Podcast 197 Sig 320 RX and X-Five Review

By on July 31, 2017

Click to download from iTunes

Click Here Get Notes by Email
Today:  I review the Sig 320 RX and Sig 320 X-Five new guns.  Spoiler alert: I liked them.

I start with a quick history of the guns.  Then jump into my first thoughts on the original 320 when it came out.

Then I talk about the 320 RX in great detail.  This was a spectacular gun and if you are thinking about getting one, listen to the podcast to confirm you decision to buy one.

Last I discuss the 320 X-Five.  I didn’t get to shoot this one as much as the RX, but had a good feel for it.  It feels like a gun should.  The balance and recoil is right and it points like a 1911. What more could you want?

In the end, I’m always looking for a better mouse trap, and the Sigs may need to replace my current carry Smith & Wesson M&P guns.  I’m not sure yet.


  • Upcoming Courses
  • Got Ammo? Need it? Go to Lucky Gunner.  When I need ammo, it’s where I go.  Check it out.  Great prices and a really easy site to use.
  • ShootersClubMembers.com
    • Get Better for only a couple bucks a month
    • Over 60 pieces of content to train you to be better.
    • Free Video on the front page
    • Discounts to courses and holsters
    • Newest Interview gives you all the information you need to know about Pelvic Shots: Do they work? Should you use them?
    • Sign Up Here!



A little Background

  • From the P250
  • Introduced at SHOT 2014
  • Wasn’t exciting
  • Looked like a revamped P250
  • Done before by Kel-Tec and Styer
  • The HK VP series outshined it at the time
  • Sold some quietly, but not much
  • Won the military contract, Now everyone wants one
  • Sig had the X-Five and RX model coming out before the military contract was awarded
  • It hit perfect for them and now the gun is really hot

Like the 250

  • Super Accurate
  • Nice DOA trigger
  • Pointed like a gun should
  • Modularity was cool but didn’t care that much
  • Almost bought one more then once and should have

Original 320

  • Shot some and liked them more then the VP series of guns
  • Didn’t get popular so there wasn’t a lot of holsters out there for them
  • After announcement Sig went full in on them
  • Same accuracy as the 250
  • Everyone complains about the high bore access and recoil management
  • I feel the difference shooting one but not a real problem
  • Like
    • Trigger
    • Finish and fit
    • Feel in the hand
    • Sights
    • Pointability
  • Not So much
    • Popularity
    • High bore access means it needs to be shot a little different

P320 RX

  • Has the Romeo 1 reflex sight on it installed at the factory
  • About the Romeo 1
    • Loved it
    • Bright indoors
    • Aligned perfectly no searching for it
    • Auto on and off with movement
    • Top Loading Battery
    • Weight is down to 0.8 oz (RMR is 1.2 oz)
    • Different batter then others
    • Big Buttons can sometimes be activated when you don’t want them to be
  • Accuracy: I outshot my carry gun by 3 points with it on a DOT Torture test
  • Had one weird feeling trigger malfunction, but I think it was me

P320 X-Five

  • Every thing done to it
  • Weight in the grip for balance
  • 5 inch barrel
  • cut slide
  • flared mag well
  • Just nice

Flat Triggers

  • Initially liked one with an Apex trigger in it
  • These two had flat triggers from Sig and I had problems figuring them out



Thanks for listening, don’t forget to check out the Shooter’s Club, and if you need ammo check out Lucky Gunner.

Stay Safe,




Upcoming Courses!

Feb 18-19, 2017 BCC Enhanced in Houston, TX

April 29-30, 2017 BCC Enhanced in Dallas, TX

Shooter’s Culb Memberships

Click Here to Subscribe!


  1. Rick
    August 3, 2017

    Leave a Reply

    You probably already saw this but thought it was interesting given the timing with your review.


    • Ben Branam
      August 6, 2017

      Leave a Reply

      Yes I saw that. Sig actually responded to that. Turns out it was some on name web site that reported that was a problem and then an Lt at The PD took it as golden.

      Sig said there was no problem and the PD is continuing to allow them for carry. But I didn’t like that Sig said don’t test this. Thought it should dare people to go for it the gun was unbreakable. I do see the safety consern and wonder it that is all they where thinking. Can you image some unsafe person trying to prove whether or not a gun is drop safe?

Leave a Reply


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>