Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite??? - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite???

This is a discussion on Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite??? within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite in .40. What can anybody tell me about this gun. Where are they built and assembled? Are the ...


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols

SIG Sauer Pistols SIG Sauer Pistol Forum: SIG Sauer Pistols - P210, P220, P224, P225, P226, P227, P228, P229, P232, P238, P239, P245, P250, P290, P320, P365, P522, P556, PM400, SP2022, Mosquito,

Like Tree13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Blacksteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The P.RK.
Posts: 5
Likes Received 0
Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite???

Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite in .40. What can anybody tell me about this gun. Where are they built and assembled? Are the finished at the Sig custom shop and where is the Sig custom shop? Is it just a pretty and blinged out 226? Is it worth the extra money ? About $1000 sound right?
Blacksteel is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 04-08-2017, 09:51 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Blacksteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The P.RK.
Posts: 5
Likes Received 0
Bump
Blacksteel is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 12:00 AM   #3
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
TimKempAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alaska
Posts: 7,465
Likes Received 1796
As far as I know (take that for what you will - I do NOT work for Sig Sauer) any "Custom Shop" pistols are assembled in NH.
TimKempAK is offline  
 
Old 04-09-2017, 01:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
12131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 5,551
Likes Received 7258
Some of them have Frame Made In Germany, but everything else is from SIG USA. The guns themselves are assembled at SIG USA. So, they are not considered German SIGs in the purest sense. The SIG Custom Shop is in NH, USA, not to be confused with the Mastershop of SIG Germany, which is where real custom SIGs are made, as far as I'm concerned.

This Platinum Elite P226 is bling / pimptastic, and not worth the extra dime to me. YMMV.
PatFranklin likes this.
12131 is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 02:06 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
PatFranklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,525
Likes Received 4921
Platinum Elite 226 does about as much for me as the Legion series. Like a pretty girl that's nice to look at but you know won't run any different than any other girl.
bumper likes this.
PatFranklin is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 02:31 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Sudsc61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Palm coast Fla.
Posts: 1,425
Likes Received 1455
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatFranklin View Post
Platinum Elite 226 does about as much for me as the Legion series. Like a pretty girl that's nice to look at but you know won't run any different than any other girl.
I love pretty girls.... I have a 226 X5,Allround in 40. Love it. Probelly my finest shooting pistol. Lots of guys here don't like the 40's. I personally prefer them over a 9.
Sudsc61 is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 06:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ma6907's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,420
Likes Received 1936
I am also a Huge fan of pretty girls, also love .40, and also just bought an X5 40 All-round.
sigke and bumper like this.
ma6907 is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 06:53 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
sigke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,705
Likes Received 3508
Quote:
Originally Posted by ma6907 View Post
I am also a Huge fan of pretty girls, also love .40, and also just bought an X5 40 All-round.
Very nice move imo.
With the .40 S&W, you can also go to .357 Sig as well as 9MM if Im not too terribly mistaken.
If I were you, and had a little extra to put in her, I would call Barsto and have them make me a competition fit .357 Sig barrel. I would then send the X5 to Robert Burke, The Sig Armorer for a trigger job and to fit the .357 Sig barrel.
You could also tell Barsto just to send the barrel to Robert when completed.
You would then have the best of all worlds imo.
Just food for thought...
bumper likes this.
sigke is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 07:13 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Trave1ingEast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 248
Likes Received 267
Just remember, as pretty as she is, somebody, somewhere, is tired of her ****.

That said, if I'm going to joined at the hip with her, she is going to be pretty.
ma6907 likes this.
Trave1ingEast is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 07:27 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
bumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Minden, NV
Posts: 8,012
Likes Received 14361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsc61 View Post
I love pretty girls.... I have a 226 X5,Allround in 40. Love it. Probelly my finest shooting pistol. Lots of guys here don't like the 40's. I personally prefer them over a 9.
I'm with you on the 40 vs 9 thing.

To the OP's question:

If P.RK for location stands for People's Republic of Kalifornia, and he has a P226 platinum elite available to him, then that would make the get it or no decision really easy. CA folks have to take what they can get.

For intrinsic quality and goodness, my preference is for the older P226/P229 with legacy slide and short extractor. With the LEO trade ins, as they switch to 9mm, some great deals can be found, just not many in CA.

As for bling, modest amounts are good. I've posted this pic before and too busy to take another - this is a 2004 P229 Nickel DA/SA 40 I picked up at a local gun shop for $625 out the door, very low wear. It's about as much bling as I'd want. My carry is a 99 ex-LEO P229 40 DA/SA

Sigman40, sigke and TimKempAK like this.
bumper is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 07:27 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SouthWest PA
Posts: 11,025
Likes Received 5342
Welcome from PA!

