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  1. Doublehelix

    Consumer interest in a steel P320 X-Five grip module?

    I was thinking the same thing, with the new Walther release pending.
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    Protective Cover for Romeo 1 + Shroud

    One of the downsides for me after adding the shroud to my Romeo 1 was that the protective cover that SIG supplies no longer fits. Someone posted a link to a supplier that makes a more supple "rubbery" type of cover for the Romeo 1 on Amazon. I contacted the seller and asked if the cover would fit when using the shroud. They replied "NO", so I let it lie for a while. But something in the back of mind got me to thinking that if it is as flexible and rubbery as I think it it, it might just work. Long story short, it DOES FIT, but it is not a perfect fit. It actually works pretty well however and does provide some protection for the Romeo 1 when it is in the safe and for transporting to the range in my bag. I might get my Xacto knife out and trim one little corner over by the UP/DOWN buttons, but other than that, I was able to get it over the Romeo 1/shroud setup very easily. The company is called "Dream Plastics" and they hey sell a 2-pack of the covers for $10 + shipping on Amazon. Remember, this is not a perfect fit, so YMMV, but it is the only solution I know of that works. Dream Plastics Romeo 1 Cover - Amazon
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    Which Romeo1 for X5?

    I notice that my 6 MOA Romeo1 jumps from being "too dim" to "too bright" in one click as well. I am not sure where I am in the sequence, but it is a pretty drastic jump in brightness. I can shoot OK indoors at the dim setting, but I would prefer it a bit brighter, just not as bright as the next step up, which is blinding!
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    P320 X5 Thread

    Very cool! Congratulations proud daddy! That is a really awesome first centerfire pistol. I am sure he is thrilled. Way to go getting him excited and into shooting at an early age. We really need that next generation of Pro 2A shooters. He is a great shot too!!!
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    Which Romeo1 for X5?

    Just received my Romeo1 shroud! I was beginning to think they were made from Unobtanium. It is been on backorder from Optics Planets forever...
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    P320 X5 Thread

    Update on my X-5. I have about 650 rounds down the pipe now, and the groups are starting to tighten up a bit. I added the GG comp trigger kit and the heavy recoil rod (still using the standard 15 lb spring, but plan to start testing lighter springs soon). Yesterday at 7 yards I got a single, ragged hole. Not much of a victory, but better than when I first got it, and at this point I will take it. At 10 yards, I got OK results, maybe a 3" spread. Not great, but getting better than on previous attempts. At 20 yards, things opened up a bit as expected (shooting offhand). Certainly not where I want it to be. So the trend is in a positive direction which is good, but overall, I still can't shoot this gun as well as all my others. I am going to keep at it and hope the trend continues in the right direction. Fingers crossed...
  7. Doublehelix

    GoGun P320 Thumb Rest Takedown Lever

    I bought one, and am not that impressed with it. I am used to the larger thumb rests from my LTD guns, and this one is just not my cup of tea. Plus, if I shoot CO with it, it is not an approved accessory. When I was cleaning my X5 yesterday, I took it off and put the stock takedown lever back on. I am probably going to put it up for sale.
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    P320 X5 Thread

    Just a guess (obviously)... but they seem to come back into stock every 2 weeks or so for a few days, and then they go out of stock again. Get on the waiting list and jump when they are available. That is what I did, and by the end of that day, they were out of stock again.
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    P320 X5 Thread

    As long as it fits the 140 mm gauge, you are fine. I just installed the same kit, and I thought the sears looked very similar as well. I figured the Grayguns version has some "special sauce" to it that not discernable to the naked eye. I agree that the GG trigger kit feels very different from the stock trigger however. I love it.
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    Sport Pistol for .40 S&W Major PF

    Unfortunately, no. I keep meaning to, but I am so busy shooting and have barely enough loading time to keep up with the capacity. Now that the winter months are here, I hope to get to it soon.
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    P320 X5 Coming out with New Sights ?

    Just curious... Which dot did you get with the DPP? The smaller 2.5 MOA dot, or the larger 7.5 MOA triangle? I have heard some that love the triangle reticle and others that hate it.
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    P320 X5 Coming out with New Sights ?

    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but what didn't you like about the Romeo1? I just ordered one, but haven't installed it yet (I am waiting for the metal shroud to arrive).
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    Production P320 X5 complete

    Actually, it is my HK VP9 and my SIG P938. Neither gun would reliably eat the 1.125" cartridges. 1.06" might be a little on the short side, but it was recommended by another loader, I tried it and it worked. I have not been shooting 9mm for competition, so did not really care that much. Now that I am considering a move to CO, I will be revisiting my 9mm loads, I can guarantee it.
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    SIG 365

    I shot a buddy's, and totally loved it as well. Way more accurate than I expected, and fairly soft-shooting considering its size. I already have a P938 that I have been carrying every day for the last 3 years, or I would have already bought one. I am still probably going to pick one up with the 12-round mag. The 12+1 capacity equals what I carry every day with an extra mag in my pocket for the P938 (7-round mag in the gun, 6-round mag in my pocket).
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    Production P320 X5 complete

    To chime in on the accuracy issue... My new X5 was not as accurate as I expected either. It was pretty disappointing actually. Side-by-side with my HK VP9 was no comparison, the HK kicked the X5's butt. I am still working on finding the right load, and since the gun is brand new, I am sure it needs some time to break in. My second range trip was better, but nowhere what I would have expected from all the reading I have been doing. My current load are the 124 gr. RMR JHP bullets over 4.1 TG at 1.06". I have been loading them shorter so they cycle in all of my guns. They are chrony'ing up to 138 PF or so, so I might either lengthen the COAL a bit or reduce the charge to get closer to 133 PF. I used to load at 1.125" for my SIG P226, but the HK and my P938 did not like them that long.