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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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

 

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Welcome from PA!

Have fun, a unique SIG!
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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"

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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)
 

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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)
And......he could always switch to .357 Sig for max power.
Although shot placement may be king, for lower capacity, Im with you. Ill take the most power.
 
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