Have fun, a unique SIG!
sigsrok is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 07:34 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Here
Posts: 160
Likes Received 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacksteel View Post
Thinking about buying a 226 platinum elite in .40. What can anybody tell me about this gun. Where are they built and assembled? Are the finished at the Sig custom shop and where is the Sig custom shop? Is it just a pretty and blinged out 226? Is it worth the extra money ? About $1000 sound right?
The platinum elite is just a dressed up 226 elite. Compared to a P226 nitron, there is no functional difference. The only functional differences between P226 models would be SRT (short reset trigger) and I dont know if this model has an SRT kit or not, but that is just a $40 drop in kit (10 minute install).

What do you get with the platinum elite?

Beavertail frame (only available on a few models). Not an advantage to me, but some love it. There is no functional advantage to it and if you plan to carry, it may be a negative

Two tone slide (brushed stainless/nitron)

Aluminum grips (available aftermarket)

Short reach trigger-for me this is a big negative-I'd change it out right away, but thats personal preference. Scratch that, put that in the positive column. It means you have a reason to buy a cool aftermarket trigger like the new armorycraft trigger.

Adjustable sights-again, personal preference. Personally I am fine adjusting my sights once with a sight pusher and never worrying about them again. I've heard people having issues with these sights walking around.

Caliber-is .40 your preferred caliber? If not, then you should get what you want. Personally I've had many .40's and now I own none.

If it were me, and I were going to buy a dressed up P226, I'd go with a legion since the 'add on's' are all of value to me (GG trigger, Xray sights, G10 grips, undercut frame) but if you wlike the looks of the platinum elite then you should get it! You cant go wrong with any P226, its my favorite Sig. But I dont own a legion. I've been happy buying Nitron or stainless guns and making them what I want. Only you can decide, but let us know and post pics if you do!

Last edited by ElJefe; 04-09-2017 at 07:38 AM.
ElJefe is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 08:08 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
sigke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,705
Likes Received 3508
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumper View Post
I'm with you on the 40 vs 9 thing.

To the OP's question:

If P.RK for location stands for People's Republic of Kalifornia, and he has a P226 platinum elite available to him, then that would make the get it or no decision really easy. CA folks have to take what they can get.

For intrinsic quality and goodness, my preference is for the older P226/P229 with legacy slide and short extractor. With the LEO trade ins, as they switch to 9mm, some great deals can be found, just not many in CA.

As for bling, modest amounts are good. I've posted this pic before and too busy to take another - this is a 2004 P229 Nickel DA/SA 40 I picked up at a local gun shop for $625 out the door, very low wear. It's about as much bling as I'd want. My carry is a 99 ex-LEO P229 40 DA/SA

Thats one sweet Sig imo.
I love the Legacy slide.
sigke is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
ma6907's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,420
Likes Received 1936
All Elites have SRT. (And bevertail and front cocking serrations). I have recently seen some pictures online of "Elites" that don't have a bevertail but I question either the photo used or the designation, "Elite"

Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
ma6907 is offline  
Old 04-09-2017, 10:33 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
ma6907's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,420
Likes Received 1936
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumper View Post
I'm with you on the 40 vs 9 thing.

To the OP's question:

If P.RK for location stands for People's Republic of Kalifornia, and he has a P226 platinum elite available to him, then that would make the get it or no decision really easy. CA folks have to take what they can get.

If I lived in CA I would FOR SURE want .40. To me there are 2 good reasons to choose 9mm over .40 (I still pick 40, but in my mind 2 good reasons)--one is capacity. 9's hold more. The other is cost, as 9mm is slightly cheaper. If in CA, capacity is OUT since there is a 10 round max. In that case, I am ALWAYS picking .40 over 9mm (in my mind, for ME. Quite sure others have other reasons)
sigke likes this.
ma6907 is offline  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


Search tags for this page
p226 elite platinum
,
p226 platinum
,

sig p229 platinum elite

,

sig sauer p226 40 cal platinum elite custom shop

,
sig sauer p226 platinum
,
sig sauer p229 platinum elite
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P226 DA/SA versus P226 SAO Elite opinions desired DCSigCZ SIG Sauer Pistols 21 11-05-2019 12:42 PM
P229 Elite Stainless - The "Rerun" of Sigs MoRivera SIG Sauer Pistols 45 11-28-2017 06:06 PM
P226 Platinum Elite back sight removal radjag SIG Sauer Pistols 2 04-06-2017 06:10 AM
For Sale: FS/FT P229 Scorpion Elite .40 S&W - $850 Morbidly Classifieds 0 10-22-2016 06:01 PM
Should I try to sell my Equinox Elite? andyandy SIG Sauer Pistols 31 06-30-2016 11:09 AM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2020 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.