I'm thinking the P226 might be the better choice as well for a range gun ! Do you think splurging for an X-5 all around version would be worth the extra coin over choosing the P226 Elite Stainless ? I'm really keen on having this pistol for possible competition use and want a very accurate shooter right out of the box ! I heard many claim the P226 ES and P229 ES are both very accurate shooters right out the box and one reviewer claimed he couldn't get the X-5 to shoot much better than his other Sig's in his hands anyway ! Seems like a lot of extra coin to spend for adjustable sights and more ammo capacity !