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Old March 13, 2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Sig sauer p226 x-five as carry gun

Simple question, would you guys carry it?

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Old March 13, 2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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6.098 ft
Could you give me a few more decimal places? I need more in order to determine if you can carry it.
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Old March 13, 2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Very funny. Aren't you a joker?
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Old March 13, 2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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Yup I'm here all week.

Would I carry it? No, but I don't carry fullsize pistols. I carry IWB, not with a shoulder holster like you first mentioned. For me it's easy to carry compact sized pistols.
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Old March 13, 2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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But as a note, anything can be carried with the right amount of dedication. It's a personal choice.
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Old March 13, 2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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I agree.
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Old March 13, 2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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Good lord no ......I won't carry mine..../ I'd need suspenders about 4" wide.../ and I do have a holster for it - for some casual competition...and OWB scabbard style that Kramer leather made up for me ( it'll hold the X-Five or either one of my 226's that have rails on them )

http://thefiringline.com/forums/atta...4&d=1359744729

Handguns - Nov 2009 006.jpg The top gun is the X-Five again ...and then a pair of all stainless 226's one in 9mm and one in .40S&W that I have as well.../ the double stack aspect of these guns - make them harder to carry than a full sized 5" 1911 ( which is what I do carry )...

My X-Five is their L-1 model ...and its in .40S&W ( holds 14 rds )...but it weighs about 55 oz with a full mag in it....

and I know my pictures are not very good ...so here is one out of the Sig catalog online...of the X-Five L-1 model

http://sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDe...26-x-five.aspx
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Old March 13, 2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Simple question, would you guys carry it (Sig X-Five)?
Not unless I absolutely had to. My X-Five is big and heavy and I'd have to figure out how exactly I could carry it concealed, which wouldn't be easy.

Also, its single action only, and I don't like SA for carry guns.
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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better then inside the waistband.
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:47 PM   #10
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I carry full sized pistols IWB all the time. The bulk and weight don't bother me much so long as I have a good holster and belt. We're all different, though.
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Old March 14, 2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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Its too big for me . Except for in the winter when i am wearing a coat.

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Old March 14, 2013, 06:53 AM   #12
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Looks like the OP has been simplified as far as the question goes but I can't imagine ever carrying my P226 concealed. Way to wide. Have to wait until open carry passes for that one to go to Walmart with me.
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Old March 14, 2013, 09:54 AM   #13
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I don't carry any guns concealed, I carry them openly . I think that everyone around me needs to know that I have a gun, and I am not the one to mess around.
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Old March 14, 2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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If I could open carry, I would love to carry my X-Five. It's a beautiful weapon! However, I don't think I would carry it every day for fear that my right leg would become overly developed. I'd just carry it on special occasions.
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Old March 14, 2013, 12:41 PM   #15
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I don't carry any guns concealed, I carry them openly . I think that everyone around me needs to know that I have a gun, and I am not the one to mess around.
Of all the reasons to carry a gun that has got to be the worst.
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Old March 14, 2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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Enjoy my X-5, but not for carry.

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Old March 14, 2013, 03:17 PM   #17
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A 5'' double stack? Ahh, no.
The only thing I would carry in 5'' is a 1911. Plus that thing is way too expensive to carry, IMHO.
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Old March 14, 2013, 03:46 PM   #18
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It is not too expensive.
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:40 PM   #19
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It is not too expensive.
That depends on your definition of expensive.
I have a family and bills to pay. Yeah, for me, it's expensive on my salary. I carry an ex LE handgun. Came with custom holster wear and everything, and no break in period.

I just don't see the practicality of it. Unless your just looking to open carry a fancy handgun. [which seems to be the op's intent IMO.]

If you can afford one, more power to ya. Carry to your hearts content.
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Old March 15, 2013, 08:22 AM   #20
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Those that can afford an X-Five should be able to afford a carry gun.

I would not carry it.
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:49 AM   #21
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I can afford it because I have a good job, and no family. I am not going to make family, because of my interest in cars and firearms.

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Old March 15, 2013, 10:03 AM   #22
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Sig sauer p226 x-five as carry gun

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I can afford it because I have a good job, and no family. I am not going to. Make family, because of my interest in cars and firearms.
Why not buy yourself a nice carry gun?
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Old March 15, 2013, 11:06 AM   #23
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Because, bac1093
1. I have a Sig p226 x-five
2. I carry guns openly, and don't need a carry gun.
3. I don't like carry guns
4. There is no gun that looks better than sig p226 x-five with titanium nitride finish and ivory grips
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Old March 15, 2013, 11:16 AM   #24
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Oh come on now man....everyone knows the Sig X-Five L-1 model is better looking than that...

and everyone in Montana ....should carry a Freedom Arms, large frame, 5 shot single action revolver in .454 Casull...( just in case )...!

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Old March 15, 2013, 11:19 AM   #25
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BigJimP,
The pistol I am talking about is a Sig Sauer p226 L-1. And by the way sometimes I do carry Smith & Wesson 500. People in Montana aren't savages. They are very friendly here. Even to a immigrant as me.
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