Death or rebirth of the 226 X line.
As someone who is somewhat new to collecting guns (6 months) I have managed to collect a few nicer guns a couple of Wilson's and a few Sigs. Last month I picked up a 226 X5 lightweight and this gun is by far the best shooting most accurate I have. I liked this gun so much I decided I must have a 226 X6 however outside of a couple of the blue version they are not available anywhere. Speaking with Sig CS I have been told that they are no longer being made in Germany, and they will be moving production to the states. It will be about a year or so before any will be available.
My 229 and 238 are nice guns but nothing compared to the 226 X5. I was wondering if anybody thinks this will affect the quality of the 226 X line? The reason I ask is although I never bought a used gun I was thinking that maybe I should get a used X6 that was made in Germany instead of waiting for a new one that may or may not be as good or better.
What does everyone think?
Are you "collecting" or "amassing"?
Anyway, the most important question that I can ask is: "Do you practice shooting skills with them, or do you just buy and own them?"
What do I think? I think that I want to know about your skill level.
Please tell all.
I guess it would depend on what gun you are talking about. I don't shoot my Glock or XD's much anymore, however the others the Sig's DW and Wilsons I try to get to the range at least once a week. I try and its hard with my job so in essence I would guess I shoot about 5 to 6 hundred rounds per week. That's why I invested in a Dillon 650.
As for the skill level that also depends on the gun. The range we have around here is limited to 55' and with the Sig X5 I have no problems keeping a pattern within a 1" radius The Wilsons about 2" to 2.5" range. From there with the other guns its a crap shoot, especially when it comes to the P238 .380 The one gun that surprised me was the 229 Elite 40 cal at 30' its spot on...
Your credentials sound impeccable.
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