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    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?

    TIA

    Mark

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    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.

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    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...

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    Thank you!
    Your credentials sound impeccable.

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