Fans of Sig Sauer firearms will likely already know that the latest in a long line of handguns in the X series was recently released by the Swiss manufacturer, coming in the form of the P320 RXP XCompact. This represents something of an evolution from its predecessors.
The first thing you’ll notice when taking it out of the box is that it comes with a red sight already installed, which is great for new shooters. It takes much of the learning curve out of the equation, making aiming and hitting your intended target that much more easy.
The main difference you’ll notice with this new model is the fact that it’s smaller than others like the Sig Sauer X Carry. There are many who rightly believe that it’s the perfect CCW sized, compact handgun. Compared to the XCarry, the P320 RXP XCompact has a slightly shorter slider, being just 3.6 inches in length, as opposed to 3.9 inches.
Why Did They Shorten The Slider?
There are people who deem the shortening of the slider as being just for the sake of it, but the fact is that when you get it in your hand, you realize why the Sig Sauer designers took the step to decrease it. That’s because it really does change the balance in a positive way, making you see that a lot of thought went into it.
With its compact grip – a signature of the X series, you can put the longer slider on it, due to the interchangeability of Sig Sauer components. Even though it’s just 0.3 inches longer, it definitely feels a little top heavy in comparison.
Romeo 1 Pro Sight As Standard
One of the great things about the P320 RXP XCompact is that it comes with a Romeo 1 Pro sight right out of the box. There have been some real evolutionary changes coming from Sig Sauer in the last few years in relation to optics and that can absolutely be seen here.
Looking at the back of the weapon, there’s three suppressor-height sights, which is great, as you’ll be able to fall back on your iron sight if your red dot were ever to go down.
So, What About Performance?
When you’re actually using the XCompact, you have a 15 round capacity magazine as standard, but it can take as many as 21 in an extended mag – just like every model in the P320 family. With regards to performance, things are greatly helped by the aforementioned Romeo 1 Pro.
Over 50 yards, the performance is pretty impressive for a handgun and while it loses a little in stopping power when compared to its larger counterparts, that’s not a massive issue due to the increased accuracy. All in all though, we’re talking about a gun with a great deal to offer.
The P320 RXP XCompact : A Savvy Choice
What you’ve got here with this weapon is a great, versatile option that works just as well as a concealed carry as it does for home defense. When you then look at the fact that you get a high quality carry holster with some packages, it’s hard to argue against buying one.
Don’t worry about stopping power either, as accuracy will always win out in a gunfight and this one is not too shabby in this regard anyway. What we can say to you is that if you’re looking for a great all-rounder, you could do a lot worse than investing in one of these babies.