Good afternoon y’all. I’ve been thinking about adding to my carry lineup. Use would be mostly carry and range practice, and for the most part I prefer barrels 4"+, but am open to suggestions. I’ve been thinking I’d spend a little extra and get something out of my norm. So far I’m stuck on SIG P320 X5 legion, P226 legion, Wilson Combat wcp320. There’s also a possibility of a C2, but that’s an extra thousand-ish. Anyone have experience with any of these? Also open to other suggestions as well. Thanks in advance for y’all’s input
Those all seem like very nice choices. I don’t have any experience with them. But personally I would avoid the P226 since I am not a big fan of the DA/SA format even though I own an Sig P220 and it is an otherwise excellent firearm. This is especially the case for me since my other carry pistols are striker fired or behave like they are striker fired. I find it hard going back and forth between a pistol with two completely different trigger pulls and pistols with a single consistent trigger pull.
Da/SA is the only type I don’t currently own. I can see how the transition between pistols could be difficult. Didn’t really think about that! I appreciate it
It is kinda nice having the DA/SA to compare the differences and show others. I personally wouldn’t put one into my rotation just because that trigger pull behaves so differently. Though I’m sure with enough practice you could learn to go back and forth. But think it would be a lot easier to switch between a striker and SA trigger if your gonna mix and match. Though a nice SA pistol is the one thing my collection is missing so I can’t say for sure.
Myself I grew up on 1911s. I carry a striker fired hellcat now most of the time. Even so it is instinct for me to thumb down the safety during the press. Not a hard transition if you started with single action. The other way maybe more difficult.
I too prefer 4" barrels, currently carrying an M&P Sheild plus Performance Center. It’s my favorite. I recently purchased a Shadow Systems MR 920 elite with a 4.5’ It is ok, but still prefer the shield.
How’s your trigger on the shadow systems? I pulled one out of the case at the shop the other day, and it wasn’t good. I put it back and went back to work. I’m curious now if it was just that particular one.
Mine feels pretty good, I have had no issues with it. It has a bit heavier pull than the shield. I got it for home defense, as I plan to put a suppressor on it. I have read where some people don’t like the trigger, but I can’t remember if it was a specific model.
It’s probably just me lol I feel like I don’t nitpick, but I have been told the contrary. I’ll probably try one out again this weekend. They are attractive pieces! I wouldn’t mind having one at some point
I’ll agree with the difference between the DA/SA transition, it’s just a different feel. I’ve got use to the striker fired guns, so I’m a bit partial. Have you tried the HK P30 line or any Caniks? Just a thought.
I shot a Rival S and elite combat that we have, but that’s the extent of my canik experience. I haven’t shot the p30 though.
I like IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) Masada. Since Levi is short for the priestly class Levite of the children of Israel I think it would be a perfect fit.
Mixed thought on da/sa. Not a fan of da trigger pull, but it’s a good safety feature. At the range, I simply rack my M9 hot, and it’s straight to sa.
I trained on the 92 extensively and I ended up liking the da/sa pistol but my edc is a Kimber Raptor 4" and love it
I really enjoy my 92. First two shots I took with it were one elongated hole on the x at 20 yards. Worst sights of my 11 pistols, but my most accurate. Go figure lol
TRAINING!!! NAVY SEALS rocked P226s for decades with no issues transitioning from DA to SA. I’ve never had a problem with it either. BUT, while an outstanding gun that I LOVE it’s a dated design.
The bore axis on the P series of SIG guns is HIGH by today standards, and combined with the mass of the substantial steel slide vs light frame it accentuates muzzle rise so between shots recovery is nano seconds slower for most folks. The Legion series machined the frame for a higher hand position so it alleviates this but it also added an angle to the trigger finger that some folks don’t really take to. I find the P320 much more shooter friendly and many of my experienced friends agree.
I shot the WC and THAT gun is on my personal list of upcoming acquisitions. I couldn’t miss with it if I tried to do it on purpose. Wilson Combat understands the mechanics of a perfect gun better than just about any maker out there.
I’ve hit a steel Ram at 200 meters with my WC CQB and a silhouette target at 100 is not even challenging. Stupid accurate gun that shoots itself. I ditched the factory frame of my P365 for the Wilson Combat XL aftermarket frame and ended up with a 100% more shootable gun. Best $65 upgrade on earth!
Appreciate y’all’s feedback so far! A lot of great firearms were brought to the table, several of which are already on the list, such as the 92, Kimber, and Masada. There are also a few I will be adding to my list to try fortunately my shop has a pretty good line up of firearms to test out.
Thanks for the info on the 226 and wc320. I know WC has great products in other lines, and expect the same standard in the lines I haven’t tried yet it’s unfortunate that my shop doesn’t have a wc320 for me to try before I buy! I did have the pleasure of taking a Prodigy and C2 for test drives!! When unsure about things related to firearms, it’s hard to read things on Reddit and whatnot and take them seriously, because who knows what experience and knowledge they have. It’s much easier to take what people here say seriously… people here seem to tell it how it is, and not just what one wants to hear, and I appreciate that.
Reddit is entertainment but not a great source of expert information. My dad told me a long time ago to ONLY seek advice from folks that I was CERTAIN knew a lot more than me on a a given subject. When it comes to guns and SD topics I have a short list of experts, teachers and mentors that I draw upon for knowledge and opinions. All of them have proven themselves to me that they are worthy of me listening to them. Everyone else is suspect
I value information people take the time to share here, and sometimes you gotta take information how you can get it. Unfortunately for myself, I left a lot of “friends and family” behind when I decided the paths we were on weren’t the paths I wanted to travel. I never really tried to develop friendships and whatnot after I got myself straightened out, so it’s mostly just my wife and me to make our own way…the right way this time. So I come to places such as these and product pages so I can get more information to develop a more educated decision.