and overpriced pistols out there...if you want an authentic SIG in that price range...get yourself a P210...don't pay over "twice" what someting is worth because of "clever marketing tactics"...

...my pennies worth...
 

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Python vs X5

I agree with Ullie 100%. I also have an early Python. Although I rarely shoot it any more In my opinion it's the finest revolver ever made. I would never sell it or trade it. I would follow Ulllie's advice and get a SIG P 210. I did and it's a wonderful pistol great ergonomics and extremly accurate. :p
 

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My thoughts have changed the x5 is hand fitted by ONE gunsmith(much like the pythons used to by) at the factory in Germany, the frame is stainless its made in germany and its sigs attempt at making a gun as accurate as the P210 arguably as close or better. I have one of the prototype 5's (diferent name) and won't change it for love nor money, mind you they may have spent more time on it than on the commercial x5 as so few were made. I don't believe the x-5 is an Exiter gun its a true Sig from my understanding.
 

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ullie said:
22eley said:
I have a Colt PYTHON and was thinking of trading it on or selling it to get a X5 tactical,what do you owners think of the X5 ? thanks john at [email protected] :D
...the COLT PYTHON is argueably the best revolver ever produced...the X5 is just one of the many hyped up and overpriced pistols out there...if you want an authentic SIG in that price range...get yourself a P210...don't pay over "twice" what someting is worth because of "clever marketing tactics"...

...my pennies worth...
Listen to Ullie and you wont go wrong. I agree 100% with what he has to say about the Python. I have a mint 1979 Python that I haven't shot in 25 years but would never sell or trade it. IMHO it's the revolver equivilent of the P210.
 

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Ullie does have a point, P210's cost more to produce than they sold for. That't not to say that Sig is not making good guns again. I have a Sport Stock I wouldn't get rid of.
 

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I've never fired a P210, but the X-5 is hands down the most accurate pistol I've ever fired. I can shoot 2 1/4" groups on a good day from 25 yards, and I've only put around 400 rounds through her at this point. It's also a pistol that is currently in production, which the P210 is not.

The adjustable trigger on the X-5 L1 is (in my opinion) well worth the money. I'd recommend getting the .40 S&W, and then have a Bar-Sto match grade conversion barrel fitted if you want to drop down to 9mm.

Besides the price tag, the negatives for the X-5 are the weight, the lack of holsters and grips, and a lack of spare parts (although the X-5 uses many of the same parts for the P220 and P226).
 

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:D Pythons are very fine revolvers smooth and with a good trigger out of the box, a nice gun to have they have become a semi collectors item and thats nice.
If I were going to be shooting the gun a lot I would prefer the X5 but thats your choice please don't be too much persuaded by what myself and others say Its your decision and your finances and you are going to have to live with it. :D
 

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keep. the python, and start looking for a sig sport stock without the barrel weight. It shoud shoot under an inch at 25 meters. many less than the x-5 were made and it will grow in value. Had mind out to the range today and my range partner shot it for the first time. shot 1 1/2 groups off hand at 25 meters. Really its an absolute gem, its a 9mm and sleeps beside the python in the safe. To be honest not totally sure you can get it in the U.S. as its a 100% German gun again hand fitted and tuned by one gunsmith at Sig. An absolute delight to shoot.
 
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