View Full Version : Anyone have the NEW SIG PLATINUM YET?
12th September 2007, 20:50
Just wondering if anyone has the new Platinum yet?
17th September 2007, 13:45
The answer will be yes tomorrow after the UPS truck makes it's delivery at the range where I buy my toys. I will post pictures as soon as I return from the delivery and test firing. Two new guns in less than a week...Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me,.........My singing even makes ME nauseous :p
17th September 2007, 19:40
I thought the Platinum was just a little too flashy for my tastes....so I went with something a little more subdued.
it used to look like this
the Nitron wasn't holding up to my carry/practice routine--pretty much all the finish was gone on the muzzle end and cocking serrations....so I blasted it with super-fine aluminum oxide for a natural matte stainless. :D
this is cross-posted in Gunsmithing/Refinishing, but doesn't seem to have generated much interest...thought y'all might appreciate it a bit more here in the Sig forum
17th September 2007, 19:48
I likey ---
17th September 2007, 20:36
She's purdy! Hope she works more reliably than my GSR did...sigh
17th September 2007, 20:43
Looking Good - Looking Good!!!!! :D
17th September 2007, 20:44
In AZ. I have not seen one for sale yet, I am waiting so is my SIG credit card which is now clear and waiting lol.
18th September 2007, 07:16
very nice...who's ambi safety did you end up with???
18th September 2007, 16:27
I honestly can't remember if that's one that was gutted from a Springfield Loaded or a Wilson Combat. (I seem to 'acquire' 1911, FAL and AR15 parts...I have a big tackle box dedicated to each of 'em. When I need a part, I usually find out after ordering a new one that I had something suitable all along)
either way, it went in easy. It took me all of 3 strokes with the file to get it fit properly.
18th September 2007, 18:27
18th September 2007, 22:30
I was standing at the gun shop when the UPS driver arrived, the owner just said "oh lordy, Christmas is here!"
The family portrait: The Platinum (no ambi safety) , the STX, and the Colt Commander. From zero to three 1911s in six months, I gota stop!
Had to be at a meeting so no range report yet, but I wanted to get the pictures posted as soon as possible. We have our monthly pilot shoot (no, we don't shoot pilots) this Friday morning, I will advise on the way it shoots then. The owner did state after racking(?) the slide, that it is one of the smoothest actions he has seen from a gun straight from the box.
PS, this is not weapon abuse...there is a small piece of foam between the STX and the Colt. I don't like metal touching metal unless there some type of protection (or lube)!
18th September 2007, 22:34
All I have to say is ... WOAH ...
P.S. Technically, 0 to 4 1911s in six months, you just happened to sell one to me... :D
Oh, and second pic is best ... (IMHO)
18th September 2007, 22:35
Pimp daddy woo woo...very nice...you have an early STX too???...slide markings for GSR on right side, Nitron barrel bushing, different trigger and a manhole cover...I have not seen a pic of that before...Aces!...:D
18th September 2007, 22:39
Thanks for the kind words Bill, that is the way the STX came out of the box, no add ons yet. I plan on sending it Teddy for Jacobsonizing. Sent him an Email a few weeks ago, just waiting to hear back. Sam
18th September 2007, 22:39
Excuse the ignorance, but ... Manhole cover?
18th September 2007, 22:42
Look at the STX slide, aft of the serrations. Small round plate, instead of a regular screw it has two small holes. Looks like a "manhole cover." SIG thing, I guess.
18th September 2007, 22:52
It all becomes clear ... :)
19th September 2007, 06:25
Teddy did answer you though, right 'cuz he is VERY good about answering you within 24 hours...usually much quicker than that...if you have not gotten a message back, give another email or a call...I look forward to hearing your review of your next pistol...
19th September 2007, 19:38
Looks sweet looking, Lucky guy
19th September 2007, 21:19
No I never received a reply. I will Email again, the original was a little vague and my original Email address has some SPAM blockers go nuts. I have read enough about Teddy (with your comments) to feel he is a righteous individual and the original Email got lost or blocked by a program. I will post on the range report after I return home Friday. Sam
19th September 2007, 22:30
yes...if you don't receive a response in 24hrs or less...he didn't get it...be prepared for some frank talk but I prefer that rather than the "less than frank" you get from some people today...let us know how it goes!
20th September 2007, 20:41
Excuse the ignorance, but ... Manhole cover?
The manhole cove is a saftey lock, a waste of time , they don't suppy it with your pistol but will send you one if you asked SIG. I use a paperclip if I was to use one. :lm:
21st September 2007, 16:29
OK, the Platinum and I went to the range this afternoon.
