SIG Sauer P226 X5 Open with optional Swiss Arms Red Dot Sight
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SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Open pistol
NOTE: The owner's manual states that this has BAX Hop-Up, but it does not.
Although this gun appears to have a half-cock safety, the pistol does not function like that and would need to be fully cocked and on safe to be carried at the ready. Carrying this pistol half-cocked with the safety on may cause accidental discharge and is not recommended.
Read more about the SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Open pistol in Dennis Adler's Airgun Experience blog.
An incredibly realistic airgun that's a great all-day plinker but also suitable for maintaining firearm proficiency. The slide moves, the gun feels and handles like the P226 firearm, and it functions smoothly and flawlessly. Of the air pistols that we've tested, the SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Open has proven to be one of the most accurate. Usually, BB guns aren't that accurate...but this one will surprise you!
|Max Velocity||376 fps|
|Front Sight||Blade & Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Trigger Action||Double-Action & Single-Action|
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Things I liked: THE SIGHTS. The rear sight is totally adjustable and that's the main reason I bought this pistol. Also, just like on the real X-five open, there are no white dots on the sights. I appreciate that since I do more bulls eye shooting than action type shooting. THE TRIGGER. In single action the trigger is smooth and light. It's a good trigger to teach a new shooter with. ACCURACY. The accuracy is better than I expected. About 1 inch at 10 yards standing. FUNCTION. It's cool that the ammo is presented at the top of the magazine and the ammo is chambered when the slide cycles just like in a real gun. Disassembly is just like a real gun too.
Things I would have changed: The magazine is a huge pain to load. you can lock the follower down but it doesn't leave a space to load the BBs. You must hold the follower down beyond the locking point with one hand while loading with the other. Then, when you put the magazine into the pistol it doesn't "click" into place. I'm always afraid that its going to fall out. It never has but I wish that there was some tactile or audible signal telling me the magazine is secure. The build quality can be a little chintzy in places. For example, the slide lock lever is sharp and gouges the grip when it's used and the rear sight blade hangs crocked off the back of the sight. While I generally like the sights I do wish there was a little more air between the rear notch and the front post while aiming.
What others should know: I wanted to get my shooting fix without spending $100 a month on ammo so, since BBs are basically free, I thought I'd get a BB gun. I watched lots of videos about different BB guns but most don't shoot straight. It seems that if I buy a gun that shoots 4 inches to the right and 3 inches high and there is no way to correct that it's a defective product! So when I found this gun with its adjustable rear sight I gave a sigh of relief. Metal construction, adjustable sights and it's a SIG. (although I'm sure SIG Sauer had nothing to do with this pistol.) It's loads of fun to shoot and I can shoot for hours without feeling like I'm throwing a handful of change down range with every shot. My teenage son loves shooting it and it really is a great pistol for new shooters to learn with. It can be a little rough around the edges but it's got it where it counts. In the shooting! It's fun and it's accurate enough for me to show off to my kids and accurate enough for the kids to develop good skills.
Things I liked: Excellent feel and weight. Field strips like the real steel. Everything you'd want in a blow back bb pistol. Yeah, it uses a lot of CO2, but you wouldn't buy a Ferrari and complain about gas mileage, right? Pretty accurate after a tweak here and there, can plink cans up to 40yds with a steady hand. With the new price change to this open version, why not? I don't use a red dot, so I never use the rail, but when mounted, it makes a very solid add on sight mount. I've already purchased a 2nd, as I have 2 boys, and they both love this pistol. Buy a 2nd mag and yes, the standard X Five mags work just fine within the extended mag well of the open version, just need to make sure it's fully seated.
Things I would have changed: Safety ONLY works when fully decocked! Pistol will fire with safety on and cocked/chambered. In fact, my son shot an entire mag in SA with safety on. Make the guide rod spring shorter to prevent slide breakage(see below for fix)
What others should know: My first time with this pistol, it blew the nose off the slide within 10 mags. Problem solved with a small mod. If you field strip it down, take the heavy spring off the guide rod and with a dremel, cut 3 coils off the fully compressed side of the spring. When the slide blows back, both springs on the guide rod won't fully compress, creating a "spring stop" on the lower part of the slide that will eventually break it off. Also, while you have the guide rod stripped, take a file to the flash that is still there from the casting process and make sure the rod is smooth and the springs rotate freely and smoothly. Definitely do the electrical tape wrap around the inner barrel, build it up right behind the factory o-ring until the inner barrel slides freely, but doesn't wobble inside the outer barrel. I also removed the compensator and extension and hit the tip with a shot of flat black. Basically a standard X Five with extended mag well and adjustable sights.
Things I liked: Approx 1,000 B.B.s shot without problems. Very accurate, pop cans shredded at 50 to 75 feet with open sights.I Shot indoor competitive for years. This gun feels like the real McCoy.
Things I would have changed: BB a are a little challenging to load into the clip but with a little practice it can be accomplished fairly easily.
What others should know: For the price it is one great piece. The heft, function, feel and accuracy are all 10s. Buy one and enjoy.
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i have this same in airsoft and like .is the bb gun as good as the airsoft the one i have is good fast looks nice with comp.
Does the open combo come with just accessories or with the gun as well?
This is a race/competition pistol as depicted in the photos. It is NOT an accessories package. You would know if you'd bother to read the descriptions.
The descriptions list the FPS at 376 for this gun while the standard X-5 is listed at only 300. Is this version really capable of that velocity?
I highly doubt that the velocity is higher than 300-320 fps like every other kwc replica co2 pistol...it's not unusual for PA or the airgun makers to greatly exaggerate their velocity ratings.
|Max Velocity||376 fps|