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I shoot a X5 legion in CO (with gray guns trigger). While I like how little recoil it has, and how nicely it returns to zero with the right spring and guide rod combo, I always thought it is too large and unwieldy. It cycles a bit slow, too. I always liked how fast the G19 sized guns can be in transitions, and in cycling (if you are curious, watch CCLASSFORLIFE's videos). I just wish the X5 was a shorter gun. No advantage to added length for CO.

 

So, here is the idea: get an X-carry slide and barrel, and put it on my legion lower. Trim the extra inch or so from the tip of the tungsten grip module. Trim a reduced power 1911 spring to size. Find (or trim) a tungsten guide rod to size. Put it all together.

 

I feel this would this be the best possible CO package.

 

Opinions?

 

 

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Just now, a_whole_lot_of_freedom said:

It definitely can be done with not very much work. Tungsten is insanely hard stuff so unless you are a machinist you probably won't be to trim it.

If you think it will help you with transition speed then by all means go for it.

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The grip is made of tungsten infused polymer, and is softer than  the  bare polymer itself. Like soap, almost

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Just now, a_whole_lot_of_freedom said:

I was referring to the guide rod

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oh...never thought of that! I guess you'd need a machinist or best bet is somebody already is selling one for an x-carry

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My reasons for this gun project: It would still have the nice grip, weight, balance etc. of the X series pistol, but would be shorter and more wieldy. 

 

The alternative is to go to a CZ shadow, but I dont like the DA/SA, so...

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Hello: Why not make an aluminum guide rod and use the stock 320 X5 grip to help with transitions in your Legion X5. Don't forget you would have to still make the power factor with the shorter barrel so you would need a little more powder if you reload. Use 124 grain bullets to get the slide speed up or even try some 115's. Just a couple of ideas you may not have thought of. Thanks, Eric

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If you think this mod will improve your game, you should practice more. The legion doesn’t slow your transitions down or recoil any slower than anything else with the proper spring. 

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I have a pro carry with a dot on it, and a legion thats set up for production division. I will have to throw the carry slide on the other grip and put in on the timer to see what the difference is. It certainly could be done, I'd look and see if a pro carry or x carry is already on the list and get a caliber conversion for one of those. 

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