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In the upcoming 2014 issue of Complete Book of Handguns, author Massad Ayoob goes behind the scenes at the Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire to test-fire some of Sig’s newest high-quality pistols. One such handgun—the competition-ready X-Six in 9mm.

Ayoob writes, “The X-Six follows the celebrated X-Five, and its primary distinction from the X-Five is its 6-inch barrel and proportional-length slide. This gives a human-error-reducing sight radius of 8.2 inches. The X-Six is chambered in 9mm, and it comes with 19-round magazines and a long grip to accommodate them. Other specs for the X-Six: It has an overall height of 5.9 inches and overall length of 9.8 inches. As might be expected from its P226 derivation, it is not Sig Sauer’s slimmest pistol, and it is 1.7 inches wide. Its empty weight is a bit over 48 ounces.

“The heart of the beast is a simply wonderful target trigger. Though the frame tracks back to the double-action P226, the X-Six is a single-action pistol. Naturally, there is an ambidextrous thumb safety, and if you’re comfortable with a 1911, Browning Hi-Power or CZ 75-type pistol, you’ll be comfortable with this one.”

To learn more about the X-Six and find out how it fared at the range, check out the Complete Book of Handguns 2014, available on newsstands and digitally December 31, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe

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