Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc
Guy's I'm pretty sure this gentleman is looking for a pretty dedicated target gun that will have some accuracy potential above the standard off the shelf handguns. Shooting one handed at bullseye targets and wanting a single action only trigger, with target sights doesn't quite fit the Ruger SR9 or S&W M&P line of guns or the double action trigger and rotating lock-up of the Cougar.
It also doesn't sound like he plans on run-and-gun games like IPSC and USPSA in Denmark, and 1911 gunsmiths may be a bit less common there.
Thank you all for your replies! You are very kind :-)
As SSGN_Doc writes, I'm looking for a very special gun, not a tuned millitary/police type of gun. I have been looking at a lot of the guns you have suggested over time, and some of your suggestions are new to me, for example the Dan Wesson Pointman 9 and the SPS Vista. Unfortunately, these guns are not very common in Denmark. Even finding a place to buy one seems difficult.
What specially attracts me to the X-Five is that it is highly user customizable. The dead rock solid swiss/german highly recognized quality, and the fact that it is at least as accurate and durable as the legendary Sig P210, is also very important, even though I know, that a couple of the suggested guns are in that class. And I have large hands, which disqualifies a lot of single stack magazine 9's, since the rounder grip of the double stacked types fits my hand beautyfully.
I have been around the CZ Tactical Sport, Browning Hi-Power, Sig P210 legend (I have shot a nicely trigger tuned P210 with high beaver tail, and it is a beautiful gun), STI Edge and STI Eagle (which I have also tried. The chairman of the club owns one). Also some S&W's has been brought to my attention, as being very fine target shooting guns (S&W is quite popular in Denmark). I have seriously thought about buying one of those very high quality guns!
But the X-Five is very different from the above mentioned guns due to it's very user customizable nature. This attracts me very much, since I'm not that experienced, and therefore not sure that my preferences now, are my preferences in a couple of years. And I'm of a very experimental nature, so I really like the super user customizable trigger of the X-Five - and the picatinny rail, that allows me to do dry shooting at home with a movement sensing laser system attached.
Maybe some of you has heard of a gun with properties of the above mentioned similar to that of the X-Five?
That would interest me very much :-)
PS: There are a lot of 1911's around in Denmark. A historically interested member of the club showed me his .45 caliber M1911A1 from 1943 the other day! And has promised me a testshooting. I'm really looking forward to try it, and feel the effect of the super hard dangly trigger on my accuracy ;-)