SIG P226 X-Five: Colors of the Rainbow

SIG P226 X-Five Blue Pearl

SIG P226 X-Five Blue Pearl

The SIG P226 X-Five pistol is a highly tuned handgun featuring superb accuracy, a five inch barrel and a single-action trigger.  Here in the United States, SIG SAUER offers the X-Five in four different models.  Each is a highly-tuned shooter.  However, you have to go to Germany to get the really distinctive P226 X-Five models.

The European shooter can get the X-Five and X-Six (6″ versions of the same gun) in a variety of colors and styles including rich blues, bright reds and deep greens.  Gold plated triggers and fine wood grips can all be had, along with custom engraving.  Here are a few of the “standard” P226 X-Five and X-Six models available from SIG…

SIG P226 X-Five Ruby

SIG P226 X-Five Ruby

SIG P226 X-Five Emerald

SIG P226 X-Five Emerald

SIG P226 X-Five Blue Moon

SIG P226 X-Five Blue Moon

SIG P226 X-Five Silver Dust

SIG P226 X-Five Silver Dust

SIG P226 X-Five Scandic Blue

SIG P226 X-Five Scandic Blue

SIG P226 X-Five Black Nugget

SIG P226 X-Five Black Nugget

SIG P226 X-Five Golden Dragon

SIG P226 X-Five Golden Dragon

SIG SAUER in Germany offers a variety of customizations, and the above photos are just a few examples.  You can get your P226 X-Five in a variety of colors, have different metal bits gold plated and have your name engraved on the slide.

For me, the gold plating is over the top, but I do like some of the custom color and finish combinations.  The Blue Moon, for example, would look very nice on my hip in a Mitch Rosen holster at the next BBQ.

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  • Reese

    Who gave Taurus the keys to the Sig factory?

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  • SD3

    “…you have to go to Germany to get the really distinctive P226 X-Five models.”

    Seriously? Germans are allowed to own handguns?

    • GermanDude

      Believe it or not, but one is allowed to own guns in Germany. Contrary to popular belief, there are quite a few guns in private hands.
      All one has to do is pick up shooting as a hobby, i.e. join a shooting club, wait a period of time and then the shopping may begin. As opposed to the US, all guns over here registered to their owners. Semi-autos need to be approved prior to purchase.

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  • Skyler

    Not my style but I love that people are buying guns in other colors now.

    These remind me, for some reason, of the “Swords” in Leo deCaprio’s Romeo and Juliet.

    http://www.lordalford.com/9grade/romeo/1996pistol.jpg

  • Mr Evilwrench

    Well, speak for yerself, but I might EDC a couple of those.