Sig Sauer has come out with some pretty unique pistol designs through the years, but almost all of them have used a hammer. However, the company suddenly released a striker-fire pistol back in 2014 called the Sig Sauer P320.
The P320 didn’t just blend in with similar handguns, it stands out even today for it’s versatility, performance, and it’s modularity.
The modularity is what many people love about the Sig Sauer P320. It can change calibers and configurations like no other gun on the market can. You could take the original compact 9mm P320 and have it turned into a competition sized .45 ACP in a surprisingly short amount of time.
It’s thanks to that kind of adaptability that the gun has even been recognized by the military as being an outstanding gun, and has won the military’s XM17 Modular Handgun System.
But the P320 X5 isn’t just a good looking gun with a unique gimmick…it’s performance in the field is also very good, even under hard use such as rapid firing.
Richard Mann put the P320 X5 to the test and shares his thoughts on the pistol in this short video.
In the video, Richard shoots his P320 X5 at targets that are between 5 and 10 yards away. He also fires a total of 84 rounds in about 35 seconds, dropping his magazines on the ground and pulling new ones from his pocket to help achieve this speed. It also helps that the P320 X5 holds 20 rounds in its magazine, so he can fire 20 shots before having to reload.
But the really amazing thing about this video isn’t that he’s shooting so fast…it’s that he’s shooting so fast and he’s still being extremely accurate with his shots.
Out of the 84 shots that he fired, almost all of them were in the center mark of his targets. Only a few shots fell outside of the center mark, and even then they were only out by a little bit.
There’s no doubt that the shooter’s skill with a gun played a large part in the accuracy of those shots, but the Sig Sauer P320 X5 certainly helped out as well.
Even the P320 X5’s tight shooting group won’t help much if your accuracy isn’t up to par, but if you’re already a decent shot then checking out the P320 X5 could help improve your accuracy by a little bit.
The trade of for this weapon quality is that the P320 X5 is pretty expensive. A new one will cost you around $1,000 and a used one will knock a hundred dollars or so off that price.