Sig Sauer P226 X-Five (Cybergun)


 


Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Tactical (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made for Cybergun, Sig Sauer P226 X-Five
Replica Of:
Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Tactical (9 mm)
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 18-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra piercing screw, allen key
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.6, 8.75
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.4, brass, no
Trigger Action:
DA
, SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.9 (DA), 2.7 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
300
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2009-present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 00207598
 
Comments: This replica pistol is made in Taiwan, most likely by KWC, for Cybergun (distributed in the U.S. by Palco Sports) and carries Sig Sauer licensed trademarks. The frame and slide of the X-Five are made of metal with the grip panels and a few internal parts made of plastic. The gun has good heft and balance with all controls in easy reach for both left and right-handed shooters. Internally, the X-Five is designed like most modern airsoft gas blowback pistols. The barrel, chamber, loading nozzle, and magazine feed slot have been modified to accept .177 cal steel BBs instead of 6 mm plastic airsoft BBs. The controls on the X-Five airgun function very much like the corresponding controls on the firearm making the X-Five an excellent training gun for those owning the firearm. The blow-back action is fast and imparts a decent kick when the gun is fired. The slide locks back after the last shot has been fired. Since the magazine contains the CO2 cylinder, BBs, and the valve mechanism, removing the magazine keeps the gun from being fired, even if a BB is left in the chamber.

BBs are loaded by pulling the spring follower all the way down. Even though the spring follower has a locking position, the follower covers the loading hole when in the locked position. Therefore, the follower must be held down manually while loading BBs into the magazine. Pushing in on the follower releases it from the locked position. If the magazine is filled to its maximum capacity of 18 BBs, the gas pressure of the first or second shot will sometimes push the spring follower down into the locked position. This prevents further BBs from being pushed up into the loading position. When this happens, the gun will fire but no BB will come out. To prevent this, avoid loading more than 15 BBs into the magazine. A large amount of gas is used to power the blow-back function, which results in the gun having modest power and relatively low efficiency in terms of the number of good shots available per CO
2 cylinder. You can expect between 50 and 60 shots from each CO2 cylinder. The large amount of gas released with each shot also causes the gun to cool down quickly if the gun is fired rapidly. To maintain consistent muzzle velocity and accuracy, wait about 30 to 45 seconds between each shot. Admittedly, this is difficulty to do since the gun is so much fun to shoot rapidly.

The slide must be racked by hand to fire the first shot. Once the slide has been racked, all shots are then normally fired in single-action mode. The hammer can be carefully lowered with your thumb and the safety applied (it cannot be lowered with the safety on). With the hammer down, moving the safety to the fire position allows the current shot to be fired in double-action mode. All subsequent shots are fired single-action.

The front sight has a white dot on it but there are no dots on the rear sight. The front and rear sights are molded into the slide and are therefore not adjustable. The two-stage trigger is a little gritty in the first stage but has a decent second stage release. The X-Five has outstanding accuracy for a smooth-bore BB gun and produced very good results with BBs from four different manufacturers. This is an excellent action air pistol and easy to recommend to anyone looking for a blow-back BB gun with the authentic feel of a Sig P226 X-Five.

Cybergun 2009 Catalog (.pdf)
Cybergun Brochure for P226 X-Five (.jpg)
Pyramyd Air Report on Sig P226 X-Five (Part 1)
Pyramyd Air Report on Sig P226 X-Five (Part 2)
Pyramyd Air Report on Sig P226 X-Five (Part 3)
Pyramyd Air Report on Sig P226 X-Five (Part 4)

Performance: Measurements were made on 5/14/10 at a temperature of 77 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 358 fps, the lowest was 332 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 342 fps, s = 8.0). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.41". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.



The P226 X-Five was also tested with RWS BBs (0.47"), Crosman Copperhead BBs (0.49"), and Daisy Precision zinc-plated BBs (0.52"). The test targets are shown below.



The target below shows the results of shooting the X-Five rapid fire from a rest at 15'. A total of 10 shots fired in five seconds with Daisy Avanti BBs produced a group measuring just 0.79".


 


 
Right Profile:

 
Front View: The rail on the underside of the frame will accept standard accessories such as tactical lights and lasers.

 
Left Profile 2: The sights are not adjustable. This specimen of the X-Five shoots 0.5" below the point of aim at 15'. 


 


 
Left Profile 3: Just like the firearm, the slide of the X-Five locks in the open position when the last shot has been fired. Pushing the slide lock lever down returns the slide to the battery position.

 
Left Profile 4: When the slide is open, the magazine lip with a BB in loading position can be seen (middle of photo). As the slide moves forward, the loading nozzle scoops a BB from the magazine and pushes it into the breech.

 
Take Down: The P226 X-Five can be field stripped for cleaning just like the Sig Sauer firearm by: 1) removing the magazine, 2) pulling the slide back so that the take down lever is lined up with the forward cutout, 3) rotating the take down lever on the left side of the frame 180, and 4) pushing the slide forward and off the frame. When reassembling the gun, be sure to rotate the take down lever back to its normal position before installing the slide.

 
Right Side Markings:


 
Left Side Markings: Cybergun licensed the trademarks for this gun from Sig Sauer, including the use of the word "Germany" on the slide. This airgun is actually made in Taiwan.

 


 
Loading BBs: BBs are loaded by pulling the spring follower all the way down. Even though the spring follower has a locking position, the follower covers the loading hole when in the locked position. Therefore, the follower must be held down manually while loading BBs. Pushing in on the follower releases it from the locked position. If the magazine is filled to its maximum capacity of 18 BBs, the gas pressure of the first or second shot will sometimes push the spring follower down into the locked position. This prevents further BBs from being pushed up into the loading position. When this happens, the gun will fire but no BB will come out. To prevent this, avoid loading more than 15 BBs into the magazine.

 


 
Loading CO2: CO2 cylinders are loaded by using the supplied hex wrench to remove the piercing screw. When tightened, the piercing screw is flush with the bottom of the magazine resulting in a clean and realistic appearance.




 


 
Packaging: The Sig Sauer P226 X-Five is packaged with a box of Cybergun BBs, a hex wrench, and an extra piercing screw.

 

 

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