Test: 548 rounds fired with a bore snake through every 56 rounds or so (I have 8 mags, so when I stopped to reload...). I started with a local commercially available 230 gr. FMJ reloads for the first 450 rounds, with the remainder MagTech 230gr FMJ. I used Cobra Mags, Wilson Combat, Chip Mccormick, and the factory mags. The target varied from 3 to 9 yards.
Observation: The gun is very accurate, more so than I am. The first hole outside the 9 ring was at about 490 rounds into the test. I think this was because I have never fired that many rounds at one time and I was getting tired (low beer light was beginning to illuminate as well.)
The gun did not like the Wilson Combat magazine and would require a little more forceful bump with my off hand to get the magazine in all the way, at least the last three times I used the Wilson. All the other magazines worked flawlessly.
Using the reloads, I had two stove pipe FTE, two FRB, and 10 FTE where the spent shell would only extract half way out of the breech causing the slide to stop after contacting the next live round in the forward motion. :mad: I would drop the magazine and the slide would return to battery, I could then rack the slide ejecting the spent brass. A friend at the range told me he had the same problem with these reloads and thought the problems might be because the company was reloading the brass one too many times and had the brass stretch a little too much. :rolleyes: I changed to MagTech for the last 100 rounds or so and ALL ammo problems disappeared. :)
The bottom of the mainspring housing has a indentation for the connection of a lanyard (I guess). After firing that many rounds the back part of the recessed area is a little sharp and was beginning to take a toll where it was contacting the palm of my hand. Four hours later I still have the red spot on my hand.
Conclusion, I love the Platinum and can't wait until next weeks' league shoot. I just won't let the same reloads near my gun. :p ;)
21st September 2007, 21:13
That is nice looking.
21st September 2007, 22:07
I forgot to post on the range report that gunshop owner told me that the gun is still so new and at this point scarce, that the area Sig representative had never seen one except on the website. He kinda liked it.
21st September 2007, 22:10
MAN that is sure PURTY! Heck all of them are REALLY PURTY -
Silver sport - HELP!!! JUST KIDDING!!! :D
THE PLATINUM IS VERY VERY NICE!!!
Not too sure if one is in my future at this time! :D ;)
21st September 2007, 22:20
Longslide, thanks but not TOO much. ;) It was your original thread that started my research and eventual purchase of the Platinum. I really think it handles better than the STX IMHO. I am still new enough (approx 3500 rds of 45 ACP) that the groups are getting tighter, some from practice and some from the guns I have purchased.
Thanks to everyone on the forum, you have helped answer a lot of questions. Sam :D
21st September 2007, 22:46
I know that mine are near HOLE on HOLE shooters. If I could hold a steady POA I AM SURE IT WOULD BE JUST THAT!
Man that PLATINUM is really SWEET!!!! :D :scared: :D
23rd September 2007, 23:59
Very nice !!!
24th September 2007, 00:23
I second that!! :)
24th September 2007, 06:21
very nice lookin' pistol 73Driver...Longslide...I thought you had one of these comin' inbound, no???
24th September 2007, 07:56
I was planning to get one - I had found one for $937 shipped. But I deferred for the SA TM. :D
24th September 2007, 08:00
What do you want to bet that Longslide DOES get one of those platinums in the future? :D
24th September 2007, 09:25
I SURE WANT ONE! However I am cooling my jets skies for a little while. I have medication to control the 1911 PISTOL VIRUS! :lm: :lm:
I am working on a custom project right now for a custom longslide in 40 cal widebody.
Fusion slide longside - novak cuts - match bull barrel on a bul M5- poly/SS frame.
24th September 2007, 18:59
When you find out that medicine please let me know also lol :lm: :lm:
I have trusted and still do SIG's 220 I have a lot of them. In the last year
I started getting the 1911 bug again. Now I have 3 in the last 9 month's and am waiting to see what will I get next.As my wife reminds me why do I need another .45 I own 8 of them, yet I am hooked lol. :lm:
24th September 2007, 20:36
Just to verify that the previous post on the range report was actually the ammo and not the Platinum, I put another 180 rounds through the gun. Half Magtech and half Remington. Today there were zero FTE and when I learn to shoot this will be an awesome weapon!
24th September 2007, 20:50
It looks like you have a good shooter there Driver. I have yet to see one in AZ.
Now i know I will get one, yours is still breaking in and shoots well. Congrat lucky
24th September 2007, 20:57
That Is Great Shooting. They Are Truely Accurate Pistols
24th September 2007, 21:54
Congrats again...very nice shooter.
24th September 2007, 23:59
I HAVE TO UNSCRIBE FROM THIS TREAD -- GOT TO TAKE SOME MEDICINE!!!
SIG-OLEPSY!!! VERY VERY CONTAGIOUS!!!! :lm:
25th September 2007, 06:00
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